One Life – One Love

 

Derk-OneLife-OneLove-DH

2 Tubes of choice
I am using Evergreen & Midnight Watcher by Derk Hansen
You can buy his tubes at Artistic Dreams Imaging

Mask of choice
I am using creation.tine_masque113 available HERE

 

Pick 2 colours from your tube
I am using: Dark #51413D & Light #A8B4BC

1.

New image 650 x 250
Fill the background layer with your dark colour
Copy & paste 1 of your tubes and place it to the left of your canvas

2.

New raster layer –> Fill with your light colour
Open your mask & minimise
Layers -> New mask layer –> From image
Choose your mask from the drop down menu and click ok
Set the blend mode to Overlay
Name this layer mask

1L1L.0

 

YOU CAN SKIP STEP 3 & 4 IF YOU ARE NOT ANIMATING

 

3.

Duplicate the mask layer for a total of 3 layers
Name them M1, M2 & M3
Hide M1 & highlight M2 layer
Distortion Effects –> Warp
0,0, 20, 50

1L1L.1

 

4.

Hide the M2 & highlight M3 layer
Distortion Effects –> Warp
0,0, 20, 35
Hide M3 layer too


 

5.

Copy & Paste your second tube as a new layer
Set the blend mode to luminance or one that suits your tag

 

6.

Highlight the top layer –> new raster layer –> fill with your dark colour
Select all –> Modify –> Contract 2
Keep selected fill with your light colour –> contract 1
Delete –> Select none

7.

Effects –> Edge Effects –> Enhance more
Drop Shadow –> 0,0,100,3 Black
Repeat drop shadow

8.

Add your copyright, license & watermark.

9.

Edit –> copy merged
Open animation shop –> paste as a new image

10.

Hide the M1 & open M2 –> Copy merged
In animation shop
Paste after current frame

11.

Hide the M2 & open M3 –> Copy merged
In animation shop
Paste after current frame

 

12.

In animation shop
Select the first frame –> Right click
Frame properties –> 35

13.

Hold ctrl and select frames 2 & 3
set the frame properties to 22

You may need to tweak the frame properties for different masks
You could also try using a heart shape instead

14.

View the animation & save your tag  Open-mouthed smile

 

Thanks for trying my tut.
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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