Tuesday, November 26, 2013

MY CHRISTMAS

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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy: Gradient Glow for name.
Font used: Gitchgitch
Tube of choice: I'm using "Sexy Gift" by The Hunter from S&Co.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Xmas Mess" by Bibi's Collection from S&Co.
Animation: SimoneAni-LogFire available at CDO
Mask: 0183
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Canvas size should be 698 x 655, transparent background.
Go to Selections, select all.
Open paper 3 and copy and paste INTO selection. De-select.
Open Mask of choice or the one I used, Mask0183, apply and merge group.
Duplicate layer. On top layer change blend mode to multiply and thhen go to Adjust, Noise, random noise of 6.
Merge layers.
Copy paste tube and re-size by 66%, 72 dpi, move to the right side of canvas.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 30 as a new layer and position below tube layer and to the left side of tag. We will by animating

this layer so don't over crowd it. In layers palette, double click on fireplace and place checkmark next to

highlight. Chose a color and click ok.

C/P element 50 as a new layer and re-size by 56%. Position in front of tube between her legs. Add drop shadow.

Let's make the Christmas Tree. I had to re-size my canvas to get this tree done. Change to width of 888 for

time being.
C/P element 18 as a new layer and place behind your tube on HER right lower side (behind her back).
Duplicate this layer and mirror. Using your mover tool adjust this element to peek out from behind  HER left

side ( right side of tag).
C/P element 18 again as a new layer and place slightly above the first branch element on HER right side. You'll

need to tuck it in so it appears like the branch is shorter. Duplicate and mirror. Adjust.
C/P element 18 again, re-size by 75%. Do the third tier of tree, duplicate and mirror.
Now Duplicate this layer and free rotate by 90 degrees to the left. Make this your top branch of tree.
Add drop shadows to each layer.
Add element 17 as a new layer and re-size by 75%, position on lower left branch.
Duplicate and re-size by 46% and position on top right branch.
Merge all your tree layers, including the flowers.

C/P element 34 as a new layer and re-size by 46%. Position beside the tube. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 36 as a new layer and re-size by 80%. Position top of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 53 as a new layer and re-size by 44%. Position bottom of tag in front of tube, near her knee. Add

drop shadow.
C/P element 35 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position on lower branch on the right side of tag.
Duplicate and mirror, position on middle branch on left side of tree. Add drop shadow to each layer.
Make sure they are behind your tube layer. You can merge these down to the tree.
Activate top layer.
C/P element 37 as a new layer and re-size by 36%. Position at bottom of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 16 as a new layer and re-size. Position on mantel. Add drop shadow.
Add any other elements to your mantel if you like.


Hide your bottom layers = Mask and fireplace.
Click on any other layer to activate.
Merge all visible.
Unhide mask and fireplace and merge them together.

To animate, go to Selections, select all and copy the bottom layer that has the mask and fireplace.
Paste as New Animation in Animation Shop.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 15 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-LogFire.psd
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Position on your tag and click into place. I placed mine in the fireplace.

Go back to PSP now and highlight (activate) your tube layer and copy.
Paste as a NEW animation in AS.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times

from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select

Opaque and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Tuesday November 26, 2013.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

SPACE GIRL


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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy: Gradient Glow for name.
Font used: Computerfont
Tube of choice: I'm using "Space Girl" by José Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Space Girl" by LizquisScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Rocket
Mask: SSMask0180
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Open a new image 650 x 650. Select all. Copy and paste paper 6 into the selection.
De-select. Duplicate layer and change blend mode to multiply. Merge down.
Apply Mask 180 to layer and merge group.

C/P planet 2 as a new layer and re-size by 52%. Position in upper right hand side.
Add drop shadow.

C/P monster 3 as a new layer and re-size by 76%. Position in lower right hand side of tag.
Add drop shadow.

C/P tube, re-size by 76%. Center in tag and add drop shadow.
C/P monster 1 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Position in lower left hand side of tag.
Add drop shadow.

C/P planet 1 and re-size by 30%. Place in upper left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P decor and position behind space girl tube and duplicate, mirror. Add drop shadow.
Move one to the left side and one to the right side.

C/P costume and re-size by 38%. Free rotate to the right by 35 degrees. Position on the left side below earth planet.
Add drop shadow.

C/P Venus flower and re-size by 64%. Position bottom right side, near your tube. Add drop shadow.

C/P sparkles2 over your tube layer. Center.

C/P butterfly and re-size by 20% and place in upper left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.

Add artist copyright. Merge visible.

Select all and copy. Paste in Animation Shop.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 16 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Rocket
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Position on your tag and click into place. I placed mine in the lower left hand side of tag.

Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations. Or SATC where I sell.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Sunday October 27, 2013.

SPARKLE ROSES

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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy: Gradient Glow for name.
Font used: Brother Tattoo
Tube of choice: I'm using "Rose" by José Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Rosso" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Sparkle Roses
Mask: none
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Open a new image 650W  x  550H, transparent background, 72 resolution.
Select all.

Open paper 4 and copy. Paste INTO selection on your tag. Deselect.
C/P element 22 as a new layer.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer .Re-size by 68%. Position to the right side of tag. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 19 and position behind your tube and in center of tag.
Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste 46 and position behind your tube and in front of petals. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste 29 and re-size by 45%. Position in upper left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 4 as a new layer and mirror. Position in lower left hand side.

