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They're all made with FTU elements ;) And if I'm doing my job right you might pick up a few new ideas and tricks on the way.
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10 May 2011

Dance the Night Away

Tutorial is made in PSP10 and Animation Shop 3


My Supplies HERE, made for this tut so not to 
be used for other tuts ;)

I'm using the artwork of OrkusArt, currently available at PFD

Plugins used

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 Constellation

Fonts used are Rage Italic LET and BankGothic BT

Let's start

Open the tut texture, that's what we're working on, 
open the tut speakers and paste them above the texture, change blend mode to lighten.
open the tut lines and add them above the speakers, change blend mode to overlay and lower 
opacity to 70.

Add the tut text, move it just above the bottom line.
Use the Rectangle tool, linestyle Solid, width 2, foreground color
#e914ca (pink), background color black. make a small rectangle that fits behind the text
convert to raster, then Effects - Texture effects - Blinds, width 2, opacity 25, color white and 
horizontal checked. Change blend mode to Screen.
If my text doesn't fit to your tubes, here's how I made mine;
Use font BankGothic BT size 12, kerning -100, color white, I've used lyrics from Jennifer Lopez's 
On the Floor "Dance the night away live your life and stay young on the floor". 

Add the tubes you wanna use, I've used a closeup between the speakers to the left and a
downsized and mirrored one between the speakers to the right (this layer is below the closeup)
On the right one, duplicate, Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur 5, change blend mode to Screen and lower 
opacity to 60, give the original a drop shadow, mine's got -2, -8, 35, 10, black.
On the closeup duplicate and add the same blur, change blend mode to Hard Light and give the 
original a drop shadow same as before but change -8 to just 8 ;)

To make the frame add a new raster layer on top,
select all, selections - modify - contract by 6, invert and flood fill it black.
Keep selection, add a new raster layer above, selections - modify - contract by 1,
flood fill #e914ca (pink), deselect. Adjust - Add noise, Random, Noise 70, Monochrome checked.
duplicate it twice and add Xenofex 2 Constellation at: 2, 1, 1, 1, 100, 100.
hit the random seed button for the next 2 frames and close 2 of the constellation layers.
On the black frame, add Drop shadow, -1, -2, 35, 4, black, shadow on new layer checked.
Duplicate the shadow layer, mirror and flip it.

Now we're gonna animate the speakers
duplicate the speaker layer 2 times.
Use the Warp Brush with these settings

on the first duplicate layer click 2 times on the big speaker (aim for the center and see that it
expands, just undo if you don't like the look if it) and click once on the other two speakers, 
close the layer and go to the next one.

on the next layer click twice on each of the to smaller speakers, close layer and move to the original.

on the original layer click once on the big speaker.

Add proper © 
then we're ready to animate

open animation shop 3

Copy merged
paste as new animation in ani shop
back in PSP, close the used speaker and constellation layer and open the next ones
copy merged again and paste after current in ani shop.
Do the same with the third layers, then select all and change frame properties to 15
view animation and see if you're happy with it ;)

I've animated my name same way as with the frame, used font Rage Italic LET color #790825.
Placed mine in the middle of the tag between the two tubes.
When you're happy with the placing, convert to raster and copy it, 
and paste it as a new image before moving on to the steps below ;) 

Adjust - Add noise, Random, Noise 70, Monochrome checked.
duplicate it twice and add Xenofex 2 Constellation at: 2, 1, 1, 1, 100, 100.
hit the random seed button for the next 2 frames, then add a drop shadow 0, -4, 35, 10, black.

Then copy each of the 3 name layers and paste first as new animation then the next 2 after current.
select all, copy, then on the tag, select all and hit Ctrl+E, then you see your name on the tag
and can place it where you like.

view animation and save as...

Over to the avatar.

open a new image 150x150, scroll up and make the same frame as on the tag 
then copy merged on the tag and paste below the frames move it to your liking
I've ended up with the closeup for mine.

Add proper © and animate it same way as the tag. I've just used just my V for the avatar, but animated it
same way as for my name on the tag, so you know where to look if you wanna do it ;)

And you're done

Hope you've had fun.



  2. Flott tut,hadde oversett den inne på CA.Vil prøve den,med det kittet
    "Tinas NZS" takk for du deler,du er topp,klem

  3. Tusen takk snuppa for den flotte tuten,
    Jeg lagde et set for deg inne på ATP forum
    i font ch.
    HER :


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