Wednesday, July 31, 2013

FIRE 911

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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: A&S Rhino
Tube of choice: I'm using "HOT 911" by Jose A Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "HOT 911" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Fire911
Mask: 0156 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 694 x 694, transparent background.
Flood fill black.
Open Masks0156 in PSP and minimize.
Go to Layers, new mask layer, from image.
In drop down box find the mask and apply.
In layers palette, right click on mask and merge group.
Duplicate layer and mirror, then flip. Merge them together.
Add noise of 7%. Go to Adjust, add noise, random checked and enter 7.

Copy and paste element e44 as a new layer and re-size by 65%, smart size, 72 dpi.
Duplicate layer and merge down.
Using your magic wand tool, set to add shift, RGB Value, tolerance of 18, and feather of 0, anti-alias checked, click inside the circle frame.
Go to Selections, modify, expand, enter : 4.
In layers palette, click on Mask layer to highlight and make active.
Go to Layers, add new Raster Layer.

Open paper PP6 and copy. Close that paper.
On your tag, go to Edit and Paste INTO selection.
Go to Adjust, sharpeness, sharpen.
Do it again, but choose sharpen more.

Now copy your close-up tube and paste as a new layer.
Using your mover tool, position your tube in center of selection.
Go to Selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard or go to Edit and cut.
Go to Selections, select all. Go to Image, crop to selection.
On the close up layer, change the blend mode to Luminance (L) and decrease Opacity to 51.
Merge it down.

Go to Adjust, Brightness and Contrast, Brightness/Contrast and enter :
Brightness : -4
Contrast : 42
OK

Click on your frame (circle) layer.
Go to Effect, drop shadow and enter:
V= 3, H= 4, Opacity= 75, Blur= 10, Color= black.
Check : shadow on a new layer.

Click on your frame (circle) layer again.
This time change the V & H to -3 and -4.
Now merge the drop shadow layers only.

Go to Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur, enter 10.
OK you can merge your frame layer down with the shadow layer.

Copy and paste element e43 as a new layer. Re-size by 65%.
Move this element below your frame layer, including the closeup layer. Position at upper left hand side of the frame.
Duplicate and free rotate to the right by 45 degrees and move this layer at top of circle. Sharpen.
Duplicate and flip and mirror.
Now duplicate the very first one again (left upper hand side) and mirror.
Duplicate that one and flip.
Duplicate that one and mirror.

Add a single drop shadow to each of these flower layers.
REMOVE the check mark on the shadow layer.
Use the very fist shadow settings only.

Copy and paste element e20 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position in right upper hand side of tag.
Add same drop shadow.
Now merge all visible and save your tag as .pspimage.

Go to Selections, select all and copy your layer and paste as a new animation in Animation Shop.
Hold Ctrl key down on keyboard and repeatedly hit the L letter until you have 21 frames.
Back in PSP, select none.

C/P element e19 as a new layer and position in left lower hand side of tag.
Add same drop shadow.
C/P element e7 as a new layer and free rotate to the right by 90 degrees.
Position at top of frame. Add same drop shadow. Don't block the wording on your sign.

Copy and paste your regular sized tube as a new layer and re-size by 80%.
Move her to the right side of tag.
Grab your selection tool, set to rectangle, MODE: add shift, Feather: 25, Anti-alias: checked.
Select the bottom portion of her pants/legs and delete. Don't remove too much, but just enough to eliminate the sharp edge.
De-select and add same drop shadow to your tube.

Copy element e12 and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 65% and move to lower left hand side in front of grass. Add drop shadow.
Copy element e6 and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 75% and move to lower left hand side leaning on the hydrant. Add drop shadow.
Move axe layer below the hydrant layer.
Copy element e1 and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 55% and move to lower center of tag. Add drop shadow.
Copy element e8 and paste as a new layer. Re-size by 55% and move to lower right hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P element e34 and paste as a new layer. Free rotate to the right by 90 degrees. Position at bottom of tag.
This layer should be just above the tube layer and below all the elements.
Duplicate and re-size by 55% and move that layer lower on tag and in front of tube.
Add drop shadow to each layer.

Now X-out your bottom layer, (the merged one).
Highlight any other layer to make active and merge all visible.
Add artist copyright and license info. Merge down to your top layer.

Go to selections, select all 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 21 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.

Open SimoneAni-Fire911.
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 in center.

Now copy the top layer and paste as a new layer. Try to position as best as you can.
You can maximize PSP again to verify where you need to align things.
Click into place.

Now open SimoneAni-Fire911_02 and repeat.

For the name animation.