Add drop shadow.

Add artist copyright. Merge all visible.
Copy and paste into Animation Shop as a new animation.
Hold Ctrl key down and hit letter L repeatedly until you have 20 frames.

Open SimoneAni-SparkleRoses. Go to Edit>Select all.
Go to Edit>Copy.

Activate your tag. Go to Edit>Select All.
Go to Edit>Propagate Paste.
Go to Edit>Paste>Paste into Selected Frames.

Click into place.

Add your name and save.
To add a border, go back into PSP.
Select all, go to selection, modify, contract by 10.
Go to selection, invert. Add a new raster layer.
Using your flood fill tool, add a color from your tube.
Go to selection>invert.
Add a new raster layer. Add drop shadow. Deselect.

Ok now hide the tag layer. You should only have the frame and the drop shadow.
Activate your frame layer and go to Adjust and add noise. Gaussian, 60%.
Go to Edit, copy merged.

In AS, right click and paste as a new animation.
Back in PSP, undo noise.
Add noise of 66%. Copy merged.
In AS, right click on frame layer and paste after selected frame.

Back in PSP, undo noise.
Add noise of 72%. Copy merged.
In AS, right click on the last frame and paste after selected frame.

Go to Edit and select all.
Go to Edit and copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit and select all.
Go to Edit and paste>paste into selected frames.

You may have to slightly adjust the position with your cursor. Before you click border

frame into place, make sure all four corners are covered, lined up perfectly.

Click play.

Add your name and save.
To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Sunday October 27,  2013.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

RUSH



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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy: Gradient Glow for name.
Font used: A&S Black Swan
Tube of choice: I'm using "Rush" by Christine Marie Kotlark from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Roller Princess" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
My supplies HERE.
You will find the Mask 0179, the flames, the animations (SimoneAni-Rush).
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Open a new image 700 x 700.
Select ALL.
Copy and paste INTO selection paper of choice. I used paper 3.
Select none.

Go to Adjust/ Brightness & Contrast/ Histogram Adjustment
Enter the following:
Low: 38
Gamma: 0.80
High: 239

Open Mask0179 and apply. Merge group.

Copy and paste the tube "Rush" and re-size by 82%.
If you are animating you must re-size by 82% otherwise, things won't match up.
I created the animation specifically for her hoop at this size.

Copy and paste element 29 as a new layer and re-size by 92%.
Duplicate and merge down. Add drop shadow.
Make sure this element is at bottom of tag behind your tube.
Making it appear like she's standing on the keys.
Copy and paste my frames element from supplies and position at bottom of tag behind your tube and the keyboard layers.

C/P element 42 as a new layer and move to lower left hand side of tag on the keyboard.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 129 as a new layer. Re-size by 34% and position behind tube layer in the right upper hand corner.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 78 as a new layer. Position behind flame layer and in the right lower hand corner of tag.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 121 as a new layer and mirror. Re-size by 70% and position to right side of skull cone at the bottom.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 30 as a new layer and position him on the barrel. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 112 as a new layer and re-size by 65% and position in the upper left hand side of tag.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 66 and positon mid tag, beside the radio and below it in the layers palette.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 26 and re-size by 75%. Position beside the pop bottle. Make it's below the drink layer in layers palette.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 44 and move to right lower hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 101 and move in front of cupcake. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 27 and free rotate this layer to the left by 90 degrees. Re-size by 70% and add drop shadow.
Position over the mask layer in your layers palette and over on the right side of tag.

C/P element 45 and re-size by 28%. Move to the right side of tag and behind the cupcack layer. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 34 and position behind your tube. Using your selection tool, set to lasso, feather of zero, remove some of the pink heart. Add drop shadow.

I tripled my disco ball. Position one at top center and one to the left side of tag.

Add artist copyright.
Add your name or wait till after you've added the animations.

Merge visible.

For Animation: I'm using
I  -  SimoneAni-Rushbling, (will be on the hoop)
II - SimoneAni-RushSingeNote2 (single note add-on)
III- SimoneAni-RushMusicNotes (group of notes, coming from radio)

OK in PSP, select all, copy merged.
In Animation Shop, right click on your workspace and paste as a New Animation.
Holding the Ctrl key down, tap the L key repeatedly until you have 22 frames.

Open SimoneAni-Rushbling. Go to Edit, select All.
Go to Edit and Copy.

Back on your tag, activate by clicking it.
Go to Edit, Select all.
Go to Edit, make sure "Propagate Paste" is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste>Paste into selected frames.
Using your cursor, position on the right side of hoop, on the light green area.
See my screenshot.

Click play. If it looks good, move to the next step.
If not, go to Edit > Undo paste and try again.

Open SimoneAni-RushMusicNotes.
Repeat steps. Positon the note on the radio.
See screenshot.

Open SimoneAni-RushSingeNote2. Select all and copy.
Paste on your tag just above the radio handle.

