SNOWMAN PLAY
PSP8 to PSPX3

This tutorial was written by Rebba  to be shared with the Artistry Master Group.
October 2011

I have created the animation to have fun with but also to teach perhaps a
different way of doing it, I call My Way.  I'm not a tutorial writer so this is more in
steps and doesn't expound on the design or PSP part of the tutorial. If you have any
trouble understanding please email me I will be happy to explain.
rebbad@embarqmail.com
There will also be NOTES added to the tut and this is to explain something that I had
trouble with. I hope this will save you from having the same problem.

The tubes used are not mine and the copyright belongs to the artist. No
infringement intended.


Note: Remember to save often in PSP and to Edit >> Empty Clipboard in PSP when
you come out of AS and back into PSP. You don't want to lose everything
(like me) when almost finished.

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MATERIALS

master tube.psp
JF Elements62.psp
frame.psp
snow text lg.psp

Save to a folder on your computer


(I have included the font used in the supplies should you wish to create your own greeting)


ANIMATION SHOP


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STEP 1

Open up the downloaded images in your PSP workspace and minimize.

In your MATERIALS PALETTE
Load BLACK ' #000000' in your foreground
Load CREAM ' #efe7d2 ' in your background

Open a new image 500 x 500
Transparent background
PSPX - X2: Colour Depth = 8bits/channel
PSPX3: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channe
l

Flood fill with BLACK

Rename this layer bgd

This is your "working image"

STEP 2


LAYERS >> NEW RASTER LAYER

Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the CUSTOM SELECTION symbol
and enter these coordinates.


Flood fill with background color

DESELECT

Rename this layer light rect
STEP 3

Maximize the master tube.pspimage
Right click on the Title Bar and
select COPY from the options.

Right click on the Title Bar of your 'working' image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER
from the options.

Move up a little (will check placement later)

ADJUST >> SHARPNESS >> SHARPEN

Rename this layer tube

STEP 4

Maximize the frame.psp image

Right click on the Title Bar and
select COPY from the options.

Right click on the Title Bar of your 'working' image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER
from the options.

With your MOVER tool
Center the frame around light rectangle

Rename this layer frame

STEP 5

Maximize the JF Elements62.psp image
Activate layer copy of merged

Right click on the Title Bar and select
COPY from the options.

Right click on the Title Bar of your 'working' image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER
from the options.

With your MOVER tool
Center it on the black strip

Rename this layer AS1

Check placement now and adjust

STEP 6

With layer AS1 active

LAYERS >> DUPLICATE >>TWICE
Rename these layers AS2 and AS3

Activate layer AS2
Close layer AS1 and AS3

SELECTIONS >> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >> FLOAT
SELECTIONS >> DEFLOAT


STEP 7

NOTE: I choose gold, white, green for my colors
Choose any three you wish.
I left the gold color on AS1

Select the Paint Brush Tool Airbrush
Choose the +Round 50 brush


STEP 8


Spray your second color (white) on AS2



STEP 9

Activate layer AS3
Close layer AS2

Spray your third color (green) on AS3



DESELECT

STEP 10

Maximize the snow text lg.psp image

Right click on the Title Bar and select
COPY from the options.

Right click on the Title Bar of your 'working' image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER
from the options.

Center over the dot pattern

Rename this layer text


STEP 11

LAYERS >> NEW RASTER LAYER


Select your TEXT TOOL
with font and settings of your choice
add your name to the bottom left corner
of the cream layer.


Rename this layer Name.




STEP 12


Set up LAYER PALETTE as shown
STEP 13

Right click on Title Bar and select
Copy merged from the options

In ANIMATION SHOP

Right click the workspace and select
'Paste As New Animation' from the options.

STEP 14

Back to PSP.

Open layer AS2
Close layer AS1

Right click on Title Bar and select
Copy merged from the options

In ANIMATION SHOP

Right click top of frame image and select
'Paste After Current Frame' from the options.


STEP 15

Back to PSP.

Open layer AS3
Close layer AS2

Right click on Title Bar and select
Copy merged from the options

In ANIMATION SHOP

Right click top of frame image and select
'Paste After Current Frame' from the options.


STEP 16

I resized my animation

Animation >> Resize animation

Select width and height in pixels

Click OK




STEP 17

View >> Animation
and while it is still running,
File >> Save As

Locate the folder in which you wish to save it.

Name your animation.

With the Gif Optimizer keep pressing NEXT
until you get to the last one... click FINISH

Close the Animation
Close the frames.
Close Animation Shop

I hope you have enjoyed the tutorial
Rebba




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