Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Home Run

 

 Home Run


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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 4000 : Gradient Glow and Lokas Software : 3D Shadow and Mura Meister Copies
Font used:
 
Styleboy.
Tube of choice
, I'm using tube "Sasha"  by Diana Gali from SATC
Scrap Kit :
"Home Run" by Bibi's Collection.
Mask:
Mask98SophisticatSimone HERE 

Animations: Baseball animations download HERE
 ♥♥♥
Open a new image 700 x 700.
Open paper of choice, I used Paper 4 from Home run Kit. Copy and paste as a new layer on your canvas.
Open Mask98SophisticatSimone.
Go to Layers, New Mask Layer, from Image.
In source window find Mask98,
check : create mask from : source luminance
and leave Invert mask data UN-checked.
Click OK.
Right click on mask in your layers palette and select, merge group.
Duplicate and merge down. Duplicate again if it's still to light and merge down.

Copy and paste element 1 as a new layer on your canvas. Move to the upper right hand side of your tag.
Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 88 as a new layer on your canvas. Re-size this element by 60% smart size.
Move to left side of tag and lower to the bottom. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 37 as a new layer on your canvas. Mirror the image and move to the upper right hand side of your tag.
Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 16 as a new layer on your canvas.
Add drop shadow  2, -1, 51, 10, black

Go to effects, plugins, Mura's Filter : copies
Select Encircle in drop down box.
enter the following:
8,
36,
36,
-6,
100,
-25,
100,
0,
100,
0,
0,
30,
0,
Click OK.
Move to left upper side on your tag.

Copy and paste your tube and re-size if you need too.
Move to left side of tag. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 38 as a new layer on your canvas. Re-size by 50% and move to right hand side of your tag, making sure it's a

layer behind your tube layer. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 104 as a new layer and move to the right side over the car.

Copy and paste element 87 as a new layer, re-size by 50% and mirror.  Move to the right side of tag in front of car. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 91 as a new layer, re-size by 65%. Place on left side of tag behind your tube.
Duplicate and free rotate to the right by 90 degrees. Move up above the current pink leaves and move behind in layers paletter.
Duplicate and mirror. Move behind car.
Go back to the 1st pink leaf layer and duplicate and mirror and position behind  car as well.
Add drop shadow to each of these leaf layers.

Copy and paste element 27 as a new layer and move in front of your tube. Re-size by 80%, add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 6 as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Move in front of your tube and position on the doggie's head, duplicate

layer and merge down add drop shadow.

C/P element 5 as a new layer. Re-size by 35%. Move beside the dog. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 93 as a new layer. Re-size by 35%. Move to the left of dog in front and add drop shadow.

C/P element 106 as a new layer. Re-size by 50%. Move to the right of hot dog. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 101 as a new layer.  Position just above the gas mask and move behind it in the layers palette. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 82 as a new layer. Re-size by 55%. Mirror and move behind your tube. Add drop shadow.

Open element 40 and 42. Glove and ball. Copy and paste both as new layers on your tag.
Re-size the glove by 55% and free rotate to the right by 90 degrees. Add drop shadow.
Re-size the ball by 38% and place inside the glove, and add drop shadow. Merge them together. Move to the front and to the right side

 on the tag.
C/P element 17 as a new layer and re-size by 56% and move to center of tag. Behind your tube and in front of car.

Add artist copyright and scrap kit maker credit.
Copy merged and paste into Animation Shop as a new animation.
Hold Ctrl key down and hit letter L on keyboard for a total of 21 frames.

Go to Edit, select all.
Open baseball animation.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.
Go to Edit and make sure Propagate paste is active.

Activate your tag again.
Go to Edit and Paste, paste into selected frames.
Position over the center of your tag near the top of the car.
Click into place.
Open the glitter animation now and repeat the steps to copy.
Click the glitter animation right on top on the ball in your first frame.
Now with slider at bottom of tag, move to frame 8.
Click on it to select it. Move slider to last frame and hold shift key down and click.
Move slider back to frame 8.
Go to edit and paste into selected frames.
Place glitter on the second ball now. Click into place.
Play your animation.

Add name and save.
Font used it Styleboy.

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, April 9,  2013.

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