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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
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This Tutorial was written on March 27th, 2012 by Ashly
It is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

Please do not copy and do not post elsewhere.
Do not translate or script.
This tutorial is written as if you have a general knowledge on how to use the program.

***What you'll need***
Program of Choice.
I am using Photoshop CS5

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey
Use must purchase a license to use his artwork and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using a PTU Kit, “Geek Chic” by Kikeka Kits
Which you can find for purchase HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using PTUMask8 by Vix
Which you can find HERE

~*~*~ Let's Get Started~*~*~

Start a new canvas
600px by 600px
Flood fill with white.

Open frame02
Add to your canvas
Scale down to 65%
Add a drop shadow

Open paper04
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas below your frame
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 5
Invert the selection and on the paper layer press delete.

Open paper07
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas below the other paper layer
Apply your mask here.

Open your close up in between the peach paper and the frame
Flip horizintally
Resize and position as you'd like to
Erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to luminosity and the opacity to 50%

Add your full body tube to your canvas and resize and position to your liking
When you have that duplicate it
On the bottom on add a drop shadow
On the top
Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur, 3.0 px
Change the blend mode to soft light

Now add which elements you'd like
I used the following from the bottom up with a drop shadow unless stated:

wire01 (no drop shadow)
wordart01 (I added a stroke to this one)

Add your name

Image → Trim
Top left pixel color all boxes checked

Resize if you'd like to

****Most Important****
Add your copy right information

If you don't want to animate....

If you're happy with you're result save to your liking and you're done!

If you do want to animate...

Open up pen
Add it to your canvas somewhere you want it to end
We're basically going to be working backwards a bit right now.
Once you're happy with that and have a drop shadow on it
Duplicate it and move it a bit, rotate slightly if needed
Duplicate again and move it a bit more and rotate a tad more
And do this until you place your pen tip on the very end of the name.

Now we're going to duplicate both the name layer and the pen.
On the name layer erase just a bit of the name
place the pen tip and the end of the name now where you erased to.

Duplicate both again and erase a bit more and move the pen

Now just keep duplicating this and doing that until you reach the very end of your name.
Remember make smaller erases for a more smooth actual writing out effect but, not so many it takes you hours and hours to do it either.

Now we're going to our animation window and we're going to start with the last layers we used, the rest all hidden.

Add a new animation window and hide the first two layer and unhide the second.

Keep doing this as you go along like you're just writing out the name :D

Then leave the fully name open and just unhide each of the first pen layers we made until it's in it's resting position.

I did all my layers at .1 seconds, except the very last frame I held for .5 seconds

Press play to see it go.

If you're happy with your results then save as a .gif and you're done!!

~Here is my unanimated version~

1 comment:

  1. Awesome!! I love the writing pen - totally awesome!! Thank you so much for tut'n my kit.


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