Thursday, May 3, 2012


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This tutorial was written by Sharon A on May 3, 2012 & is copyright protected
For more info read my TOU

Supplies Needed
Forum Template by me here

The tube I used Fasinating (62-2) is by Jamie Kidd, you can purchase this tube from CDO here

The name of the font I used is Selfish
I used size 60 & 72

Open your template, shift D to duplicate & close original
Delete info layer

Activate your bg layer & floodfill with a color from your tube

Activate your middle frame
Floodfill with a lighter shade of your bg color

Click inside with your magic wand
Expand 3

Add a new raster layer
Floodfill with a lighter shade of your frame color
Move to below your middle frame
Do Not Deselect

Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize as needed
Invert your selection
Delete & deselect
Add drop shadow
Move to below your middle frame

Add drop shadow to your frame

Repeat the above steps for your other 2 frames using your close up tube
No need to add a floodfill layer for these
Duplicate & mirror the tube

Move lace to below your tube
Change layer properties to luminance legacy
Add drop shadow

Activate your border layer
Add a new raster layer
Floodfill with your light color
On your border layer select all>float>defloat
On your floodfill layer
Invert your selection, delete & deselect
Change layer properties to overlay
Merge down
Add an inner bevel & drop shadow

Move your left & middle frames to below your right frame
Merge all 3

Add 3 new raster layers
Floodfill with 3 shades of another color (I picked a color from the lips)
Hide all 3 floodfill layers for now

Activate your magic wand
Holding down your shift key click insdie all the little holes of your frames
Expand 3
On your floodfill layers
Unhide all 3
Invert your selection & delete
Hit delete on the other 2 layers then deselect
Rename these layers to animation 1, 2 & 3

Move your frame layer to above your floodfill layers

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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