Tuesday, July 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 : 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
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.
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:
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 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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