Monday, June 24, 2013

NIGHT CRAWLER

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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 Eye Candy 4 for the name
Font used: LD Newborn Vampire
Tube of choice: I'm using "Night Crawler" by Christine Marie Kotlark from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Army Girl" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0116 HERE
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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 new canvas 650 x 650. Paste a paper of choice and crop merged opaque. Apply mask and merge group.

C/P your tube as a new layer and re-size if it's too large. I re-sized my tube by 70%. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 51 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Move this layer below your tube layer. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 72 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Move to left side of your tube. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 70 as a new layer and position at bottom of frame under your tube. Duplicate.
C/P element 68 as a new layer and duplicate. Place one on the left hand side of frame and the other on the right hand side.
Make sure these are below the frame in the layer palette.
Merge them together.
Select you magic wand, feather 0 and click inside the frame. Selection/modify/expand by 8. Delete the excess trees you see in the center.
Repeat this process for anything further we place behind the frame layer.
C/P element 31 as a new layer and position upper left hand side of frame. Delete extra in center of frame.
C/P element 57 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Position in front of frame and behind your tube. Place on the lower right hand side of frame.
C/P element 73 as a new layer and re-size by 30%. Position on the upper left hand side of frame.
C/P element 5 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Mirror. Position on the lower right hand side of frame and over the barrels.
Now within the frame (circle), paste the army tank and element 67.  To remove extra, just click in the circle with magic wand and invert select. In layers palette click on tank, delete and then click on element 67 and delete.
Add element 20 on the right side of frame (behind) and delete the extra from the center.
C/P element 21 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Position at bottom of tag and just under your tubes hands on the ground.
Add drop shadow to all layers.

Add artist copyright and merge all visible.
Add name.
Merge all visible and save as a PNG.

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 Monday June 24, 2013.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Cruelina

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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 4: Gradient Glow
Font used: Genial Black Regular
Tube of choice: I'm using "Cruelina" by Mistycheskaya from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Cruelina" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni320
Mask: 0107  HERE
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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 a new image 700 x 650.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Re-size by 80% and add drop shadow. Move low towards bottom of tag.
C/P element 65 as a new layer and re-size by 65%. Position behind tube and on right side. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 37 as a new layer and re-size by 65%. Position behind tube and on left side. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 1 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position puppy on crate. Duplicate and mirror. Position in front of tube and

by her arm. Add drop shadow to each puppy.
C/P element 11 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position facing her face, on the left side of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 31 as a new layer. Position behind the other tree on it's left side.
If you need to increase your canvas size at this time, go ahead. I made mine 900 x 900.
This is temporary until we re-size at the end.

C/P element 61 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Move behind your tube's feet/legs on the right side of tag.
Duplicate and move to middle of tag and behind the crate.
Duplicate and mirror. Move to the edge of crate on the left side of tag.
Add drop shadow to each layer.

C/P element 64 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Mirror and position above the puppy on the crate. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 63 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Move to left side of tag and place on edge of crate. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 75 as a new layer. Move to bottom of tag behind the crate. Duplicate and move this layer in front of crate. Add drop shadow to each.
C/P element 49 as a new layer and move behind crate and in front of the evergreen tree. Duplicate and merge together.
C/P element 93 as a new layer and re-size by 22%. Duplicate and merge down. Move to right lower hand side. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 7 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Move to lower right hand side. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 29 as a new layer. Move to top of canvas. In layers palette send to bottom.
C/P element 3 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Move to right side of tag. This should be your last layer.
Activate your crate layer and duplicate. Re-size by 70% and mirror. Position it so it covers the bottom area of your castle.
Add drop shadow.
C/P element 45 as a new layer. This should be your top layer. Position sparkles so they don't cover tube's face.
C/P paper 1 as a new layer and move to bottom. Crop merged opaque.
Apply mask 0107 to the paper. Merge group. Duplicate and merge down.

Starting from your top layer, merge all elements down one at a time until you get to the tube. Include the tube in this layer.
X-out.
Merge all visible.
Crop your tag and re-size by 80%.
Add artist copyright and merge down.
Add your name and save as PNG.

If animating, go to Selections, select ALL.
Activate the bottom layer 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 16frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni320
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 pasted this animation 3 times. Once in between the black crow and puppy on crate.

Again near tree and castle and then lower down by her buttocks.
Go back in PSP and activate the top layer. Copy and paste in AS as a new animation.
Go Edit and Copy.
Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.
Position as best as you can, the way it looked on your tag in PSP. Click into place.

Play and save.

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 Sunday June 23, 2013

BOOM BOOM

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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 and Lokas Software/3D Shadow
Font used: Qwigley
Tube of choice: I'm using "Goth" by Jose A Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "BoomBoom" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-BoomBoom-Tutorial
Mask: 0137 HERE
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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 31 and duplicate. Close original.
C/P your tube as a new layer. Re-size by 70%. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 55 as a new layer and send layer to bottom. Position in the right upper left hand side, behind the buildings.
Duplicate element and mirror. Add drop shadow to each layer.
C/P element 39 as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Move to left lower hand side, as your top layer. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 14 as a new layer and free rotate to the left by 90 degrees. Position in front of your tube. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 10 as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Move to right lower hand side, as your top layer. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 5 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Position bottom center. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 23 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Position behind the building on the lower left hand side.
Duplicate and mirror. Duplicate and move this left up and behind your purple leaves. Duplciate and mirror. Add drop shadow to each.
C/P element 43 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Move to bottom right hand side behind the barrel. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 40 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Move to left hand side of tag. Duplicate and mirror. Add drop shadow to each.
C/P element 37 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Move to left hand side of tag. Duplicate and move to the right side. Add drop shadow to each.
C/P element 12 as a new layer and re-size by 90%. Move to left upper hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 25 and 4 as a new layer and re-size by 50% each. Move to left hand side of tag. Duplicate and mirror. Add drop shadow to each. Position as you like on your tag. This is the flower and purple leaf.

