Wednesday, May 15, 2013

FIONA

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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 : Gradient Glow by Eye Candy 4000 (for name)
Font used: Croissant
Tube of choice: I'm using "Fiona" by Diana Gali from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Sexy Fiona" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: I'm using my own, SimoneAni-FionaTutorial 001-002
Mask : One of my own, Mask0112.
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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 Mask0112 in PSP and minimize.
Open Paper 16 and duplicate. Close original.
Go to image, canvas size and enter : 700 x 700.
In Layers palette, promote Background to Layer.
Apply Mask0112 and merge group.
Duplicate and merge down.

Copy and paste tube as a new layer. I had to re-size mine by 40%.
Add drop shadow of choice.

Copy and paste element 49 as a new layer, re-size by 75% and move to the right hand side of tag.
Add drop shadow: V= -8  H=-1  Opacity=80  Blur= 8.70  Color=Black

Copy and paste element 109 as a new layer, and move to the left hand side of tag.
Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 33 as a new layer, re-size by 30% and move to the center of tag and
Add drop shadow: V= -8  H=-1  Opacity=80  Blur= 8.70  Color=Black

Copy and paste element 42 as a new layer, re-size by 70% and move to the right side of tag.
Add drop shadow: V= -3  H=-5  Opacity=64  Blur= 14 Color=Black

Copy and paste element 41 as a new layer, re-size by 60% and move to the right side of tag.
Duplicate and mirror. Drag back to the right side. Sandwich the black tower with these two orange ones. Stagger them a bit, making them all different heights. Add drop shadow to all towers. Duplicate the mirrored layer and move it to the left hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 24 as a new layer, re-size by 30% and move to the mid upper area of tag and make sure this layer is behind the car. Duplicate and merge down.

Copy and paste element 87 as a new layer. This layer should go below the dolphin. Position in the center of tag.

Copy and paste element 6 as a new layer, re-size by 30% and move to the left side of tag and make sure the palm tree appears in front of the towers.
Add drop shadow: V= -3  H=-5  Opacity=64  Blur= 14 Color=Black

Copy and paste element 11 as a new layer, free rotate by 90 degrees to the left and mirror.
Move to the left side of tag in front of dolphin and behind the lone tower.
Add drop shadow: V= -3  H=-5  Opacity=64  Blur= 14 Color=Black
Duplicate this element and free rotate to the right by 30 degrees.
Move the element to the right side of tag and tuck behind tower.

Copy and paste element 8 as a new layer. This layer should go behind the 3 towers on the right side of tag and the blue leaves.

Copy and paste element 12 as a new layer. This layer should go behind the 3 towers on the right side of tag and the blue leaves.

Copy and paste element 11 as a new layer. This layer should go behind the 1 towers on the left side of tag. Duplicate and re-size by 50%. Move down a little and over more to the left.
Duplicate again and move to top layer and over to the right side of tag, down by tube's leg.
Duplicate again free rotate to the left by  40 degrees. Move just a little to the left.
Duplicate the one your just rotated and move it to the left side of tag and down to the bottom near her arm. Add drop shadow to all these layers.

Copy and paste element 7 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. This layer should go just below your tube layer on the left side of tag, near the car. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 85 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. This layer should go behind the black grass the left side of tag, near the car. Add drop shadow.

At this point I duplicate the blue leafy tree element (49) and mirrored it. I moved it over the the right side of tag and covered the car just a little bit with it. See my tag for reference. If you have too much on it showing down below , just remove extra with your selection tool. Select area to be deleted and delete.

Now using the following flower elements:
32, 39, 40 and 74. Copy and paste them as new layers and re-size them. Add them to the bottom of your tag and add drop shadows.

Copy and paste element 91 as a new layer, re-size by 85 %, duplicate and merge them together.
Position a little higher on your tag.

Add artist copyright, and scrap kit maker credit.
Make sure all your layers have drop shadows and tweak your tag now before merging.

For name I used font : Croissant.

To animate let's get our layers in order.
Starting from the top, layer down and down until you get to tube layer. You can include the tube in this merged layer.
Next, start with layer after the tube and merge down and down until you get to mask layer and include it in merged layer.

Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit and copy (make sure you have the bottom layer highlighted). 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 SimoneAni-Fiona-01
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.
Go back to PSP and copy your top layer and paste as a new animation in AS.
Copy and paste it on your tag.

Open SimoneAni-Fiona-02
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.
Paste into your tag placing it on your bracelet.
See my screenshot.

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 Wednesday, May 15,  2013.





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