Sunday, April 21, 2013

DANGEROUS

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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: Copperplate Gothic Bold
Tube of choice: I'm using Christie by Jose A Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Dangerous B!" by SkyScraps from SATC
Mask: By me, Mask102SophisticatSimone HERE 
Animations: By me, SimoneAni-Dangerous Tutorial 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.
Open element SS-E68 and copy. Paste as a new layer on your canvas.
Re-size by 65%. Center for now.

Copy and paste element SS-E53 as a new layer. Move to the upper right hand corner and under the photo frame.
Duplicate, go to Image, free rotate to the left by 90 degrees. Move this layer to the left upper hand side.
Duplicate, go to Image, free rotate to the left by 90 degrees. Move this layer to the left lower hand side.
Duplicate, go to Image, free rotate to the left by 90 degrees. Move this layer to the right lower hand side.
Hide your picture frame and merge visible.
Un-hide your picture.

Grab your magic wand, set to
Add(shift)
RGB Value
Tolerance: 12
Contiguous : checked
Feather : 0
Anti-alias : checked.

Click on the inside of the frame, the black area as well as the dark grey/black area.
Copy and paste your tube close up as a new layer.
Select your mover tool and position it side the selection.
Go to selections, invert and delete.
Go to selections, select all, go to Image, crop to selection.
Go to selections, select none.
In layers palette, change blend mode on your tube to overlay or screen.
X-out your splatter layer and merge visible.
Un-hide your splatter layer.
Add drop shadow to your picture frame.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Re-size if needed. I re-sized mine by 75%.
Position and add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element SS-E61 as a new layer. Move to the right side of tag, below the frame picture and in layers palette move it down below your tube. Add

drop shadow.

Copy and paste element SS-E5 as a new layer. Move to the right side your tube and the bottom of tag  and in layers palette move it as top layer. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element SS-E60 as a new layer. Re-size by 60%. Move to the left side your tube and in layers palette move it below tube layer. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element SS-E66 as a new layer. Re-size by 45%. Move to the left side your tube and in layers palette move it below tube layer and in front of gas

pump. Move this element to lower left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element SS-E25 as a new layer. Re-size by 30%. Move to the right side your tag and in layers palette move it below the ghetto blaster. Add drop

shadow.

Copy and paste element SS-E65 as a new layer. Re-size by 20%. Move to the right side your tag and make it appear like the shoe is in the crate. Duplicate and move

this shoe a little to the left.  Add drop shadow to each shoe.

Copy and paste element SS-E15 as a new layer. Re-size by 50%. Move to the right side your tag and make it appear like it's behind the car windshield. It should be

on the bottom of picture frame.

Copy and paste element SS-E72 as a new layer. Re-size by 30%. Move to the right side your tag and make it appear like it's sitting on top of the crate, add drop

shadow.

Copy and paste element SS-E62 as a new layer. Re-size by 30%. Move to the left side your tag and move to upper left hand side of tag and add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element SS-E21 as a new layer. Re-size by 55%. Move to the bottom left side your tag and move over the pump in layers palette. Duplicate and

mirror. Flip and position over your picture frame in upper right hand side corner. Merge these two layers.
Copy and paste it again and move behind your tube on the upper left hand side of tag. Behind the don't walk sign and in front of your picture frame.

Copy and paste the following elements: E74, E54, E44, E23, E55 and re-size and position on your tag where you like. Add drop shadow to each.

Copy and paste element SS-E31 as a new layer and move to the right side of your tag. Add drop shadow. Make it overlap your picture frame a little.

Copy and paste element SS-E33 as a new layer and move to the left side of your tag. Add drop shadow. Make it overlap the gas pump.

Copy and paste element SS-E48 as a new layer and re-size by 55%. Move to the left side of your tag. Add drop shadow. Move behind the don't walk sign and in

front of the black leaves. Add drop shadow. Duplicate and move to the right side of tag. Move behind the roses.

Open Mask0102SophisticatSimone.
Copy and paste paper 5 as a new layer on your tag and move to bottom. Crop merged Opaque.
Go to Layers, New Mask Layer, from Image. Find mask in drop down list. Apply.
In layers palette right click on mask and merge group.

Add artist copyright and scrap kit maker credit. Merge visible.
If you are not animating, add your name and save as PNG.

If animating, go to selections, select all and copy.
In Animation Shop, 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 11 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Dangerous-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, I placed the money low on tag near her knee and click into place.

Open SimoneAni-Dangerous-002
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

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

Position on your tag, I place the largest of the $ symbols on the speaker. Just move your cursor around you will see it and click into place.

I added another layer of animation.
Open SimoneAni-Dangerous-003, repeat the steps and make sure you place this one perfectly on the $ signs.

Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.
You can see my name tutorial HERE.

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, April 21,  2013.

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