|Posted by Abstract on June 14, 2012 at 5:40 PM|
What you need:
Tube: I'm using the art of Elias Chatzoudis. You can find his art here.
Kit: I'm using the kit Hawaiian Tropic by Scrappin Krazy Designs. You can find where to purchase it here.
Template: I'm using Template 68 from Kandi Kissez. You can download it here.
I assume you have working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial was written using CS5.
This one is going to be a quickie.
Open your template. Delete the credit layer. Open your tube, copy and paste it above the Flowers layer.
Open p06. Copy and paste above the black rectangle layer. Create a clipping mask and merge those together. To make a clipping mask, hover your mouse between the two layers, hold alt and then click. Then just merge down.
Open p13. Copy and paste above the black circle. Create a clipping mask and merge together.
Open p14. copy and paste above the gradient rectangle. Create a clipping mask and merge together.
Open p08. Copy and paste above the pink rectangles. Create a clipping mask and merge together.
Go back to your tube. Copy and paste a close up three times above the blue frame backs. Position it so that they are all showing. Merge the closeups together. Set the blend mode to Screen and then create a clipping mask and merge together.
Open p04. Copy and paste above the flowers layer. Create a clipping mask and merge down. Repaste the same paper above the top wordart layer. Create a clipping mask and merge down.
Open ele13. Copy and paste above the pink rectangles layer. Duplicate. Move one flower behind each of the bigger frames.
Open ele04. Copy and paste above the flower layer. Move to the left side of the right frame, so it looks like it's splashing up from the side of the tube. Duplicate and flip horizontally. Move to the other side of the tube. Use my tag as a guide if needed.
Open ele42. Copu and paste above the pink rectangles. Position behind the flower so it looks like it has bubbles behind it. Duplicate and move to the other side. Merge those together.
Let's add our copyright information and name now, before we head into animating.
Let's make our layers a litte easier to work with. Select the copyright layer down to the white frame layer. Hit Ctrl+G to group them. Now select the flower layer all the way to the bottom and group them. Open the bottom white layer.
You should have your name, a group, the frame background layer, and another group. Activate the frame background. Duplicate and close off the top one.
Open ele04. Resize by 20%. Copy and paste above the frame background layer. Name this fish 1. Move fish one to the right side of the left frame, making sure only the head is peeking out. Duplicate and name this layer fish 2. Flip this one horizontally and then move to the left side of the right frame, making sure that the head is just peeking out. Duplicate both fish and move them above the duplicated background layer. Create a clipping mask with the original fish and the original background.
Above the duplicated layer, move the fish to the opposite of the orignals so that the heads are peeking out on the opposite of the originals. Create a clipping mask with the duplicated fish and duplicated background.
In your animation window, create 4 frames.
In the first frame, close off the duplicated frame layer. This will also close off the fish for that layer, this is what we want.
In the second frame, move the fish that you see to the opposite of the frame so that the tail is peeking out. In frame 3, close off the bottom frame background. Open the duplicated one so you can see those fish.
In frame 4, make sure the top clipping mask is visible and the bottom (original) is close off. Now, move the fish in the top clipping mask in the same way we did in frame 2, so that the tails are just showing on the other side.
Go back to frame 1, tween with the next layer and add 3 frames. Do this again on frame 6. Set the display to .2 seconds. Save for web and devices and enjoy!