Friday, April 5, 2013

Magic Bug

Magic Bug
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 for Name as well as HSB Noise.
Font used: Xiomara
Tube of choice, I'm using tube Sweet Ladybug "by Meine Bastelwelt" from Heatbeatz Creationz
There are 16 tubes in this package as well as one background image.
Scrap Kit "AM_LadyBugLisa" by Amy Marie at Heatbeatz Creationz 
Mask: Mask93SophisticatSimone HERE
Animations: Waterfall and magic wand sparkles by me, download 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.
Copy and paste Sweet Ladybug 05 as a new layer. Re-size by 50%.
Copy and paste element 56 as a new layer. Move behind your tube and to the left.
Make it appear as though her foot is on the rock.
Copy and paste again and move these rocks to the right on the tag and move up as top layer.

Open paper pp014 from Amy's papers.
Re-Size to 800 x 800 which is about 80%. Make sure your resolution is 72 dpi.
Promote to raster layer. Let's apply the mask to this paper.

Open Mask93SophisticatSimone.
Go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find my mask and apply to paper.
Merge group.
Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and move to bottom.
Re-size by 86% again. Move around to your liking.

From Amy Marie's kit, copy and paste element 3 as a new layer.
Re-size by 50% and position to the left of the tag, behind the rocks.

Copy and paste as a new layer element 30 (swing) as a new layer.
Position to the upper right side of tag behind your tube.

Copy and paste as a new layer element 83 (red flower) as a new layer.
Position to the mid left side of tag behind your tube.

From the tube pack, open MBW-Sweet Ladybug 16.
Select your lasso tool, set to Point to point, Mode: Add (shift), feather 0, Smoothing 0, Anti-alias checked.
Click around the butterfly, when you get back to starting point right click, this will join the start and finish.
You should have a selection around the butterfly now. Go to edit and copy.
Activate your tag and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 85% and sharpen.
Repeat for the mushrooms. Re-size by 22% a position in front at the base of rocks on the right side of tag.
Duplicate, and position between the rock layers and in center of tag.

Copy and paste element 92 as a new layer.
Duplicate and merge together. Place second to last layer.

Copy and paste element 78, re-size by 37%.
Position to the right and behind your rocks.
Paste again, this time re-size by 17%, mirror and place to the left side of the tag, in front of rocks.
Copy and paste element 75. Duplicate and merge together. Position upper left hand side of tag, in front of tube.

Copy and paste element 68.
Position to the left side of tag up high, just above your mask layer. Duplicate and mirror.
Position middle of tag behind your tube and rock layers.

Copy and paste element 72. Re-size and duplicate, position several all over, in front of rocks and behind the rocks.

Copy and paste element 67 and position in center of tag make sure this element (falls) layer is above swing and the 2 trees, as well as behind your tube.
Copy and paste element 21 and position to the right of your tag behind the rocks.

Duplicate your mask layer and on top layer change blend mode to screen.

Add drop shadow to all your layers, except your mask layers.

Merge all your top layers down to the falls layer. Skip the falls.
Merge all layers from below the falls to the last layer, before the mask layers.
X out all layers except your mask layers. Merge visible the mask layers, that way your screen effect will remain.

You should have 3 layers now.
(1) All top elements including your tube (merged)
(2) falls element
(3) swing, trees, swirl and mask layer (merged)

Merge layer 2 down to layer 3.
Add copyright information for your tube artist and scrap kit credit for designer.
Position at top and merge down on your top layer.
You now have 2 layers.

Go to selections, select all. Make sure your bottom layer is active and copy.
Open animation shop. Right click and paste as a new animation.
Hold Ctrl key and hit letter L for a total of 14 times to give you 15 frames.
Open SimoneAni276-waterfall.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate paste is active.
Go to Edit, copy.
Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frame.
Position waterfall animation over the waterfall on your tag.
Click into place.

Go to PSP.
Activate the top layer, make sure you don't deselect.
Copy.

In AS, right click and paste as a new animation.
Go to Edit, Copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frame.
Using your cursor position the layer as best as you can within your tag.
Click into place.

Open SimoneAni377-stars and bubble white.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.
Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frame.
Using your cursor move this animation over her magic wand and click into place.

Play your animation. Hopefully you like all your placements, if not go to Edit and undo. Fix. Play.

Add your name to your tag.
Please see this tutorial on animating names and adding to your tags.

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 50 and 110.
Some people add a white background.  To add bg, 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 writen by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Monday, April 5st,  2013.

2 comments:

Meine Bastelwelt said...

Thank you so much ! ! ! Great!

Simone aka Lorraine said...

Thank you! Great tube!!!

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