Fire Faerie


This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on March 11th 2012.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X4 but any version will do
Animation Shop
Tube & Close Up of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used Respective
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Eye Candy 5: Nature – Fire
Lokas Software – 3D Shadow

I used the awesome artwork of Tiffany Toland-Scott
You will need a license from CDO to use her work
Please do not use Tiffany’s work without purchasing a license first
This tube is an exclusive for Diamond Club members during the month of March 2012

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 550×200
Copy and paste your close up as a new layer
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the Wall Paper setting using the default

Adjust, Blur, Motion Blur:
Angle: 45 / Strength: 100
Repeat this blur twice more
Rename Blur 1

Duplicate this layer
Rename the copy Blur 2
Change the blend mode to Screen

Activate Blur 1
Copy and paste your close up as a new layer again
Position on the far side (either left or right)
Duplicate and Image, Mirror
Making sure the copy is active
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Change the blend mode to Soft Light
Rename Back Tube

Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Activate Blur 1
Edit, Paste as a new layer
Rename this layer Brush
Effects, Art Media Effects – Brush Strokes

Active Blur 2
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Rename Main Tube
Add a drop shadow of choice I used Lokas Software – 3D Shadow

Add a new raster layer and flood fill with Black
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 1 pixel
Press delete on your keyboard
Selections, None
Duplicate this layer
On the copy
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – Radius of 4
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Rename Frame

Activate your Brush layer
Crop your canvas back to 550×200
Add a new raster layer – name it Fire 1
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 5: Nature – Fire
From the settings menu choose: Small, Hot Heat
Basic Tab as below

Add another new raster layer name it Fire 2
Repeat the EC5 Fire but press the Random Seed button
Hide this layer

Add another new raster layer name it Fire 3
Repeat the EC5 Fire but press the Random Seed button
Hide this layer

Select your text tool and choose your font
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Set your foreground to null, background to a dark color or black
Add your name
Position where it looks best
I used the nodes to angle my text
When happy convert to raster
Change the blend mode to Overlay

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer

Make sure Fire 2 and Fire 3 are hidden
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Open Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation

Back to PSP
Hide Fire 1 and unhide Fire 2
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste after current frame

Back to PSP
Hide Fire 2 and unhide Fire 3
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste after current frame

Staying in AS
Edit, Select All
Animation, Frame Properties
Set this to 25
View, Animation to make sure you are happy with it
Fiddle with the frame properties if you think it needs to be faster or slower

Save as a gif file
All Done 🙂

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