Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pop Dat Cherry-PTU-Fabulous Designz

I am using Janice's kit Pop Dat Cherry which can be found at SATC

I am using Elias Chatzoudis and you can get all his tubes and other incredible work HERE

I am using Kristin's Valentine template that you can find on her blog HERE
If you download from her blog, leave her some love.

Open your template-Shift&D-close out the original template.
Remove the credits, froggie stickers on the sides, "Froggie" word art, and the heart.

Merge down raster 11 and the copy of raster 11, change the color to your liking and add Xero-Fritillary and use these settings I used.

Merge down raster 10 and copy of raster 10 and add Tramages-Tow The Line, use the default settings.

Merge down raster 9 and copy of raster 9 and fill with paper1.
Merge down raster 8 and copy of raster 8 and fill with paper9.
Fill raster 7 with paper10 and add a white gradient glow.
The pink glitter circle use Shift&L and change the color of the circle to grey to do that make sure the right number is "0".
Fill the other circle with paper2.

Merge down raster 4&3.
Add a new layer and grab plates, re size, 45% and place to the bottom of the circle.
Open your tube and add as a new lay and make it appear to be sitting or whatever on the plates.
Re size as needed for the tube.

On the tube layer do this.
Selections-float-defloat-add a new layer and add a white gradient glow.
Click off the white gradient glow and adjust-add noise-uniform-100%.
Merge down the gradient glow to the tube and add this drop shadow-1,1,50,5.

Add a new layer to raster8 and add bow1-re size-40%-rotate-right-15%.
On the rounded rectangle layer add the heart cherries-as a new layer-re size-35%-add a white gradient glow-duplicate-mirror-merge down and add the same drop shadow as above.
On the same layer as the cherries grab big flower2-re size-45% and place to the upper left of the template-duplicate-mirror-flip-merge down- add the above drop shadow.
Do the same thing with the red flower.
Back to the plates, choose 2 cupcakes-re size-55% and place to either side of the plates.
Merge visible-add your copyright and proper license and enjoy!!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Jose Cano-FTU-Tut

For this tut you will need a tube of choice, I'm using Jose Cano who can be found at SATC
I am using animation 247 from Simone and you can find all of her beautiful animations on her blog HERE
Font of choice and your imagination.

Open a new image 600x250 and choose 2 colors from your tube of choice.
Set your background color and foreground color to your liking, go threw your gradient palette and find foreground/background color.
Fill the background with the gradient color.
Add a new layer and add your tube, position where you like, duplicate and hide the top layer.
Open Mura's Miester-copies-duplicate-change the top number to 10.
Effects-artistic-halftone-circle-change the colors to match your tube.

On the tube layer, duplicate again.
Bottom layer-adjust-gaussian blur-5.
Add Xero-Radiance-use default.
Add Xero-porcelian-make sure all the colors are 0.
Add this drop shadow to the bottom tube layer -5,5,50,5.
Top layer change blend mode to luminance or what ever you prefer.

Add a new layer-add a matching color to your tube-selections-contract-6-delete.
Add another new layer-another color that matched your tube or the gradient-selections-contract-3-delete.

Add your copyright and proper license.

How I animated:
Hide the border,tube layers, merge visible.
Copy the halftone,paste as a new layer in animation shop.
Paste before current as many times as the animation, mine was 20.
CTL+A highlights all frames in animation, copy, paste on your halftone layer.
Place where you want.
Hide the merged layer, merge visible rest of the layers.
Copy paste as a new layer, paste before current 20 times, copy, paste on your animation set.
Play and save.