♥ Supplies used ♥
Animation Shop 3
ICNET Filters Unlimited
Eye Candy Impact Bevel
Tube by ©Brandi Ashton - www.swtmelode.com (Her store is down now. I've had this tube a bit.)
♥ Let's Begin! ♥
We are going to create a border around our design and then animate the border to move. I have created the forum banner below.
Add a layer above your design. Then, got to Effects > Render > Border to create a border for your design. You may create it as thick as you'd like. I'm using "line" at 5.
Effects > 8bF Filter > ICNET > Filters Unlimited > Run Filter > Gradients > Linear Waves > Apply > Ok. This give my border a gradient colour design that flows between colours.
I rotated my design by Image > Rotate 90 clockwise. I then added my name and rotated back to the original position. I duplicated my name, mirrored and flipped so that it is opposite of the left side. Merge layers.
Border 1 : 35 - 50 - 75.00
Border 2 : 45 - 50 - 75.00
Border 3 : 55 - 50 - 75.00
Duplicate your name 3x for 4 layers. Do the same as you did with your border: bottom layer is outline and drop shadow; all other layers have the same noise as your borders. I added eye candy bevel to my name with "Blue Lighting" at factory settings.
Open Animation shop. In PDN, Hide layers 2 & 3 in both border and name and then merge the layers. Add as a name animation to AS3. Keep hiding layers until all 3 glitter layers are in AS3.
Click on your first frame and the shift +z to apply your optimization settings. Upload to Photobucket and enjoy!