In PSP create the name you want, adding drop shadow and any pattern or color of choice.
I also free rotated my name 45 degrees to the left.
I used font : A&S Rhino.
Copy and paste as a new animation in AS.
Go to Effects, Insert Image Effect.
Select : Start with animation frame.
Effect length : 1.7 secs
Frames per second : 8 fps
Effect contains a total of 13 frames.
Select UNDERWATER and click on the Customize button.
Enter the following:


OK now delete frame 1.
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.
Position in the frame in the upper left hand section of it.
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 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 Wednesday July 31, 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

STEAMPUNK Forum Set

  
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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 4: Gradient Glow for name only.
Font used: Carpenter
Tube of choice: I'm using "Lucinda" by Angelica S from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Lucinda" by Tiny Turtle Designs
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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 215.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Position the portion of your tube that is most colorful.
Highlight (click on) Raster 1 in layers palette.
Go to Selections > Select all.
Go to Image > Crop to selection.
Click on Raster 2 layer. Duplicate. Work on the copy layer.
Go to Effects > Texture Effect > Mosaic-Antique
Number of columns: 25
Number of columns: 25
Tile diffusion : 37
Grout width : 1
Grout diffusion : 74
OK

Go to Adjust > Sharpen > Sharpen.
Change blend mode to Screen. If that doesn't look good to you, just play around with the other choices and select the one that works best for your tag.
Merge down.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Re-size by 25% if using the same one I did.
Copy and paste element 29 as a new layer and re-size by 55%. Position in left upper hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 52 as a new layer and re-size by 44%. Position as your top layer, above your tube and in the lower right hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 76 as a new layer. Position middle upper left side of tag. See my tag for reference. Add drop shadow.
This element should be behind the tube and in front of the clock cluster element.
Copy and paste element 112 as a new layer and re-size by 33%. Position in lower left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 129 as a new layer and re-size by 33%. Position on right side of tag on the hat. Add drop shadow.

Ok go back to your bottom Raster 1 layer and highlight in layers palette.
Go to Selections > Select all.
Go to Image > Crop to selection.
Highlight your background layer.
Go to Effects > Reflection Effects > Kaleidoscope >
Horizontal offset : -74
Vertical offset : 1
Rotation angle : 146
Scale factor : 12
Number of petals : 3
Number of orbits : 1
Radial suction : 19
Edge Mode : Wrap
OK
Go to Image > Sharpen > Sharpen

Now go to Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise: check Random and 4%. Monochrome checked.
Merge visible.
Go to Effect > Plugins > AAA Frame > Texture Frame:
Width : 8
Stroke : 1
Brightness : -73
Soften : 2
Opacity : 66
OK

Copy and paste as a new layer in Animation Shop.

Back in PSP, go to Edit > Undo Texture Frame > Undo Merge visible
Undo layers selection > Undo add noise.

Now add noise, change to 5%.
Add the same frame settings.
Merge visible.
Copy and paste in AS after current frame.

Back in PSP, go to Edit and undo frame and noise.

Repeat noise, change to 6%.
Add frame again.
Merge visible and copy. Paste in AS after the second frame.
You should now have a total of 3 frames.

Add artist copyright and your name.
SAVE as gif.

Back in PSP, undo again.
Make your avatar.

Click on your crop tool and enter 145 by 180 if it's a forum avatar. If it's a Facebook avatar change to 180 x 180.
Move your crop tool over the area you want as your avatar and double click.

Merge visible and add the frame effect again. You can mirror layer.
Add copyright/license number and your initial or name.
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 Tuesday July 30, 2013

Saturday, July 20, 2013

MUSIC MY WAY

 
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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 for the name. VM Extravaganza, AAA Frame
Font used: P22 OhLey
Tube of choice: I'm using "Anouk" by Jose Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Anouk" by LizquisScraps from SATC
Animation: none
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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Making timeline banner.
Open a new image 851 x 315, resolution: 72, raster background, transparent.

Open two papers of choice. I used paper 6 and paper 11.
Copy your 1st paper and paste as a new layer. Move to the right side of template.
Copy your 2nd paper and paste as a new layer. Move to the left. My top paper, the one that touches the left side, takes up the majority of my timeline banner. Play around and see what you  like.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and drag her over the seem between the papers to hide it.
Copy and paste Anouk_label element as a new layer. Center and add drop shadow.
Copy and paste Anouk_speakers element as a new layer. Move to bottom and center. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste Anouk_music lights element as a new layer. Should be your second layer from top, your tube being the first layer.
Position so it looks like it's coming out of the speakers.
Copy and paste Anouk_light3 element as a new layer and move behind your tube and cover some of the yellow paper on the right side.
Copy and paste Anouk_bombox element as a new layer and move low and to the left hand side of banner. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste Anouk_bear element as a new layer, re-size by 55% and mirror. Position on the speaker. Add drop shadow.

Merge your two papers layers together.
Using your selection tool, set to rectangle, Mode set to Add, feather to 0. Select a portion behind your tube.

Promote your selection to layer.
Go to Effects>Plugins>VM Extravaganza>Transmission. Enter default settings.
Go to Selection>Select none. Now go to Image>Mirror>Image>Flip.
Back onto your paper layer. Using your selection tool again, select a small portion of the right side and the left side. Promote selection to layer.
Add noise. Got to Adjust>Add/Remove Noise>Add Noise>Check Gaussian, noise 83%, monochrome checked.
Merge those down to paper layer.

If you've put a drop shadow on all your elements and you are happy with your placement, save your tag as .pspimage.
Now duplicate and minimize original. I always save one tag in layers, just in case I want to add something or make changes.

Ok on duplicate tag(timeline), merge all visible.
Go to Effects>Plugins>AAA Frames>Foto Frame and enter the following:
In drop down box at bottom I selected: Black with Yellow Shadows and then I entered:
Width : 5
Brightness : -255
Stroke : 255
Matte : 5
Red : -160
Green : -180
Blue : -70
Opacity : 15

OK now for the avatar.
Open a new canvas 180 x 178, transparent.
Copy and paste your close up tube as a new layer.
Centre using your mover tool.
Merge all flatten. Repeat the border frame using AAA Frames.

