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Monday, February 28, 2011
This tut is for a forum set

SUPPLIES NEEDED

TUBE OF CHOICE: I used the fantastic artwork of Ismael Rac.

The tube I used came in 3 sizes.

I used two sizes.

You must purchase a license to use his art.

You can find Ismael's art and get your license HERE.

SCRAPKIT: Happy St. Patricks Day by Rieks Rafita.

This is a PTU kit. You can find it HERE.

FONT OF CHOICE: I used Mandatory.

I used Photoshop for this tut.

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This tut is lengthy.

Remember we're making two things:

A banner and an avatar.

In this tut we'll be using Noise to create a glittering frame.

If you don't wish to animate, just skip the steps marked **BLUE**.

Let's start with making the banner.

Open a canvas, transparent background, 650x400 pixels.

Open Paper5.

Open RR_Frame1.

I stretched this out a bit to fit lengthwise.

**Duplicate Frame1 twice.

Highlight first layer.

Add Noise 10.

Highlight second layer.

Add Noise 13.

Highlight third layer.

Add Noise 16.**

Highlight Paper5 .

Erase excess paper on the outside of Frame1.

Grab your tube.

Position where you like.

Open RR_Banner.

Place at top of frame, behind tube.

I erased a portion of the banner

to allow the clover on the frame to show.

I used these elements behind the tube:

RR_Button1.

RR_Beer1

RR_Beer2

RR_Hat1

RR_ShamrockSwirl

On top of tube:

RR_Wordart1

RR_Bow1

On top of Wordart1:

RR_Pipe

RR_Beer3

I erased just a little of Beer3

to show the portion of the tube that was hidden.

RR_Sparkle1 on top of everything.

Position where you like.

Make a new layer on top of all layers.

Type the name you want in the font you want.

I used the eye dropper tool and clicked on Button1.

Stroke Black, 3, outside.

Gradient overlay.

Bevel and Emboss:

Inner Bevel, Smooth, 100%

Direction: Up, Size 5, Soften 0

Angle 120, Altitude 30

Highlight Mode: Screen, White

Opacity: 75%

Shadow Mode: Mulitply, Black

Opacity: 75%

MOST IMPORTANT!!

You must now do this:

Put the artist's name, website, and your license number

of the tube you used on the siggy!!

Add your name (ie: Designed by Your Name) behind this info.

Make sure this info is legible and clearly seen.

If you don't want to animate, Save as PNG.

YOU'RE DONE!!

(If you want to maintain your layers

Always Save as PSD first.

Then you can save it as a PNG.

When doing both these steps

It is important to change the title of the tag.

Example:

When I Save as PSD,

I always name the tag what I want.

Then, when saving as a PNG,

I add the number 1 behind the name of the tag.

Like this:

Irish Whiskey, Save as PSD

Irish Whiskey1, Save as PNG

Otherwise, your PNG will overwrite your PSD

Merging your tag into one layer only.)

**TO ANIMATE**

Open the Animation Window.

You will need four frames.

Set the time for .1.

For the first frame:

Show only the first layers of:

Frame1

Second frame:

Show only the second layer.

Third frame:

Show only the third layer.

Fourth frame:

Show the second layer only.

Save as PSD. Then Save for Web & Devises.

Now for the avatar!

Keep your banner window up.

Open a new canvas, 150x150, transparent background.

Name this layer Frame.

Create a new layer.

Name this layer Background.

You should now have two transparent layers.

Make sure you can see both the banner and avatar windows.

We'll be using the drag and drop to create the avatar.

Click on your banner window.

Use the eye dropper and click on Wordart1 background.

Now click on your avatar window.

Flood fill the first layer (your Frame).

Click on your banner window.

Use the eye dropper and click on Button1 background.

Back to your avatar window.

Flood fill your second layer (Background).

Now resize your Background layer.

Height: 90%

Width: 90%

Click again on your banner window.

Highlight your tube layer.

Drag and drop your tube to your avatar.

Position so you see her face.

Click on your Background layer.

Grab your magic wand and click this layer.

Go to Select.

Click Inverse.

Hit Delete on your keyboard.

Back to Select.

Click Deselect.

Grab your Sparkle1 layer from your banner.

Place it on top of your avatar.

Position where you like.

Duplicate your frame layer twice.

First layer of frame:

Add Noise 20.

Second frame layer:

Add Noise 25.

Third frame layer:

Add Noise 30.

For the initial

I just drag and drop my name layer from the banner.

It's still in Text form.

Click on your Text tool.

Delete all letters except for the first one.

Resize this to fit.

MOST IMPORTANT!!

For avatars:

Make a new layer.

Type the artist's name and your license number.

Like this:

©Keith Garvey PTE****

On avatars, you don't need the artist's website.

Just the name and your license number.

Make sure it is legible and clearly seen.

I normally put an Outerglow on it.

If you don't want to animate, Save as PNG.

YOU'RE DONE!!

**TO ANIMATE**

Open the Animation Window.

You will need four frames.

Set the time for .1.

For the first frame of animation:

Show only the first Frame layer.

Second frame:

Show only the second layer.

Third frame:

Show only the third layer.

Fourth frame:

Show the seconds layer only.

Save as PSD. Then Save for Web & Devises.

YOU'RE DONE!

I hope you had fun with this tut!

HUGS!

*This tut was created by me, Redneck Tuts by Savage.

Any resemblance to any other is purely coincidental.*

Artist: ©Ismael Rac www.xeracx.com IRSS344B

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