If happy with your tag, save.
Don't forget to add your name

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Sunday October 20, 2013.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WITCHY WAYS

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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy: Gradient Glow for name.
Font used: 2Peas Drip
Tube of choice: I'm using "CM Witch" by Jay Trembly from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Magical Witch" by Design by Joan from SATC
Animation: CU Snake Eye 
Mask: ONE of mine: Mask 178
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Open paper 1 and shift + D to duplicate. Close original.
Re-size Paper 85% smart size checked and 72 dpi.
Sharpen if it's a little blurry.
Promote background to layer.
Apply Mask 178 and merge group.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and re-size by 77%.
Add following drop shadow to your tube:
V=5
H=10
Opacity=76
Blur=34
Color=black

C/P element 45 as a new layer and re-size by 79%. Position as your top layer and adjust so his hand is covering her bottom. It's not necessary but my blog is PG so I'm covering it :)
Add same drop shadow.

C/P element 68 as a new layer and move to the right side of tag. Make sure this layer is below your tube layer. Drop shadow:
V=0
H=-24
Opacity=50
Blur=27
Color=black

C/P element 1 as a new layer and re-size by 42%. Position in bottom left hand side of tag. Add same drop shadow as your tube layer, so first one we used, but increase opacity to 90.

C/P element 2 as a new layer. Make sure this is your top layer. Duplicate. On the bottom layer, add gaussian blur of 2.
Merge the Top layer down. Now move this to the right lower hand side of tag. Don't cover the skeleton's face.

C/P element 12 as a new layer and re-size by 42%. Position in front of cauldron. Add a drop shadow.

C/P element 16 as a new layer and position to the left of tag.
Add drop shadow, -2, 4, 100, 15.94, black. Layer should be behind the cauldron.

C/P element 72 as a new layer, re-size by 42% and position on trunk of tree. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 66 as a new layer and re-size by 42%, add drop shadow and move to lower right hand side of tag.

C/P element 30 as a new layer and re-size by 64%. Position in the lower right hand side. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 67 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Position in the lower left hand side. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 26 as a new layer. Add drop shadow. Position at top, behind your tube layer.

Merge your layers. Crop your tag to size.
Re-size by 92% and sharpen.

Add your artist copyright and your name.

Save as PNG or if animating, go to selections, select all.
Go to Edit and Copy.
Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 24 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open Simone-SnakeEye-3
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.
Position on your tag and click into place. I placed mine in the bottom portion of the tag.
Some of the sparkles start at the cauldron.
Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name if you didn't.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Wednesday October 16,  2013.

Friday, October 11, 2013

SEXY WITCH

 
S E X Y   W I T C H
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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : None
Font used: Feathergraphy Decoration
Tube of choice: I'm using "Sexy Witch" by José Cano
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Demona" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-SexyWitch
Mask: none
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Open a new image 600 x 250.
Copy and paste paper of choice as background.
Crop merged opaque.

Copy and paste element 45 as a new layer and position in the center, change blend mode to soft light and your opacity to 59.

Copy and paste close up of your tube and position to the right side of tag.

Copy and paste element 21 as a new layer, move slightly to the left. Add drop shadow. Cover the skeletal man a bit, but make sure you see his head in the background.

Copy and paste element 23 as a new layer behind the tree line and in front of skeletal man. Using your mover tool, adjust so make sure it's not covering too much of the skeletal man.

Copy and paste element 57 as a new layer and re-size by 45% and position behind the close up layer and a little to the right of center line. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 1 as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Move to the left side of tag.

Crop your tag.

Now select all and contract selection by 3. Add a new layer. Make sure it's your top layer.
Add a color from your tube. De-select and add drop shadow.
X-out this layer.
Highlight any of the other layers.
Go to Edit, copy merged.

In Animation Shop, right click and paste as a new animation.
Hold your Ctrl key and hit the L key  20 times. You should have a total of 21 frames.

Open SimoneAni-SexyWitch.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit and activate Propagate Paste.
Go to Edit and Paste, paste into selected frames.

I pasted it 3 different times, 1 in the center, 1 lower on tag near her hat and 1 time to the left of tag, on the phatom tombstone.

In PSP, select your layer with the banner. Copy.
In AS, right click anywhere on workspace and paste as new animation.

Go to Edit and Copy.
Activate your tag again and go to Edit, Paste into selected frames. It should line up perfectly. Click into place.

You can now add your copyright info and your license number.
Add your name.

Repeat for the avatar.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Friday October 11, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Zombie Zone


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Please click on TAG to see in full size.
•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : none
Font used: Alice in Wonderland
Tube of choice: I'm using "Zombie" by Jose Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Zombie Zone" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-486-491
Mask: 0176 HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Open a new image 700 x 700, transparent.
Copy and paste element 19 as a new layer. Re-size for fit if it's to big.
Duplicate and mirror. Adjust so you cover the majority of your background from side to side and merge them

together.
Copy and paste again and re-size by 50%.
Duplicate. Position these two on either side of the canvas.

Copy and paste element 26 as a new layer and re-size. Position to the left.

Duplicate one of the bush layers and drag it up above the cross tombstone and place it a little to the right of it.

Copy and paste element 12 as a new layer. Using your magic wand tool, set to Point to point, select the chain portion

and delete.
Re-size if you need to make it fit and position at the top of the tag.

