TUTORIAL - TEXT TWINKLE
This is based on a tag I made a few months ago...
Tube of Choice - I'm using one by Selina Fenech
To use Selina's art - you must be licensed
Go to CILM for more information HERE
Flaming Pear Super Blade Pro
using the Coconut Ice Preset
Xenofex 2 Constellation - this is a paid filter
Italian Editors Filters - Mosaico
Open a New Image 550 x 550 White Background
Take two colours from your tube
darker for the foreground, lighter for the background
Using a nice block or fat font, Stroke Width 2
type out your word.
Stretch to liking
Convert to Raster Layer.
Now, click inside each letter with Magic
Wand on 0 Tolerance
Copy and Paste your tube a couple of times to
fill the inside of the word.
Selections, Invert and Delete
Merge the tube layers together and change
the blend mode to Soft Light.
Select the inside of the word again as before
Keep Selected and return to your
first word layer
SuperBlade Pro Coconut Ice preset
do this to the other two word layers
Back to your first word layer
Xenofex 2 Constellation with the following settings...
Twinkle Rotation 45
Keep Original Image
Do this to the two other word layers, but
change the Random Seed settings on each one.
Now add a subtle drop shadow to each
You'll now have something a bit like this...
Open your tube, copy and paste
as a New Layer
Duplicate and resize by 80 percent
Hide your main tube for now.
Duplicate the resized one and Image, Mirror
Position on either end of the word
Layers, Merge these two tube layers together
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur by 10
Then apply the Italian Editors Effects Filter - Mosaico
on the default settings but change the Border Cell On/Off to 255
to get rid of the black edging.
Unhide the main tube and add a Drop Shadow.
Add any copyright information etc
Now, using a scripty font - add your name.
Ready to Animate?
Animate my Usual Way (see How To...)
change the Frame Properties to 15 or 20
Save as .GIF
You're all done
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial
This tutorial was written on the 24th February 2007
by Vix (blendyvix in MSN)
It is based on a tag of my own design, this
tutorial is my creation and any similarity
to another tag tutorial is wholly unintended and
Fonts used - Font and Carpenter ICG
Please do not use my screenshots as tags or hotlink to them or
this page - thank you xx