This tutorial was written by and copyrighted to Kirsty on 11th April 2009

This is my own creation and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
Under no uncertain terms are you allowed to make money from anything produced from this tut, this is against my TOU's

For this tutorial you will need:
2 Images of your choice
Frame is by Sunf which is in her assorted frames pack you can get HERE or you can
use the one in the scrap kit
Paper, flower etc are from a freebie scrap kit also by Sunf called Twilight and you can get that HERE
Mask is again by Sunf, its mask #14 and you can get that HERE

 
Open up the mask and a paper of your choice, duplicate the mask and leave the original open to one side
Copy and paste the paper as a new layer onto the duplicated mask image
Layers / Merge / Merge Visible

Masks / New / From Image and select the mask from the dropdown menu
Masks / Invert
Masks / Delete and click yes to the little popup window, now give it a nice healthy dropshadow
Now you can close the original mask and paper

Image / Canvas Size / 600 x 600

Open up your images and frame of your choice

Copy and paste the frame as a new layer and place in the middle of the masked image
Using your magic wand click inside the middle of the frame
Selections / Expand / 9

Before pasting your images, crop them to how you want, I chose images with plain white backgrounds, you could do the same or you could use 2 tubes and give them white backgrounds, this is entirely upto you

Once your happy, copy and paste one of your images as a new layer and place to one side of the inside of the frame
Selections / Invert and then hit the delete key
Selections / Select None

Now duplicate your image and mirror

In your layer pallet cross out the frame and masked layers
Layers / Merge / Merge Visible then rename this layer either bella or ed depending on who it is

*Repeat this for your other image*

Once your happy uncross the other layers

Now open up the grass tube that came with the kit
Copy and paste it as a new layer, and place it so that it goes across the bottom of the frame

In your layer pallet highlight the masked image layer which should be the bottom layer
Selections / Select All
Selections / Float
Selections / DeFloat
Selections / Invert
Now highlight the grass layer in your layer pallet and hit the delete key
Selections / Select None

Now open up the BeSafe bracket and using your lasso tool cut around the wording, while the ants are floating around it
Edit / Copy
and then paste this onto your image as a new layer and place at the top of your image, give it a dropshdow if wanted

Open up a flower of your choice, I used one from the scrap kit, copy and paste as a new layer, then place in the top right hand corner of the frame, give it a dropshadow if wanted
Once your happy, duplicate this layer, and then flip and mirror, this might need moving slightly

Add a new raster layer and add your name and copyright

In your layer pallet, cross out the bottom masked image, and also your 2 image layers
Layers / Merge / Merge Visible
and then uncross the others, your should now have 4 layers, masked image, 2 images and the top frame etc 

:Now for the fun part:

Firstly to stop any confusion, I have edward as my top image layer and bella as my bottom image layer

So on your Bella (bottom layer) lower the opacity to 15
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste as a new animation

Now keep the Bottom layer at 15

On your edward layer (top layer) lower the opacity to 85
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

On your edward layer (top layer) lower the opacity to 70
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

On your edward layer (top layer) lower the opacity to 55
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

On your edward layer (top layer) lower the opacity to 40
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

On your edward layer (top layer) lower the opacity to 25
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

On your edward layer (top layer) lower the opacity to 15
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

Now keep the Top layer at 15

On your bella layer (bottom layer) up the opacity to 25
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

On your bella layer (bottom layer) up the opacity to 40
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

On your bella layer (bottom layer) up the opacity to 55
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

On your bella layer (bottom layer) up the opacity to 70
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

On your bella layer (bottom layer) up the opacity to 85
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

On your bella layer (bottom layer) up the opacity to 100
Edit / Copy Merged
Over in AS Paste after current frame

Now in AS click on the first frame of your new animation
Edit / Select All
Edit / Copy

Now right click anywhere in AS and paste as a new animation, now your should have 2 the same

On the duplicated one, click on the first frame
Edit / Select All
Animation / Reverse Frames

Now again on your duplicated image, click on the first frame
Edit / Cut

Now click on the last frame
Edit / Cut

Still on your duplicate image, click again on the first frame
Edit / Select All
Edit / Copy and then minimize it

On your original animation, right click on the last frame
Paste after current frame, and this will now paste the reversed animation after this frame

Click on the first frame
Edit / Select All
Animation / Frame Properties and change to 18

Play your animation, save as a Gif and your done

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