THANKSGIVING ANIMATION
PSP9 to PSPX3

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ NOVEMBER 2013
Copyright © 2013 ~ Jemima ~ All rights reserved

This was created using PSP9 but can be adapted for other versions of PSP.

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You will need the following to complete this tutorial

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ANIMATION SHOP 3.11
Download HERE


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Materials

8.png
21.pspimage
OWL.pspimage
leaves.pspimage
ThanksgivingWordart_DesinzbySuzy.pspimage
Save to a folder on your computer

Plugins

** EYE CANDY3 **
http://www.pircnet.com/downloads.html



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STEP 1


In your MATERIALS PALETTE

Load BROWN ' #a9501f ' in your foreground
Load YELLOW ' #f4c94a ' in your background

On your background select the GRADIENT option
and enter these settings
STEP 2

Open a new image 600 x 500
Transparent background
PSPX - X2: Colour Depth = RGB 8bits/channel
PSPX3-X6: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel

Flood fill with GRADIENT

EFFECTS >>> EDGE EFFECTS >>> ENHANCE MORE
EDIT >>> Repeat Enhance Edges More


VIEW >>> RULERS
STEP 3

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER


Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Ellipse
Mode = Replace
Feather = 2
Antialias = Checked

Starting at
400 pixels across and 250 pixels down
drag your cursor to
220 pixels across and 450 pixels down
and release



STEP 4

Flood fill with GRADIENT

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 30
EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN MORE

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> INNER BEVEL
STEP 5

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 95%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN
STEP 6

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
STEP 7

ACTIVATE RASTER 2

EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow.

STEP 8

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - X3: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- X3: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSPX - X3: Use all layers = UNChecked


Select the centre of the oval frame

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 18

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

STEP 9

Open up the
21.pspimage 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 tag image
and select PASTE INTO SELECTION from the options.

DESELECT

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 70%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

Reposition UP with your MOVER tool

STEP 10

Open up the
OWL.pspimage 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 tag image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 60%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

Reposition with your MOVER tool

STEP 11

ACTIVATE RASTER 2

With your MAGIC WAND.... Same settings.
Select the area outside the oval frame

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 30

SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

ACTIVATE RASTER 4

EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
Same settings

STEP 12

ZOOM IN on the owl and

Choose your FREEHAND SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Point to Point
Mode = Replace
Feather =
0
Antialias = Checked

Select the area shown

SELECTIONS >>> PROMOTE SELECTION TO LAYER

DESELECT

STEP 13

On the Promoted Selection layer

Choose your FREEHAND SELECTION TOOL
Same settings

ZOOM IN

Select one eye as shown
THEN
Depress your SHIFT key
and select the other eye



STEP 14

Flood fill with BLACK

DESELECT

STEP 15

ACTIVATE
Copy of Raster 2 layer

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

STEP 16

CLOSE
Promoted Selection layer
CLOSE
Raster 4
CLOSE
Raster 3

ACTIVATE RASTER
2

With your MAGIC WAND.... Same settings.

Select the CENTRE
of the oval frames

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> EXPAND = 20

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> SEND TO BOTTOM

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE UP

Flood fill with BROWN ' #a9501f '

DESELECT

STEP 17

ACTIVATE RASTER 2

Open up the leaves image in your PSP workspace
WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image


IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 55%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is CHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

STEP 18

On your resized copy of the leaves
Activate layer L1

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


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

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
Same settings

BUT
Change DISTANCE to 5
and BLUR to 5

Reposition with your MOVER tool

Rename this layer L1
STEP 19

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE


PSP9:IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 30
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX6:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 30
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool

Rename this layer L2
STEP 20

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE


PSP9:IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE = LEFT 70
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX6:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = LEFT 70
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool

Rename this layer L3
STEP 21

On your resized copy of the leaves
Activate layer L2

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


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

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
Same settings

Reposition with your MOVER tool

Rename this layer L4
STEP 22

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE


PSP9:IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 30
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX6:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = RIGHT 30
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool

Rename this layer L5
STEP 23

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE


PSP9:IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE = LEFT 70
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX6:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = LEFT 70
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

Reposition with your MOVER tool

Rename this layer L6
STEP 24

Open up the
8.png 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 tag image
and select PASTE AS NEW LAYER from the options.

IMAGE >>> RESIZE = 55%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
Same settings

Reposition with your MOVER tool

STEP 25

Open up the
ThanksgivingWordart_DesinzbySuzy image
in your PSP workspace
Activate the
HThanksgiving layer

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

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

PSP9:IMAGE >>> ROTATE >>> FREE ROTATE = LEFT 30
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED

PSPX - PSPX6:
IMAGE >>> FREE ROTATE = LEFT 30
Ensure "All layers" is UNCHECKED


EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
Same settings


Reposition with your MOVER tool

STEP 26

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with BROWN ' #a9501f '

SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 5
EDIT >>> CLEAR

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 70
Blur = 0

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus ) 1
Click OK

STEP 27

Flood fill with YELLOW ' #f4c94a '

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 70
Blur = 0

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus ) 1
Click OK

STEP 28

Flood fill with BROWN ' #a9501f '

SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 3
EDIT >>> CLEAR

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets = 1
Colour = Black
Opacity = 70
Blur = 0

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus ) 1
Click OK


DO NOT DESELECT

STEP 29

EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
Same settings


SELECTIONS >>> INVERT


EFFECTS >>> PLUGINS >>> EYE CANDY 3 >>>
DROP SHADOW
Same settings


DESELECT
TOP


BOTTOM
STEP 30

LAYERS >> NEW RASTER LAYER


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

OPEN all layers

Save your work as .pspimage
STEP 31

With the top layer still active

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
3 times

ACTIVATE Raster 4 (The owl)

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
3 times

Set up your LAYER PALETTE as shown

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

STEP 32

In ANIMATION SHOP

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

Back to PSP.


Set up your LAYER PALETTE as shown

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


STEP 33

In ANIMATION SHOP

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


Back to PSP.


Set up your LAYER PALETTE as shown

Right click on Title Bar and select
Copy merged from the options
STEP 34

In ANIMATION SHOP

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


Back to PSP.


Set up your LAYER PALETTE as shown

Right click on Title Bar and select
Copy merged from the options
STEP 35

In ANIMATION SHOP

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


Back to PSP.


Set up your LAYER PALETTE as shown

Right click on Title Bar and select
Copy merged from the options
STEP 36

Edit >> Select All

Right click on Title Bar of frames
Select 'Frame Properties' from the options
Display time =
20
STEP 37

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 Optimiser keep pressing NEXT
until you get to the last one... click FINISH

Close the Animation
Close the frames.
Close Animation Shop


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