Friday, February 22, 2013

"FANTASY" ANIMATED TAG WITH MINI TUTORIAL

Tube of choice is by ©Alex Prihodko at PFD HERE
**You must have a license to use PFD art**

Kit "Fairy Dust" is by AmyMarie and you can purchase it at SATC HERE

The animated hearts are by Lovey called "Heart Anis" at Lovey's blog HERE

I used a mask and have no idea where I got it or whose it is....so you will want to use one of your own masks

Font used is Coneria Script Demo


You will assume you have some PSP knowledge for this tutorial - I have tried to make this tut simple enough for a PSP Newbie, but I don't know if I succeeded!!
I use PSP Version 8 so any version will work
OKEY DOKEY LET'S START!!
In PSP open a transparent new image sized at 700 x 700
Open Paper 10>Copy
On your tag Select All>Paste Into Selection your Paper 10>Select None
Open and Copy Paper 5
On your tag Add A Raster Layer>Select All>Paste Into Selection your Paper 5>Select None
Apply a mask of your choice>Merge Group
NOW I WILL TELL YOU WHICH ELEMENTS I USED
PLACEMENT OF ELEMENTS ARE PRETTY SELF EXPLANATORY
Element 31 - Sparkle Border - on tag Add A Raster Layer>Select All>Paste Into Selection the Sparkle Border>Select None
Element 51 Double Circles
Element 58 Butterflies....Duplicate>Mirror to place on both sides of tag
Element 53 Chair
Elements 83 and 84 Grass
Element 86 Mushroom - re size smaller
Element 64 Books - re size smaller
Element 62 Fluff
Element 7 Bunny - re size smaller
Element 73 Flower - placed behind the tube
Element 87 Unicorn - re size smaller
Element 85 Bird - re size smaller then Image>Mirror
Element 79 Plant - placed behind the tube
Using your Dropper Tool choose a green from your tag - Add A Raster Layer at the very top of your Layer Palette (LP) then flood fill your tag with the green - go up to Selections>Select All>Modify>Contract>setting of 3>hit Delete key>Selection>Invert>apply a Bevel of your own setting>Selections>Select None
You now have a small border around your tag!
Put your Copyright information on the tag
If you are going to make more than one tag with different names, do not write a name on the tag..first we have to animate it
ANIMATION
First we want to see where the placement of the ani hearts are going to go so we will do this in PSP
Open the Heart Anis in PSP and you will see there are 36 layers - Duplicate the Ani then close the original one - in your LP Merge Visible then place the Ani on your tag on the right side of the tube UNDER the tube and UNDER ALL ELEMENTS EXCEPT FOR THE DOUBLE CIRCLES ELEMENT #51 - the only layers you should have BELOW the Ani is your Background, Mask Layer, and Sparkle Border
In your LP click the Eye on the Ani Layer to make it invisible
Now click the Eye on all the Layers BENEATH the Ani Layer and make them invisible - now right click on your LP and Merge Visible
Rename this Merged Layer "Above Animation" so you don't get confused
**You now have all of the layers ABOVE the Ani Merged - this is so you can transfer the Merged layers to Animation Shop when we are ready**
Click the Eye on "Above Animation" layer to make this invisible and uncheck the Eyes on the other layers to make them visible again
Merge Visible - you now have your lower layers under the Animation merged so you can rename this Layer "Below Animation" to avoid confusion
You can now delete the Ani Layer - we don't need that anymore in PSP
Making the "Below Animation" layer active, Copy then Paste As New Animation in Animation Shop (AS)
Open the Heart Ani in AS
Since the heart animation you will be using has 36 frames, you need to duplicate your "Below Animation" in AS till you have 36 frames of that also.  To do this go up to Edit>Duplicate Selected until you have 33 frames, then Edit>Paste Before Current Frame 3 times so you now have a total of 36 frames of your tag
Using the scroll bar on the right of your tag, scroll down until you get to the bottom of the tag so you can place your Ani in the correct spot
Using the scroll bar on your tag make sure it is to the far left which indicates you are on the first frame - now go up to Edit>Select All
On the Ani you want to make sure the scroll bar is all the way to the left on the first frame, then go up to Edit>Select All>Edit>Propogate Paste
You are now ready to place the Animation onto your tag
Using your mouse cursor slowly drag the Animation onto the correct spot on your tag - all 36 frames of the Ani will copy onto all 36 frames of your tag
Go up to View>Animation so see if your animation looks good.  If it does then we can go on to placing the rest of your tag onto what you have in AS; if it does not look right do not panic!!  All you have to do is click Undo and start over...
Back in PSP uncheck the Eye on your "Above Animation" layer and click the eye on the "Below Animation" layer to make that layer invisible
Making sure your "Above Animation" layer is active, Copy then Paste As New Animation in AS
You now want to repeat the process of duplicating your "Above Animation" part of the tag as you did before..you want 36 frames of this part of the tag also
Once you have 36 frames of this part of the tag go up to Edit>Select All
(again make sure the scroll bar is all the way to the left on the first frame)
Go to your "Below Animation" tag, make sure the scroll bar is all the way to the left on the first frame, go to Edit>Select All>Edit>Propogate Paste
Use your cursor to carefully move and drag the "Above Animation" part onto the "Below Animation" part -- (since you put a border on your tag it should be quite simple to line it up correctly) - you now have a complete tag with 36 frames
View>Animation to make sure all is well with your tag - again, if you make a boo boo it's all good; just Undo and start over!!
You will want to put your name on the tag so go back to PSP and place your name text where you want it on the tag, Copy it then Paste As New Animation in AS.  Again you need to make 36 frames of your name text..just repeat the above steps so you will have 36 frames of your name - repeat the above process to drag your name onto the tag.  When all is well, save it!!
*Be sure and always view the animation before you save it -- it's easy to make a mistake and not be aware of it!!**
You're done!!!!!


Please be aware that templates, masks, kits, etc. that I use will always have a link to them - but it is beyond my control if these products/freebies are no longer available by the site/blog owner.

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