In this tutorial I am using PSP 9
it can be done in other versions as well..
It requires that you have
a working knowledge of your PSP tools.
The scrapkit I used is my own that I made for this
tutorial. In the zipped folder,
I have another folder for some
of the resized elements that I used for the tut.
I also included the larger sizes too. I
included the Mask that I used in the tutorial.
DOWNLOAD supplies and scrapkit.
Used in the tutorial is
Eye Candy Xenofex2
effect also for the drop letters animation..
Ulead GIF Animator
I used the cute artwork of ęSuzanne Woolcott
You can't buy her tubes anymore..
but if you did get them before.. be sure to use
your license #
Mine is SW881 & NOWHAMI
Below is the finished project...
#1. Open the
HeartRound4Tut.png in the resized folder from supplies zip.
Also open the Scalloped circle4tut.png Copy
and paste it into the Heart round canvas.. and place like below.
#2. Copy and paste a bkg
paper... now I resized one for you but you might
want to use another. It should be on the
don't forget to name your layers.. so you can keep
#3. Go to Image/canvas size and make it 850 x 850..
when done you can resize later.
#4. You should have added space around that bkg you
added in the steps above.
#5. You can open the mask that's in the supplies
zip. Go to Layers/New Mask Layer/ from image.
6. Use settings below
#7. Merge group *the Mask's 3 layers* then duplicate
it and position like below.
#8. You can apply a 3D drop shadow on the frame and
the Heart Round.
#9. Copy and
paste your elements on your canvas and also the tube you're using.
Don't forget to apply your 3D shadows...
In my opinion.. your project isn't complete with
out your 3D shadows!!
Position every thing the way you want it. I also
used a brush on the
white bkg layer.. you can use any kind you
want.. whatever looks good to you..
#10. I copied
and pasted the double frame as shown below
and put the butterfly
by it. Don't forget copyright info.
#11. Now is
the time to crop if its got too much white around the sides..
and merge all layers and resize too if its too big
for you. SAVE as a jpg file format.
#12. Open your Ulead GIF Animator 5 program. Go to
file/ open image.
Find the saved jpg you just finished
in your PSP. Go to FRAME/ ADD BANNER TEXT The box below
#13. Make sure your on the Text tab and
type in your words, choose your
font and color.. can add a 3D shadow on it
also if you want. I had to put
a few spaces between the words for it to be
positioned on the frames right.
the Add Banner Text box popped up the text was way at the top.. you
just click and drag the text down to where you want it....
#14. Now on the Effect tab, you have all kinds of
choices on how you want
the text to ENTER the tag and how it Exits the tag.. so as you can
choose Merge Horizontally to enter and Fade to exit.. you can
it looks like by clicking the Start Preview button.. you have to
to do any changes.. once you're happy with the animation
effects.. click OK.
Note: You can adjust how many
animation frames the transitions will take.. remember the more
the smoother and better your
animation will be.. the less the more jerky it will be... I like
20 all together. This was still
a small file size even for 20 frames.
You will have two choices there.. choose the one it recommends.
'Create as a banner text'
#15.. SAVE AS a GIF... I had a prob with my Save as.. for
it would NOT save as a GIF not sure if it cause
of having Vista or
what.. but ended up saving as an AVI and opening in
shop and resaving as a GIF... that worked.. maybe you wont have that
#16. I ended up with 20 frames..
#17. I selected all the frames in A.S and
exported to PSP, as shown below....
I wanted some noise animation on
some places and also some sparkles with Xenofex 2
#18.. SOOOOO I used my magic wand, set on 20
tolerance and clicked
around where I wanted to add the noise at.
Below see the wing area on both the Gorjuss Fairy and my butterfly.
#19. Ok you
got 20 layers or so you're going to have to add this noise to...
So I used 16, 18, and 20 and just alternated all
the way down each of the
20 frames... hope you know what I mean by
that.. starting at the top
Noise 20, then 18 on next layer then 16 on 3rd
layer down on 4th layer
set it to 20% noise, 18% so on and so on till you
get down to the bottom.
Unselect when you get done with all the noise on
#20. I made a new selection with the magic
selected her crown... and part of the jewel.
#21. While its selected go to Effects/plugins/
Xenofex 2/ Constellation.
Use the settings below on the first frame
at the top. On each frame
going down the list.. just go to the Xenofex 2 and
hit Random Seed
don't have to change any setting now.. RANDOM
#22. When you have added Noise AND the Xenofex
2 effect on
ALL those frames like you want... then click the X
on the top right to close it out..
This pops up.. click NO
Then this pops up.. click YES
When in Animation Shop SAVE AS your new
animation.. in GIF format.. then your done!!!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.. Have fun