Open paper 4, duplicate, close original and change canvas size to : 700 x 650
Apply Mask of choice or mine(Masks0137). Merge group and copy.
Paste on your tag and send layer to bottom.
C/P element 57 as a new layer. Position this layer just above your mask layer. Position in upper left hand corner of tag.
Duplicate, mirror and flip. Move a bit more to the lower right hand side. Merge these two together.
Add noise, 100%, gaussian, twice.
Add drop shadow.

Make sure all your layers have a drop shadow.
Save your tag as pspimage file.

Add artist copyright.
Save again.

I always keep a copy of my finished original tag without a name on it, so duplicate this one and close it.
Merge visible the copied one.
Add your name, merge visible and save as PNG.

If animating, merge all layers one at a time down to and including your tube.
X-out this layer now. Click on Mask layer and merge all visible.
UN hide top layer.

Make sure your bottom layer is active. Go to Selections, select all 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 10 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-BoomBoom
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. Center of tag and buildings.
Go back in PSP and activate the top layer. Copy and paste in AS as a new animation.
Go Edit and Copy.
Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.
Position as best as you can, the way it looked on your tag in PSP. Click into place.

Play and save.

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.

To create the same name as I did in this tag, please go to this tutorial HERE

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 Sunday June 23, 2013

Name Animation Tutorial II


Another example of animation on a name.

You will need Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10.
Animation Shop 3.
Eye Candy 4000 and Lokas Software/3D Shadow
Select font of choice.
I'm using Qwigley

Using your text tool, click on your tag.
Set your font to "Qwigley" font or font of choice.
Size 100, Units: Pixel, Center Alignment.
Anti-alias: Sharp.
Stroke width: 0
Create as : Vector.
For this font I selected Kerning of -25. This does not apply to all fonts, but you can play around with it.
It brings your letters either closer or further apart.

Type your name out, choosing a color of choice in background materials box. Black is NOT a good color, doesn't show the effect very well, so choose a complimentary color from your tag/tube.

Click OK.
Convert to Raster Layer and duplicate.
On bottom name (original), add Effect of choice.
For this tutorial, go to Effects, Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow, enter the following:


Now add drop shadow. If using the plugin 3D Shadow by Lokas Software, use these settings:


If you don't have that plug in, use your normal drop shadow in PSP.
Go to Effects, 3d effects, drop shadow.
V=7  H=0  Opacity=83  Blur=6  Color=Black

Ok now click on the top name layer.
Go to Effect, Eye Candy, HSB Noise and enter the following settings:

Now add this drop shadow:

Go to Edit, copy merged.
Go to Animation Shop and right click paste as a new animation.

Back in PSP, go to Edit and undo drop shadow, undo HSB Noise.
Now repeat the effect, and click on Random Seed.
Add the same drop shadow.

Go to Edit, copy merged.
Go to Animation Shop and right click on the current name and paste after selected frame.

Back in PSP, go to Edit and undo drop shadow, undo HSB Noise.
Now repeat the effect, and click on Random Seed.
Add the same drop shadow.
Go to Edit, copy merged.
Go to Animation Shop and right click on the the last frame (2nd frame) and paste after selected frame.
You now have 3 frame with 3 different HSB Noise settings.

Play. If you like it, go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, Copy.

Activate your tag. Make sure all frames are selected.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is depressed (selected).
Go to Edit, Paste, Paste into Selected Frame.
Position and click in place where you want name to appear.

SAVE

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 Sunday June 23, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Zen Legend

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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: Gradient Glow for name.
Font used: Jenna Sue
Tube of choice: I'm using "The double trouble makers" by aLDoDarK from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Zen Legend" by P-O Concept from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 140
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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 a new image 600 x 600
Copy and paste tube of choice on your banner. Re-size by 80% and remove the bottom portion of your tube with your selection tool.
Position tube over on the left side. Add drop shadow.

Open paper 10 and duplicate. Close original.
Apply Mask 140. Merge group. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag.
Send this layer to bottom. Duplicate and merge. If you need to re-size your canvas, do so now.

C/P element 31 as a new layer and move to the left side of tag. Duplicate and merge together.
Duplicate and move this one to the right side.

C/P element 68 as a new layer and move to the right side of tag. Re-size by 70% and add drop shadow.

C/P element 38 as a new layer. Position in center of tag and behind your tube. Duplicate and free rotate by 40 degrees to the left.
Move this layer to the left of your tube. Add drop shadow to each.

C/P element 71 as a new layer. Move to left side. Position this layer behind the rotate feathers layer.
C/P element 29 as a new layer. Move to far right side of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 21 as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Duplicate. Position flowers in front of eggs.
C/P element 61 as a new layer. Move a little to the right of your tube. Duplicate and merge together.
C/P element 32 as a new layer. Mirror your dragon and position on the eggs on the right side of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 69 as a new layer. Move to the right side, add drop shadow.
C/P element 20 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Move to the bottom left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.

Merge all visible.
Add artist copyright.
Add name.
I used Jenna Sue as my font.
Used Eye Candy gradient glow and added a drop shadow.
Save as PNG.

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 Sunday June 23, 2013.

DARK FAIRYTALE

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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: Gradient Glow for name.
Font used: Recorda Script Personal Use Only
Tube of choice: I'm using "Dark Fairytale" by The Hunter from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Dark Fairytale" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-DarkFairytale
Mask: none
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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 20 and duplicate. Close original.
Copy and paste your fairy tube as a new layer.

