Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Clicking on the image will enlarge to full view.
Image below shows the animation.

1 tube of choice - I’m using the artwork of Jose A Cano which you can purchase here
Font of Choice - I’m using Wild Ride here
Dezigns by Ali Template 81 here
Vix Mask 346 here
Animated Bling I supplied here
Animation Shop
EyeCandy 5: Impact - Gradient Glow - Optional
“Patriotic” a taggers scrap kit created by Crazy Girl and can be purchased here. You can visit her blog here.
Such an awesome kit, Crazy Girl! Thank you!!

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up the template. Shift + D. Close out the original.
New Rater Layer. Send to bottom.
Image/Canvas Size
700 X 700 pixels

Highlight Circle 3.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer.
Hit the delete key.
Deselect. Rename Circle 3.
Delete the template layer.

Repeat the above step for Circle layers 1 & 2 as well as for Frame layers 1 & 2.
TIP: Be sure to rename your layers the same as the template before you delete the template. It’s very important when it comes time to animate.

Add your embellishments. I used:
Bow 3: Resize 60%. Free rotate left 20 degrees
Flowers 1, 2, & 3: Resize 40%
Star 3: Resize 30%
Butterfly 3: 30%

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Highlight your white canvas.
New Raster layer. Select All.
Copy and paste a paper of choice Into Selection.
If you’re going to use the same paper as I did then give it a Gaussian Blur of 20.
Apply the mask. Merge Group.
Resize 130%
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise
Random checked
Noise: 30%
Monochrome checked

Highlight the top layer in your pallet.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
I used papers for both the foreground and background.
I also gave it an inner bevel:
Bevel: 2
Width: 3
Smoothness: 35
Depth: 2
Ambience: -8
Shininess: 10
Color: white
Angle: 315
Intensity: 75
Elevation: 20

And added a Gradient Glow.
Eyecandy 5 - Impact: Gradient Glow
On the basic tab:
Outside Glow and Mask selection both checked
Glow Radius: 30
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100
Distortion Amount: 0
Distortion Lump Size: 100
Gradient Smoothness: 97
Color: #b73a1e

Time to animate:
Close out all your layers.
Reopen the layers from the white canvas all the way up to FRAME 1.
Copy Merge and carry into Animation Shop.
Edit/Paste as New Animation.
Ctrl + L until you have a total of 22 frames.
Ctrl + A to highlight all the frames
Open up Anima 1.
Ctrl + A
Highlight your tag.
Ctrl & E
Position this anima at the bottom frame.

Repeat the above step with Anima 2.

View your animation. If your happy with it then resize.
Animation/Resize Animation
Percentage of Original checked.
Width & Height 85

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!

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