Sunday, April 8, 2012

Moonlight Falls

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This tutorial was written by Sharon A on Apr 8, 2012 & is copyright protected
For more info read my TOU

Supplies Needed
Stars here
Flower Mist here

DC Special Nylon
Graphics Plus Cross Shadow
Eyecandy Texture Noise

The tube I used Moon Light Falls (7-1) is by Melissa Dawn, you can purchase this tube from CDO here

The name of my font is FranciscoLucas Briosa
I used size 48 for my text & 60 for my name

Open new transparent canvas 700x700, we will resize later
Floodfill with a color from your tube
Apply dc special nylon
I used these settings, you may have to play around depending on your color

Apply graphics plus cross shadow changing the 2 bottom #'s to 100

Paste your tube as a new layer
Select around the wings with your magic wand or freehand selection tool
Duplicate 2 times

Apply eyecandy texture noise settings on diamond noise
Repeat on other 2 layers clicking on the random seed button each time

Using your rectangle shape tool set your foreground to a dark color from your tube
Set the width at 18
Background null
Draw a square around your tube, make it slightly smaller than your tube
Align center

Convert to raster
Using your magic wand click inside your frame
Expand 3
Add a new raster layer
Floodfill with a lighter shade of your color
Paste your flowers as a new layer
Change layer properties to luminance
Add drop shadow

Add an inner bevel & drop shadow to your frame

Resize all layers to 70%

Add your text, name & © info


Open your shooting stars in animation shop
Activate frame 1 and select all

Hide animation 2 & 3
Merge visible
Copy & paste into animation shop

Undo your merge
Hide animation 1 & unhide #2
Merge & paste after current in animation shop

Undo your merge
Hide animation 2 & unhide #3
Merge & paste after current in animation shop

Select all & copy
Activate frame 2
Paste after current

Activate your last frame
Paste after current

Repeat until you have 21 frames

When you start placing them on the right side of your tag, reverse the star frames (shift r)

Activate frame 1 and select all

Grab the star by frame 1 and drop it onto frame 1 of your tag

Go back to your stars
Undo (CTRL Z)

Drag onto your tag again

Repeat this as many times as you want

View your animation

Save as gif & you're all done!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial

Your comments are very much appreciated either here on this post or on the chat box.  I've made it easy for you to post on this tut by turning off the requirement of having to type in a confirmation code

I would love to post your © compliant result, just email it to me with ATT Sharon & the tut name in the subject line

You'll find my email blinkie on your left


Result by Kaye W

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