Wednesday, August 24, 2011

PUT TEXT ON AN ANIMATED TAG

Let's face it; I'm not good at tutorials!!  I don't know how to do anything fancy - I love trying other designer's tutorials however to make tags for others to snag as freebies for your own use or to give away to friends as a gift.  Here is a simple tut on how to put text on an animated tag in PSP for those of you who may not be sure; hopefully I've explained it OK for those of you who are not that familiar with PSP!


PLACING TEXT ON ANIMATED TAGS TUTORIAL

Would you like to give tags to your friends as prezzies and not sure how to put their name on an animated tag?  Here's how to do it:

There are other ways to do this I'm sure, but this is how I've always done it!!

Bring up your tag in PSP Animation Shop

You will see 3 or more frames for each tag depending on the animation used

There is a scroll bar at the bottom of the tag; make sure it is pushed all the way to the left indicating you are on the first frame

Make your text in PSP - you may want to size it up correctly by bringing up the tag in PSP to adjust and find where you want to put the text once in AS

Copy your text and go to AS and paste as a New Animation

Duplicate your text by going to Edit>Paste After Animation until you have the same amount of copies of text as the tag (if the tag has 4 frames, you will want 4 copies of the text; number of frames is on the bottom of your AS screen)

Again, make sure your scroll bar on the text is all the way to the left on the first frame

Go to Edit>Select All to select all your text frames

Go to the tag (make sure you're on the first frame) and Edit>Select All, then Edit>Propagate Paste

Take your mouse on the first frame of your text and drag this to the first frame of your tag

You should see your text disappear from the boxes and end up on all frames of your tag

Click View>View Animation to make sure you like what you see

You can always undo if you make a mistake

Save and you're done!!

QUICK TIP
USE THESE STEPS TO ALSO PLACE ANIMATIONS ON YOUR TAG

Elements that are already animated, such as the sparkle that's on my Almond Delight tag, can easily be placed on your NON-animated tag in the same procedure as above -- just make sure to copy your tag till you have the same amount of frames as the animated element!!

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