font used in header '2 peas Talk Show'
This is a fairly short tutorial...it uses Eye
Candy 5 Textures plugin.. can get it
Here is the finished graphic below.. You can use a
graphic or a tube of your choice...
I used the misted tube of the house and put a
background behind it.. added a frame around it..
to finish it off.. then you DUPLICATE that
finished picture.. 2 times.. you end up with 3 layers on the layer
I used my SELECTION tool on Point to Point
*selection type* with the Smoothing set on 7.
Selected just the areas I wanted the rain to be..
I didn't want it all over the whole image..
With the TOP layer on the layer palette selected
I go to EFFECTS/PLUGINS and find my Alien Skin 5 Textures.. on the
TAB choose the HARD RAIN setting.. on the BASIC tab use the
settings as shown below..
To explain EC 5 textures on how the
settings work. The
setting Saturation Noise is
HOW thick or heavy the rain is...the
Brightness Noise is how light
the strokes are...
Opacity Noise is how heavy the
stroke of the rain itself.. To rotate the Texture..
is the direction
of the rain.. if falling straight down.. or like blowing rain.. from
left or right.
Texture feature Width is size of the slash of rain
'drops' the Texture Feature Height is
how long the rain drops are..
once you get the settings how you like... you click ok..
EACH of the other two layers on the layer palette you go to your plugins..
apply the EC 5 Textures again.. don't change any of your
settings on the BASIC tab..
just click the RANDOM SEED ONCE.. then
OK Do this again on the last bottom layer...
going to EC 5 and
clicking the Random Seed once.. then OK... you can UNSELECT .
a good time to SAVE AS Animation Shop (*.psp) type file and
open it in PSP's animation shop.. and SAVE AS . GIF
Below I show you before you save as... you can add
text to it now. you ADD a layer..
on top of the 3 bkg layers.. with the rain... and
type your text... add your effects to your
Text.. like inner bevel and/or 3D shadow... then
duplicate that layer.. 2 times.. have same amount
of layers as the background layer.. then
merge/merge down.. each text layer with a background layer.. as
Dragging each text layer on top of a Bkg layer.
If you don't want to add your text now.. then save
as the animation shop (*.psp) type file..
then open in Animation
shop and save as GIF.. then to add text you can do
it in animation
shop OR export to PSP and add it then...both ways work.
Thats it.. toodles till next time..