Go to Image/ Re-size, all layers checked.
Resolution : 72, enter: 58% and re sample using: Smart Size

Go to Image, Canvas Size and enter:
700 x 650, center diamond depressed.

Copy and paste element 25 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Place on upper right hand side of frame element and behind your tube. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 1 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Move to the left side of tag. Add drop shadow.

Open paper 2, duplicate and close original. Go to Image, Canvas Size and enter the following:
650 x 500, center diamond depressed. Click OK.
Copy.

On your tag, using your magic wand, feather set to 0, click inside the frame (make sure your frame layer is active).
Go to Selections, modify, expand by 10.
Add a new Raster layer. Send to bottom.
Now go to Edit and paste into selection.
Go to Selections, select none.
Activate your frame layer again and add this drop shadow:
V=8
H=8
Opacity=65
Blur=11
Color=black

C/P element 35 as a new layer and position, upper left hand side of frame, add same drop shadow.
C/P element 37 as a new layer and position, upper right hand side of frame, add same drop shadow.
C/P element 56 as a new layer and position, lower left hand side of frame. Re-size by 60%.
C/P elment 94 as a new layer and leave in center of tag and behind your tube.
Re-size your canvas if it's not fitting in completely. We can re-size later.
C/P rock element 99 and position under her hands on right side of tag.
C/P element 18 and position behind your tube and behind the giant mushrooms.
Duplicate your big black flower and re-size by 60%. Move in front of your rock.
Duplicate again the big black flower and re-size by 40%. Move behind rock and your tube and position far back by her hip.

Add artist copyright and merge all visible.

Add your name and save as PNG.

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 June 22, 2013.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Beach 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 : Gradient Glow for name.
Font used: 2Peas Cocoa
Tube of choice: I'm using "Sailor Girl" by Alexander McMillan from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Sailor Beach" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0108  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, transparent, 650 x 650.
C/P element 37 as a new layer. Move to left upper hand side of tag. Add Drop shadow.
C/P your tube as a new layer and re-size by 75%. Move to right side of tag.
Open Paper 2. Duplicate and close original.
Re-size by 54%, 72 dpi and smart size checked. Apply mask of choice, or mine mask 0108.
Merge group and duplicate. Merge visible. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag.
Move to bottom.

C/P element 11 as a new layer. Using your selection tool, remove the trunk portion of the tree.
This element should be just above your mask layer.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 26 as a new layer and move to the lower left hand side of tag. This layer should be your top layer (above tube).
C/P element 99 as a new layer and move to the lower right hand side of tag. This layer is above grass layer.
C/P element 39 as a new layer and move to the lower right hand side of tag. Re-size by 54%. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 27 as a new layer and move to the lower left hand side of tag. Place over the grass element.

Merge all visible. Add artist copyright.

Add your name and save as PNG.

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 Thursday, June 20  2013.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

AMERICAN 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 : none
Font used: Carpenter
Tube of choice: I'm using "Courtney" by Jose A Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Courtney" by Lizquis Scraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni469
Mask: 0139  HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open Courtney_frame2. Duplicate and close original. Re-size by 80%, all layers UN-checked.
Now change your canvas size to 700 x 700.
Using your magic wand, feather set to 0, click inside your frame. Go to Selections, expand, by 10.
Copy and paste a close up of your tube as a new layer. Move down below the frame.
Go to Selections, Invert and hit delete on your keyboard.
If there's any space showing behind your close-up, copy and paste a paper, move it below your close-up and delete.
You can De-select.

Duplicate your close up. On the original close up layer, apply blur, Gaussian Blur of 3. On duplicate layer, change blend mode to soft light. Merge these two together. Now change blend mode to Multiply.
Duplicate your frame. Top frame layer, change blend mode to Multiply.
Add drop shadow to this frame:
V:  2
H:  5
Opacity:  64
Blur:  13
Color:  black

Merge all visible.

Copy and paste Courtney_Grass as a new layer. Move to the left and bottom of frame layer.
Copy and paste Courtney_radio as a new layer. Re-size by 50% and move to the left side.
Copy and paste Courtney_Tree as a new layer. Place to the right of frame and behind the car.
C/P sparkles1 as a new layer. Place more to the left and over the frame.
C/P tube as a new layer. Mirror and re-size by 80%.  Delete extra at the bottom of tube using your selection tool set to rectangle and feather set to 25. Select area from crotch to below. Delete.
Copy and paste Courtney_dog as a new layer. Re-size by 50% and move to the right side.
Copy and paste Courtney_bag as a new layer. Re-size by 50% and move to the right side beside dog.

Add drop shadow to every layer.
C/P Paper 1 as a new layer. Send to bottom.
Click on any other element to activate that layer. Go to Selections, select all. Activate your paper layer again.
Go to Image, crop to selection. Apply Mask 0139, merge group. Duplicate layer. Add drop shadow.
Merge all visible.
Add artist copyright.

Save as PNG.

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 21 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni469
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.

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 80 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, June 18  2013.

Monday, June 17, 2013

The Hunter

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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: Gradient Glow for name. Cybia: Screenworks for name.
Font used: Olivier
Tube of choice: I'm using "Dark Mermaid" by The Hunter from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Dark Mermaid" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0139  HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open paper 4 and duplicate. Close original.
Re-size by 58%, 72 dpi, smart size.
Open Mask 0139 SS and apply to the paper.
Merge group.

Copy and paste your tube close up.
Activate your mask layer. Go to Selections, select all.
Activate your close up layer.
Go to Image, Crop to Selection.

