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Thursday, August 16, 2012
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This Tutorial was written on August 16th 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
But, if you know your tools you can use any program of choice

Tube of choice.
I am using the artwork of Maureen Seng
You must purchase a license to use her tubes and can do so HERE

Scrapkit of Choice
I am using “Luau” by Amy Marie's Kits
You can find this for purchase HERE

Mask of Choice
I am using Mask84 by Weescotslass Creations
You can find this for download on her blog HERE

Additonal Filers Needs
Greg's Factory Output Vol. II – Pool Shadow

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

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

Open frame2
Add to your canvas
Resize to 90%
Add a drop shadow

Open pp2
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas below the frame
Use your magic wand to select inside the frame
Select → Modify → Expand, by 6
Invert the selection and on the paper layer press delete

Open pp010
Resize to 600px by 600px
Add to your canvas just above the white background layer
Apply the mask to this layer

Add your tube to your canvas
Resize and reposition to your liking
Have below the frame but above the paper layer
Erase any of the tube that's outside the frame
Change the blend mode to Luminosity
Lower the Opacity to 30%

Add the tube to the canvas once more
Resize and reposition to your liking
Duplicate this layer
On the bottom layer add a drop shadow
On the new layer
Filer → 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:

glittersplat (No drop shadow)
glittersplat (no drop shadow)
glittersplat (no drop shadow)
palm tree 1 (no drop shadow)
palm tree 1 (no drop shadow)

Add some wordart if you'd like to I used pp021 to 'color' mine

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

Now if you want to animate

Go to the paper backing of your frame and duplicated it 4x.

Hide all but the first layer.

Add Filter:
Greg's Factory Output II: Pool Shadow


Apply then go to your next duplicated layer and apply the filter again but change the diagonal to 58.
Do that for each following layer add 10 to the Diagonal.

Then go to you Animation Window:
Make sure you have only the first layer of paper highlighted and duplicate the animation frame so you have 5 total.

You want it to repeat forever with delay set at: .2 seconds.

One each frame for animation change it so you can only see one of the 5 paper background layers and once that's done press play and it should run just fun and look like a water reflection effect.

Once you're happy with your tag Save it as a .gif

You're Done!!

~~~~Non-Animated Preview~~~~


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