Copy and paste element 14 as a new layer and re-size to fit. Position to the right side of canvas.

Copy and paste element 32 as a new layer and position to the right side.
Copy and paste element 31 as a new layer. Re-size and move over towards the center, away from the white flowers.

Copy and paste element 13 as a new layer and re-size. Position to the right side.

Copy and paste element 11 as a new layer and position mid tag in center.

Copy and paste element 5 as a new layer, move to the top.

Copy and paste element 67 as a new layer and re-size. Move to top center of tag.

Copy and paste your tube of choice and re-size to fit. Move to the left side of tag.

Copy and paste element 21 as new layer and re-size. Position in right lower hand side of tag.
Copy and paste element 20 as a new layer and re-size. Position on the cauldron.

Copy and paste element 6 as a new layer and re-size. Position beside cauldron.
Copy and paste element 9 as a new layer and re-size. Position high above cauldron.
Copy and paste element 4 as a new layer and re-size. Position in lower right hand side.

Add drop shadow to all layers except the webbing layer.
Merge all layers.
Crop tag and re-size if to large.
Add copyright.

Add a new raster layer and drag down to bottom.
Selections> select all.
Copy and paste paper of choice.
I used paper2. Paste it into the selection.
Apply Mask to layer and merge group. I used Mask 176. Duplicate and merge.
Merge all visible.

Add your name and save as PNG.

Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit and copy merged. Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 16 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni487
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Position on your tag and click into place. I placed mine just above and within the cauldron.
Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from

anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque

and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Wednesday September 18, 2013.

Monday, September 2, 2013

LUCKY 13

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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : none
Font used: Sweetly Broken
Tube of choice: I'm using "Lucky 13" by José Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Lucky 13" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Lucky13
Mask: 0164 HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥
Open a new image 700 x 700,  resolution 72 dpi, transparent background.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and re-size by 75%.
C/P element 82 as a new layer and re-size by 58%. Move this element behind the tube. Sharpen. Duplicate and merge together.
C/P element 81 (car) as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Mirror and position lower left hand side behind your tube layer.
C/P element 80 (leaf) as a new layer and position behind car layer in the left upper hand side of tag.
C/P element 15 (branch) as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position behind red curtain layer in the left upper hand side of tag. Duplicate, free rotate to the right by 90 degrees. Flip and position mid center and on right side of tag.
C/P element 1 (cat) as a new layer and re-size by 75%. Position as top layer in the lower right hand side of tag.
Highlight Raster 1 layer in layers palette. It should be blank. If not, add a new raster layer and send to bottom.
Go to Selections, select all.
Copy element 30 (clocks). Paste INTO selection. Select none.
Re-size by 92%. Duplicate and merge together. Add drop shadow {V and H =5, Opacity=37, Blur=3, Color=black}and move this layer up to above the car layer.
C/P element 49 (cards) as a new layer and position on right side. Should be below the clocks.
C/P element 43 (checkered tile) as a new layer and position in lower right hand side of tag.
This should be your bottom layer.
Activate your top layer in layers palette.
C/P element 56 (skull) as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Mirror. Position bottom center of tag. Covering a portion of your tubes legs.
C/P element 89 (flowers) as a new layer and re-size by 30%. Position beside the skull (make sure skill is still above this layer). Duplicate flowers layer and move it to the other side of the skull. Move cat a bit if you need to. Line them up perfectly at the bottom.
C/P element 27 (card) as a new layer and mirror. Position to the right side of tag. Make sure this layer is behind the flower layer.
C/P element 31 (button) as a new layer and position behind the flowers on the lower right hand side of tag.
Add a new Raster layer and send to bottom.
Selection, select all.
Copy paper 9 and paste INTO selection. Select none.
Apply Mask of choice or mine Masks0164. Merge group. Duplicate. On top layer change blend mode to Multiply.
Add artist copyright.
Mask sure all your elements and your tube have a drop shadow.
Starting with your top layer, merge down one by one until you reach the tube. Include the tube in this merged layer.
X-out this layer now, highlight a bottom layer and merge visible all layers.
Ok now make sure your bottom layer is highlighted in layers palette.
Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit and copy. Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 20 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Lucky13
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Position on your tag and click into place. I placed mine in the center of the tag.

Go back to PSP now and highlight (activate) your tube layer and copy.
Paste as a NEW animation in AS.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.
Try to position it as centered as possible. Click into place.

Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Monday September 2, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

SASHA REDUX

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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : none
Font used: Ornatique
Tube of choice: I'm using "Sasha Redux" by Jose A Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Born Free" by Angelica from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0170 HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open a new image 700 x 700, transparent.
Copy and paste element 6 (frame) as a new layer.
Select the inside and paste paper of choice as a new layer. Move it below.
Add drop shadow to frame.

