January 1, 2014

CT Tag New Year for Scrappin' Krazy Designs

Here is my first animated tutorial. I used the awesome scrap kit called New Years from Scrappin' Krazy Designs. I hope you find it easy to follow.



The creation of this tutorial is my own any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.

Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J  I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also I do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I also use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.

Supplies needed:
Scrappin’ Krazy Designs, New Years scrap kit. You can find where to buy it here.

The tube I’m using is Digital Doll from Ismael Rac. You can get it here. Remember, you cannot use any tubes without a license.

Mask: Myth Mask 60 by Mythical you can find it here.

Font used is Fabius. You can use any font you want though.

Open a canvas 500x500

Create your mask using paper 12. Place on your canvas to your liking.

E53= Maximize to 118%. Place in the center of your canvas.

E36 = Reduce 68.0%. Place on the top left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E39 = Place near the top right corner of your canvas.

E43 = Reduce 60.3%. Place towards the right side of your canvas.
Duplicate 3 times. Take your first copy and rotate 25.3.
Take your second copy and rotate 84.7.
Take your last copy and rotate 126.3
These 4 elements are what you’re going to use for your animation.

E39 = Place near the left top of your canvas. Over the clock.

E09 = Reduce 39.1%. Place near the top right of your canvas or to your liking.

E10 = Reduce 64.2%. Rotate 17.7. Place in the center towards the right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E38 = Flip and place on the right side of your canvas.

E60 = Maximize to 107.9%. Place in the center of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E57 = Reduce 58.2%. Place in the lower right hand of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E38 = Place on the left side of your canvas over the clock.

Open your tube. Resize to your liking. Place slightly towards the left side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E40 = Resize to 43.9%. I have it looking like it is in my tubes hand. Duplicate and place the dupe under the tube layer.

E24 = Resize to 43.0%. Place in the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.

E44 = Reduce 26.4%. Rotate –26.8. Place over the disco ball. Add a drop shadow.

Type the name. The color settings are E12684.  Size 72 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow changing the Distance to 3. The rest of the settings stay the same.
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 3 Color is 84087B1. Place the name on the top right of your canvas or to your liking.

Now for the animation: Before we start, make sure you keep your white background checked. Do not delete it. If you want to delete the white background, that’s up to you but animated sigs look better with the white background on them.

If you have a hard time seeing the example pics, just click on them, that will enlarge it.

Now, activate your animation window. Duplicate your frame 3 times.


After you do this, make sure Frame 1 is active.
In your layer window, make sure the original layer Element 43 is active. Uncheck the ‘eye’ of the original layer Element 43 copy, Element 43 copy 2 and Element copy 3 as shown below.


Now make sure Frame 2 is active. In your layer window, make sure Element 43 copy is active. Uncheck the ‘eye’ of the original layer Element 43, Element 43 copy 2 and Element copy 3 as shown below.



Now make sure Frame 3 is active. In your layer window, make sure Element 43 copy 2 is active. Uncheck the ‘eye’ of the original layer Element 43, Element 43 copy and Element copy 3 as shown below.


Now make sure Frame 4 is active. In your layer window, make sure Element 43 copy 3 is active. Uncheck the ‘eye’ of the original layer Element 43, Element copy and Element copy 2 as shown below.


Last step: In your Animation Frames window, where you see the word Forever. Right above that, where the arrow is it will say 0 secs. Click on the little arrow then click on 0.1 seconds.


Do this for all 4 frames. It will look like this:


Click the play button. If you’re satisfied with the results, go to File>Save for Web & Design. A window will open up. Click Save. Another window will open that says Save Optimized As. Click Save.

Add your license and your watermark.

I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.


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