Katcradle

A forum set tutorial

This is what we will be making:

You will need:

PSP and Animation Shop

Kang 3- Katcradle

Xero-Porcelain and Improver

DSB Flux-Bright Noise

Font, Tube and Close-up of choice

For this tutorial I used the wonderful art of

Ismael Rac- You can get a license at his Store

This is an Intermediate Tutorial

Ready?

Lets Begin!

New Image 600x250 - Fill with Black

Kang 3- Katcradle -Default Settings

Magic wand tool- Tolerance set to 5-click in a black area

Selections-Modify-Select Color Range-20, 20, Black

Now all the black areas should be selected

Selections-Invert-Promote Selection to Layer-rename Katcradle

Deselect-Highlight Bottom layer-Edit-Clear-fill with black

Colorize your Katcradle Layer to match your tube

New Layer-Select all-Contract 35-Fill with black

Paste your close up and move to the right

Invert selection and Delete-Deselect

Crop your Tag to 600x250

Blend mode on the close-up layer to Luminance (L)-Opacity 37

Merge the Close-up and rectangle layers together

Drop Shadow-5, 5, 50 and 5

Xero Porcelain-Blue channel to 0

Xero-Improver -Default

Paste your tube and move to the left - Drop shadow- 5, 27, 61 and 84

Crop your Tag

New Layer-Fill with black-Select all-Contract 2-Delete-Deselect

Drop Shadow- 1, 1, 50 and 1-then again using -1 for the H and W

Hide Background and Katcradle Layers and Merge Visible

Time to add your Artist Copyright and License if necessary

Type your name and place as shown on the sample tag

Again, hide the BG and Katcradle Layers and Merge Visible

Duplicate the Katcradle layer twice for a total of 3 layers

On each of these 3 layers-DSB Flux-Bright Noise- 57, Mix

Hit the mix button each time

Animate as usual

If you don't know how, I have written a mini-tut HERE

 

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New Image 150x150-fill with black

Kang 3-Katcradle

Magic wand tool- Tolerance set to 5-click in a black area

Selections-Modify-Select Color Range-20, 20, Black

Now all the black areas should be selected

Selections-Invert-Promote Selection to Layer-rename Katcradle

Deselect-Highlight Bottom layer-Edit-Clear-fill with black

Colorize your Katcradle Layer to match your tube

New Layer-Select all-Contract 20-Fill with black

Drop shadow-5, 5, 50 and 5

Add your 2 px border and use the same drop shadows as the Tag

Add your Initial

Duplicate and add Bright Noise to your Katcradle Layers like you did for your Tag

Animate as usual

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.

I love seeing results

If you do try it, please leave a link in the comments section of my BLOG

 

Tag and Tutorial © Shirley Franklin

www.shirleyswebworks.com