Saturday, April 20, 2013

LOST GIRL

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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 4000(gradient glow).
Font used: Will & Grace
Tube of choice: I'm using the Blanche by SkyScraps from SATC.
Scrap Kit : Dark Riding Hood by Bibi's Collection found HERE
Mask: by me, mask 101 HERE
Animations: by me, Pixie Dust download HERE I used SimoneAni398
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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 element 94. Copy and paste as a new layer and re-sizy by 50%.
Free rotate 90 degrees to the right.
Re-size canvas to 700 x 700. Move the frame to the right side of tag.

Using your magic wand, feather 0, click inside the frame.
Go to selections, modify, expand by 10.

Open paper of choice, I'm using paper 1.
Copy and paste as a new layer and position area of choice within the frame.
Go to selections, invert and delete.
Move your paper below your frame.

Keep selection.
Copy and paste your tube close up as a new layer.
Delete extra.
De-select.
Duplicate the close up layer.
Both layers should have blend mode set to Overlay.
On the bottom close up layer blur the image by 3.

On the paper layer below the frame and closeups, let's select it and Colorize.
Colorize paper, Go to Adjust, Hue and Saturation, Colorize:
 Hue: 146, Saturation: 147.

Merge visible.

Copy and paste element 27 as a new layer. Re-size by 50%.
Move this element on the left side of the frame and add drop shadow.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Re-size if you need to. I re-sized mine by

50%. Mirror and add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 45 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Place on right side of

frame and add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 90 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Place on left side of

frame, behind the castle and add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 82 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Place on left side of

frame, behind the castle, in front of mushrooms and add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 96 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Place on the upper

right side of frame/tag, duplicate and merge down.
Duplicate and go to Image, Rotate, free rotate to the right by 90 degrees.
Move this to the bottom of the frame and in the layers palette drag it down to just

above the frame layer. Add drop shadow to both.

Copy and paste element 48 as a new layer and duplicate, merge down.
Position as your top layer and in front of your tube and the bottom of tag.

Copy and paste element 47 as a new layer and tuck it behind your tube layer and the

castle layer, but leave it on the left hand side of the tag. Duplicate and mirror.
This log should be dragged down to the very bottom in the layers palette, so behind

your frame layer. Add drop shadow to both logs.

Copy and paste paper of choice as a new layer. I used the same paper (1).
Move this paper to the very bottom.
Select your crop tool, where it says "snap crop rectangle to:" select Merged Opaque.
Double click on your tag.

Let's add our mask to this layer.
Open Mask0101SophisticatSimone.
Make sure your tag is active and go to Layers, New Mask Layer, From Image.
Find mask in drop down list and apply.
Merge group. Only the mask layers group.

Copy and paste element 26 as a new layer and move behind your tube layer and the

log layer. Add Drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 24 as a new layer, and re-size by 37% and move to the front

of frame to the left. See my tag for reference.

Copy and paste element 18 as a new layer, and move behind castle layer and behind

your tube. To the left of the frame. See my tag for reference. Add drop shadow.

Add any other elements to make it your own. I added more mushrooms, the rabbit,

the second log, feathers, butterflies and rock. Those are all in the kit.

Add artist copyright and scrap kit maker credit.

Save as PNG if you are NOT animating.
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Now 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 16 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.

Open SimoneAni398
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.

Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.
You can see my name tutorial HERE.
You can either do it animated like in the tutorial or still.

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 Saturday, April 20, 2013.

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