This tutorial takes an intermediate level of PSP
is the supplies for this tutorial. In the zip is the two flower
tubes and a
pink block that can be colorized to what ever
color you want it..
#1. Make your new canvas... the size you need
, have plenty of room to move around on..
you can always crop
later.. this size depends on the length of your text....
colorized the pink block to a blue. You can go to Adust/ Hue and
Saturation/Colorize for that.
Using the transparent blocks you can line up your
blocks, *You can also use your GRID... by
going to View/Grid*
....alternating on how many you need for
the word you're spelling out.
#2. I put the two colors down that I
was going to use... show above and
then duplicated the layers to however many I
needed.. like it shows below.
#3. Once you get the right amount of blocks.. and
them all lined up straight... then merge all the block
#4. Add a new raster layer and put your text on
each block, using whatever font you want and whatever color you
that's all up to you. Once I got the letters on there and
positioned them where I wanted them..
#5. I merged the text layer, the
block layer and the white bkg layer,*didn't
show how I did that.. assuming you do*
Open your flower tubes...This could be done to
look any way you want.. but I alternated the blue and pink flowers..
on the blocks..
using opposite colors on each block. that merged
layer with the blocks, text and background..
#6. I duplicated it in this sample 9
times.. so I would end up with 10 layers.. the same amount as my
then I duplicated the blue flower so that I had 5
layers of it... and then duplicated the pink flower
so Id have 5 layers of it... this is going to
depend on what kind of look your going for..
and how many blocks you have...Hope you understand
#7. As you can see on the sample below, I X'd out or
Hid all layers expect the bottom two layers..
this is AFTER I drug each duplicate flower layer over to a bkg
#8. I started at the bottom.. and positioned a flower on
the top left block over the letter..
merged the two.. then moved up unhiding the next two layers.. doing the same over and over...
all blocks were done and all layers were merged correctly. When you
have done that.. check it all
by unhiding each layer.. and seeing if
the flowers move right.. not skipping any blocks.. etc..
you should end up with same about of layers as you
#9. NOW if you want one set of blocks to
not have any flower..
then you would have one layer MORE than the blocks
it depends on how you want
the animation to go.. if it starts with no flower then one appears..
then they start moving.. OR if you want a flower on the first block
to start there then it start moving...
its up to YOU.. once you get
all the layers like you want.. then SAVE AS animation shop (*.psp)
type file then
#10. OPEN in Animation Shop.. you might
have to adjust the frames... and such depending
on how you want the animation to work... I
duplicated all frames myself..
and added to the end then reversed those
duplicated frames.. that way my animation moved..
from left to right.. but went to bottom and
back to left.. like a loop... just experiment...FUN FUN!!!
#11. Here is the fill tile... I used to make this
block.. you can use if you want to..
#12. I used.. my preset shape tool.. in a
SQUARE with the materials palette set for the background to be this
and the foreground to be a brown.. and on a
dotted line around...
While its still a vector layer you can adjust the
shape of the block...
#13. I made my corners more rounded by
grabbing a node on the corner and pulling down... making it split
and form the rounded corner..
You can also adjust the size of the outline too if
yours is too big or small.. while its in the vector mode...
#14. As shown below.. I used the DOT line style for my
outline for my block.
#15. When you get it shaped and sized like you want..
you right click on the
block's vector layer on the layer palette and
convert to raster layer.
#16. Below I duplicated the block layer to how ever
many I needed for the text I was going to spell out..
I was doing
Welcome. With the dots around the blocks.. I kind of overlapped
the blocks so that the
dots only showed from one side of each
block.. it looked funny with them butted up together with both lines
#17. When you get the blocks in a straight line and all
Merge visible all the blocks. Then copy and paste
your flower tube on there..
this one works same way as the top blinkie sample. Add a new layer,
#18. Type your letters on the
center of each block * don't forget an inner
bevel and/or a 3D shadow on your letters *
when done merge
the letter , block and bkg layers...
Here is sample for inner bevel
Sample of 3D drop shadow
Merging the layers
# 19. This is done same way as the other blinkie.. you
duplicate the merged bkg layer with the blocks and letters
on it to
how ever many blocks you have... then you duplicate the flower layer
how ever many blocks you have also. Drag a flower layer down on
top of a bkg layer..
#20. Hide all the other layers but the
bottom two... then position the flower on the first block...
merge visible.. then hide it.. and un X the next
two layers... position the flower on the second block..
so on and so on till you get them all done
and merged.. you should end up with same amount of layers as you
Showing moving up the layer palette.. doing same
#20. You save it as an animation shop (*.psp) type file
format then open in your animation shop and
you might have to
adjust the speed of the animation.. or reposition the frames
the animation moved like it should...SAVE AS a GIF.. and your
done!!! Hope you enjoyed this tut..