For the copyright, you can't add the artist URL according to Facebook rules.
So just the add the copyright symbol © and artist name and your license number.
To get copyright symbol, hold down the Alt key on your keyboard and using your Numeric Keypad enter 0169.

Add your name using font of choice. I used P22 OhLey.

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 July 20,  2013.

Friday, July 12, 2013

HERO BABE

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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 4: Gradient Glow for name
Font used: Scotosaurus
Tube of choice: I'm using "CAZADORA" by The Hunter from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using " Super Hero Girls " by Bibi's Collection from SATC.
Animation: SimoneAni-Hero Babe
Mask: 0125  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 141 and duplicate. Close original.
Re-size by 75%, 72 dpi, make sure all layers is checked.
Now go to Image, Canvas size and enter 685 x 685.

Copy and paste element 120 as a new layer. Position in upper middle area of tag.
Copy and paste element 112 as a new layer. Position lower left hand side and re-size by 75%. Sharpen.
Copy and paste element 121 as a new layer. Position on TV.
Copy and paste element 44 as a new layer. Position in front of your tube at bottom.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. I used the close-up and re-sized by 74%.
Move a bit to the right side of tag. Above TV layer.
Looks like it's coming out of TV and streaks in front of her to her opposite hand.
Copy and paste element 104 as a new layer and re-size by 85%. Sharpen. Move up and to the left.
Copy and paste element 139 as a new layer and move to the upper left hand side.

OK for the background of the tag.
Open paper 14 and duplicate. Close original.
On duplicate, using your crop  tool, surround only the skyline, try to exclude as much of the white top portion as possible.
Double click to apply. Go to Edit and Copy.

On your tag, make sure you have a blank raster layer at the very bottom.
If not, add a new Raster layer.
Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit, paste into selection.
Go to Image, crop to selection.

Open your Mask, I'm using Mask 0125, apply and merge group.
Duplicate layer and merge down.

Let's add more elements.
Copy and paste element 130 as a new layer, re-size by 40% and move to the lower right hand side. Should be your top layer. Duplicate and move slightly to the left.
Copy and paste element 117 as a new layer and move to the front low and in front of your tube. Re-size by 35%.
Copy and paste element 119 as a new layer and move to the front lower left hand side. Re-size by 41%.

Add drop shadow to all layers, but not the mask layer or the spider web, unless you find a nice one.
Ok Merge all layers down one by one starting with top layer and all the way down to tube. Include the tube and make sure TV is also included.
X-out this merged layer.
Activate the mask layer and merge visible. OK un-hide layer.

Add artist copyright, and merge down to your top layer.

To animate, 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 15 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-HeroBabe-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. I positioned it in the center.
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 Saturday July 13, 2013

SURFACING

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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 4: Gradient Glow
Font used: SplendidOrnamenty
Tube of choice: I'm using "Surfacing Mermaid" by Jay Trembly from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Mermaid" by LizquisScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Surfacing
Mask: 0143 HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥
Open a new canvas, 600 x 600, transparent background.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Re-size by 70%, at 72 dpi and smart size checked.

Copy and paste dolphin as a new layer and move to the lower middle of tag.
Copy and paste wave1 as a new layer and move up and to the left. Up just enough to cover her nipples..
Duplicate and mirror. Move this layer a little lower and match the bottom of it with the bottom of dophin element.

Copy and paste water1 as a new layer. Move this layer below the dolphin layer in the layers palette. Center.
Copy and paste fish4 as a new layer and re-size by 80%. Position between bubble layer and the duplicate wave layer, on the right side of tag.
Add drop shadow.

Activate your top layer.

Copy and paste sparkles1 element as a new layer.

Activate your bottom layer. Should be a blank raster layer. If not, just add a new raster layer and send to bottom.
Go to Selections, select all.

Open paper 8 and copy. On your tag, go to edit, paste, paste into selection.

Open your mask (Masks0143). Apply mask to paper and merge group. Duplicate and change blend mode to difference. Merge down.
Add your artist copyright.

Merge all visible.

Now 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 20 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Surfasing-001 or one of the other ones if you'd like.
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 placed mine upper left hand corner of 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 Friday July 12,  2013.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

ROYAL LOVE

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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: SplendidOrnamenty
Tube of choice: I'm using "Royal Love" by Christine Marie Kotlark from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Cleopatra Kit" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Royal Love
Mask: 0150 HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open Paper 1 and duplicate and re-size by 83%. Go to Adjust and sharpen. Close original.
Have your mask open in psp, minimized.
Make sure your paper is active and go to Layers, New Mask Layer, from image.
Find your mask in drop down and apply.
Merge group in layers palette. Close your original mask it's no longer needed.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Re-size if needed. I had to re-size my tube by 75%.
Copy and paste element 58 as a new layer and re-size by 84%. Move this element up on the tag.
Your tube layer should be lower on the tag.

Copy and paste element 48 as a new layer and re-size by 55%. Move in front of the man.
Copy and paste element 44 as a new layer and re-size by 55%. Position behind man and to the left side of tag.
Copy and paste element 41 as a new layer and re-size by 65%. Position behind cleopatra and to the right side of tag.
Copy and paste element 18 as a new layer and re-size by 65%. Position behind tube layer and between the couple.
Copy and paste element 24 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position behind tube layer and on top of trunk.

