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Sezy

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Helion Sparkle
« on: April 29, 2012, 04:43:54 am »


I've created this in PSP9 and I would assume it can be created in all versions.
You'll also need some knowledge of applying masks and Animation Shop.

Supplies needed:
A tube of choice. I'm using one by Cuddly Rigor Mortis, available to purchase from CDO.
Do not use the same tube without the appropriate license.
Mask of choice. I'm using one created by the wonderful Spawn - I've used Spawn's Forum Set Mask 11.
Font of choice. I'm using Miss Lankfort.

Plugins:
Filter Factory S - Pathways to Helion
DSB flux - Bright Noise
Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation
Eye Candy Impact Gradient Glow (optional)

1.  Open a new transparent image 600 x 250 pixels.  Select a medium-light colour from your tube for your foreground and a darker version of the same colour for your background.

2.  Change your foreground to gradient, with the following settings:


3.  Flood fill your canvas with your gradient.  Duplicate this layer.

4.  On your duplicate, apply Filter Factory S - Pathways to Helion with the following settings:



5.  On the same layer, apply DSB flux - Bright Noise with the following settings:



6.  Change the blend mode to Soft Light, or one that suits your tag.  Merge visible.

7.  Add a new raster layer.  Flood fill it white or a light colour of your choice.

8.  Apply your mask to this new layer.  Merge group.

9.  Duplicate your mask layer twice, giving you a total of three mask layers. 
On your first mask layer, apply Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation with the following settings:



Apply this to your other two mask layers, making sure to press 'Random Seed' each time.
Hide your top two mask layers for now.

10.  Paste your tube as a new layer, making sure it's the top layer in your layers palette.  Add a drop shadow of choice.

11.  Add a new raster layer.  Flood fill it with the same colour you used for your mask layer.
Selections - Selection All.  Selections - Modify - Contract by 2.  Press delete.  Selections - Select None.

12.  Add your name, applying Gradient Glow (my settings are below) if necessary.  Add a drop shadow of choice.



13.  Add copyright and license number (if necessary).

Now onto the animation
14.  Make sure you only have one mask layer open.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this as a new animation in Animation Shop.

15.  Return to Paint Shop.  Hide that mask layer and open the next mask layer.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this after your first frame in Animation Shop.

16.  Return to Paint Shop.  Hide that mask layer and open your final mask layer.  Edit - Copy Merged.
Paste this after your first frame in Animation Shop.

17.  In Animation Shop, Edit - Select All.  Then go to Animation - Frame Properties and change the number to 33.
View your animation and, if you're happy, save as a .gif.
And you're done :)

Here's another example I created using the amazing art of Michael Landfeld, also available at CDO
I used Spawn's Forum Set Mask 1 for this one.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2013, 08:00:56 pm by Sezy »

I'd love to see the results from any of my tutorials - just email me at sezysairs@gmail.com

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