DISTRACTION
PSP9 to PSP2019

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ SEPTEMBER 2019
Copyright © 2019 ~ 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

sky_7858.png
Distraction frame.png

green_grass_535.png
border_collie.pspimage
butterflies_4_by_jumpfer.png
Transp_Grass_with_Dandelions.png
2SQUIRRELSSM_LADYTX.pspimage
Save to a folder on your computer

Plugins

** NONE **

SCRIPTS FOR FLIP & MIRROR IN PSPX4 TO PSPX8

DOWNLOAD



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STEP 1

Open a new image 800 x 600
Transparent background
PSPX - X2: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel
PSPX3-PSP201
9: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel


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


STEP 2


Open up the sky_7858
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.

STEP 3


Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the
CUSTOM SELECTION symbol
and enter these coordinates.
STEP 4

Open up the green_grass_535 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

Rename this layer BGD

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 5

Open up the border_collie
image in your PSP workspace
Activate layer 1

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.


Rename this layer DOG 1
STEP 6

Back to the border_collie image in your PSP workspace
Open & Activate layer 2

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.


EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
0
Vertical Offset =
8
Edge Mode = Transparent


Rename this layer DOG 2

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 7

Back to the border_collie image in your PSP workspace
Open & Activate layer
3

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.



Rename this layer DOG 3
STEP 8

Back to the border_collie image in your PSP workspace
Open & Activate layer
4

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.



Rename this layer DOG 4


SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 9

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER


Choose your SELECTION TOOL then click on the
CUSTOM SELECTION symbol
and enter these coordinates.
STEP 10

Open up the Transp_Grass_with_Dandelions
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

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

PSP9 - PSPX3: IMAGE >>> MIRROR
PSPX4 - PSPX8: Use script available for download at top of page.
(Higher versions follow your version's method)

Rename this layer FLOWERS

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 11

Choose your SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Rectangle
Mode = Replace
Feather = 0
Antialias = UNChecked


Open up the
butterflies_4_by_jumpfer
image in your PSP workspace

WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image


IMAGE >>> RESIZE =
65%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is CHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE
Check "Lock aspect ratio"

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN
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STEP 12

Select the top left butterfly

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.


EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
55
Vertical Offset = - ( minus )
225
Edge Mode = Transparent



Rename this layer
BUTTERFLY 1
STEP 13

CLOSE BUTTERFLY 1

Back to the duplicated
butterflies_4_by_jumpfer image

Select the top
right butterfly

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.


EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Same settings

Rename this layer
BUTTERFLY 2
STEP 14

CLOSE BUTTERFLY 2

Back to the duplicated
butterflies_4_by_jumpfer image

Select the
lower left butterfly

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.


EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Same settings


Rename this layer
BUTTERFLY 3
STEP 15

CLOSE BUTTERFLY 2

Back to the duplicated
butterflies_4_by_jumpfer image

Select the
lower right butterfly

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.


EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Same settings


Rename this layer
BUTTERFLY 4

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 16


Open up the 2SQUIRRELSSM_LADYTX
image in your PSP workspace
WINDOW >>> DUPLICATE
Close the original Image


IMAGE >>> RESIZE =
50%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is CHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE
Check "Lock aspect ratio"


CLOSE DOG 2 , DOG 3, DOG 4 layers
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STEP 17

ACTIVATE the DOG 1 layer

On the duplicated 2SQUIRRELSSM_LADYTX image in your PSP workspace
With the
Shadow and Squirrels 1 layers open
Activte the
Shadow layer

Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY MERGED 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 >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
255
Vertical Offset = - ( minus ) 125
Edge Mode = Transparent


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
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STEP 18

CLOSE DOG 1
OPEN & ACTIVATE DOG 2

Back to the duplicated 2SQUIRRELSSM_LADYTX image
CLOSE the Squirrels 1 layer
OPEN the Squirrels 2 layer

Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY MERGED 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 >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Same settings

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 19

CLOSE DOG 2
OPEN & ACTIVATE DOG 3

Back to the duplicated 2SQUIRRELSSM_LADYTX image
CLOSE the Squirrels 2 layer
OPEN the Squirrels 3 layer

Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY MERGED 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 >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Same settings

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
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STEP 20

CLOSE DOG 3
OPEN & ACTIVATE DOG 4

Back to the duplicated 2SQUIRRELSSM_LADYTX image
CLOSE the Squirrels 3 layer
OPEN the Squirrels 4 layer

Right click on the Title Bar and select COPY MERGED 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 >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Same settings

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 21

ACTIVATE the BUTTERFLY 4 layer

OPEN the Distraction frame 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.


EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
6
Colour = Black
Opacity =
75
Blur = 12.00


Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus )
6

Rename this layer FRAME
STEP 22


LAYERS >> NEW RASTER LAYER

Select your TEXT TOOL
with font and settings of your choice add your name


LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 23

Set up LAYER PALETTE as shown

Right click on Title Bar and select
Copy merged from the options
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STEP 24

In ANIMATION SHOP

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

Back to PSP.

Set up LAYER PALETTE as shown


Right click on Title Bar and select
Copy merged from the options
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STEP 25

In ANIMATION SHOP

Select >>> 'Paste After Current' icon on top menu



Back to PSP.

Set up LAYER PALETTE as shown


Right click on Title Bar and select Copy merged from the options
STEP 26

In ANIMATION SHOP

Select >>> 'Paste After Current' icon on top menu

Back to PSP.

Set up LAYER PALETTE as shown


Right click on Title Bar and select Copy merged from the options,
STEP 27

In ANIMATION SHOP

Select >>> 'Paste After Current' icon on top menu

Edit >> Select All
Edit >> Copy


Right click inside the
last frame (F:4) to activate
and select
'Paste After Current Frame' from the options.


Animation >> Reverse frames

Right click inside the
fourth frame (F:4) to activate
and select
'
Delete' from the options.,
STEP 28

Edit >> Select All

Right click on Title Bar of frames
Select 'Frame Properties' from the options
Display time = 40



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STEP 29

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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