Sunday, May 6, 2012

Frogs & Lilypads

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This tutorial was written by Sharon A on May 6, 2012 & is copyright protected
For more info read my TOU

Supplies Needed
Frame, butterfly & Lilypad I made for this tut here

Wire Meshings Unlimited
Xero Fritillary
DSB Flux Bright Noise

Tube of your choice.  For the purposes of writing this tut I will assume you're using the same one I used

The tube I used The Frog (T44) is by Toosh Toosh, you can get this tube from Toosh Toosh here

The name of my font is Jungle Juice

Open a new transparent canvas 700x700, we will resize later
Floodfill with dark green
Apply wire meshings using default settings

Paste your frame as a new layer
Move to near the top of your tag
Click inside with your magic wand

Add a new raster layer
Floodfill with a lighter shade of your bg color
Deselect & move to below your frame layer
Apply fritillary changing the top & bottom #'s to 12

Add drop shadow to your frame

Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize as needed
Add drop shadow
Position so his hands are resting on the frame

Paste your lilypad as a new layer
Resize to 75%
Position in lower left corner
Add drop shadow

Resize to 75%
Position next to the first one
Merge down

Duplicate 2 times
Apply bright noise intensity 40, mix checked
Repeat on other 2 layers changing the intensity to 45 & 50

Duplicate your frog
Send to the top
Resize to 50%
Position on the left lilypad
Duplicate & resize to 85%
Position in the middle of your lilypads
Duplicate & resize to 90%, mirror & position on the right side of your lilypads

Paste your butterfly as a new layer
Resize to 30%
Position on the left center of your frame
Add drop shadow
Duplicate, mirror & merge down

Duplicate your bg layer & send to the top
Select all
Contract 10
Delete & deselect
Add an inner bevel & drop shadow

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


Result by Kaye W

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