Saturday, May 18, 2013

CHEERS!


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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 : Gradient Glow by Eye Candy 4000 (for name)
Font used: LD Modern Mix
Tube of choice: I'm using "Bling Bling Birthday" by VeryMany from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Bling Bling Birthday" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: I'm using my own, SimoneAni-Cheers
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
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Drop shadow for this tutorial:  V=0   H=-3  Opacity=80  Blur=10  Color=black
Open new image 700 x 700.
Copy and paste (element) SkyScraps-R-E41 as a new layer. Duplicate and change blend mode to Multiple.
Add Noise, uniform at 90%. Monochrome checked. OK.
Copy and paste (paper) SkyScraps-R-PP5 as a new layer, send to bottom and re-size by 90%.
Add Mask of choice. I used one of my own, Mask63.
Merge group and duplicate.
Add drop shadow to your glitter layer.

C/P element 52 as new layer and re-size by 50% and sharpen. Add drop shadow. Move to right upper hand side of tag.
C/P element 5 as new layer. Add drop shadow. Move to right hand side of tag.
C/P element 50as new layer. Using your selection tool with a feather of 6, remove the extra like in my screenshot.
 Add drop shadow. Move to right hand side of tag over Eiffel Tower.
C/P element 47 as new layer, move below Eiffel Tower and to the lower right hand side of tag.
C/P element 38 as new layer, move in front of Eiffel Tower and to the lower right hand side of tag. Re-size by 50% add drop shadow.
In layers palette, activate your glitter layer.
C/P element 8 as a new layer and move to the upper left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 34 as a new layer and re-size by 50% and sharpen. Move to the upper right hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
In layers palette, activate your tube layer.
C/P element 19 as a new layer and move to the bottom of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 36 as a new layer and re-size by 50%.  Move to the bottom of tag. Add drop shadow.
Bring your cake layer to the top.
Now click on your tube layer to activate.
C/P element 10as a new layer and free rotate to the right by 90 degrees and move to the bottom of tag. Add drop shadow.
Add artist copyright and kit maker name.
Merge visible.

To Animate:

Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit and copy. 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 20 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Cheers
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.

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 18,  2013.

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