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Monday, March 29, 2010

Tut: Flirty Gemini - Animated

Flirty Gemini

Tube of choice : I'm using the Gemini tube from Ismael Rac.  Do not use this image unless you have a license to do so.  You can purchase his tubes/license at Artistic Minds.
Gemini Template from Vaybs.  Visit her blog here to download.
Scrap Elements: Xeracx Zodiac kit from Stu at CreativeCrazyScraps. Click on freebies to find the kit!
Filters:  DSB flux - Bright Noise
Mask & Font of choice
Animation Shop
1.  Open up template in PSP - close copyright layer - image - canvas size - 700 x 700 - click on raster 1 and floodfill white
2. Click on Raster 12 - selections -select all - float - defloat - new raster layer - floodfill with color from tube - adjust - add/remove noise - add noise - settings 100 - repeat filter - dropshadow
3.  Click on copy of Raster 10 - selections - select all - float - defloat - new raster layer - choose 2 colors from tube and make a gradient with these settings: angle 45, repeats 1 - floodfill with gradient - effects - texture effects - weave with the following settings:

4.  Click on Raster 15 - selections - select all - float - defloat - new raster - floodfill with lighter color from tube - add same noise effect as above, but only 1 time - add a gradient glow of your choice to this layer
5.  Leave Raster 14 & Raster 7 as is and click on copy of Raster 7 - selections - select all - float - defloat - new raster layer and floodfill with your gradient except invert checked - leave selected
6.  Copy/paste your tube as new layer - position over left circle - selections - invert - delete - selections - deselect - duplicate your tube layer - image - mirror - merge these 2 layers together & duplicate
7.  On the duplicate layer - adjust - blur - gaussian 3 - change properties to soft light - on original tube layer change properties to Luminance (L)
8.  On Raster 6 - selections - select all - float - defloat - new raster layer - floodfill black - leave selected - copy/paste your tube as new layer - position - selections - invert delete - repeat for other square ( I focused on her necklace and Gemini wording on tshirt)
9.  Dropshadow frame layer (Raster 11)
10.  Click on Raster 8 - selections - select all - float - defloat - new raster layer - floodfill with gradient - Selections - Select none - Repeat for Copy 2 of Raster 6 except invert unchecked
11. Click on Raster 10 - Selections - Select all - new raster layer - floodfill black - selections - select none - dropshadow
12.  On copy of Raster 2 ( figures layer) add same noise filter as step 2
13.  Merge figures layer, zodiac symbol frame and layer, gemini wording, and raster 8 together - dropshadow - move towards bottom of tag ( see mine for placement)
14.  Copy/paste main tube as new layer - move below your merged layer - erase any bits that you don't want showing - dropshadow
15.  Click on background layer - new raster layer - flood fill with your gradient - new raster layer - add some wording of choice - I chose  various traits of the Gemini sign - merge this layer down - add mask of choice - merge group
16.  Back on top layer - copy/paste bow of choice - colorize to match your tube - resize - position - dropshadow
17.  Click on mask layer - copy/paste diamonds as new layer - resize - move to left side - duplicate - image - mirror - image - flip - merge down
18.  Crop/resize tag to your preference - add copyright/license and name - If you are not going to animate you're done!  If you are see steps below:
1.  Click on your diamonds layer and duplicate for a total of 3 layers - on bottom layer - effects - dsb flux - bright noise 50 - click mix one time - apply - repeat for next 2 layers clicking mix 2x then 3x appropriately.
2.  Open animation shop - back in PSP make sure your top 2 diamond layers are closed and you are on an open layer - edit - copy merged - back in Animation Shop - Edit - paste  as new animation - Back in PSP - close bottom diamond layer - open next - repeat steps into Animation Shop - Finally, repeat for last diamond layer
3.  Play animation and if happy save as GIF!
That's it!!  Thank you for trying my tut!!


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Hello! I'm a SAHM of 2 beautiful children Wyatt & Caitlyn and have been married to my wonderful husband Everett for 9 years. I live in a small town in NW Florida and am owned by several miniature dachshunds. I've been PSPing for 7 years now and just now decided to put my tags into tutorial form. When I'm not busy taking care of my various animals which not only is dachshunds, but includes various types of fowl and poultry I am playing with my kids or at my computer.
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