font used in header ' Baby Kruffy'
This tutorial is my own creation.. written May 6,
I used PSP 9 for this tutorial but you could use
any version... with a few changes.. its a pretty easy
tutorial...being animation is involved I'd say its for intermediate
oh so cute
artwork... the Dressed Bunny & Flowers. You can purchase them
only $1 each.. now that won't break ya will it? lol
I also created the polka dot bkg
tile.. and plaid bkg myself... and also the bow.. and included it in
the supplies zip..
There is the flower preset shape included, *I made
it from a Ding Font*....put it
in your 'my psp files/preset shapes' folder and a brush.. put
those two files in your 'my psp files/ brush' folder or where
ever you keep your goodies for PSP.
BTW.... you don't
HAVE to use the bkg tiles and bow I supplied... you can use any
papers, any tube, any bows you want.. this is just a sample.. you
can do anything and make it your own...
1. Start with a 600 x 600 new canvas.. can
always resize/crop later. Click on your preset shape tool
2. Find the flower preset that you would
like to use. Click and drag out the shape... in the size you would
like.. use the sample below to go by. Right click on the vector
layer on the layer palette and convert to raster.. right click on
that layer and rename to flower shape layer. Keeping your layers
named really helps you keep them all straight.
3. After you draw out your preset shape and
convert it to raster. you should have two layers on your layer
palette... the top one is the flower layer.. the bottom is a blank
layer... fill this blank layer with white...now. ADD a new layer,
this new layer should be between the white bkg layer and the flower
shape layer... use either the brush I supplied... in the zip or any
brush you would like.
4. Have the polka dot bkg tile that I had
in the supplies zip OPENED on your desk top.. Set your foreground
box to pattern.. and find the polka dot pattern... use this pattern
to 'stamp' your brush design on this middle layer.. that's between
the white bkg layer and the flower shape layer. Yours should
look like this below.. when done... you go around the flower shape
5. Making sure your on the flower shape layer on
the layer palette...that its selected.. go to Selections/ select
all... then Selections again/ float.. Selections/ INVERT. apply a 3D
drop shadow on the shape as shown.. by inverting.. its not really a
3D shadow yet.. its a shading around the flower. Use the settings
6. Next INVERT back.. and this time apply a real
3D drop shadow on the flower shape. Use these settings below.
7. Go back to the same preset shape you used for
the flower.. this time.. use black as the foreground color... and
NULL/ transparent the bkg box. Set your line style to small
dash.. draw out your flower shape again.. making it a tiny bit
smaller then the actual flower shape... see below..
8. Copy and Paste in a new layer.. the bow your
going to use.. apply a 3D drop shadow to it.. I used these settings
below.. place the bow where you would like..
9. Next I copied and pasted the flowers I used in
a new layer.. applied the same 3D drop shadow.. as on the bow..
placed them over the middle of the bow.. after I got every thing
positioned like I wanted I merged all the layers...
10. Duplicate the ONE layer that's there now... 2
times... so you have 3 layers in the palette...
11. Use your magic wand tool
and select areas that you want to
put noise animation on. I did her dress and the flowers. When you
get your selection done.. start with the top layer *should have 3*
and use the noise filter, settings below. On the next layer *middle*
use 18% on the bottom layer use 20%.
12. Don't forget your copyright info and whatever
you use to sign your tags..
13. Select the top layer on the layer palette and
do Ctrl + C to copy it.. go to animation shop.. and right click on
its desk top and paste as a new animation... go back to PSP and
click on the next layer down... the middle layer.. Ctrl + C to
copy.. then back to Animation shop and right click on your new
working animation there.. and paste behind current frame..
back to PSP and click on the bottom layer.. last one.. Ctrl + C to
copy.. back to animation shop and right click on the second frame
there and paste behind the current frame... Check your animation..
to see if it looks ok... that's this button
to preview your animation...
SAVE AS...a gif.. name your new animation... when the next window
comes up.. like you see here.. click customize.
14. Use these settings below. SOMETIMES... you
have to switch it to Optimized Octree... it depends on colors used
etc.. You have to understand.. when you have that graphic over in
PSP its 16 million colors or up to that.. when you save something in
GIF format it can only be up to 255 colors.. that's a BIG BIG
difference... sometimes the colors look really bad when you animate
something.. for instance.. anything with a gradient. or flesh
color... GIF settings really look awful. One of these days SOMEONE
is gonna come up with a better way to save animations.. where the
colors don't degrade..
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.. till next time