Now using your selection tool, set to rectangle, feather of 25, select the lower portion of your tube and delete so a little bit of her elbows are deleted.

Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 3 as a new layer. Move to the top. Again, using your selection tool, remove the extra on either side.
Duplicate layer and flip. Merge together and add drop shadow. Move below close up layer.

Copy and paste element 9 as a new layer and move to the right side of tag. Add drop shadow. This should be behind your tube layer.
Repeat for element 10. Move to the right side.
Repeat for element 60. Move to the far left side. Duplicate and re-size by 50%.
Mirror.

Copy and paste element 15 as a new layer. Position bottom middle of tag. Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 96 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Move to the left side of tag. Triplicate this element, you can re-size them each by 90% and 88%.

Tuck them in here and there on your tag. Mainly to fill empty spaces. Add drop shadow to each.

Add element 90, element 98, element 61 as new layers. Re-size to desired size

and add drop shadow to each. Place down along the bottom of tag.
Repeat for element 97 and duplicate. Placing one on the right side and one on the left side.

Copy and paste element 7 as a new layer and place bottom of tag and to the left a bit.
Copy and paste element 12 as a new layer and move to the right side of tag, add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 23 as a new layer. If there are to many sparkles over her face, just grab your selection tool, set to point to point (freehand) and feather 23. Delete whatever you don't want over her face.

Merge all layers/visible. Add copyright. Merge down.
Save as PNG.

Add your name. I used font Olivier.
On the font I added noise set to random and 25%.
Added plugin : Cybia, Screen works, Boxed Dot, 0
I added gradient glow, eye candy 4, set to FAT(under color tab) and 3 for glow width.
I added drop shadow.

Merge all visible.
SAVE as PNG.
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 Monday June 17, 2013.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

PIRATE GIRL

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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: LD Marooned
Tube of choice: I'm using "Pirate" by Danny Lee from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Pirate" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0138 HERE
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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 Paper 12 and duplicate. Close original.
Select your crop tool and at the top on your preset bar, enter 700 x 700.
Move your crop box so your are selecting the lower left hand side of this paper.
The paper is 1000 x 1000 so you can pick anywhere really, but for my tag I chose the lower left hand side. Double click on tag or click apply (green check mark).
Apply mask 0138. Go to Layers, new mask layer, from Image and select in drop down box. Merge group. Duplicate layer and merge down.

Copy and paste element 212 as a new layer. Re-size by 30% and move a little off center to the left. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and re-size by 70% if you are using the Danny Lee pirate tube. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 223 as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Position to the left of your tube. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 221 as a new layer and re-size by 92%. Position below your tube in layers palette and near bottom on the tag. Duplicate. On bottom skeleton layer, add a gaussian blur of 2. On the top layer change blend mode to Soft Light.
C/P element 208 as a new layer and re-size by 30%. Sharpen image. Place monkey on the barrel. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 177 as a new layer and move down in layers to just above the mask layer. Move to the edge of mask (upper left hand side). Change blend mode to Multiply.
C/P element 170 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Position behind your tube layer and to the right side of tag. Add drop shadow.
Repeat for element 156. Position to the left side of tag, near the barrel.
Copy and paste element 134 as a new layer and position behind the boxes and in front of your ship.
C/P element 112 as a new layer and re-size by 25%. Place on a box.
C/P element 102 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Place on the right side of tag behind your tube. Add Drop shadow.
C/P element 40 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Place bottom of tag, near tube's foot. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 20 as a new layer. Re-size by 30%. Duplicate. Place one bomb near monkey's hand on the boxes. Place the other at bottom of tag in front of boxes (crates).

Mirror this one.
C/P element 14 and re-size by 30%. Place at bottom near barrel.
C/P element 6 and re-size by 30%. Place at bottom on right hand side.
C/P element 27 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Place behind crates on the left hand side of tag. If you need to adjust some elements do so. Add drop shadow.
C/P skulls (element 4) and re-size by 60%. Duplicate and mirror one layer.
Place some behind your tube at her feet and place some in front of crates and barrel.
C/P cross (63) and re-size by 43%. Position on front of one of the crates (left side of tag).
C/P 108 and re-size by 31%, place on crate.
C/P 226 and re-size by 22%, place on barrel and change blend mode to overlay.

Ok now make it your own and add any other elements you like.
Make sure all your layers have drop shadow, except of layers that have a blend mode applied to it.
Add artist copyright. I used font LD Marooned. Save your tag as a PNG file.

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 Tuesday June 11, 2013.

Monday, June 10, 2013

CHRISTINE MARIE


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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: Ornatique
Tube of choice: I'm using "Christina Marie" by SkyScraps from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Christina Marie" by Tiny Turtle Designs from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0131HERE
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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 a new image 700 x 650, transparent background.
Open a paper of choice and use Mask 01031. Merge group and copy. Paste on your canvas.
Copy and paste element 32 as a new layer.

Copy and paste your tube. Using your selection tool set to rectangle and feather set to 20, remove her legs from the knees down.
That way she'll fit on your canvas without having to re-size her.

Add drop shadow:
V=2
H=-6
Opacity=77
Blur=3
Color=Black
Check mark next to : Shadow on new layer.
OK

Grab your pick tool and holding down the shift key on your keyboard, click on the left upper hand node and pull up and over to the left. Release.
Go to Adjust, blur, gaussian blur, 6.
OK so next time remember to remove the check-mark, otherwise you'll have many layers.

Copy and paste element 8 as a new layer.
Re-size by 70 % and flip.
Free rotate to the right by 90 degrees. Re-size again by 70%.
Move to the lower left hand side, covering her knees.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 121 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Move down by the flowers and add drop shadow.

