Saturday, May 11, 2013

AN OCEAN APART

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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: Feathergraphy Decoration
Tube of choice: I'm using "Red Mermaid" by Jay Trembly from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "An Ocean Between Us" by Disturbed Scraps from SATC
Animation: I'm using my own, SimoneAni-OceanApartTutorial
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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 Masks0116-SophisticatSimone in PSP and minimize.
Open paper 013 and duplicate. Close original.
Promote background to layer.
Go to Image, Canvas Size and enter 700 x 700.
Apply mask. Merge group.

Copy and paste element 37 as a new layer and mirror.
Copy and paste tube as a new layer. Move down low on tag.
Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 38 as a new layer. Move behind your tube and off center to the right.
Using magic wand, click inside life saver. Expand selection by 9.
Add new raster layer and move below life saver. Flood fill layer with color of choice.
I used pink from my tube #fe8097.
Copy and paste tube close-up as a new layer and move within the selection.
Invert selection and delete.
Duplicate layer. On original close up layer, add blur of 3.
On top close up layer, change blend mode to screen.

Copy and paste element 014 as a new layer. Add a few trees around the life saver.
Add drop shadow. I also re-size a few layers and added a bit more around the life saver and down in front of the tube.

Copy and paste element 015 as a new layer. Add a few leaves around the life saver.
Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 016 as a new layer. Add a few of these grass like elements. They should be behind your tube. Make them different sizes. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 001 as a new layer. Re-size by 50% and move to the right side of life saver. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 017 as a new layer. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 086 as a new layer. Add drop shadow. Move this layer behind the palm trees.
Copy and paste element 035 as a new layer. Add two of these grass like elements. They should be behind your tube. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 022 as a new layer and move to right side and behind your tube. Add drop shadow. Mine appears behind her shoulder and arm.
Copy and paste element 30 and 31 as new layers and re-size. Add drop shadow to each and place in front of tube on right side of tag.

Copy and paste element 39 as a new layer and add drop shadow. Position in front of tube to the left side of tag.

Copy and paste element 46, re-size and move to the top portion of tag, over the life saver.
Copy and paste element 41 as a new layer and re-size. Position at bottom of tag in center of tag.
Copy and paste flower elements 4 and 5 as new layers and randomly add them to the bottom of tag. Duplicate a couple of times and re-size them. Add drop shadows.

Copy and paste element 53 as a new layer and re-size. Add to the top of tag and mirror. I free rotated to the left by 10 degrees. Add drop shadow.
Add element 43, re-size and add drop shadow. I placed mine to the right side.

Add element 32, re-size and add drop shadow. I placed mine to the right side below the flowers and poking out at bottom.
Add element
Add element 17, drop shadow.

If NOT animating:
Merge all visible and add copyright.
Add name. SAVE as PNG.

If animating:
Add artist copyright and scrap kit credit.
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 17 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Ocean Apart-002 (I also added 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 deleted frame 17 and frame 1
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 Saturday, May 11,  2013.

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