TEA TIME
PSP8 to PSPX3

Feb, 2011

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

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 clip board in PSP when
you come out of ANIMATION SHOP and back into PSP.
You don't want to lose everything (like me) when almost finished.



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You will need the following to complete this tutorial

ANIMATION SHOP

Materials

slc_vt_04-04teaandroses_kk_as.psp
coffeecup.pspimage
bg coffee.jpg

Save to a folder on your computer

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STEP 1

Open up the bg coffee image in your PSP workspace
WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE

Close the original.

LAYERS >> Promote background layer
Rename this layer Background

Open the slc-vt-04-04teaandroses_kk_as image in your PSP workspace
Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY from the options

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



Effects 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow
Vertical and Horizontal = 5
Opacity = 50
Blur = 5.00
Color = Black.

STEP 2

Open the coffee cup2 tube
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.


Reposition with your Mover Tool



Effects 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow
Same settings
STEP 3

In your Layer Palette

Name the layers now
"Background",
"tube"
and the coffee cup2 layer = "AS1".
STEP 4

Activate the coffee cup2 layer AS1

Right click and select 'Duplicate' from the options
Rename this layer to AS2.

Duplicate again and rename this layer AS3.

STEP 5

Note: I have added a dark layer just so you can see what I'm doing and you can do this, put it
below the AS1 layer. We will delete this later.

Activate the Background layer
LAYERS >> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood Fill with a dark colour


Close the 'tube' layer
Close AS2
Close AS3
STEP 6

In the Materials Pallete make the foreground WHITE.
 
 In Layer Palette activate AS1
LAYERS >> NEW RASTER LAYER

 
Select the Paint Brush Tool and select the +Round 05 brush.

Use these settings.



STEP
7

Draw 3 wavy lines

STEP 7A

Adjust >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur
RADIUS = 3

Select your PUSH Brush and select the +Round 25 brush

and move the steam around a little.
Use these settings.






LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

STEP 8


Close AS1
Open & Activate AS2

LAYERS >> NEW RASTER LAYER

With your Paint Brush Tool
same settings

Draw 3 lines,


STEP 9

Adjust >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur
RADIUS = 3

Select your Push Brush and select the +Default round brush
and move the steam around a little.

Use these settings.



STEP 10


LAYERS >> MERGE >>
MERGE DOWN





STEP 11

In your Layer Palette

Close AS2
Open & Activate AS3


LAYERS >> NEW RASTER LAYER

With your Paint Brush Tool
same settings

Draw lines, making these go up a little higher.



STEP 12

Adjust >> Blur >> Gaussian Blur
RADIUS = 3

Select your Push Brush and select the +Default round brush
and move the steam around a little.

Use these settings.



LAYERS >> MERGE >> MERGE DOWN
 
In the layer palette lets check the animation.
Close all layers except AS1.
With AS1 open , open AS2 then AS3, can you see the steam?

.Ok let's delete the dark
background Raster 1



STEP 13

Activate AS3

LAYERS >> NEW RASTER LAYER

Using your TEXT TOOL
add your name and position it at the bottom left of your image.
Rename this layer "Name"

.

Close AS2 and AS3 all other layers open. (name, tube, background, AS1).
Activate the Background layer


 
Note: when Copy Merged I always highlight the background layer and that way I
only have to highlight once.

STEP 14

Right click top of working image
Select "Copy Merged" from the options.

In ANIMATION SHOP

Right click in the work space
and select "Paste As New Animation" from the options.

Back to PSP.

Close AS1 and open AS2.
Right click on the title bar of image,
Select "Copy Merged" from the options.

In ANIMATION SHOP
Right click the title bar of the frame and select
"Paste After Current Frame" from the options.



Back to PSP.

Close AS2 and open AS3, click top of image, copy merge.

In ANIMATION SHOP
Right click the title bar of the frame and select
"Paste After Current Frame" from the options.



STEP 15

In ANIMATION SHOP

Check your animation by clicking the image on right .
or
View >> Animation

STEP 16


Click inside the first frame ( F:1) t
o highlight it,



Right click and select "Frame Properties" from the options
Set the Frame Properties to 40.




Right Click inside frame 2 (F: 2)
and select "Frame Properties" from the options
Set the Frame Properties to 50

Right Click inside frame 3 (F: 3)
and select "Frame Properties" from the options
Set the Frame Properties to 100.


Then check the animation.
You can set these to be faster if you like, 40 on all layers work good too.



THIS IS OPTIONAL

I also resized mine to 400.

Click on the Title Bar of the frames
EDIT >> Select None
EDIT >> Select All
Animation >> Resize Animation



Click OK

STEP 17

Save your completed animation
File >> Save As
Name your animation.

With the Gif Optimiser 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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