C/P element 81 as a new layer and re-size by 25%. Move down by the flowers and add drop shadow.

C/P element 73 as a new layer and re-size by 25%. Move over to the right side of tag and add drop shadow.

Repeat for element 53. Place on her lap.
Repeat for element 49. Move down at bottom to the left of other flowers.
C/P element 60 and re-size by 35%. Move down in front of other cat. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 55 and re-size by 35%. Move to lower left hand side. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 7 as a new layer and re-size by 75%. Send to bottom and position to upper left hand side. Sharpen and add noise.

Add element 40, re-size by 20%. Add on top of the flower bundle down by her knees. Add drop shadow.

Add a few leaf elements, such as 78 and 36. Re-size them and stick them here and there. Merge visible.

Add artist copyright. Merge down.
Save.

Add your name and save as PNG.

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 Monday June 10, 2013.

STEAMY

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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 : none
Font used: Ornatique
Tube of choice: I'm using "Celina" by Alexander McMillan from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "SteamPunk" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Steamy HERE
Mask: 0136 HERE
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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 paper 8 and duplicate. Apply Mask and merge group. I used mask 0136 by me.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. I remove some of the bottom off my tube with my selection tool set to rectangle and feather of 30.
Move tube to the right side of tag.
If you have a large close up image of your tube, copy and paste it as a new layer. Mirror and position over your mask.
Click on your bottom mask layer.
Go to Selections, select all. Go to Selections, float. Go to Selections, invert. Hit delete on your keyboard. Go to Selections, select none.

Grab your preset shapes tool, set to Ellipse. Background color black, foreground color null.
Make a circle that is smaller then your mask. Convert to raster layer and send to bottom, below your mask layer. You should have something like this:

Copy and paste element 14 as a new layer. In layers palette this should be below your tube close up.
Click on your your tube close up now to activate that layer.
Copy and paste element 44 as a new layer. Re-size by 75%. Free rotate the element to the right by 50 degrees.
Add following drop shadow:
V=10
H=7
Opacity=73
Blur=13
Color=black

OK now we are going to add a layer to prepare for our coming animation placement.
Using your preset shapes set to rectangle, choose a color for your background and foreground is null.
My square is 244 x 266. You can always open a new image with those dimensions and flood fill with a bright color.
Copy and paste it on your tag and place at bottom, in between element 44 and your tube. Our animation will be going there, so the color will remind us to not place any elements over this area. Double click on this layer in your palette. Properties box will pop up. Place a check mark beside "Highlight in layers palette" and choose a color of choice.


Click OK to close. You should have something like this:

When the time comes to animate we will be referencing to this layer.
Copy and paste element 109 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position this over the box you just created and convert to raster layer.
Add drop shadow and drag below the box layer.

Copy and paste element 126 as a new layer. Re-size by 40% and position to the left side behind the box layer you just made.
Duplicate and free rotate by 45 degrees. Position at top of tag and to the right, behind your tube.
Add drop shadow to each.
Duplicate original branch at move this layer above your tube layer near right lower hand side.

Copy and paste elment 130 as a new layer and re-size by 64%. Move to the lower right hand side and add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 118 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Position over the leafy branch down on lower right hand side and beside the bomb.
Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 83 as a new layer and re-size by 35%, add drop shadow and move to the left side. This layer should be just above the box layer you created earlier.
Repeat for element 101. Position at bottom of tag in center.
Copy and paste element 113 as a new layer and re-size by 25%, add drop shadow and move to the bottom left hand side of tag, under the wing like element.
Copy and paste again and re-size by 15%. Triplicate. Position one at top of tag, one near wing like element (below it in the layers, but above it on the

tag) and place the other one middle top of your box. Drop shadow each.
C/P element 106 and re-size by 15% and duplicate. Place one at bottom of tag by the googles and one mid tag on the left side. Add D/S to both layers.
C/P element 114 as a new layer and re-size by 20%. Place along your box on the left side. Duplicate and free rotate by 90 degrees to the right.

Position along the top of your box, and below the other pipe layer. Add drop shadow to both layers.
Add anything else you want on your tag at this time.
I added element 42, 10, 5 and 15.

Activate your top layer and using your text tool, add your artist copyright.
Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Image, crop to selection.

Activate the layer below your box layer/colored layer and merge them down till you get to the bottom.
Go to Selections, select all. Go to Image and copy.

In animation shop, right click and paste as a new animation.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 11 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Steamy-002
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 over the grill square.

Go back to PSP and X-out your bottom layer and the square layer.
Click on any of the other layers, make sure you still have your tag selected (Selection All).
Go to Edit, Copy Merged.

In AS right click and paste as a new animation.
Go to Edit, copy.
Activate your tag. Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames. You may have to move it slightly with your cursor. Once happy just click on your tag.

Now I added another animation called SimoneAni-Steamy-006withShadow-PSD.
Open this animation, go to Edit and select all. Go to Edit and copy.
Activate the very last frame on this animation so your frame becomes blue.
Right click in that frame and select, Paste after current frame.
Now scroll the animation out so you see all 16 frames.
Delete frames 2, 7 and 12 using your Ctrl button on keyboard.

Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.
I placed that one at the top.
Next on Steamy-006withShadow animation, I mirrored it.
Go to animation/mirror.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.
Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.
I placed that one on top of winged element in bottom left hand side of tag.

Re-size your tag by 85%, Smart Size checked.
Add your name and save!
I used the font Ornatique by designstation.
For glitter look I put 100% noise. To animate it, I changed the noise to 100, 99 and 98.