I had to enlarge my canvas at this point. Go to image, Canvas size and enter 730 as your new width.
Copy and paste element 3 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position to the right side of tag, in front of Cleopatra. Make sure a bit of her leg is covered.
Duplicate layer and mirror. Merge those two together. Re-position if needed. Make sure your cat isn't too covered.
Copy and paste element 6 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position to the right side of tag, behind Cleopatra.
Duplicate layer and move over to middle of tag. Merge those two together. Re-position if needed.

Add element 49 to the left side of tag, behind the elephant.
Add element 17 as a new layer and position as a carpet underneath your tube.
At this point I duplicate the pyramids and mirrored the layer. Move it lower on the tag, just a bit.
Add element 26 as a new layer. Re-size by 45%. Move to the right hand side of tag and add drop shadow.
Add element 25 as a new layer and re-size by 33%. Move behind your tube layer on the right side of tag and add drop shadow.
Add drop shadow to all your elements.

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

If animating:
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-Royal Love-Fire-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. Fire 1 animation should go on the left column.

Next:
Open SimoneAni-Royal Love-Fire-002
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.
This ani (Fire-002) goes on the right sided column.

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

To create name:
In PSP, open paper 2 from Cleopatra Kit and minimize.
Double click on your background color in Materials palette. Under Pattern tag, find the paper.
It should be close to the start. Angle 0, size 100.

Activate your font tool. Set to font of choice or the one I used: SplendidOrnamenty
Set size to 90, anti-alias: sharp, no stroke width, Kerning: 0.
Type name out.
Convert to Raster layer and duplicate.
On the bottom name layer, add Eye Candy Gradient Glow with the following settings:
Under Color tab select : Pride.
Under Basic tab select: width=5, corners=0, opacity=100. Leave check mark.
Add drop shadow.

Now on top name layer, add noise. Go to Adjust, add/remove noise, add noise, 94% Gaussian.
Merge down. Copy the merged name and paste in Animation Shop as a new animation.
Back in PSP, go to Edit and undo merge down, undo noise.

Go back to Adjust and add noise again, change to 96% Gaussian. Merge down and copy merged name.
In AS right click on frame 1 (the name frame) and paste after current frame.
Go back to PSP and repeat undo. Change noise to 98%. Add this name to the last frame (name ani) in AS.
OK you should have 3 frames. Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit and copy.
Activate your tag. Go to Edit and Select all.
Go to Edit and paste, Paste into selected Frames. Position at the bottom of tag.
Delete frame 16. 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 Thursday July 11, 2013

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Down At The Beach : FTU

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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 4: Gradient Glow for name
Font used: LD Mosquito
Tube of choice: I'm using "Claire" by Misticheskaya from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Beach Retreat" FREEBIE by Gothic Inspirations
Animation: none
Mask: in kit
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

From the kit "Beach Retreat Sampler" open Mask-GI_BeachRetreatSampler. Duplicate and close original.
Re-size canvas to 800 x 800. We will re-size at the end.

Copy and paste tube as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Move lower on your canvas. Drop shadow: V=1,

H=2, Opacity=74, Blur=10, Color=black.

Copy and paste Frame4 as a new layer and re-size by 70%.

Open Paper2 and copy.
On your canvas, using your magic wand tool, settings set to tolerance 0 and feather 9, click inside frame. Go to Selections, modify, expand by 10.
Click on the mask layer and right click paste as a new layer.
Using your mover tool, position your paper where you'd like within the frame. Go to Selections, Invert and hit delete on your keyboard.
Go to Selections, select all and go to Edit, crop to selection.
Add drop shadow to frame4. I used: V=1, H=3, Opacity=66, Blur=17, Color=black.

Copy and paste Grass as a new layer. Re-size by 85%. Move to the left and behind your tube. Duplicate and

mirror. Merge together and add drop shadow. Drop shadow: V=1, H=2, Opacity=47, Blur=10, Color=black.

Copy and paste WordArt2 as a new layer "Down at the Beach" and position at top of your frame and in layers palette drag layer below your tube layer.

Copy and paste Seagull as a new layer. Re-size by 45%. Position in upper right hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.

Activate your bottom mask layer.

Copy and paste Palm as a new layer and move to the left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
V=1, H=4, Opacity=47, Blur=5.8, Color=black.

Using your crop tool, select : Snap Crop Rectangle to: Merged Opaque.

Merge visible. Re-size your tag by 90%.
Duplicate your mask layer and add noise: Random checked and 5%.
Add artist copyright information.

Add your name.
Font used is LD Mosquito. Color used is : #63b2a4
Applied gradient glow by Eye Candy with color set to FAT.
First color box is : #873313
Second color remains white.
Now set the width to 4.
Added a drop shadow.
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 Wednesday July 10,  2013.

Monday, July 8, 2013

WILD WEST

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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: Quickier Demo
Tube of choice: I'm using "Cowgirl 2" by Jose Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Cowgirl" by Disturbed Scraps from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0146
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open Paper 1 and duplicate. Close original and re-size the duplicate by 87%, make sure it's set to 72 dpi.
Apply mask of choice or the one I made for this tutorial, Mask0146. Merge group. Close Mask.

