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!

About Shelli

Our kids left home, so we did too! My partner and I are currently working our way around Australia. We have been on the road for over 2 years now and love EVERY minute of it. I am a passionate amateur photographer. I wish one day to sell some of my work but I feel I still have a long way to go. It gives me something to aim for anyway :D
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