Saturday, May 5, 2012

Daisies & Mermaids

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This tutorial was written by Sharon A on May 5, 2012 & is copyright protected
For more info read my TOU

Xero Fritillary
Eyecandy Impact Glass
Eyecandy Nature Corona

The tube I used Daisy Mae Mermaid (2-1) is by Sherri Baldy, you can purchase this tube from CDO here

The name of the font I used is Shower Flower
I used size 36 all caps

Open new transparent canvas 930x375, we will resize later
Floodfill with a color from your tube
Apply fritillary changing the top & bottom #'s to 12

Paste your close up tube as a new layer
Resize as needed & add drop shadow

Activate your rectangle shape tool
Width 32, foreground set to your bg color, background null
Draw a frame around your tube
Move to near the top of your tag
Align horizontal
Convert to raster

Click inside your frame with your magic wand
Expand 3
Add a new raster layer
Floodfill with another color from your tube
Move to below your tube layer

Add an inner bevel & drop shadow to your frame
Move your tube up to near the top of your tag

Paste your other 2 tubes as new layers
Resize as needed & add drop shadow
Make your right tube smaller than the left

Duplicate your left tube
Change layer properties to soft light
Move to below your tube layers
Position above your left tube
Duplicate & mirror
Move down to the bottom of your tag to the right of your left tube
Rotate right 15

Duplicate both a couple of times & move around to various areas of your tag
Using your selection tool select around your tag

Add a new raster layer
Select all
Apply eyecandy glass using default settings
Duplicate 2 times

Apply eyecandy corona
Settings>small sun glow
Click on basic & change the color to yellow
Repeat on other 2 layers clicking the random seed button each time

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

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



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