Sunday, August 11, 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
Font used: Fontasia
Tube of choice: I'm using "Geisha" by Zlata from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Me Geisha" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Geisha
Mask: 0159  HERE
Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
Create a new image 700 x 700, transparent and 72dpi.
Copy and paste element 20 as a new layer. Re-size by 80%. Position on the left side of tag and about 2/3 of the way down.

Copy and paste a close up image of your tube. Position on the right side of tag.
Using your lasso tool, set to Point to point, mode: add shift, feather 28 and anti-alias checked, surround the bottom portion of your tube
and delete.

Copy and paste element 39 as a new layer and position in the upper left hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 10 as a new layer and position at top of tag.

Copy and paste element 49 as a new layer and position in bottom left hand side of tag. This layer should be your top layer.

Copy and paste element 57 as a new layer and position left hand side of tag. This layer should be behind the rock/leaf element.

Copy and paste element 23 as a new layer and position in right hand side of tag. This layer should be on top of the geisha.

Copy and paste element 63 as a new layer (re-size by 50%) and position in right hand side of tag. This layer should be behind the geisha.

Apply mask of choice (or mine Masks0159) to paper 6, merge group. Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and send to bottom.
Re-size to make fit if you need to.

Add artist copyright layer as your top layer.

Merge all 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 15 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Geisha
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 more to the left 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 Sunday August 11,  2013.


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