Lesson 010: Hung Up

 

Extra example:

 

 

This tag is animated, but in word the animation cannot be seen

 

Materials: image, brushes, font and a little gif

 

Animationshop is needed as well.

  

 

plugin: Penta.com

 

Material download here  

 

let’s go:

 

open new image 500x500 px transparent

 

Selections – select all

 

Activate image , edit – copy and  paste into the selection

 

Deselect

 

Adjust –hue and saturation –colorize and choose preset ‘blue Neutral’ (this is layer 1)

 

Duplicate this  layer but make layer 1 active

 

Adjust – blur – gaussian blur 20

 

Activate the duplicated layer

 

Layer palette, opacity 67%, blend mode soft light

 

Effects – filter Penta.com – Dot and Cross settings as follow: 60-10-2

 

Layer palette, new raster layer

 

Foreground = white

 

Activate the brush tool and choose my  brushes . begin with cd_001, afterwards cd_002, cd_003 and cd_004

Stamp the brushes see printscreen:

 

 

Layer palette, opacity 51%, blend mode: overlay

 

Effects – 3D effects – drop shadow horz/vert 1, opacity 100, blur 1, color black

Layer palette, new raste rlayer

 

With the selection tool – custom selection settings shown below:

 

 

Flood fill selection with white

 

Deselect

 

Layer palette, blend mode: soft light

 

Layer palette, new raster layer

 

 

Repeat custom selection

 

 

Flood fill with white

 

Deselect

 

Layer palette, blend mode: Overlay

 

 

Layerpalette, merge, merge visibly

 

Image – add borders 1 px  choose a dark color

 

Duplicate layer

 

Image resize 50 pixels, bicubic and resize all layers unchecked

 

With the moove tool, place this little image in the square see example

 

New text layer

 

Foreground color locked, background color = white

 

Activate text tool and choose font (Car Go), size 48 px

 

Write down your text. If you do not want the underline, than put cap lock on

 

repeat drop shadow as before

 

repeat drop shadow but change the settings:

Horz/vert 3, opacity 50, blur 10, color black

 

Deselect

Layer palette, blend mode: multiply

 

Duplicate layer

 

Layer palette, blend mode: soft light

 

Save as a jpg

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Open animationshop

 

Open your  jpg file and the silver.gif, (minimize that last one)

 

With the  jpg-file active: edit – select

Edit –duplicate selection  and repeat till you have 8 frames

Select these 8 frames (edit – select all)

 

Activate the gif-file, edit –select all

edit – copy

 

Return to the  jpg file

 

Edit – paste – into selected frames

 

Place it in the square

 

Animation – resize animation 400 px – bicubic

It is not necessary to resize but it diminues the kb’s

 

Save as a gif.

 

Copyright© - 23 december 2005