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
is where a lot of you are having probs I think.. you go to
pattern fill window and click on the arrow drop down like shown and
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
* 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
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
*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...
mouse on it and it says what it is.. IFFFF your graphic doesn't
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
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....