Copy and paste element 13 (teepee) as a new layer. Re-size by 75%. Mirror and position on left side of tag.
Copy and paste element 44 (horse) as a new layer.  Re-size by 60%. Mirror and position on right side of tag.
Copy and paste element 49 (branch) as a new layer. Re-size by 60%. Position upper left hand side of tag behind teepee and within the frame. Should be behind frame. Remove any extra using your selection tool.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Make sure this tube is your top layer in layers palette.
Copy and paste element 12 (eagle) as a new layer. Re-size by 50%. Position on upper left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 18 (little man) as a new layer. Re-size by 22% and place on the frame.
Copy and paste element 29 (features) as a new layer and re-size. Duplicate and free rotate one of them to the left by 40
degrees. Add drop shadow to each and add element 23 (re-sized) as the pivot point between the two. Merge them

together and move to the right hand side of tag.
Copy and paste element 26 as a new layer. Re-size and position in lower left hand side.
Copy and paste element 24 as a new layer and center at bottom of tag. Covering the lower portion of your tube.
Add drop shadow.
Add element 15 (hand) re-sized and positioned on the teepee.
Add any other elements you like.
Make sure you've added drop shadow to all your layers.
Merge visible.
Add paper of choice to bottom and apply Mask 0170 and merge group.
Add artist copyright and your name.

Merge all visible and save as PNG.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Sunday September 1, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

POKER FACE

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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
________________________________________________________________________
Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy 4: Gradient Glow for name
Font used: Phraell
Tube of choice: I'm using "Julia" by Verymany from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Poker Face" by Sky Scraps from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0167  HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Open a new image 700 x 650 transparent.
Copy and paste element 23 as a new layer.
Position in upper left hand side of tag. Duplicate and free rotate to right by 90 degrees. Repeat until you've covered all 3

corners. Using your mover tool, reposition them a bit so they aren't over lapping too much.

C/P tube as a new layer. I had to re-size my tube by 62% and delete the bottom portion.
C/P element 12 and re-size by 62%. Position in front of tube in lower right hand side of tag.
C/P element 44 and mirror. Position behind tube in the upper right hand side of tag.
C/P element 13 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Position upper left hand side.
C/P element 6 as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Position bottom center in front of tube.
C/P element 9 as a new layer and position behind tube and behind element 6.
C/P element 66 as a new layer and position behind the car. Re-size by 45%.
C/P element 41 as a new layer and re-size by 75%. Position ahead of all the red swirlies and behind the flowers.
Duplicate and merge down and sharpen.

Using your magic wand, feather set to 0, mode add shift. Click inside the frame.
Go to selection, modify, expand by 6.
Copy and paste paper of choice, I used paper 2.
Make sure paper in below the frame layer in the layers palette.
Go to selections, invert. Hit delete on your keyboard.
Go to selections, invert.
Go to selections, modify, contract by 6.
Add a new Raster layer.
Go to Effects, 3D effects, cutout.
Offset : 10
Horizontal : 5
Opacity : 100
Blur : 32
Shadow color : black
UN check the fill interior with color box.
Move this layer below the frame layer.

Add drop shadow to all layer.
Add artist copyright and license number.
Merge all visible layers.

Add your name and save as PNG.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Monday August 26, 2013

Thursday, August 15, 2013

HIPSTER TIMELINE

 
 
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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : AAA Frames/ Frame Works
Font used: Yankee Ghosts BB
Tube of choice: I'm using "My Fairy" by The Hunter from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Hipster  Look" by Designs by Joan from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: none
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open a new image 851 x 350 transparent.
Copy and paste paper 4 as a new layer, position to the left.
Duplicate and move this paper over to cover the uncovered portion.
Try and line it up to the over lap doesn't show to much.
Merge all flatten.

Copy and paste the close up tube as a new layer and position on the right hand side of banner. Change blend mode to overlay.

Copy and paste the regular tube as a new layer and position in center right and move using your mover tool showing on her legs.

Copy and paste element 8 and 9 as new layers and position closer to the left side of tag but not touching the side.
Overlap the buildings a bit.

Copy and paste element 38 as a new layer and position on right side of tag, over the close up and beneath the legs.
Duplicate and mirror. Tweak after the majority of your elements are on the banner.

Copy and paste element 10 as a new layer. Make sure it's behind the buildings and in front of the roadway.

Copy and paste element 45 as a new layer and re-size by 72% and move to lower right hand side.

Copy and paste element 48 as a new layer and position as top layer in the lower left hand side.

Copy and paste element 49 as a new layer and position behind the buildings and in the left upper hand side of banner. Re-size by 80%.

Copy and paste element 62 as a new layer and re-size by 14%. Free rotate to the left by 14 degrees. Sharpen.
This butterfly should be on the globe.
Duplicate and mirror. This butterfly should be on the right side over your close up tube.

Copy and paste element 23 as a new layer and re-size by 72% and position between the taxi and the dog in the lower right hand side of banner.

Copy and paste element 50 as a new layer and free rotate to the right by 35 degrees. Position in background behind taxi and move to the left side.

Add element 11 in background.

Add drop shadow to all layers.
Add artist copyright but no URL as per Facebook rules.
Merge all flatten.

For avatar, open a new image 180 x 178.
Copy your banner and paste as a new layer on your avatar.
Using your mover tool, drag this layer around until you fit the face within the area.
Merge all flatten.
Add your name and artist copyright.

Let's add a border to each, the banner and the avatar.

Activate banner and go to Effects > Plugins > AAA Frames > Frame Works and enter the following.

SAVE both as PNG files and upload to Facebook.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Friday August 16, 2013.

