Scrapkit used for this tutorial is a freebie from Soxsational Scraps. ' Halloween Fun'

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Bat animation

Mask  put the mask in your mask folder

#1. Open frame4.png  Shift + D to duplicate the image.. close the original  . the copy is now your working image

Resize 85% go to Image/ canvas size 900 x 900  center justify.

#2. Open BG12.jpg  copy and paste it's layer over to your working image...drag it's layer below the frame layer.

Apply the mask to the paper by going to layer/load/save mask/ mask from disk


 #3. Copy and paste Bkg7.jgp to your working image... put its layer below the frame layer.

#4. Use your magic wand tool and click on the inside of the frame.  go to selections/ modify/ expand 10 pixels. INVERT... Cut on the eyeball paper layer..

Apply a 3D drop shadow on the frame.


Using the settings below  for the shadow.. on the frame.


#5. Now duplicate the eyeball paper layer

#6. Use your brush tool set at 60 using black...round brush at 100%   on EACH of the eyeball layers... block out some of the eyes by making them blink.

#7. On EACH of the 3 eyeball layers block out different eyes..

#8. Add a new layer drag to the bottom of the layer palette... fill with white.

#9. Add all the elements your going to add to your image.. I won't go through those details.. don't forget your 3D drop shadows.

#10. Crop your image now and/or resize if you want to.


#11. Hide the 2nd and 3rd of the eyeball layers... Right click on the top of the image... COPY MERGED..

OVER TO YOUR ANIMATION SHOP AND Paste as a new Animation

back to PSP and hide that top eyeball layer and UN hide the middle eye ball layer.  Right click  COPY MERGED..

over to animation shop and right click on your new working animation and paste behind current frame... do this again for the 3rd bottom eye ball layer...unhide it..

COPY MERGED... paste behind current layer.

You will end up with 3 frames to your new animation...Ctrl + A to select all the frames... hit the duplicate button once.

You should have 6 frames to your animation... Open the Bat.mng that you downloaded.. it has 6 frames to it also...

Ctrl + A all frames on the bat... drag F: 1 of the bat over to the F: 1 of your new working animation...let go of mouse when you have it placed exactly

where you want it... You should be done now.. Save as a GIF..



Toodles till next time.