Saturday, 16 May 2009

Beach Fun

Tube of choice - I am using Pinuptoons which can be purchased from CILM
Scrapkit - 'Beach Fun' by Lacarolita which you can grab HERE
Mask of choice
Font of choice
Animated crab you can get HERE
Click on the tag to see the animation
OK - Open a new image 600x600 floodfill white
Copy & paste Paper6 as a new layer
apply mask, any round mask will do, and merge group
Now using your deform tool pull the top of the mask down so that it is around half the original size
Copy the Beach fun water and paste as a new layer below this layer
Apply the mask again, merge group and resize by 60%
Position so that it is showing behind the sand layer, duplicate, mirror and move this layer up slightly
Now copy the palm trees, paste as a new layer above the sand layer and resize
Copy & paste the surfboard, resize and turn it slightly using deform tool
Resize the basket, beachball, starfish and octopus and paste as new layers, position
Add your tube, position & drop shadow
I also added the sun and clouds and placed one of the macaws in the trees
Sharpen all elements and give a light drop shadow
Hide white background and merge visible, duplicate your tag
On the bottom layer adjust blur, gaussian blur 12 and merge these 2 layers together
unhide white background layer
Add your name & copyright info
Open the crab in animation shop
Copy merged your tag as a new image in animation shop
Duplicate until you have 19 layers
Click on the crab and edit, select all, edit, copy
Click on your tag, select all and paste into selected frame
Position the crab on the tag
View your animation and if happy, save as a gif!