SCHOOL GIRL

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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
________________________________________________________________________
Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy 4: Gradient Glow
Font used: CellosScript_PersonalUse
Tube of choice: I'm using "School Girl" by Jose Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "School Girl" by Lizquis Scraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-551
Mask: 0114  HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open a new image 700 x 700 transparent.

Copy and paste lockers on the left side of tag.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and re-size by 70%.
Position in center of tag.

Copy and paste desk1 as a new layer and re-size by 85%. Mirror and position mid tag on the right side.

Copy and paste books as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position in front of lockers at the bottom of tag.

Copy and paste sneakers as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position in lower left hand side of tag.

Copy and paste board as a new layer and position in the upper right hand side of tag.
Move this layer down to bottom.

Copy and paste world globe element as a new layer and re-size by 55%. Position on the desk.

Copy and paste bag element as a new layer and re-size by 55%. Position at bottom of tag on the right side.

Copy and paste paper 6 as a new layer and send to bottom.

On your blank Raster layer ( should be the very bottom layer) go to Selections, select all.
Go to Image, Crop to Selection.

Activate your paper layer again. Apply Mask 114. Go to Layers, New Mask Layer, from Image.
Merge mask group in the layers palette.

Activate your tube layer in the layers palette.

Copy and paste ribbon1 as a new layer and re-size by 55%. Move to lower right hand side of tag.

Copy and paste ribbon2 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Move to lower left hand side of tag.

On the board element, using your Selection tool, set to rectangle and feather of zero, surround the white portion.
Copy and paste the tube close-up. Go to Selections, invert and delete.
Duplicate the close up.
On bottom layer add gaussian blur of 3 and change blend mode to Multiply.
On top layer change blend mode to either screen or soft light, whichever you like best.

Activate your top layer.

Copy and paste sparkles2 as a new layer and position on bottom half of tag.

Add any other elements you like.

Add drop shadow to all layers.

Re-size your canvas (all layers checked) by 85%.

Merge all top layers down up to and including your tube. So all the elements including the desk, books, globe, ribbons, etc.
That will be your top layer.
You bottom layer will be the mask, the lockers, the board and the close-up layers. So merge those together.

To animate:

Making sure your bottom merged layer is selected,
Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit and copy. Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 21 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni551
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Position on your tag and click into place. Place in center of tag.

Go back to PSP now and highlight (activate) your tube (top) layer and copy.
Paste as a NEW animation in AS.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.


Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Thursday August 15,  2013.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HELEN

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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
________________________________________________________________________
Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy 4: Gradient Glow
Font used: CellosScript_PersonalUse
Tube of choice: I'm using "Helen" by Mistycheskaya from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Helen" by Disturbed Scraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Helene
Mask: 0127  HERE
________________________________________________________________________
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open a new image 730 x 600.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and re-size by 70% and 72 dpi. Make sure when re-sizing from this point on that you always checked and change to 72 dpi.

Copy and paste element 46 as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Position in the lower right hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 57 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Position in background behind your tube layer and on the right side of tag.

Copy and paste element 106 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Mirror and position on left side of tag, near your tube.

Activate your top layer in layers palette.

Copy and paste element 49 as a new layer and re-size by 30%. Position at your tube's feet near the kitten element.

Copy and paste element 131 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Position in upper right hand corner of tag.

Open element 132 and duplicate. Re-size by 80%. Close original. Open your tube close up. I used the grey version (black and white).
Copy and paste as a new layer and send to bottom. Using your mover tool, position her face where you'd like within the frame.
Using your Magic wand, feather 0, mode add shift and anti-alias checked, click inside the frame, (make sure you're on frame layer).
Go to selections, modify, expand by 10.
Go to selections, invert. Activate your close up layer and hit delete on keyboard.
Add a new Raster layer and send to bottom.
Go to selections, invert.

Open paper 10 and copy.
Back to the frame now. Go to Edit> paste> Paste into selection. Should of pasted on the raster layer you just added.
Selections>select none.

On close up layer change blend mode to Overlay.
Add drop shadow to your frame.

Go to Edit, Copy Merged.

On your tag now, paste as a new layer. Re-size by 76%.
Go to Image, free rotate, to the left, by 13 degrees.
Go to Adjust, Sharpness, sharpen.
Add drop shadow and move this to the left side of tag.

Copy and paste element 102 as a new layer and re-size by 34%. Position in front of tube on the left side.
Copy and paste element 101 as a new layer and re-size by 46%. Position in front of tube on the left side near wine glass.
Copy and paste element 34 as a new layer and re-size by 88%. Position behind your frame on the left side of tag.
If you need to enlarge your canvas because of cut off, do so now, we can re-size later.

Copy and paste element 58 as a new layer. Position behind the frame.
Duplicate and re-size by 76% and free rotate by 13 degrees to the right.
Move so it's peeking out from the right side of the frame. Sharpen.

Copy and paste element 48 as a new layer and move out from behind your frame layer to the right side.

Copy and paste element 10 as a new layer and re-size by 28%. Move to left side in front of wine glass and bottle.
Copy and paste element 47 as a new layer and re-size by 28%. Move to right lower hand side by the kitty's pillow.

Copy and paste rs moon as a new layer. Re-size by 30%.
Drag this to bottom and position in the upper right hand side of tag.

