Wednesday, October 16, 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: 2Peas Drip
Tube of choice: I'm using "CM Witch" by Jay Trembly from SATC.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Magical Witch" by Design by Joan from SATC
Animation: CU Snake Eye 
Mask: ONE of mine: Mask 178
Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.
Open paper 1 and shift + D to duplicate. Close original.
Re-size Paper 85% smart size checked and 72 dpi.
Sharpen if it's a little blurry.
Promote background to layer.
Apply Mask 178 and merge group.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and re-size by 77%.
Add following drop shadow to your tube:

C/P element 45 as a new layer and re-size by 79%. Position as your top layer and adjust so his hand is covering her bottom. It's not necessary but my blog is PG so I'm covering it :)
Add same drop shadow.

C/P element 68 as a new layer and move to the right side of tag. Make sure this layer is below your tube layer. Drop shadow:

C/P element 1 as a new layer and re-size by 42%. Position in bottom left hand side of tag. Add same drop shadow as your tube layer, so first one we used, but increase opacity to 90.

C/P element 2 as a new layer. Make sure this is your top layer. Duplicate. On the bottom layer, add gaussian blur of 2.
Merge the Top layer down. Now move this to the right lower hand side of tag. Don't cover the skeleton's face.

C/P element 12 as a new layer and re-size by 42%. Position in front of cauldron. Add a drop shadow.

C/P element 16 as a new layer and position to the left of tag.
Add drop shadow, -2, 4, 100, 15.94, black. Layer should be behind the cauldron.

C/P element 72 as a new layer, re-size by 42% and position on trunk of tree. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 66 as a new layer and re-size by 42%, add drop shadow and move to lower right hand side of tag.

C/P element 30 as a new layer and re-size by 64%. Position in the lower right hand side. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 67 as a new layer and re-size by 50%. Position in the lower left hand side. Add drop shadow.

C/P element 26 as a new layer. Add drop shadow. Position at top, behind your tube layer.

Merge your layers. Crop your tag to size.
Re-size by 92% and sharpen.

Add your artist copyright and your name.

Save as PNG or if animating, 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 24 frames.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.
Open Simone-SnakeEye-3
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 bottom portion of the tag.
Some of the sparkles start at the cauldron.
Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name if you didn't.

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 Wednesday October 16,  2013.


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