Thursday, May 10, 2012

Poodle Bath

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This tutorial was written by Sharon A on May 10, 2012 & is copyright protected
For more info read my TOU

DSB Flux Center Mirror

The tube I used Poodle Bath (8-3) is by Sherri Baldy, you can purchase this tube from CDO here

The name of the font I used is Honey Script

Open new transparent canvas 700x700, we will resize later
Floodfill with a color from your tube
Effects>artistic effects>balls & bubbles
Click the reset to default button
Change coverage to 25>average size 5>size variation 15
Click on surface
Click on material & change to a bright shade of your bg color & opacity 5

Paste your tube as a new layer
Resize if needed
Add drop shadow

Activate your rectangle shape tool
Set your foreground to a gradient of your choice, background null
Width 60, draw a frame slightly larger than your tube
Align center
Convert to raster

Click inside your frame with your magic wand
Expand 5
Add a new raster layer
Floodfill with your gradient
Move to below your frame
Do Not Deselect

Apply dsb flux center mirror changing mirrors to 50
Resize to 70%

Activate your frame layer
Select all>float>defloat
Add a new raster layer
Duplicate 2 times

Add bubbles changing coverage to 20 & average size to 4
Repeat on other 2 layers changing the seed to 1 & 2

Add an inner bevel & drop shadow to your frame

Activate your top layer
Add a new raster layer
Floodfill with your gradient
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

I set my frame properties at 25

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

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Result by Kaye W

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