Add drop shadow to each and every layer starting from the bottom.
As you add your drop shadow, merge your layers down one at a time.
So every layer that is behind your tube layer should be merged together and every layer above your tube should be layered together.
Top layer should include your tube layer.

Add mask layer if you like. I used paper 13 and Mask 0127.
Merge group and duplicate. Merge together and duplicate.
Sharpen top Mask and change blend mode to Multiply.
Merge together.

You may now re-size your tag by 80%. Sharpen if you lose detail.

Now to animate.
Making sure your bottom merged layer is selected,
Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit and copy. Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 16 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Helen-001
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Position on your tag and click into place.

Go back to PSP now and highlight (activate) your top layer and copy.
Paste as a NEW animation in AS.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.
Color I used for the name is : #a9a394 with 100% noise.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Wednesday August 14, 2013.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

NOT SO NAUGHTY

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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
________________________________________________________________________
Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Gradient Glow (Eye Candy) for the name
Font used: Echinos Park Script
Tube of choice: I'm using "Naughty Girl" by SkyScraps found at SATC
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Naughty Girls" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0102 HERE
________________________________________________________________________
♥♥♥
Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open a new image 700 x 700.

C/P element 53 as a new layer and move to the left. Duplicate and free rotate to the right by 45 degrees.
Move this frame over to the right, making sure they overlap each other.

C/P element 44 as a new layer and place this layer in between the two window frames at center of tag.

C/P your tube as a new layer and re-size by 64%. Position in middle of tag but a bit more to the right of tag.

C/P element 59 as a new layer and move this layer to bottom. Duplicate and merge together.

C/P element 58 as a new layer and move to the top and just behind your tube layer. Duplicate and merge together.

C/P element 26 as a new layer and move to the right side of tag. Re-size by 50%.

C/P element 30 as a new layer and move to the left upper hand side of tag. Re-size by 50%. Make sure

this layer is behind the window frame layer.
Duplicate and mirror and flip. It should now be in the lower right hand side of tag. Adjust.

C/P element 9 as a new layer and send to top. Re-size by 25%. Position near your tube and violin.
Let's re-size a few more and free rotate them and arrange near and around the violin.
Duplicate and free rotate by 45 degrees.
Copy and paste again the original and re-size by 20%. Position at top of violin.
Copy and paste again the original and re-size by 11%. Position on upper left hand side of tag.
Duplicate that layer and mirror. Position in upper left hand side of tag again, along the same black branch.

Activate your top layer.

C/P element 18 as a new layer and position next to your tube on the left side of tag.

C/P element 31 as a new layer and position as second to last layer, so just above the mask like layer.
Position in upper right hand side of tag. Duplicate and merge together.
Duplicate and mirror and flip. Adjust in the lower left hand side of tag.

C/P element 43 as a new layer and leave in center of tag, behind your tube layer.

C/P element 74 as a new layer. This feather should be behind the window frame layer on the right hand side of tag.
Duplicate.
On bottom original feather layer, go to Adjust> Blur > Gaussian Blur> 5
Go to Adjust> Brightness and Contrast> Brightness/Contrast  enter:
Brightness 152
Contrast 22
On the top feather layer, change the blend mode to Overlay.

Now do the same by adding one at the bottom of the tag.
This feather should be the very next layer above your tube.

Make sure you add a drop shadow to all your layers, except the feathers.

Activate your top layer and add artist copyright and license number.
Merge all visible.
I used Mask 0102 on Paper 4 and added as my bottom layer.
Crop your tag and save.

Add your name using font of choice. I used Echinos Park Script PERSONAL US.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Tuesday August 13, 2013

Monday, August 12, 2013

SEXY GEEK

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Please click on TAG to see in full size.
•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : none
Font used: JeffrianaJF
Tube of choice: I'm using "GEEK SKULL" by Christine Marie Kotlark from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Nerd" by Scrapz n Pleazure from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-SexyGeek
Mask: 0113 HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Open Paper 4 and duplicate. Close original. Re-size the duplicate layer by 87% and 72 dpi.
Apply Mask 0113 and merge group.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Using your selection tool set to rectangle, feather set to 30, surround the lower portion (legs) and delete.
De-select.

Click on your Mask layer to activate.

Copy and paste close up of your tube as a new layer.
Click on Mask layer, go to Selections > Select all.
Go to Selections > float.
Go to Selections > defloat.
Go to Selections > invert.

Now activate your close up and hit delete twice.
Go to Selections > select none.

Change the blend mode to Overlay.

Activate your tube layer.

Copy and paste element 9 as a new layer and re-size by 38% and 72 dpi. Position in lower right hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 38 as a new layer and re-size by 25% and 72 dpi. Position in upper right hand side.

Copy and paste element 14 as a new layer and re-size by 33% and 72 dpi. Position in lower center of tag.

Copy and paste element 27 as a new layer and re-size by 45% and 72 dpi. Position in left lower hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 26 as a new layer and re-size by 27% and 72 dpi. Position in lower center of tag.

Copy and paste element 29 as a new layer and position in left hand side of tag. Duplicate and move this one over behind your tube and make sure it's behind your

1st "purple locker" layer. Colorize. I chose this color #76a20a.

