Monday, March 15, 2010

Luck of the Irish

ARTIST: Artwork © Keith Garvey.
In order to use the image in this tutorial you MUST purchase it from MPT

SCRAPKIT: Paddy Oh Malley by Wicked Princess Scraps

MASK: Of Choice

Okay lets begin

New image 600 x 600

Resize it appropriately
duplicate it a few times
Place it around your tag

Open paper of choice for mask
Copy and close
New raster layer
Select all
Paste into selection
Apply your mask
Merge group

Copy and close
Paste as new layer

The elements I used for tag are listed below
Resize them appropriately, usually about 50%
Just Copy and paste them as a new layer
See my tag for placement
Add drop shadows


Add your tube and add a light drop shadow

Get the closeup of your tube
Copy and paste as new layer
Move beneath the frame
Effects - artistic effects - colored chalk - default
Blend mode - source luminance (L)

When you are done
Add your copyright and text
Merge visible and your done

To animate, I just lightened the mask by 10 and then 20 using the hue/light/sat tool
copied them in animation shop and then saved
Use a total of 4 frames
Frame #1 (regular)
Frame #2 (10 lightness)
Frame #3 (20 lightness)
Frame #4 (10 lightness)

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