Tuesday, August 6, 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 (Eye Candy) for the name
Font used: Playball
Tube of choice: I'm using "Backslide" which is in package 29 by Barbara Jensen
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Tequila Sunrise" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Tequila Sunrise
Mask: 0105 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.
Copy and paste element 40 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Duplicate and merge down.
Copy and paste element 26 as a new layer and re-size by 70%. Position in lower right hand side of the pink circle frame.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and move to the left of the boat.
Copy and paste element 55 as a new layer and move behind your tube on the left, and below the pink frame layer.
Duplicate and re-size by 70% and free rotate to the right by 45 degrees. Move this element above the other. Sharpen.
Add drop shadow to each and merge together.
Duplicate this merged layer and mirror.

Copy and paste element 58 as a new layer and re-size by 65%. This element should be between the boat and pink circle frame layer in the layers

Add drop shadow.

Copy and paste element 17 as a new layer. Should be behind the bird element. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 60 as a new layer. Position in the upper right hand side of tag.

Copy and paste element 34 as a new layer. Position in the lower right hand side of tag.
Copy and paste element 39 as a new layer. Position in the lower right hand side of tag. Colorize pink or color from your tube or leave as is.
Copy and paste element 2 as a new layer. Re-size by 55% and position in the lower right hand side of tag behind the crab.

Make sure all elements have a drop shadow.

Select your crop tool and click on Crop Merged Opaque.

Now go to Selections > Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 8 into selection.

Apply Mask of choice or the one I used Masks0105. Merge group.
Duplicate this layer and merge down.
Add Noise of 30%, Gaussian checked.

Add artist's copyright and your license number.

Merge visible.

To animate:
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 15 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-TequilaSunrise
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.

Add your name or someone else's 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:
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 Tuesday August 6, 2013


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