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 Monday June 10, 2013.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

BROWN SUGAR

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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: A&S Motherlode
Tube of choice: I'm using "Megan" by Alexander McMillan from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Brown Sugar" by P-O Concept from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0137SS
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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 57 and copy.
Create a new image 700 x 700. You can re-size at the end.
Paste element as a new layer and sharpen.
Add small drop shadow
V=0
H=-2
Opacity=60
Blur=4
Color=black.

Go to Effect, Mura's Copies and enter the following:


Now, using your selection tool set to Freehand selection, enter the following and then click around the jewel leaving behind the two jewels that
are being cut off.


Now go to Selections, Invert and hit delete on keyboard.
Go to Selections, select none.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and re-size by 80%. Move behind the jewel wave. Add drop shadow of choice.
Copy and paste paper 10 as a new layer and re-size by 92%. Send paper to bottom and sharpen.
Add noise of 27%, Gaussian checked. Monochrome checked.
Apply mask of choice or mine: masks0137.
Go to Layers, New Mask Layer, From Image. Select mask in drop down box and apply.
Merge group. Duplicate and merge down.

Copy and paste element 39 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Add drop shadow. Position more to the left of mid line.
Copy and paste element 70 as a new layer and position behind your tube at the bottom and more to the right side of tag. Duplicate and move this layer up and over to the left hand side.
Add drop shadow to each:
V=-3
H=-3
Opacity=77
Blur=10.14
Color=black.

Copy and paste element 75 as a new layer and move it to the far left side and free rotate to the left by 25 degrees. Duplicate and mirror.
Drag this element behind yellow fan and move up high on tag, behind your tube's head. Add drop shadow to each layer decreasing the opacity of shadow to 50.
Add the phone element (80) and add drop shadow.

Duplicate the jewel wave and mirror. Drag this layer behind your tube layer and over to the right side of tag.

Make sure all your layers have shadows
Add artist copyright and your name and save as PNG.
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 Sunday June 9, 2013.

TRUST ME

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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 : NONE
Font used: ICT Symbol Black
Tube of choice: I'm using "Nurse" by Diana Gali from SATC
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Allo Maman Bobo" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-486-491
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open a new canvas 700 x 800 transparent background.
We will re-size at the end.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
C/P element 26 as a new layer and move behind your tube.
C/P element 55 as a new layer and add very small drop shadow.
C/p element 63 as a new layer and center.
C/P element 17 as a new layer and leave centered.
C/P element 2 as a new layer and triplicate. Move one to the left and one to the right, the other stays in the center.
Merge these 3 together. RE-size by 70% and duplicate. Move down and duplicate this layer and flip.
Add drop shadow to each.
C/P element 23 as a new layer and move to right hand side.
C/P element 3 as a new layer and move slightly behind your tube on the right side of tag.
C/P element  9 as a new layer. Re-size and add drop shadow.
C/P element 31 as a new layer. Re-size and add drop shadow.
C/P element  24 as a new layer . Re-size and place to the right, add D/S.
C/P element 7  as a new layer . Move to the left of tag and add D/S.
C/P element  37 as a new layer . Move to the left of tag behind the large needle. Add D/S.
See my tag for reference or do your own thing.
C/P element 5 as a new layer. Re-size and add drop shadow. Position at bottom.
Add as many elements as you want. Once ready we will animate.
Remember to add your artist copyright.
Save tag.

Let do the dripping blood animation.
Copy merge all layers and paste in Animation Shop as a new animation.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 21 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni488
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.
Ok click play and see if it's position pretty good. I had to redo the paste about 6 times before I got right where I wanted it.
Once you're happy with it, just leave it open in AS. I've learned over the years to save a copy right away, so shift + D to duplicate and save as MNG to your folder of

choice.
Now let's go back to PSP for the completion of tag.

Doing the NAME with blood animation:
Open SimoneAni87-PSD in Paint Shop Pro.
There are 16 frames that we will be playing with so you need patience and time.
It a little time consuming but fun! :)

Clean up your work space, close any opened images that you're not using.
Have only the animation open and your tag.
Make sure you've saved your tag at least once and duplicate it. Close original.
We will work on the duplicated one. Merge all your layers, {don't flatten} and type your name out using a nice big chunky font. I'm using:
ICT Symbol Black.
See Screenshot:

Convert to Raster Layer and duplicate.
On the bottom name layer apply a nice dark drop shadow . I used:
V=10
H=7
Opacity=83
Blur=8
Color=Black
Ok back onto the top name layer.
Grab your magic wand, mode: add shift, Match Mode: RGB Value, feather set to 0, tolerance set to 5, anti-alias checked.
Now click on the black in your name (all letters or a couple). Marching ants will appear around selected black text.
Now X-out your tag layer. Only have the two text layers visible.

Activate your animation. Starting from the top layer in Layers Palette, X-out all the layers one by one till you get to the last one (bottom).
Leave that one visible and click on it so it's the active layer.

Go to Material palette and double click on background color.
Select Pattern Tab and find your animation. Should be at the very beginning.
You'll see your tag, plus anything else open in PSP.
Click on it and set Angle to 0 and Scale to 100.

Activate your tag and X-out tube/tag layer if you haven't done so already.
Select your Flood Fill tool and fill your name. Make sure it's the top text layer.
Go to SELECTIONS, select ALL.
Go to EDIT, copy MERGED.

Go to Animation Shop and right click Paste as a NEW Animation.

Back in PSP. Go to EDIT and Undo until you get to undo fill. Undo Fill.
Ok activate your animation and X-out the bottom layer. Un-hide the next layer and activate it by clicking on it in Layers Palette.

Go back to your tag. Go to Material palette and double click on background color. You should see your animation there, BUT it's the previous layer, so
select in drop down box and find the animation again. It will activate the current layer.


