For this tutorial you will need a close up tube and body tube.
I am using the art of Elias Chatzoudis.
You need a license to use Elias’ art,
you can get one here.
I am using an awesome kit perfect for the tube called
“Juicy Snapshot” by
You can get the kit here.
Love this kit Sarah, thank you!
You will also need a mask, I used Weescotslass’ mask 133, here.
You will need Animation Shop for the animation.
I also used MuRa’s Filter Meister, Copies plugin but this is not essential.
Font of choice.
As always, remember to sharpen your elements are resizing/rotating as otherwise they will be a little blurry (adjust – sharpness – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 30).
Drop shadow used throughout is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.
Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.
Open one of the papers and copy, I used sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_pp2. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 90%.
Open sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_frame3 and paste as a new layer. Resize 55% and duplicate. Close off the original layer for now.
Rotate the duplicate layer 10 degrees to the left. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5. Open the paper again or choose another and copy, I used the same paper. Make a new layer below the frame layer and paste the paper into the selection, do not de-select.
Open your close up tube, mirror, copy and paste as a new layer. Resize as needed and position inside the frame. When you are happy with the position, invert the selection and delete the excess tube. De-select and apply the drop shadow to both the frame and the tube layers. Close off the white background and mask layers and merge visible. Re-open the closed layers.
Close off the duplicate frame layer and open the original one which is not rotated. Again select the interior with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below it and paste the paper into the selection, de-select. Apply the drop shadow to the frame layer and merge it down onto the paper layer. Apply MuRa’s Filter Meister, Copies with the settings in my screenshot below and resize 95%. If you don’t have this plugin, you can duplicate the layer four times and rotate and position the duplicates to make your own arrangement. Open the closed layer and adjust the position of the copies layer.
Open sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_frame6 and paste as a new layer. Resize 75%. Drag down below the top frame layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_bow3, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Resize 50%, place in position on the top, left hand side of the frame and apply the drop shadow.
Open sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_brad1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 40%, place in position on the bottom, right of the frame and apply the drop shadow.
Open sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_brad2 and paste as a new layer. Again resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_kiss1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 80% and rotate 10 degrees to the right. Place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open your main tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize as needed, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_camera1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_lolli1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 35%, drag down below the tube layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_lolli2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 30% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_chocolate2 and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, drag up so its just above the main tube layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open sb-pmt_juicy-snapshot_chocolate1 and paste as a new layer. Resize 50% place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Check the positions of all your layers and when you are happy, crop your tag and resize if needed. Apply your copyright information and merge visible.
Duplicate your merged layer and then apply your text.
On the duplicate merged layer, go to effects – illumination effects – sunburst. Blow the zoom up so you can see clearly the camera the tube is holding, you can drag the preview into position from the right hand pane. Settings are colour – white, Density – 90, Brightness – 70, Circles Brightness – 30. Position the sunburst on the flash aperture on the camera by dragging the “cross” on the left hand preview and fine tuning the position using the horizontal and vertical arrow keys.
Right click on your tag, copy merged, open animation shop and “paste as a new animation”.
Close off the layer with the sunburst effect and activate the original layer. Again, right click, copy merged and paste in animation shop “before current frame”. Change the frame properties for the frame without the sunburst to 100 and the one with the sunburst change to 20 (animation – frame properties). Run your tag through the optimization wizard on the default settings and save as a gif.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here. I would love to see your result and feature it in the gallery!