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Saturday, 21 July 2012

All Nighter




In this tutorial I used a fantastic kit “All-Nighter”
 and tube “Vanessa” both by
You can purchase the kit and tube separately
or as a bundle, here.
This is a very large kit and I although I have used
a lot of elements, there are still many more I have not used
so you can get several different looking tags from it.
Love this kit Vicki, thank you!

You will also need a mask, I used Gem’s mask 209, here.

You will need Animation Shop for the animation.
No outside filters or plugins are used.

I used the font 2Peas Mr Giggles,
which is an inexpensive ptu font.


Remember to sharpen up your elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will be a little blurry.  Check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 75, blur 5.



Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open gemini_all-nighter_p3 and copy.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 85%, duplicate and then mirror and flip the duplicate.

Open gemini_all-nighter_frame3 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70% and apply the drop shadow.

Open your tube and paste as a new layer, resize as needed and place in position.  If you are using Vanessa, resize her 35%.

Open gemini_all-nighter_blleaves and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 70%, drag down below the tube, place in position so the leaves are showing on the right of her and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_all-nighter_HeartnRose and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, place in position on the leaves and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_all-night_confettitemps-hearts and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_all-nighter_rosesbundle and paste as a new layer.  Resize 55%, position on the top, left hand corner of the frame and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_all-nighter_lips and paste as a new layer.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_all-nighter_feather and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_all-nighter_ribbon and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, rotate 90 degrees to the left and then flip, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  Your tag should now look something like my screenshot below.


Open gemini_all-nighter_handcuffs and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_all-nighter_velvetshoe and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_all-nighter_perfume and paste as a new layer.  Resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_all-nighter_brose1 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  If you have a piece of the stalk showing below the bottom of the tube, erase it.

Open gemini_all-nighter_whip and paste as a new layer. Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open sexs toy and paste as a new layer.  Resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_all-nighter_pill and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, drag down below the sexs toy and duplicate. Rotate the duplicate 140 degrees to the left.  Place both pills in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments. Your tag should now look something like my screenshot below.



Open gemini_all-nighter_cityskyline and paste as a new layer.  Resize 90% and drag down until its just above the frame.  Place in position so that tallest building shows in the top, right hand corner of the frame and erase the corner that shows on the left hand side of the tag and the part that shows on the right hand side of the HeartnRose and black leaves elements.  Apply the drop shadow.

Open gemini_all-nighter_beadsscatter and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, drag down below the frame and position so a few show on the top, right hand corner.  Duplicate and move the duplicate so a few show on the bottom, left hand corner.  I erased a couple that were a bit too far out.  Apply the drop shadow to each layer. 

Again, check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are happy, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text.  If you are not continuing with the animation, export your tag as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.


Animation.

Open a new transparent canvas 300 by 300 pixels.  Copy the resized sexs toy element from your tag and paste it as a new layer.  Right click and “Copy Merged”, paste it in Animation Shop as a new animation.

Go to Effects – Insert Image Effect and in the Effect drop down menu, find “Shaky Cam”.  Change the settings to those in my screenshot below, then click on “Customize” and set the shakiness to 10.  Click on ok.



Back in Paint Shop, close out the sexs toy on your tag, then right click and “Copy Merged” again, paste in Animation Shop as a new animation.  Your sexs toy animation should have 6 frames, duplicate your tag so it has the same number of frames.

Activate the sexs toy animation, go to Edit – Select All – Edit – Copy.  Click on the first of your tag frames to activate it, again go to Edit – Select All, then right click and “Paste into Selected Frame”.  Position the sexs toy on your tag.  Click on the first frame and change the Frame Properties to 50 (Animation – Frame Properties). 

 Run your tag through the Optimization Wizard and then save as a gif (on the second page of the wizard, chick on the "Customize" box and make sure "Optimized Median Cut" is selected as this gives a better result).

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, I certainly had fun writing it!!  If you have any questions, you can email me here and please send me your result, I would love to see it and include it in the gallery!






 



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