Copy and paste element 68 as a new layer and move to top of tag.
Copy and paste your tube of choice. I used the close-up tube. Move to the left of tag.
Copy and paste element 41 as a new layer, re-size by 65% and mirror.
Copy and paste element 16 as a new layer, re-size by 65% and move behind the truck.
Make sure you don't see any of the fence below the bottom of the truck.
Copy and paste element 72 (directional sign) as a new layer. Position to the right of your tube.
Copy and paste element 23 (crow on skull) as a new layer. Position bottom center in front of tube layer. Re-size by 55%.
Copy and paste element 30 (boots) as a new layer. Position bottom left hand side in front of tube layer. Re-size by 55%.
Copy and paste element 20 (c0w) as a new layer. Re-size by 75% and position behind fence.
Copy and paste element 145 (cactus) as a new layer. Move this element behind your tube ont the left side.
Duplicate and re-size by 65% and position behind fence and on the right hand side of tag.
Copy and paste element 19 (rooster) as a new layer. Re-size by 40% and position in front and to the right hand side of tag.
Copy and paste element 34 (bag of money) as a new layer. Re-size by 55% and position in front of direction post, near the rooster.
Copy and paste element 53 (cactus trio) as a new layer. Re-size by 80% and position as layer above Mask layer.
Copy and paste element 107 (burnt newspaper) as a new layer. Position one layer above the truck layer. Position so it's at bottom of truck.
Add cowboy hat (32), bow (125) and scorpion (17). I placed them at bottom front of tag.
Make sure all your layers have a nice drop shadow.

Open element 38 and duplicate. Close original. Copy and paste your tube close-up as a new layer onto this poster.
Center and remove any portion of the tube that is blocking the wording, using your selection tool.
Change blend mode to Overlay and duplicate. Merge all visible. Re-size by 25%. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag.
Position in upper right hand side of tag. Free rotate to the left by 28 degree. Add drop shadow.

Merge all visible. Add artist copyright, merge down.
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 Tuesday July 9, 2013.

Beach Lover



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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 : AAA Frame Works, Gradient Glow:EyeCandy for name.
Font used: Playball
Tube of choice: I'm using "Beach Babe 1" by Pinup Bombshells from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Beach Girl" by Design by Joan from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: none
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open a new image 846 x 350, transparent.
Copy and paste paper 3 as a new layer and position so the left side is completely covered.
You will notice that some of your right side is uncovered, that's OK we will be adding our tube there.
But first, duplicate the paper layer.
Highlight the bottom paper in layers palette.
Using your shift key, hold it down and using your mover tool, move the paper to the edge on the right side.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and move it over to the right side, covering the seem, where the paper layers overlap.
Copy and paste element 45 as a new layer (boat). Position to the left side of banner.
Copy and paste element 61 as a new layer (beach word). Position at top left.
Copy and paste element 71 as a new layer (grass). Duplicate, re-size by 62%. Do it a couple of more times, and scatter behind your tube and in front of the

palm trees. Place them all on the right side of banner.
Copy and paste element 39 as a new layer (palm tree). Duplicate and re-size by 50%. Free rotate to the left by 20 degrees. Position large tree behind your

tube and position smaller one if front of the large one and pull it out a little towards the center of the banner. Place all on the right side of banner.
Copy and paste element 37 as a new layer (seahorse net). Position to the left side of banner.
Copy and paste element 27 as a new layer (lighthouse). Re-size by 62%. Place 1/4 of the way from the left edge of your banner.
Copy and paste element 76 as a new layer (dolphin). Re-size by 62%. Mirror. Position center middle.
Copy and paste element 1 as a new layer (water splash). Position center bottom of banner.
Copy and paste element 51 as a new layer (shell). Position center bottom.
Copy and paste element 50 as a new layer (starfish). Re-size by 50%. Position to the side of boat.
Copy and paste element 62 as a new layer (crab). Re-size by 50%. Position at bottom near your tube's hip.
Make sure all your layers have a drop shadow.

Save your tag as pspimage.
Go to Edit, copy merged. Right click on workspace and paste as a new image. Duplicate.
Minimize your original Banner you were working on. We will use again for the avatar.

Back to duplicated banner.
On bottom copy, blur by 3. On top layer, change blend mode to screen.
Merge visible. Add artist copyright. Merge down.
Add your name is you like or a cute summer saying!

Save as jpeg or png.

Let's make the avatar now.
Go back to original Banner.
With your mover tool, move your tube over the left hand side of banner and near bottom. Re-size by 78%.
See screenshot:


Now grab your crop tool, and enter 180 x 180. Move the crop box over the area down by the bottom, which of course has your tube's face.
See screenshot:

Double click. If the layers are all separate, merge visible. Duplicate. On bottom copy, blur by 3. On top layer, change blend mode to screen.
Merge visible. Add artist copyright. Merge down. You can add your initial or your name.

Adding the frame border.
Go to Effects, Plugins, AAA Frame Works and enter the following for both the avatar and the banner.
See screenshot:

Save both to your Banner Folder, if you have one, or save to your tagging folder.

Go to Facebook and upload to your page.

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 July 8,  2013.

Friday, July 5, 2013

DARK MAGIC

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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 4: Gradient Glow for name
Font used: LD Edward
Tube of choice: I'm using "Christine" by Christine Marie Kotlark from CDO.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Twilight" by SkyScraps from SATC (no longer in business)
Animation: SimoneAni-DarkMagic
Mask: 0145  HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥
Open Paper 2, Mask0145, and open a new image 700 x 700 transparent.
Copy your paper.
Activate your blank canvas and go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit, Paste, Paste into selection.
De-select. Go to Selections, select none.
Close original paper.

