Thursday, April 19, 2012

Story Time

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This tutorial was written by Sharon A on Apr 19, 2012 & is copyright protected
For more info read my TOU

Supplies Needed
Rainbow here

Graphics Plus Cross Shadow
DSB Flux Bright Noise

The tube I used Girl 4 (12-3) is by Jamie Kidd, you can purchase this tube from CDO here

The name of my font is Crayon E
I used size 60

Open new transparent canvas 700x700, we will resize later
Floodfill with a color from your tube
Add texture>letters>depth 2

Duplicate 2 times
Apply graphics plus cross shadow changing the 2 bottom #'s to 100
Repeat on other 2 layers changing the 2 bottoms #'s to 90 & 80
Rename these layers to animation 1, 2 & 3

Paste your rainbow as a new layer
Flip & position in lower left corner
Duplicate, mirror & merge down
Duplicate, flip & merge down
Merge down again
Change layer properties to luminance
Add drop shadow
Apply dsb flux bright noise intensity 35, mix checked

Paste your main tube, close up & cat as new layers
Resize as needed
Add drop shadow
Position as shown on my tag

Add a new raster layer
Floodfill with a darker shade of your color
Select all
Contract 12
Delete & deselect
Add inner bevel & drop shadow
Apply dsb flux bright noise intensity 50, mix checked

Resize all layers to 70%

Add your text, name & © info


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 visible & paste after current in animation shop

I set my frame properties at 15

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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