Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Zombie Zone


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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 : none
Font used: Alice in Wonderland
Tube of choice: I'm using "Zombie" by Jose Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Zombie Zone" by SkyScraps from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-486-491
Mask: 0176 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 700 x 700, transparent.
Copy and paste element 19 as a new layer. Re-size for fit if it's to big.
Duplicate and mirror. Adjust so you cover the majority of your background from side to side and merge them

together.
Copy and paste again and re-size by 50%.
Duplicate. Position these two on either side of the canvas.

Copy and paste element 26 as a new layer and re-size. Position to the left.

Duplicate one of the bush layers and drag it up above the cross tombstone and place it a little to the right of it.

Copy and paste element 12 as a new layer. Using your magic wand tool, set to Point to point, select the chain portion

and delete.
Re-size if you need to make it fit and position at the top of the tag.

Copy and paste element 14 as a new layer and re-size to fit. Position to the right side of canvas.

Copy and paste element 32 as a new layer and position to the right side.
Copy and paste element 31 as a new layer. Re-size and move over towards the center, away from the white flowers.

Copy and paste element 13 as a new layer and re-size. Position to the right side.

Copy and paste element 11 as a new layer and position mid tag in center.

Copy and paste element 5 as a new layer, move to the top.

Copy and paste element 67 as a new layer and re-size. Move to top center of tag.

Copy and paste your tube of choice and re-size to fit. Move to the left side of tag.

Copy and paste element 21 as new layer and re-size. Position in right lower hand side of tag.
Copy and paste element 20 as a new layer and re-size. Position on the cauldron.

Copy and paste element 6 as a new layer and re-size. Position beside cauldron.
Copy and paste element 9 as a new layer and re-size. Position high above cauldron.
Copy and paste element 4 as a new layer and re-size. Position in lower right hand side.

Add drop shadow to all layers except the webbing layer.
Merge all layers.
Crop tag and re-size if to large.
Add copyright.

Add a new raster layer and drag down to bottom.
Selections> select all.
Copy and paste paper of choice.
I used paper2. Paste it into the selection.
Apply Mask to layer and merge group. I used Mask 176. Duplicate and merge.
Merge all visible.

Add your name and save as PNG.

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 SimoneAni487
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 just above and within the cauldron.
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 Wednesday September 18, 2013.

Monday, September 2, 2013

LUCKY 13

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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 : none
Font used: Sweetly Broken
Tube of choice: I'm using "Lucky 13" by José Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Lucky 13" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
Animation: SimoneAni-Lucky13
Mask: 0164 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 700 x 700,  resolution 72 dpi, transparent background.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and re-size by 75%.
C/P element 82 as a new layer and re-size by 58%. Move this element behind the tube. Sharpen. Duplicate and merge together.
C/P element 81 (car) as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Mirror and position lower left hand side behind your tube layer.
C/P element 80 (leaf) as a new layer and position behind car layer in the left upper hand side of tag.
C/P element 15 (branch) as a new layer and re-size by 40%. Position behind red curtain layer in the left upper hand side of tag. Duplicate, free rotate to the right by 90 degrees. Flip and position mid center and on right side of tag.
C/P element 1 (cat) as a new layer and re-size by 75%. Position as top layer in the lower right hand side of tag.
Highlight Raster 1 layer in layers palette. It should be blank. If not, add a new raster layer and send to bottom.
Go to Selections, select all.
Copy element 30 (clocks). Paste INTO selection. Select none.
Re-size by 92%. Duplicate and merge together. Add drop shadow {V and H =5, Opacity=37, Blur=3, Color=black}and move this layer up to above the car layer.
C/P element 49 (cards) as a new layer and position on right side. Should be below the clocks.
C/P element 43 (checkered tile) as a new layer and position in lower right hand side of tag.
This should be your bottom layer.
Activate your top layer in layers palette.
C/P element 56 (skull) as a new layer and re-size by 45%. Mirror. Position bottom center of tag. Covering a portion of your tubes legs.
C/P element 89 (flowers) as a new layer and re-size by 30%. Position beside the skull (make sure skill is still above this layer). Duplicate flowers layer and move it to the other side of the skull. Move cat a bit if you need to. Line them up perfectly at the bottom.
C/P element 27 (card) as a new layer and mirror. Position to the right side of tag. Make sure this layer is behind the flower layer.
C/P element 31 (button) as a new layer and position behind the flowers on the lower right hand side of tag.
Add a new Raster layer and send to bottom.
Selection, select all.
Copy paper 9 and paste INTO selection. Select none.
Apply Mask of choice or mine Masks0164. Merge group. Duplicate. On top layer change blend mode to Multiply.
Add artist copyright.
Mask sure all your elements and your tube have a drop shadow.
Starting with your top layer, merge down one by one until you reach the tube. Include the tube in this merged layer.
X-out this layer now, highlight a bottom layer and merge visible all layers.
Ok now make sure your bottom layer is highlighted in layers palette.
Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit 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 20 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open SimoneAni-Lucky13
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 in the center of the tag.

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.
Try to position it as centered as possible. 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 Monday September 2, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

SASHA REDUX

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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 : none
Font used: Ornatique
Tube of choice: I'm using "Sasha Redux" by Jose A Cano from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Born Free" by Angelica from SATC
Animation: none
Mask: 0170 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 700 x 700, transparent.
Copy and paste element 6 (frame) as a new layer.
Select the inside and paste paper of choice as a new layer. Move it below.
Add drop shadow to frame.

Copy and paste element 13 (teepee) as a new layer. Re-size by 75%. Mirror and position on left side of tag.
Copy and paste element 44 (horse) as a new layer.  Re-size by 60%. Mirror and position on right side of tag.
Copy and paste element 49 (branch) as a new layer. Re-size by 60%. Position upper left hand side of tag behind teepee and within the frame. Should be behind frame. Remove any extra using your selection tool.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Make sure this tube is your top layer in layers palette.
Copy and paste element 12 (eagle) as a new layer. Re-size by 50%. Position on upper left hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.
Copy and paste element 18 (little man) as a new layer. Re-size by 22% and place on the frame.
Copy and paste element 29 (features) as a new layer and re-size. Duplicate and free rotate one of them to the left by 40
degrees. Add drop shadow to each and add element 23 (re-sized) as the pivot point between the two. Merge them

together and move to the right hand side of tag.
Copy and paste element 26 as a new layer. Re-size and position in lower left hand side.
Copy and paste element 24 as a new layer and center at bottom of tag. Covering the lower portion of your tube.
Add drop shadow.
Add element 15 (hand) re-sized and positioned on the teepee.
Add any other elements you like.
Make sure you've added drop shadow to all your layers.
Merge visible.
Add paper of choice to bottom and apply Mask 0170 and merge group.
Add artist copyright and your name.

Merge all visible 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 Sunday September 1, 2013
 

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