Apply mask. Go to Layers, new mask layer, from image and search your drop down box for Mask0145 and apply.
Merge group.

Close Mask.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. I selected the medium sized tube from Christine Marie Kotlark.
Re-size by 76%. Add drop shadow. Close original tube.

C/P element 20 as a new layer on top of your tube layer and re-size by 85%. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 18 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Add drop shadow. Move this layer behind your tube and to the left.
C/P element Wolf1 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Add drop shadow. Move this layer behind your tube and to the

right.
C/P element 10 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Move to the left and over the grave marker.
C/P element Flower2 as a new layer and move to upper right side of tag, behind your tube and your wolf layers.
Add drop shadow. Duplicate and mirror. Merge together.

Make sure all your layers have drop shadows.
Add artist copyright and your license number.
Save your tag as pspimage.

Ok now merge the following layers together. The flower layer, the grave maker, the black wolf and the mask layer.
This is your bottom layer. Hide this layer (click eye on layer, in layers palette). Activate the tube layer and right click

merge all visible. UN-hide your bottom layer.

Now to animate.
Making sure your merged BOTTOM layer is selected,
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 15 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-DarkMagic-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. See my screenshot.
Move your cursor around on the tag and you will see a little star, place that on the right hand side,
near edge of mask.

Go back to PSP now and highlight (activate) your tube layer and copy.
Paste as a NEW animation in AS.
Go to Edit, copy.
Activate your tag.

IMPORTANT PART!
Before you click into place, do the following.

On your active tag, place a registration Mark.
Click on the cross icon on your tool bar at top in AS, and select Spanning Cross under Mark Style.
Now with your cursor move the mark on your tiny sparkle animation.
Go to Edit, select all. Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

IMPORTANT AGAIN!
So with your cursor you will move your top layer around positioning it as precisely as possible.
JUST BEFORE you click into place, take a screen shot.
Screenshot key is on your keyboard: prt scr/sys rq.
Click into place now.

Right click on your workspace and paste as a NEW animation.
Grab your crop tool and just select the area that shows your sparkle ani with the cross over-top it.
Make sure this image is visible to you because when placing the second animation you will need to rely on this visual aid.
To remove spanning cross, click "Clear" at top tool bar.

Ok activate SimoneAni-DarkMagic-002.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit and copy.
Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.
Move your cursor around on the tag and place on the right hand side, near edge of mask.
Look over at your reference and you should be placing it just over the tree trunk on the right side of 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 Friday July 5, 2013.



Thursday, July 4, 2013

KAPLOW!

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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: BadaBoom
Tube of choice: I'm using "Bikini3" by Jose A Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Super Hero Girls" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Kaplow!
Mask: by me 0145
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥
Open a new image 700 x 700, transparent background.
Go to Selections, select all.
Open Paper 12 and copy.
On your new image, right click on top border and select Paste INTO selection.
De-select.

Close original paper to save for later.
Open your mask of choice and apply or use the one I made Mask0145.
Merge group.

Save this file now in case of crash or loss of power. This happened to me earlier today and I've had to redo the whole tag. Sad story.

Copy and paste element 65 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Duplicate layer and mirror. Merge them together.
Save your tag.

Copy and paste element 82 as a new layer and re-size by 48%. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 11 as a new layer. Add drop shadow.
Save your tag.

C/P element 67 as a new layer. Drag this layer to the top. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 5 as a new layer and re-size by 80%. This should be your top layer now.
Save your tag.

C/P element 71 as a new layer and re-size by 25%. Move this "Boom" to the upper left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
At this time, copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer. I re-sized mine by 75%. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 70 as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Place in the lower right hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
Save your tag.

C/P element 77 as a new layer and re-size by 15%. Position over scuffle cloud on the lower right hand side of tag.
Add drop shadow.
C/P element 83 as a new layer and re-size by 23%. Position over the "Boom" word near bottom edge. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 38 as a new layer and move to right upper hand side of tag.

C/P element 133 as a new layer and re-size by 75%. Drag this layer down in the palette until it's just above the big WOW word/element. Position to the left of your character/tube. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 132 as a new layer, mirror and re-size by 70%. Position behind your tube. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 109 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Move to lower right hand side and add drop shadow. Save tag.

C/P element 66 as a new layer and re-size by 31%. Mirror and move behind your tube on her right side. Duplicate and mirror. Make sure this layer in behind your car. Add drop shadow to each.
C/P element 78 as a new layer and re-size by 16%. Move to left hand side and add drop shadow.

Make sure all your layers have a drop shadow. Add your artist copyright and license number. Place where it will be

visible. Merge this layer down on your tube layer.
Hide your tube, X out the layer.
Activate your Mask layer and right click Merge all visible.
Un hide your tube.

Now to animate.
Making sure your merged layer is selected,
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 14 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Kaplow!-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. I placed mine about 3/4 of the way up the tag, so head level in reference to your tube position.

