Monday, October 25, 2010

Too Cute Tutorial

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This tutorial is fairly involved - so you will need a bit of time to
do it. Have a cuppa beside you. Remember to save often

You will need:

Tube - I used one of Francien van Westering's lovely kittens
Visit her site HERE
But any tube will do.
My 'Too Cute' Template & BeckyMask 038
Font I used is called 'LamboHmk Bold'

Open up my 'TooCute' template - click Shift D to copy it. You can now
close off the original one.
Delete my TOU - make bottom layer (white) active, go to Image-Canvas Size
with these settings

Open up & minimize BeckyMask 038

Keeping the bottom layer active - add a new Raster Layer. Select 2 colours
from your tube as Light/Foreground - Dark/Background - Flood Fill with Gradient
with these settings

New Mask Layer-From Image with these settings

Merge Group.
Freehand Selection Tool - draw around Fat Rectangle
With your Mask layer active - add a New Raster Layer - flood fill with the
light colour from your tube. Effects-Texture Effects-Textures - choose a nice
texture, click OK. Selections-None.

Make Rectangle-1 layer active - Magic Wand, click the rectangle - New Raster Layer,
flood fill with your gradient. Selections-None. Effects-3D Effects-Inner Bevel with
these settings

Give new rectangle this drop shadow

Delete original rectangle. Continue this for the next 2 Rectangles, remembering new Raster
Layer each time, as well as Inner Bevel & drop shadow.

Copy & paste your tube as a new layer. Position within the Fat Rectangle. Give drop shadow.
Add your name & correct copyright.

 Your tag should look similar to this


Cross out the eyes on all layers except the 3 Rectangle layers - MERGE VISIBLE these layers.
Make sure the merged rectangle layer is active - copy - Animation Shop - Paste as a New Animation
Go to Insert Image Effect-Underwater with these settings

Click on Customize with these settings

I have set Wave 1 to X-5 and Y 3 and Wave 2 to X3 and Y5 / click OK
You should have 15 Frames - delete the last frame. Go to Edit-Select All.

Back to your PSP - Cross out the eyes on all layers except the Background, Mask & coloured layers,
Copy Merged - AS - Paste as a New Animation. Go to Edit-Copy - click 13 times holding down your Ctrl & L keys
to give you 14 frames. (You will see the numbers on the lower right in your Animation Shop).
Edit-Select All - Back to your Animated Rectangles, click on top blue bar - Copy, back to mask frames, Paste Into
Selected Frame.
This is what you should have by now

Back to your PSP - Cross out eyes on all layers except your tube, copyright & name layers. Copy Merged.
Back to AS - Paste as a New Animation. Edit - Copy - Holding down your Crtl & L keys, click 13 times to
give you 14 frames. Edit-Select All - click Copy on top blue bar - on your rectangle & mask frames,
Paste into Selected Frame.

Now it is time to Crop & resize. Click the Crop Tool in your AS

Draw around the white background of your image - when you have done, double click with your mouse.
Go to Animation-Resize with these settings

Save as a *Gif

This tutorial was written by ©Kate on 25th October 2010.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
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