Fading Fonts – Carol Ochs

 

Carol-FadingFonts-CarolOchs

 

Tube of choice:
I am using
Gathering by Carol Ochs
Her tubes are available at Artistic Dreams Imaging
You will need a tube with a close up or background layer
(or substitute with a landscape photo – make sure you give proper credit)

Mask of choice
I am using: mask 4 from
Zuzzanna
(the 2nd set)

Using 2 colours from your tube
I used: a light #EDB200 & dark #458723
Make a radial gradient
Angle 45, repeats 3

 

1.

New image 550 x 400 –> White
New raster layer –> fill with gradient
Adjust –> Blur –> Gaussian Blur –> 5

 

2.

Open mask –> Minimise
Layers –> New Mask Layer –> From Image
Select zuz_mask4 from the menu
Invert mask data ticked
Click ok

 

3.

Copy & paste your background or close up layer
Make sure it covers all the mask & change the blend mode in the layer palette
I used Hard Light but you will need to play with this to suit your tag

 

4.

Copy & paste your tube as a new layer
Move to the left of your tag
Add a drop shadow of choice
I used 0, 0, 4, 100 Black and added it twice

 

5.

Add your copyright, license & watermark.
Type out Happy Hauntings or your choice of wording:
I used  Fane Serane font, size 30, stroke width 1
Dark colour for the foreground, light colour for the fill/background
Name this layer FADE

 

6.

Duplicate FADE for a total of 6 layers
Layer Palette –> Right click –> Properties
Set the 2nd layer to 85% opacity, hide this layer
3rd layer to 65% opacity, hide this layer
4th layer to 45% opacity, hide this layer
5th layer to 25% opacity, hide this layer
6th layer to 10% opacity,


 

7.

Edit –> Copy Merged –> Over to Animation Shop
Paste as a new animation

Hide FADE layer 6 –> unhide FADE layer 5
Edit –> Copy Merged –> Over to Animation Shop
Paste after current frame

Hide FADE layer 5 –> unhide FADE layer 4
Edit –> Copy Merged –> Over to Animation Shop
Paste after current frame

 

Hide FADE layer 3 –> unhide FADE layer 2
Edit –> Copy Merged –> Over to Animation Shop
Paste after current frame

 

 

Hide FADE layer 2 –> unhide FADE layer 1
Edit –> Copy Merged –> Over to Animation Shop
Paste after current frame

 

 

8.

Highlight the 1st frame in Animation Shop
Hold the shift button on your keyboard and click frame 5
Edit –> Copy
Highlight Frame 6
Paste after current frame
Animation –> Reverse Frames

 

9.

Highlight the 1st frame in Animation Shop
Hold the shift button on your keyboard and click frame 5

Right click –> Frame properties 15


 

10.

Highlight Frame 6
Frame properties 150


 

11.

Highlight frame 7 in Animation Shop
Hold the shift button on your keyboard and click frame 11
Right click –> Frame properties 25

 

If you are happy with the animation, you can save your tag Open-mouthed smile

I love seeing your results, so if you would like to share with me
you can post them
HERE or HERE!

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