Flood fill your name again.
Go to SELECTIONS, select ALL.
Go to EDIT, copy MERGED.
Go to Animation Shop and right click on the text and Paste AFTER current frame.

Back in PSP.  Go to EDIT and Undo until you get to undo fill. Undo Fill.
Activate animation and X-out the layer we just used. Activate the next top layer and un hide it.
Go back to your tag. Go to Material palette and double click on background color. You should see your animation there, BUT it's the previous layer, so
select in drop down box and find the animation again. It will activate the current layer.
Flood fill your name again.
Go to SELECTIONS, select ALL.
Go to EDIT, copy MERGED.

Go to Animation Shop and right click on the LAST frame, so in this case FRAME 2 and Paste AFTER current frame.

Back in PSP.
Repeat all steps until you've done all 16 layers of animation.
Have fun! :)
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 Monday June 3, 2013.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

RIO SPRING FAIRY


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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 and  Lokas Software: 3D Shadow.
Font used: Quickier Demo
Tube of choice: I'm using Fairy 3 by Al Rio from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Sweet Spring" by Tiny Turtle Design from SATC
Mask: 0126SS
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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 paper 16 and duplicate. Close original.
Re-size by 90%, 72 dpi.
Duplicate layer and change blend mode to Multiply.
Merge visible.
Apply mask of choice or mine 0126. Merge group. Duplicate and change blend mode to Multiply again.
Merge together.
Copy and paste tube as a new layer. Re-size by 90% and move up a little.
Copy and paste element 169 and re-size by 84%, sharpen and position in front of your tube at the bottom.
Add drop shadow.
V=9
H=-11
Opacity=66
Blur=9
Copy and paste element 25 and re-size by 30%. Position to left side of your tube.
Copy and paste element 127 and re-size by 55%. Position behind tube and over her head. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 148 and re-size by 55%. Position behind main flower layer and to the right. Add drop shadow.
Activate tube layer.
Copy and paste element 109. Position behind main flower layer and to the left side of tag. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 85 and re-size by 45%. Position behind bear layer and to the right. Add drop shadow.
Repeat for element 16.
Repeat for element 50. First time re-size by 40% and move behind tube and position right upper hand side of tag.
Do again but re-size by 50% and mirror. Move more to the left hand side. Add drop shadow to both layers.
Add bird element 35, re-size by 25%. Add drop shadow.

Merge all visible.
Add artist Copyright.

For the name, select your text tool and choose font of choice or Quickier Demo.
Size: 177, Bold.
Background color: #e0c7f4
Foreground color: null
Type your name out.
Covert to raster layer.
Duplicate layer. On top layer add following drop shadow:
V=-1
H=-8
Opacity=74
Blur=11
Checked mark next to: Shadow on seperate layer.
On the bottom text layer, go to Eye Candy, Gradient Glow:
Under Color ta, select FAT.
Under Basic tab, enter 5 for width, 2 for soft corners and 100 for Opacity. Check Draw Outside Selection.
Go to Lokas Software, 3D Shadow:
Blur: 29     Transparency: 56
Angle X: 0    Angle Y:0
Angel Z: 0     Zoom: 99
Offset X: 2    Offset Y: 15
Perspective: 64    Color: Black

Merge name layers together.

Merge all visible and save as PNG.

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 Monday, June 4, 2013.

Monday, June 3, 2013

BUNNY BABY

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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: A&S Graceland
Tube of choice: I'm using "Bunny Baby" by Pinup Bombshells from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Bunny Baby Style" by Disturbed Scraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-BunnyBaby
Mask: 0125SS
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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 paper 10 and duplicate. Close original.
Re-size by 85%. Copy and paste close up of tube as a new layer.
Move to the left. Change blend mode to Luminescence and duplicate.
Mirror. Merge together.
Apply Noise: Random 10 to the close up layer and the paper.
Merge visible.
Copy and paste paper 1 as a new layer and change blend mode to Overlay.
Merge visible. Crop merged Opaque.
Apply Mask. I used one of my own, Masks0125SS.

Copy and paste tube as a new layer. I had to re-sizy mine by 85%.
Add drop shadow. Drop shadow I'm using during this tutorial with slight variations:
V=-1  H=-3  Opacity=77  Blur=13  Color=black.

C/P element 17 as a new layer and move to the right. Make it appear like her hand is resting on the dice.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 18 as a new layer and re-size by 38% and move to the bottom left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 33 and move to the right side of tag. Add D/S.
Paste again, free rotate to the left by 45 degrees. Move behind the dice, add drop shadow.
C/P element 40 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position as top layer over the pink branch doodle.
Add drop shadow.
Paste again, re-size by 20%. Free rotate to the left by 63 degrees. Move over the bottom branch and just above the dice. Add drop shadow.

C/P  element 118 as a new layer. Re-size and duplicate. Merge down and position to upper portion of tag.
C/P element 77 and re-size by 75% and add drop shadow. Position between your tulip layer and branch layer.
C/P 67 re-size by 70% and move to bottom left hand side. D/S.
C/P 64 re-size by 57% and move to the bottom center tag. D/S.
C/P 53 re-size by 57% and move to the bottom center tag. D/S.
C/P 68 and move behind your tube and in front of dice. Add drop shadow.
Duplicate your dice a couple of times and re-size by 50 %. Position around tag.
C/P 84 as new layer and re-size by 34% and move to right side of tag behind the large dice.

Hide your mask layer and the glitter layer.
Activate your tube layer. Right click and merge visible.
Merge your glitter layer to Mask layer.
Add copyright and license number. Merge down to top layer.
You should have two layers now. The bottom mask layer and the top tube layer with all the elements.

