Sunday, June 2, 2013


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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Gradient Glow by Eye Candy 4000 (for name)
Font used: A&S Black Swan
Tube of choice: I'm using "Dina" by Verymany from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Dina" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Island2
Mask: Masks0124 (one of mine)
Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.

Open Mask 0124 in PSP and minimize.
Open paper 10, duplicate and re-size by 85%.
Apply Mask and merge group.

Close mask and original paper.

Copy and paste your tube as a new  layer. I re-sized by 80%. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 14 as a new  layer. I re-sized by 90%. Add drop shadow. Move behind your tube layer and to the left.
Copy and paste element 13 as a new  layer. I re-sized by 50%. Add drop shadow. Move in front of your tube

layer and to the right.
Repeat for element 40. Move to far right side.
Repeat for element 55 and re-size by 50%. Move in front of beach ball. Add drop shadow.
Repeat for element 12 and re-size by 30%. Position in front.
C/P element 72 and move behind tube. Position more to the right side of tag. Add D/S.
Repeat for element 76. Move between beach ball and watermelon.
C/P element 81 and duplicate. Re-size both layers by 42%. Place one to the left behind beach ball.
Place one to the lower left hand side of tag.
C/P element 80 and re-size by 50%. Flip and place on tiki's head.
Add parrot, crab, grass elements and sandals. Elements 74, 8, 68, 67.
Add black grass in behind surfboard, element 95.
Add big grass, element 66 in front of your tube ( just a little) and to the left. Add drop shadow.
Add anything else you'd like from the kit.
Make sure all your layers have a drop shadow.

Merge all visible.
Add artist copyright and your license number.
Save your tag.

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-Island2
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:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
check Convert pixels less than 96
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 2,  2013.


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