Written Sept 28, 08 *Any resemblance to any
other tutorial is coincidental.*
I used a scrapkit of mine that I created for this
tutorial you can download
animations I made and mask that I used are included in the zip.
I used the artwork of Suzanne Woolcott.. you can
buy her creations HERE
I used PSP 9 for this tutorial.. any version would
work... you must have a working knowledge of PSP to do this
or a great deal of determination!! lol
You can use this bat to drag and drop to keep up
with where you are in the tut.
#1. Start off with a bkg tile you want to use...
make sure the bkg is a little bit smaller than the canvas.. either
reduce the size of the bkgs layer.. or go to IMAGE/ Canvas size and
enlarge the canvas.. make sure you have changed the bkg layer to
raster first though or that wont work :)
#2. Go to Layers/Load Save Mask/ Load Mask from
disk... * now this depends on whether or not you put the mask I
supplied into your mypspfiles/mask folder or not.. if you have it
open the mask and minimize it on your desktop.. you can go to
Layer/New Mask layer/ from image and do it that way...
On the layers palette.. there should be 3 layers
of the mask right click on the top one and merge/group.
#3. Use one of the frames I included in the
scrapkit zip if you would like.. position over the mask layer.
#4. Next I copied and pasted the bow I was going
to use.. I used the Mesh Warp tool to pull out the ends of the bow.
#5. Copy and paste the main focus tube your going
to use now.
#6. I applied a 3D drop shadow on her using these
#7 Add a new layer and drag it to the bottom
of the layer palette, under the mask layer. Fill it with white.. you
can merge the mask layer with this white bkg layer. Add all
your other elements that you want to use on your tag... choices
choices :) Position them.. then MERGE all the elments from the frame
UP... you should have just 2 layers on the layer palette... the
bottom mask and white bkg layer and then all the other layers merged
#8. It is always easier to name your layers
always.. that way you wont get confused what is what...
#9. Here is where it gets fun :)
Making sure your on the mask/white bkg layer.. do COPY... open your
animation shop and right click on its desktop and paste as a new
animation. Use this button
and duplicate that new animation frame 3 times.. so you end up
having 4 FRAMES in the new animation. Like it shows below.
# 10. Now open the SmWebAni.psp, position it like
below... on BOTH animations... select all frames... where all have
the blue around them. Drag the FRAME ONE on the spider web
animation .. to FRAME ONE of the Mask animation. DON'T let go till
you get it in the exact position you want it to be in... then let go
of mouse... if you notice it will pop in place and all the other
frames will have the spider web too... Cool huh :)
#11. Position it to the top right like shown
#12. Go back to PSP and either merge all the
elements from the frame UP then COPY that layer and go to Animation
shop and right click on the desktop and paste as a new
animation... ORRRR you don't have to
merge all the element layers in PSP.. just HIDE the bottom layer
that's the mask and white bkg layer then up on top of the window..
right click and click COPY merged then back to Animation Shop and
right click on desktop and paste as a new animation..... either way
#13. When you get all the elements into
Animation Shop and right click paste as new animation... click
this button again
duplicate that one frame.. 3 times so you end up with 4 frames
altogether. Like shown below... now do like you did the spider
web... select all frames... on each one.. then drag FRAME ONE
of the frame/girl/elements to the FRAME ONE of the Mask/spider web
animation... DON'T let go of mouse button till you get it positioned
in the place you want it... Watch and don't cut any of your design
off.. don't get it too close to the sides of the tag.
#14 Your Animation should look like below..
check the animation.. by clicking on this button..you
can view your animation.. you might want to change the timing of the
animation.. you would have all the frames selected then right click
on any frame.. and go to FRAME PROPERTIES... change the number
there.. smaller the number the faster the animation is...
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial...
Toodles till next time