Thursday, August 8, 2013

ANDREA

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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 (Eye Candy) for the name
Font used: BickhamScriptFancy2
Tube of choice: I'm using "Andrea" by Verymany found at SATC
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Andrea" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Andrea
Mask: 0110 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 canvas 700 x 700 transparent.
Copy and paste tube as a new layer.
Copy and paste element 66 as a new layer layer.
Using your Magic wand, remove some of the wires that are really close to the edges of your tag.
Now set your selection tool to Point to Point, Mode: Add shift, feather 0, smoothing 0, anti-alias checked.

Surround and remove the lower portion of your tube by clicking around from one point to the next.
Hit delete on your keyboard.

Copy and paste element 65 as a new layer. Move a bit to the left and should be behind your tube in the layers palette.

Copy and paste element 27 as a new layer. Re-size by 50% and position in lower right hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 23 as a new layer and position behind your tube on the right side of tag.
Duplicate this layer and re-size by 50%. Hold down your shift key and using your mover tool, drag this layer to the left hand side of tag.
Duplicate this layer and free rotate to the right by 45 degrees. Move to right side of tag.
Duplicate this layer and mirror. Move to upper left hand side. You can rearrange once the crate is in place.

Copy and paste element 31 as a new layer and Re-size by 70%.  Position behind your tube on the left side.

Copy and paste element 37 as a new layer and position as second to last layer and in the upper right hand side of tag.
Duplicate layer and re-size by 70%. Go to Image and flip.
Hold down your shift key and using your mover tool, drag this layer to the lower left hand side.

Copy and paste element 56 as a new layer and move it to the right side of tag. Should be behind the beautiful blue flower.
Duplicate and change the blend mode of top copy to Screen. Should make the flower whiter.

Copy and paste element 76 as a new layer and re-size by 60%. Place inside the crate. Sharpen.
Copy and paste element 54 as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Place inside crate and beside the wiskey bottle.

Copy and paste element 36 as a new layer. Re-size by 45%. Position as bottom layer and in the lower left hand side of tag.
Duplicate and move this one beside the 1st one.
Duplicate and move beside the 2nd one.
Duplicate and move beside the 3rd.
Duplicate and move to right side.
Should make a type of leave floor.

Copy and paste element 102 as a new layer and re-size by 30%. Move the left side tag about half way mark.
Duplicate butterfly and mirror. Move this one to upper left hand side.

Add drop shadow to all layers.
Add any other element that you feel would make it better.

Merge visible.
Go to Selections > Select all.
Copy and paste Paper 1  Into the Selection.
De-select.
Apply Mask0110 and merge group.
Duplicate, merge down. Duplicate and merge down (twice).

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

Merge visible.

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-Andrea-01-MNG
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 as the middle.

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 Thursay August 8, 2013

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