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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This tutorial is of my own creation and any resemblance to any other tuts is purely coincidental. This tutorial is for personal use only, using it for monetary gain is against our TOU's.
Supplies:
Gimp or program of choice
Tube of Choice. I am usingthe art of David Saavedra. You must have a license to use these tubes. You can purchase the one I used at PSP Tubes Emporium.
Texture 7 from Alien Dreams
Fonts- Guevara & Quinfo
-File>New 600x225 px.
-Layer>New Layer. Name this layer background. Select the gradient tool. Gradient: incandescent, Shape: radial. Holding down the CTRL button on your keyboard, with your mouse click the middle of the right side and drag all the way to the middle right side.
-Layer>Duplicate Layer.Name this layer background 1. Filter>Distorts>I-Warp using the settings below:

With your mouse, move the gradient around.
Click ok. Change the mode to screen.
-Open texture. Name this layer texture. Layer>Scale Layer 80%. Change the mode to overlay.
-Open tube. Place to the far left. Layer>Layer To Image Size. Change the mode to Grain Merge. Lower the opacity to 75. Layer>Duplicate Layer. Select the flip tool and click canvas to filp duplicate tube. Change the mode of the duplicate to soft light.
-Open tube again. Place in the middle of canvas. Change the mode to soft light.
-Make the top layer active. Select the text tool. Font: Guevara, Size 50, Foreground color white. Type Smokin. Select the rotate tool and click the canvas. In the angle box put 90. Place text to the right side of canvas. Lower the opacity to 10. Change the size to 70, type Burnin Up. Place at the bottom left. Lower the opacity to 50. Repeat drop shadow.
-Open tube 1 more time. Move tube layer under text layers. Scale 75%. Make the top layer. Place in the middle of canvas. Filters>Light & Shadow>Drop Shadow on default. Duplicate. Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur on default. Change the mode to soft light.
-Time to add a border. Make the top layer active. Add new layer. Using the gradient tool, same gradient, change to linear. Add gradient by clicking top middle and dragging all the way down to the bottom. Layer>Transparency>Alpha To Selection. Select>Shrink 5. Press delete on keyboard. Add same gradient, but start from the bottom middle and drag up. Shrink by 3 and delete. Select>None. Add new layer below this layer. Select the bucket fill tool and fill with black. Alpha to selection. Shrink by 10. Delete. Select none. Add gaussian blur of 20.0.
-Add name and copyright.
If you don't want to animate you're done!
Flame Animation:
Make the background 1 layer acitve. Add new layer. Select the gradient tool. Change your gradient to burning transparency. While pressing CTRL on keyboard, click the top middle of canvas and drag down to the bottom. I-Warp. Use the settings pictured below. I made the design zig zagged this time. Don't press ok yet.
Now using the settings below, distort the image even more. Don't press oaky yet.
Using the setting below, distort the image 1 more time.
Now you can press ok.
Change the mode to screen.
Save this as 1.png.
Delete the flame layer you just made. Repeat above to make another flame layer, of course altering it a bit.
Save as 2.png.
Delete flames again and repeat above 1 more time.
Save as 3.png.
Now you can close this window.
Open 1.png.
Now go to File>Open As Layers and open 2.png & 3.png.
Now go to Filters>Animation>Playback to see your animation in action. If it look good to you, its time to save!
So go to File>Save As. Save af GIF.
Click saveand you'll get another box. Check Save As Animation and click export.

Then you'll get another box.
Make sure to click Use Delay Entered Above For All Frames and change the milliseconds to 200.



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