Scrapkit I used
in this tutorial was Seaside Holiday by
Pimp'd Designz NO clue
where she is now.. her blog has been taken off line... Store is lame
:) and this kit isn't in there... being I can't find
it anywhere I
am going to put a download for the kit
I used the
artwork of ©Caron Vinson You
must have a license to use Mine is CDO-2339
3.0 is used for the underwater animation.
I started off
applying the mask on pd12-03.png paper. After you apply it... and
merge group... I duplicated the layer.. and merged down..
that way you
have two layers of the mask merged together so that its not so see
You can start
moving all your elements over to your working image now... arrange
them like you like... do NOT forget to put your 3D drop shadows on
II wont go into
much detail with these steps.. This time I am going to assume you're
not a beginner in PSP.. usually something I don't do....Refer to the below picture as to
placement. When done merge visible all the top layers of the
pothole where you want.. use the magic wand to select inside of the
pothole modify/ and expland out 5 pixels or so... place your
underwater picture blow the pothole layer
underwater pic and invert the selection on the inside of the pothole
frame then highlight the underwater pic frame and Cut.. or delete...
should look like the one below.
Now hide all
the layers even the mask layer and the white bkg layer you filled on
the bottom.. under neath all the layers.
I also put
another picture of another mermaid in the middle of the porthole
frame...+3D drop shadow on it.
hide all layers except the underwater
circle...have it selected/ float and unfloat...Right click on the top of the image and COPY
MERGED Open your animation shop and right cick as a new
animation on the AS desktop
go to Effects/ Insert Image Affect go to the
cusomize button and pull out the waves lik I have it below.. Apply
Sunlight Dappling checked... after you set
it like below... and apply it..DELETE THE LAST FRAME THERE should be
20 frames to the animation....cause it doesnt apply any effect on
There are 20
frames in your round underwater image. Go back to PSP and unhide all
the elements (elements from the porthole up.)
Right click on
the top of the image and copy merged
Back to Animation shop right click paste as a new
animation.. duplicate the new animation (top layers) till you have
COPY MERGE and over to animation shop and
duplicate it till you have 20 frames select all frames...select all
in your round animtion... copy F:1 of the top layers
Duplicate this new animation of the tope layers...
till you have 20 frames... select all frames... click, hold and drag
F:1 layer over to F of th round underwater animation that you put on
the mask layers.Check your animation now to see if it looks alrigaht..
if not UNDO and start again
Save as a GIF..
HOpe you enjoyed this tutorial
Toodles till next time!