Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Midnight Cowgirl

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This tutorial was written by Sharon A on May 2, 2012 & is copyright protected
For more info read my TOU

Supplies Needed
Collab Kit Western Gal by me here

Xero Fritillary
Xenofex Constellation
Mura Meister Cloud

The tube I used Cowgirl (100-2) is by Deacon Black, you can purchase this tube from CDO here

The name of the font I used is Beans
I used size 48

Open new transparent canvas 930x375, we will resize later
Floodfill with dark blue
Apply fritillary changing the top & bottom #'s to 12
Apply constellation
Click on settings then on low star density, keep original image checked

Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize as needed

Activate your magic wand, I set my tolerance on 20
Hold down your shift key and click on the moon a few times until its selected
If you accidently select part of your tube just undo your last click
Copy & cut
Paste as a new layer & position back into place
Select all>float>defloat

Duplicate 2 times
Apply mura meister cloud
Preset menu on monochrome 1>uncheck BG box
Repeat on other 2 layers changing amount to 99 & 98

Add drop shadow to your tube

Paste horse as a new layer
Resize to 50%
Add drop shadow
Position to the right of your tube
Move to below your tube layer

Paste pocket hers 3 as a new layer
Resize to 40%
Position near the bottom left
Add drop shadow

Paste flower 7 as a new layer
Resize to 30%
Position on left side of your pocket

Repeat with flower 9
Mirror & postion on right side of pocket
Merge down
Move to below your pocket

Paste flower 10 as a new layer
Resize to 35%
Rotate right 15
Position in between your other 2 flowers
Add drop shadow
Move to below your merged flowers

Merge your flowers with your pocket
Resize to 75%
Duplicate, mirror & merge down

Paste bird 1 as a new layer
Resize to 30%
Position on left top of your fence
Change layer properties to luminance legacy
Add drop shadow

Duplicate & mirror
Position on your right pocket

Paste flower 2 as a new layer
Resize to 20%
Position over your left pocket
Add drop shadow

Paste plant 2 as a new layer
Resize to 50%
Position on left side of your fence
Add drop shadow
Duplicate, mirror & merge down

Resize to 75%
Position on left side of your tag & move down a bit
Duplicate & mirror
Merge all 3 plant layers

I moved it down a bit more after merging

Move to below your flowers layer

Select around your tag with your selection tool

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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