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 SimoneAni-BunnyBaby
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.
Back in PSP copy your top layer and paste in AS.
Copy and paste in your tag.

Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.

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 Monday June 3, 2013.

Denim Princess

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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: 2Peas Cherub
Tube of choice: I'm using "Denim Princess" by SkyScraps from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Denim Princess" by Tiny Turtle Design from SATC
Animation: None
Mask: 0109
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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 Mask 0109 and minimize for laer.
Open a new image 685 x 685, transparent background.
Copy and paste element 80 and 56 as new layers on this canvas.
Re-size both. Flower by 25% and bow by 35%.
Position flower in center of bow. Add drop shadow to flower and to bow.
Merge them together.
Copy and cut.
Now re-paste so it will be directly in center of tag.

Go to Effects/Plugins/Mura Copies select Encircle.
Use default settings but change number to 8 and X & Y to 61.

C/P element 39 and re-size by 25%. Move to right.
C/P tube of choice. I re-sized my tube by 75%.
C/P element 130 and re-size by 30%. Sharpen and add drop shadow.
Repeat Mura Copies, but make the following changes:
Number:  27
Shift X:  77
Shift Y:  77
Angle:  4
Rotation: 101
Phase:  7
Everything else same.
Move this layer below the other circle frame.

Copy and paste element 38 as a new layer and move to bottom. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 47 and re-size by 23%. Move to the left near her knee, add drop shadow.
Repeat for element 68.
C/P element 14 as a new layer and move behind your tube. Add drop shadow.

Open Paper of choice, duplicate and re-size by 84%. Close original.
I used Paper 2 and Mask 0109.
Apply your Mask and merge group. Copy and paste on your tag, move layer to bottom.

Select different flowers from the kit and C/P a few of them around the bottom of your tube. Add drop shadow to each. Some that I used, 28, 56, 45 and I added ribbon 43 at top right hand side of frame. Re-size all of them.
C/P ribbon 55 and drap on the left hand side over your tubes leg. Make sure the dog's head is selected and promoted above the ribbon layer.

C/P element 108 and re-size by 23%. Position at bottom of frame, near tube's left leg. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 118 and re-size by 26%. Position at bottom of frame, near tube's left leg. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 74 as a new layer and position below large white tulip layer. Re-size by 50% and move to the left,

duplicate and move to the right. Adjust positions to your liking.
Back on top layer.
C/P element 71 and re-size by 18% and move in front of dog. Add drop shadow.
Add shoes of choice, I used element 49 and duplicated. Staggered them a little and added drop shadow to each.

Merge visible and save as PNG.
Add your name and artist copyright.
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 Monday, June 3, 2013.

COUNTRY GIRL

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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, Xenofex constelation for name.
Font used: Variex
Tube of choice: I'm using "Carry" by Misticheskaya from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Carry" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0124 HERE
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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 23 and duplicate. Close original.
Using your magic wand, tolerance set to 10, feather set to 0, click inside the frame.
Go to Selections, modify, expand by 10.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Add a drop shadow to your frame.
Now using your lasso tool, set to Point to Point, feather set to 1, click around the bottom portion of your frame which is directly behind the legs on your tube. Now promote selection to layer and drag this layer above your tube in layers palette. Before you De-select activate your frame layer and hit delete on keyboard.
Now on your tube layer, select the legs that are poking out below the frame and delete those.

Now select your crop tool and in the options "snap crop rectangle to: " choose Merged Opaque and apply.
Go to Image, Canvas size and enter 700 x 700. For placement, click on the center diamond and click OK.

Copy and paste element 28 as a new layer and move to bottom. Center behind your frame. Add drop shadow.
Using your lasso tool again, point to point, select the right sided branches and promote selection to layer. Drag this layer above the frame layer but below the tube layer.

C/P element 105 as a new layer behind your frame. Since your frame is chopped up you can't click inside so using your lasso tool again, just click around about half way thru the frame portion but all around and go to selections, invert. delete the extra. Add a paper of choice also at this time. Delete the extra. Now de-select.

C/P element 26 and re-size by 50%. Move below your tube and above your frame. Position to the left upper hand side of frame. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 99 as a new layer. Move below your tube and above the promoted branch layer. Position to the right side of tag. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 19 and re-size by 50%. Move to bottom of tag in front of frame and tube. Add drop shadow.
Repeat for element 16, but re-size by 46%. Position to the right of 1st flower. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 11 and move to bottom layer. Position high on tag, add drop shadow.

C/P element 104 as a new layer. Using selection tool, remove the pole. Re-size by 46% and position little house on right upper hand side of frame. Add drop shadow.
Repeat for element 34, re-size by 50% and move to bottom of frame. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 30 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Position behind one of your bottom flowers. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 29 as a new layer. Move to bottom. Position to far left side. Duplicate and mirror.
Duplicate and re-size by 50%, position a little lower. Repeat for other side.

Open Paper 13, duplicate and apply mask of choice or Mask 0124. Merge group. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and send to bottom.

Close mask and paper.

C/P element 21 as new layer and re-size by 60%. Move to bottom right hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
Add a few flowers to the pail. I used 15 and 20. Re-size them and duplicate. You can free rotate them and move around. Add a nice light drop shadow with a blur of 15.

Add the white kittens. I re-sized by 64%. Tuck them in behind the flowers. Add a light drop shadow.
C/P element 83 as a new layer. Re-size by 50%. Move this layer to just above the grass layer. Add drop shadow and position more to the right side of tag.
Add artist copyright, URL and license number.
Merge visible.
Add your name and save as PNG.

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 Monday, June 3,  2013.
 

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