Sunday, October 20, 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: Gradient Glow for name.
Font used: A&S Black Swan
Tube of choice: I'm using "Rush" by Christine Marie Kotlark from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Roller Princess" by Bibi's Collection from SATC
My supplies HERE.
You will find the Mask 0179, the flames, the animations (SimoneAni-Rush).
Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
Open a new image 700 x 700.
Select ALL.
Copy and paste INTO selection paper of choice. I used paper 3.
Select none.

Go to Adjust/ Brightness & Contrast/ Histogram Adjustment
Enter the following:
Low: 38
Gamma: 0.80
High: 239

Open Mask0179 and apply. Merge group.

Copy and paste the tube "Rush" and re-size by 82%.
If you are animating you must re-size by 82% otherwise, things won't match up.
I created the animation specifically for her hoop at this size.

Copy and paste element 29 as a new layer and re-size by 92%.
Duplicate and merge down. Add drop shadow.
Make sure this element is at bottom of tag behind your tube.
Making it appear like she's standing on the keys.
Copy and paste my frames element from supplies and position at bottom of tag behind your tube and the keyboard layers.

C/P element 42 as a new layer and move to lower left hand side of tag on the keyboard.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 129 as a new layer. Re-size by 34% and position behind tube layer in the right upper hand corner.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 78 as a new layer. Position behind flame layer and in the right lower hand corner of tag.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 121 as a new layer and mirror. Re-size by 70% and position to right side of skull cone at the bottom.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 30 as a new layer and position him on the barrel. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 112 as a new layer and re-size by 65% and position in the upper left hand side of tag.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 66 and positon mid tag, beside the radio and below it in the layers palette.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 26 and re-size by 75%. Position beside the pop bottle. Make it's below the drink layer in layers palette.
Add drop shadow.

C/P element 44 and move to right lower hand side of tag. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 101 and move in front of cupcake. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 27 and free rotate this layer to the left by 90 degrees. Re-size by 70% and add drop shadow.
Position over the mask layer in your layers palette and over on the right side of tag.

C/P element 45 and re-size by 28%. Move to the right side of tag and behind the cupcack layer. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 34 and position behind your tube. Using your selection tool, set to lasso, feather of zero, remove some of the pink heart. Add drop shadow.

I tripled my disco ball. Position one at top center and one to the left side of tag.

Add artist copyright.
Add your name or wait till after you've added the animations.

Merge visible.

For Animation: I'm using
I  -  SimoneAni-Rushbling, (will be on the hoop)
II - SimoneAni-RushSingeNote2 (single note add-on)
III- SimoneAni-RushMusicNotes (group of notes, coming from radio)

OK in PSP, select all, copy merged.
In Animation Shop, right click on your workspace and paste as a New Animation.
Holding the Ctrl key down, tap the L key repeatedly until you have 22 frames.

Open SimoneAni-Rushbling. Go to Edit, select All.
Go to Edit and Copy.

Back on your tag, activate by clicking it.
Go to Edit, Select all.
Go to Edit, make sure "Propagate Paste" is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste>Paste into selected frames.
Using your cursor, position on the right side of hoop, on the light green area.
See my screenshot.

Click play. If it looks good, move to the next step.
If not, go to Edit > Undo paste and try again.

Open SimoneAni-RushMusicNotes.
Repeat steps. Positon the note on the radio.
See screenshot.

Open SimoneAni-RushSingeNote2. Select all and copy.
Paste on your tag just above the radio handle.

If happy with your tag, 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 October 20, 2013.


BlondsCreations said...

I love the Tutorial.. but Scraps i cant find.. the Site dose not work anymore.. Hugs Stormy

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