Artwork by ©AmyBrown
http://www.amybrownart.com/ CILM license #
©Amy Brown tubes are
sold at the CDO store now.
The CILM store is closed.
the supplies for this tutorial. (Fairy not included in the supplies)
The above animation is what were
going to create in this Click shift + D to
your fairy tube window, close the original one. I already made
the bubbles for this project and put them on separate layers and
them for you.. as you can see on y our layer palette. You
should have 4 layers there..
the bottom one is the Fairy then the
bubbles as named. Click on the Fairy layer
as shown and ADD a new
raster layer. Click on the new Raster layer
and drag it BELOW the
fairy layer.. this is going to be your background layer.
First RIGHT click on the new raster layer
and RENAME it to BKG.....
See below the new background layer.. now
use your FILL tool
and fill this BKG tool with WHITE.
On your layer palette.. click on the BIG BUBBLE
layer and right
click and duplicate it 2 times so you have 3 BIG
As it is shown below..
Take one of the duplicates of the BIG bubble layer
and select it on the layer palette.. . and go to
Use these same settings as below. Reducing
Click on another BIG bubble layer and do same,
but use these settings resizing 75%
RENAME these 3 layers *originally BIG bubble
layer* to B1 B2 B3.
Position one bubble at a time on the fairy's wand,
use your WARP brush tool
the settings shown on the 2nd picture below... and 'PULL' the one
the bubble as shown, just a tiny bit.. to make it kind of
tear shaped.. position
the brush like it shows..
if your brush don't look like what mine does..
then in your FILES/PREFERENCES/GENERAL PROGRAM
on the display and caching tab set your
presentation like this below
Now your tool will look like this below... As I
mentioned pull using the
warp brush to make one side of the bubble look
like its coming OUT
of the bubble wand. You know how bubbles look when
Do each of the B1 B2 and B3 bubbles this way.
Not shown here BUT don't forget to apply a 3D drop
shadow on your
FAIRY right now... never want to forget drop
shadows.. they really
enhance a project and make it look dimensional and
Right click on the FAIRY layer on the palette and
duplicate 2 times.. so you should have 3
layers of her.
Drag B1 layer on top of the bottom fairy layer..
BE SURE TO POSITION
THE BUBBLE IN RIGHT SPOT SHOWN BELOW.
Now B2 on top of the copy of Fairy layer...and the last B 3 on top of
the last copy of Fairy.
Your palette should look like the one below. Don't
forget to position each bubble right at the wand.
RIGHT click on the B1 layer on the palette and
MERGE/ MERGE DOWN.
this will merge only the one bubble and the
one fairy layer.
Shown below. Do this with each of the B layers.
NOTE: Always be careful NOT to move by accident
any of the layers...
or your animation will jump and not look right..
would have to start over or UNDO a bunch of times..
Your project should look like this now...See the
small Bubble and Med bubble
layers those are just free floating bubbles
I put in there.. you can merge
them with the white bkg layer
now.. drag them down to above the white bkg.. and merge them both
For some reason I DON'T have a capture of
this.. duhhhhh on me..
but now is the time.. to click on the Wht BKG
layer. Open that castle
tube that was in the supplies zip and copy
and paste onto new layer.
if you had white bkg layer selected on layer
palette.. it will put this
castle layer right above it.. Position the
castle tube where you want
it on your project.. look at my finished animation
Remember where the bubble will be.. don't want too
much stuff behind that area.
When you get the castle where you want it.. merge
with the bkg layer so on that one Bkg layer you should
have those 2 small
bubbles and the castle on there.. put your
watermark now if you want...
once you do that.. right click on the
White BKG layer and duplicate 2 times...
drag a fairy layer down on
top of a bkg layer.. your palette should look like below.
Click on a Fairy layer and merge down. you do this
with all fairy layers.. ending up with 3 layers on the layer
I wanted to put some noise animation on this.. so
I used my magic wand tool
with these settings below... and click some areas
of the wings..
After you select the areas you want... you go to
Adjust/Add Noise and
use this setting below on the top layer on the
palette.. you have to use
a diff % to each of the layers. started at
20% go to 23% and 25% on each wing layer.
I wanted the clouds to have a noise on them too...
so used a different
setting than i did for the wings.. I use the magic
want again... and selected areas..
of the clouds.. then used the add noise
effect, This time I used these settings
below and started with 2% 4% 6% on the clouds EACH
of the layers.
OK all your layers are merged, the noise is on
them.. etc... now if you want
your fairy to look like she's blowing you
use the Warp brush..
Click on the TOP layer on the layer palette.
Settings as below.. make the brush same size and
put it right over her chest.. click ONCE only...
purposes the finished fairy at the top don't have her chest moving..
( the tube is not suppose to have anything changed on her ) but will show you how to do this..
Any time you use warp brush you have to sharpen
just that area. you warped..
so use your selection tool in circle pattern and
put it just like what I have
below and go to Adjust/Sharpness/Sharpen do
it ONCE only. Look below.
Unselect. Now go to SAVE AS and save as an
Animation Shop (*.psp) file type.
Open the newly saved Fairy in animation shop...
hit Ctrl + A to select all
frames.. right click on ANY frame.. and go to
first set the frames to 30 then just click on the
last frame.. the one where she's
blowing the biggest bubble and right
click on that one and set the timing to 100.
SAVE AS a GIF.. and your done.. Hope you enjoyed
till next time