Here is the animation file you will need. You can use the graphic and tube of your choice.

I did a web search for dandelion field pictures.. there were lots of choices to pick from.

Start with your background graphic, here I used a dandelion field. I copy

and pasted the tube I wanted to use on top... I made a new BLANK layer

 between the bkg and the tube... named it Dandelions. It helps to right click

on all your layers and RENAME them to what they are.. this helps to keep things straight.

Select the dandelion layer and duplicate 7 times, So you will have a total of

 8 layers of Dandelions. Refer to the sample picture below, your layer palette should look like this.

Now click on your dandelion animation and X out all the layers but the bottom

one. Set your foreground to PATTERN and click arrow for the drop down window

and choose the currant pattern window.. as shown below. Your going to use this pattern fill to fill the bottom first dandelion layer.

This is how your layer palette should look.. you X out all the dandelion

layers except the bottom one... this is the one that you fill with

the dandelion animation pattern fill.  I X'd out the tube layer too.

Use the fill tool and fill the bottom Dandelion layer on our working graphic canvas.

You do EACH dandelion layer this same way with ONE exception... you have

 to make sure that you fill with a DIFFERENT dandelion pattern fill layer

 ..Click on the dandelion animation window like below.. and X out the Bottom

one you just used to fill and UN X the 2nd one up, like shown, make sure its

 highlighted. This is where a lot of you are having probs I think.. you go to

the pattern fill window and click on the arrow drop down like shown and pick

 the SECOND window that says Animation pspimage NOT the current window..

that's the original one.  Do this with EACH of the preceding layers the same way...

 you go click on the animation dandelion window and X out the layer you just used to

 fill with and UN X the next one up. then go to the Working image and X out the

dandelion layer you just filled and UN X the next blank dandelion layer and fill it with the pattern fill..

BUT DON'T FORGET TO CLICK ON THE PATTERN WINDOW AND CHOOSE

THE 2ND PICTURE THERE.. NOT 1ST ONE...AND I HOPE YOU HAD PREVIOUSLY

WENT AND UN hide THE NEXT LAYER UP ON THE PATTERN FILL ANIMATION.

 YOU DO THIS TO EVERY DANDELION LAYER TILL YOU'VE DONE ALL OF THEM.. ALL 8!!!

This below is showing how you progress up to the next layer...like I explained above.

After you finish filling all the dandelion layers.. click on the FIELD layer and

 go to IMAGE/Picture Frame. and pick you out a frame you want to use..

you see the one that I used...below.  PSP will NOT merge the frame with the

field layer so you need to CLICK-Drag this frame layer up to top right below the tube layer...

Now it really gets confusing ... You need to duplicate the Tube layer

 * don't forget the 3D shadow on it!* 7 times so you will have a total of 8 layers of it..

 Duplicate the Field Frame 7 times-total of 8 layers.. Duplicate the bottom

Field layer 7 times -Total of 8 layers.. WHEWWWW what a mess huh...

 you need to drag layers down so that they line up like this from bottom...

FIELD LAYER...DANDELION LAYER...FIELD FRAME LAYER... AND THEN THE TUBE LAYER... DO THAT ALL THE WAY UP..

Below is exactly how your layer palette should look... X out all but the bottom

 4 layers *field, dandelion, frame and tube*...then merge/visible... Do this all the way up .

If you did it all right then you should have 8 merged layers on your layer palette.

SAVE AS a Animation shop (*.psp)  file type.. then open in Animation shop and

then SAVE AS a .GIF. check your animation before you close it.. the preview

animation button up on top in Animation shop.. it looks like a piece of film...

put your mouse on it and it says what it is.. IFFFF your graphic doesn't animate

 right or don't move then where you went wrong is when you were filling the

 dandelion layers with the animation pattern fill.. you didn't pick the right

layer or right sample pic on the drop down window on the pattern fill.

I hope I've cleared up some questions that some of you had...

if you're still having probs let me know.. and I will try to talk you through this...

Heres another sample.

TOODLES till next time....

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