Go back to PSP now and highlight (activate) your tube layer and copy.
Paste as a NEW animation in AS.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

I also added SimoneAni-Kaplow!-04 to the center of my tube's chest area.
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 Thursday July 4, 2013.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

4th of July

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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 4: Gradient Glow for name
Font used: Carpenter
Tube of choice: I'm using "Monica" by Zlata M from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Monica" by SkyScraps from SATC. 
This is a freebie kit that comes with the tube.
Animation: SimoneAni472-485
Mask: 0144 HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open Paper 5 and duplicate. Re-size by 87%, smart size checked and resolution is 72 dpi.
Open mask0144 and minimize. Make sure your paper is active.
Go to Layers, New mask layer, from image. Find the mask in drop down list and apply.
Merge group.
Close Mask, it's no longer needed.

Copy and paste element 14 as a new layer. Position at bottom of tag.
Duplicate element and flip and mirror. Fit them together to make a closed frame and merge them together.
We will add little stars later on the seams to hide were they join.
With your magic wand, feather 0, click inside the frame and go to Selections, modify and expand by 8.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Drag it below your frame in the layers palette.
Use your mover tool to position your tube inside the frame.
Go to selections, invert and hit delete on your keyboard.
Select another paper of choice and copy and paste as a new layer, make sure this layer is below your tube.
I used paper 2 and re-sized by 70%.
Add drop shadow to frame and tube.

Copy and paste element 25 as a new layer. Re-size by 45% and move over seam on the left side of frame, add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 35 as a new layer. Move this over the right side of frame and add drop shadow.
Using the font : LD Mosquito with background color set to: #32516e I typed out the words "of july" and positioned it just below "Happy 4th" . My kerning was -25, size was 122, bold selected and anti-alias: sharp. If you have gradient glow, add a white glow of 3 around your text and add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 8 as a new layer and re-size by 80%. Move to upper right side of frame.
Increase your canvas size to 985 x 700. We will re-size at the end. I just like a lot of room to play on.
Copy and paste element 28 as a new layer and position upper left hand side of tag behind the frame and it's background. Duplicate and move this down lower and on the edge of the frame. Duplicate and mirror. Move this one out a little bit from the frame on the right side. Add drop shadow to each layer.

Merge all visible and crop merged opaque.
Re-size your tag by 82% and sharpen.

Add artist copyright and license number, merge down.
Save your tag.
Now 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 15 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni484 or 474. Either one works well here. I tried both and it looked good.
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 OVER the firework element and click into place.
Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name. I used the font: Carpenter and the color: #7b1d18

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 Tuesday July 2,  2013.

AMERICAN COWGIRL

 
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•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
________________________________________________________________________
Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy: Gradient Glow for name.
Font used: LD Modern Mix
Tube of choice: I'm using "USA Cowgirl" by The Hunter from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "USA Cowgirl" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-AmericanCowgirl
Mask: 0143 HERE
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Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥
Open paper 10 and duplicate, close original. Re-size by 88%, smart size checked and 72 dpi. Sharpen.
Open Mask. Go to Layers, New mask layer, from image. Apply mask and merge group.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Delete the tube from the knees down using your selection tool, set to rectangle, feather set to 16. Add drop shadow to tube.
C/P element 45 as a new layer and re-size by 55%. Move to right lower hand side in front of tube layer. Add d/s.

C/P element 71 as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Move to left hand side behind tube layer. Add d/s.

C/P element 11 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Free rotate to the left by 45 degrees. Move to right lower hand side in front of tube layer. Add d/s.

C/P element 9 as a new layer and duplicate. Change blend mode to multiply. Merge down. Re-size by 80%. Position to the left side of tag.

C/P element 5 as a new layer. Re-size by 60% and duplicate. Position side by side in front of your tube and the barrel. Add d/s to each and merge together. Duplicate and re-size by 75% and move this layer behind the barrel on the left side of tag.

C/P element 10 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Move to right lower hand side of tag. Add d/s.
C/P element 24 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Move to upper center of tag. This element should be just above the mask layer. Add d/s.

C/P element 51 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Move to bottom center of tag. This element should be below skull and above the grass. You can extra grass behind the fence. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 78 as a new layer and free rotate to right by 45 degrees. Add drop shadow. Position to left lower hand side.
Add artist copyright and your license number.

Starting from tube layer moving down to mask, merge down each layer.
X-out this layer now. Click on any other layer and merge visible.
You should have two layers now.
Crop merged opaque.

Now 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 15 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-AmericanCowgirl-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 OVER the frame area and click into place. I positioned mine more to the left side of the tag.
Go to PSP and select the tube layer and copy.
Paste in Animation Shop as a new layer.
Copy.
Click on your tag to activate.
Go to Edit and paste into selected frame.
Careful you don't cut off anything from that layer when you click it into place.
You can move it around on the frame until you are happy, click into place.

Repeat steps using SimoneAni-VIPGirl-03 and position this animation over the wagon on the right hand side of 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 Tuesday July 2,  2013.

VIP GIRL

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Please click on TAG to see in full size.
•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
________________________________________________________________________
Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy 4: Gradient Glow for name
Font used: Olivier
Tube of choice: I'm using "Festive" by Zlata M from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Festive Evening" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-VIPGirl-Tutorial
Mask: 0142 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, 700 x 700.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Re-size by 80% and add drop shadow.