Copy and paste element 47 as a new layer and re-size by 18% and 72 dpi. Position on right hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 34 as a new layer and re-size by 34% and 72 dpi. Position on right hand side of tag.
Duplicate and position on left side. Colorize the star on the right side. Highlight layer in layers palette, go to selections,
select all. Go to selection, modify, contract by 5. Select your Manual Color Correction tool and enter black as the Source color
and #76a20a as your target color.

Add artist copyright layer. Save your tag as a pspimage or psd file.

Now hide the download button layer (X-out).

Let's animate:First, copy your download button and right click and paste as a New animation in Animation Shop.
Go to Effects > Insert Image Effect.
Enter the following:


Now delete frame 2 and 8.

Back in PSP, go to selections > select all.
Go to Edit > Copy Merged.

In AS, right click and paste as a New animation.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 15 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-SexyGeek-001
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Position on your tag and click into place. I placed mine so the bottom lined up with the chalkboard.

Now activate the download button. Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit > Copy.

Back on your tag now, click to make it active.
Go to Edit, Paste. Paste into selected frames.
Position with your cursor so it's just above the arrow animation.
Click into place.

Open SimoneAni-SexyGeek-002

Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Position on your tag and click into place. I placed mine on the laptop screen.
Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Monday August 12, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

GEISHA

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Please click on TAG to see in full size.
•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy 4: Gradient Glow
Font used: Fontasia
Tube of choice: I'm using "Geisha" by Zlata from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Me Geisha" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Geisha
Mask: 0159  HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Create a new image 700 x 700, transparent and 72dpi.
Copy and paste element 20 as a new layer. Re-size by 80%. Position on the left side of tag and about 2/3 of the way down.

Copy and paste a close up image of your tube. Position on the right side of tag.
Using your lasso tool, set to Point to point, mode: add shift, feather 28 and anti-alias checked, surround the bottom portion of your tube
and delete.

Copy and paste element 39 as a new layer and position in the upper left hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 10 as a new layer and position at top of tag.

Copy and paste element 49 as a new layer and position in bottom left hand side of tag. This layer should be your top layer.

Copy and paste element 57 as a new layer and position left hand side of tag. This layer should be behind the rock/leaf element.

Copy and paste element 23 as a new layer and position in right hand side of tag. This layer should be on top of the geisha.

Copy and paste element 63 as a new layer (re-size by 50%) and position in right hand side of tag. This layer should be behind the geisha.

Apply mask of choice (or mine Masks0159) to paper 6, merge group. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and send to bottom.
Re-size to make fit if you need to.

Add artist copyright layer as your top layer.

Merge all visible.

To animate:

Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit and copy merged. Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 15 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Geisha
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Position on your tag and click into place. I placed mine more to the left side of tag.
Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.


Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Sunday August 11,  2013.

SORCERESS


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Please click on TAG to see in full size.
•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
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Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy: Gradient Glow for name.
Font used: CarolEtched
Tube of choice: I'm using "Sorceress" by The Hunter from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Sorceress" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Sorceress
Mask: none
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open a new image 704 x 704, transparent.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Using your selection tool, feature set to 28, surround the legs and delete.
Duplicate your tube. On the bottom tube layer, add gaussian blur of 3.
Merge together.

Copy and paste element 82 as a new layer and re-size by 35%. Make sure you change the dpi to 72.
Position on the right side of tag and behind the tube.

Copy and paste element 81 as a new layer and re-size by 55%. Position behind your tube on the left upper side of tag.

Copy and paste element 89 as a new layer and re-size by 55%. Position in front of your tube on the lower left-center hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 121 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Drag down as last layer and position more to the left upper hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 50 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Make sure you change the dpi to 72.
Position on the right side of tag in front of tube.

Copy and paste element 57 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Position on your tube on the left upper hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 131 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Position in front of your tube in the lower left hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 72 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Mirror and position behind kitty cat on the left side.
Duplicate layer and re-size by 50%.  Position over current leaves to fill it in a bit.
Duplicate and mirror. Position upper right hand side of tag behind the bookcase.

Copy and paste element 18 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Position in front in the lower right hand side of tag.
Copy and paste element 58 as a new layer and position in front of bookcase.

Copy and paste element 92 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. This fancy book should be between your tube and the cat.
It should also be one the layer above the tree layer in your layers palette.

Add element 86 as a new layer and re-size by 30%. Position in front of book at center.
Add element 67 as a new layer and re-size by 30%. Position in front in between book and wine glass.

Add drop shadow to all your layers.

Now for your castle, I added two  more turrets. So you should have one at top left, one top right and one right beside the one on the right and make it a little higher then the others.

Activate your crop tool. Click on "Snap crop rectangle to: Merged Opaque" . You can either click on the little green arrow to apply or double click on

your tag.

Add artist copyright as your top layer.

To animate:
Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit and copy merged. Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 15 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Sorceress-06
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Position on your tag and click into place. I placed mine on the right side in her hand.
Delete the first 3 frames. You should now have 12 frames.

Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Under COLORS TAB:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
Under OPTIMIZATIONS TAB:
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
Under PARTIAL TRANSPARENCY:
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.


Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Sunday August 11,  2013.
 

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