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Saturday, April 20, 2013

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This Tutorial was written on April 20th, ‎2013 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 trixychuu
You must purchase a license to use her tubes and can do so HERE

Animation of choice
I am using SimoneAni156 by Scrappy Bit of Fun
Which you can find HERE

Addittional Filters
MuRa's Meister – Copies
Penta- color dot

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

Start a new canvas
600px by 250px

Choose two colors from your tube
Add a gradient to your canvas
You can use mine as a sample for how you might want it to look

Add your tube to your canvas
Filter → MuRa's Meister → Copies
Wallpaper (rotate)
The rest at default
Move this layer around a bit until you get something you like
If you can't find something undo and redo the filter until you get it that way
Change the blend mode to Luminosity
Lower the opacity to 25%

Duplicate your gradient layer
Move this layer above the wallpapered layer
Filter → Penta → Color Dot
All at default
Change the blend mode to soft light

Add the words “True Love” in white to your canvas one on the upper left
Another on the lower right
Change the blend modes to soft light, lower the opacity of each to 70%

Add your tube to the center of the canvas
Resize and reposition as you'd like
Filter → Blur → Gaussia Blur, 3.0px
Change the blend mode to soft light
Add a drop shadow to the bottom tube

Using your rectangular marquee tool draw out a square that goes from the middle of the tube out to the right
On the original gradiant layer
Copy and Paste
Move the new layer up to just under the tubes
Filter → Penta → ColorDot
Change the blend mode to soft light
Add a bit of an outer glow

Add 3 new layers at the top of the canvas
Use rectangular marquee to select the canvas

With the bottom of the 3 new layers selected
Edit → Stroke
12, Center, Black

Repeat this for the next layer up but with a width of 8

The top one with a width of 2


On the bottom change the blend mode to overlay

The middle Ctrl + click on the thumbnail
Copy and Paste the original gradient again
Move it back up to in between the two layers
Flip Horizontally
Filter → Noise → Add Noise
Uniform, 30%, monochromatic

Add your name

*****Most Important*****
Add your copyright

Select the layer with the MuRa's Meister filtered tube on it

Add your animation to your canvas

If you need to reposition make sure all the animation layers are selected so they'll all move together
With them all selected click Ctrl + G (this will make them a group), Change the blend mode of the group to luminosity
Hide all of the animation layers now but the first one

Open your animation window
Have the delay set to .1 sec, and to go forever
Add a new window, hide the first animation layer and unhide the second
Do this for all layers just hiding the last and unhiding the next in line

Press play to watch it go, if you're happy with your result
Save as a .gif and you're done!!
(Ctrl + Shift + Alt + S)

Now to make the avatar

Hide the frame layers and the group animation layer
Along with the copyright and name

Start a new canvas
175 px by 200 px
Drag all the layers over

Resize and reposition as you'd like
(make sure they're all selected again so they all resize and move together)
Add the frame as we did with the main tag

Add your name or initial

***Most Important***
Add your copyright

Save to your liking and you're done!


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