C/P element 27 as a new layer and re-size by 75%.
Grab your magic wand, tolerance and feather set to 0 and click inside the frame.
Go to Selections, modify, expand by 5. C/P element 77 as a new layer. Re-size by 75%.
Move this layer below the frame element.
Go to Selections, invert and hit delete on keyboard.
C/P paper 4 as a new layer and drag below the skyline element.
Hit delete and deselect.

Add drop shadow to skyline and to the frame.
On your skyline image add a little noise: Random 5, monochrome checked.

C/P element 6 as a new layer and re-size by 75%. Position on left side of tag.
C/P element 68 as a new layer and re-size by 55%. Position over the left side of frame.

C/P element 11 as a new layer and mirror. Re-size by 35%. Position behind your tube on the left side.
Duplicate and free rotate to the left by 40 degrees. Sharpen and move above the other flowers. Duplicate and flip.
Position near bottom of her dress. Add drop shadow to each layer.
Paste original again and re-size by 27% and free rotate to the left by 70 degrees. Add a couple at top and bottom of the other flowers.
C/P element 60 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Sharpen. Position behind your tubes back. Add drop shadow.
Repeat paste and re-size by 60, sharpen, mirror, free rotate by 90 degrees to the left. Place behind the chair, and near the tube. Duplicate and move to upper right hand side of frame and send this layer to bottom. Should appear behind the frame. Make sure all your layers have drop shadows.

C/P element 1 and position to the right side of tag. Add drop shadow. This element should be just above your frame layer.
C/P element 7 and re-size by 50%. Place on chair and add drop shadow.
C/P element 5 and re-size by 50%. Place in front of chair and add drop shadow.
C/P element 8 and re-size by 20%. Place on frame. Triplicate, add move those around. Add drop shadow to each.
C/P element 43 and re-size by 55%. Place at top of frame on left side and add drop shadow.
C/P element 76 and move to lower left hand side and add drop shadow. Duplicate and free rotate to the right by 90 degrees. Move to the right hand side of tag. Merge together.

Starting with your frame layer, merge all your layers down one by one till you get to bottom.
X-out that layer. Click on your tube layer and merge all visible.
Un hide your bottom layer.
Add new Raster layer and send to bottom. Go to Selections, select all.
Open paper 4 and copy. Paste into selection. De-select.
Open Mask 0142 and apply to paper layer on your tag.
Merge group. Merge your frame layer down.
Add artist copyright and merge that to the tube layer.

Now 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 12 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-VIPGirl
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 OVER the frame area and click into place.
Go to PSP and select the tube layer and copy.
Paste in Animation Shop as a new layer.
Copy.
Click on your tag to activate.
Go to Edit and paste into selected frame.
Careful you don't cut off anything from that layer when you click it into place.
You can move it around on the frame until you are happy, click into place.

Repeat steps using SimoneAni-VIPGirl-02 and position this animation at the feet of your tube on the lower right hand side of 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 Tuesday July 2,  2013.

SPLENDOR

♥♥♥
Please click on TAG to see in full size.
•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
________________________________________________________________________
Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Eye Candy 4: Gradient Glow for the name
Font used: JackieO
Tube of choice: I'm using "Cassandra" by Verymany from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Cassandra" by Hania Designs from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Splendor
Mask: 0141 HERE
________________________________________________________________________
♥♥♥
Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
♥♥♥

Open a new image, 650 x 650, transparent background.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and re-size by 65%.
Copy and paste element 96 as a new layer and re-size by 85%. Position in front of your tube and at bottom of tag.
C/P element 09 as a new layer and re-size by 85%. Position under your tube and more to the right side of tag. Duplicate and mirror.
C/P element 97 as a new layer and position behind your tube and to the right of her.
C/P element 99 as a new layer and re-size by 65%. Position behind your tube and just above the sand layer in palette.
C/P element 22 as a new layer and re-size by 44%. Move behind your tube and to the left side of tag.

Duplicate and mirror. Move centrally behind your tube. Duplicate and free rotate to the right by 44 degrees. Sharpen. Add drop shadow to each layer.
C/P element 35 as a new layer and re-size by 35%. Duplicate a few times (3-4) and free rotate them by a few degrees and position here and there in the front of your tag. Add drop shadows to all layers. Merge them together.
C/P element 70 as a new layer and position directly behind your tube. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 75 as a new layer and place on the bench. Re-size by 44%.
C/P element 23 as a new layer and re-size by 59%. Position behind grass on the right side of tag.
Paste again and re-size by 25%. Position in front of grass in center of tag. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 74 as a new layer and re-size by 84%. Position on the right side of the bench.
C/P element 32 as a new layer. Re-size by 50%. Position in front.
C/P element 34 as a new layer. Re-size by 50%. Position in front. Duplicate, free rotate right by 60

degrees. Add drop shadow to each flower.
C/P element 2 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Position behind bench and tube. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 111 as a new layer. This layer should be just above the sand layer in your layers palette.
Add drop shadow.
C/P element 107 as a new layer and position in right lower hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
Open paper of choice or same as I used : Paper 12. Duplicate and change blend mode to Multiply. Merge down. Apply Mask 0141 to paper and merge group. Copy and paste as a new layer on to your tag. Send to bottom and re-size to fit within your canvas.
C/P element 68 as a new layer and position over mask in the upper left hand corner. Duplicate and mirror.
Make sure you've added drop shadow to all your layers.
Add artist copyright information and your license number.

Now 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-Slendor
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 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 Tuesday July 2,  2013.
 

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