SPRING BUTTERFLY
PSP9 to PSP2019

This tutorial was written by Jemima ~ MARCH 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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If there is a problem, please contact the author and the image/s will be removed.

You will need the following to complete this tutorial

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ANIMATION SHOP 3.11
Download HERE


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Materials

floral-89.png
Squirrel-07.png
green_grass.png
colourful butterfly.png
DD-Rainbow-40112.jpg
Spring-is-in-the-air.png
Save to a folder on your computer

125Pt.jpg
Save to your PSP Patterns folder

Plugins

** NONE **

SCRIPTS FOR FLIP & MIRROR IN PSPX4 TO PSPX8

DOWNLOAD

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.We will work on the butterfly first.

STEP 1

Open a new image 600 x 600
Transparent background
PSP9: Colour Depth = 16 Million Colors (24bit)
PSPX-
PSP2019: Colour Depth RGB = 8bits/channel
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Open up the
colourful butterfly 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.


Choose your FREEHAND SELECTION TOOL
Selection Type = Point to Point
Mode = Replace
Feather = 0
Smoothing = 6
Antialias = Checked
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STEP 2


Select the left wing as shown

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STEP 3

Right click on the Title Bar and select CUT from the options,
DO NOT DESELECT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE INTO SELECTION from the options.

DESELECT


Rename this layer LEFT WING 1

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 4

CLOSE LEFT WING 1

ACTIVATE Raster 2

Choose your FREEHAND SELECTION TOOL
Same settings

Select the right wing as shown,
STEP 5

Right click on the Title Bar and select CUT from the options,
DO NOT DESELECT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Right click on the Title Bar of your tag image
and select PASTE INTO SELECTION from the options.

DESELECT


Rename this layer RIGHT WING 1
Rename Raster 2 BODY

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 6

VIEW >>> RULERS

ACTIVATE RIGHT WING 1

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

Select your RASTER DEFORM tool
Mode = SCALE
use default settings

PSPX-PSP2019:Select your PICK tool

Move the centre right node to the left level with the 490 pixel mark on your top ruler

Click the RESET RECTANGLE arrow

Rename this layer RIGHT WING 2,


STEP 7

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

Move the centre right node to the left level with the 450 pixel mark on your top ruler

Click the RESET RECTANGLE arrow

Rename this layer RIGHT WING 3



SAVE YOUR WORK,
STEP 8

CLOSE layers
RIGHT WING 1
RIGHT WING 2
RIGHT WING 3

OPEN & ACTIVATE LEFT WING 1

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

Move the centre left node to the right level with the 110 pixel mark on your top ruler

Click the RESET RECTANGLE arrow

Rename this layer LEFT WING 2,





STEP 9

LAYERS >>> DUPLICATE

Move the centre left node to the right level with the 150 pixel mark on your top ruler

Click the RESET RECTANGLE arrow

Rename this layer LEFT WING 3


Select your MOVER tool to disengage the Deformation / Pick tool

SAVE YOUR WORK
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(NOTE: You could repeat these instructions more times, depending on how much movement you want.)
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STEP 10

Set up LAYER PALETTE as shown
STEP 11

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




Save as butterfl
y.pspimage image


Minimize for now.
STEP 12

Open a new image 800 x 600
Transparent background
PSPX - X2: Colour Depth = 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 13

Open up the DD-Rainbow-40112
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.
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DESELECT
STEP 14

Open up the green_grass
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.

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
0
Vertical Offset = - ( minus ) 169
Edge Mode = Transparent


SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 15

ACTIVATE Raster 1

Open up the
floral-89
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 =
90%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE
Check "Lock aspect ratio"

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
- ( minus ) 1
00
Vertical Offset = - ( minus )
25
Edge Mode = Transparent
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STEP 16

ACTIVATE Raster 2
LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

ACTIVATE Raster 1

With your MAGIC WAND
Mode = Replace
Match Mode = RGB Value
Tolerance = 0
Feather = 0
Anti-alias = UNchecked
Sample Merged = UNCHECKED
PSP9 - PSP2019: Check CONTIGUOUS
PSPX
- PSP2019: There is no " Sample Merged"
PSP9 - PSP2019: Use all layers = UNChecked


Select the OUTER transparent area



ACTIVATE Raster 3

EDIT >>> CLEAR
DESELECT


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LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

SAVE YOUR WORK

STEP 17

Open up the Squirrel-07
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 =
40%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE
Check "Lock aspect ratio"

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset =
155
Vertical Offset = - ( minus )
110
Edge Mode = Transparent
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LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
STEP 18

Open up the Spring-is-in-the-air
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 =
30%
Ensure "Resize all layers" is UNCHECKED
Resample using WEIGHTED AVERAGE
Check "Lock aspect ratio"

ADJUST >>> SHARPNESS >>> SHARPEN

EFFECTS >>> IMAGE EFFECTS >>> OFFSET
Horizontal Offset = 1
85
Vertical Offset = 1
25
Edge Mode = Transparent
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LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 19

With your MAGIC WAND ... Same settings

Select the OUTER transparent area
SELECTIONS >>> INVERT

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

Flood fill with DARK BLUE #172983
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR


Flood fill with YELLOW #f8d800
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR


Flood fill with DARK BLUE #172983
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR

DESELECT
STEP 20

In your MATERIALS PALETTE load
125Pt pattern in the foreground using these settings
STEP 21

ACTIVATE Raster 1

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER

LAYERS >>> ARRANGE >>> MOVE DOWN

Flood fill with
125Pt pattern

LAYERS >>> NEW RASTER LAYER
SELECTIONS >>> SELECT ALL

Flood fill with DARK BLUE #172983
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR


Flood fill with YELLOW #f8d800
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR


Flood fill with DARK BLUE #172983
SELECTIONS >>> MODIFY >>> CONTRACT = 4
EDIT >>> CLEAR

DESELECT
STEP 22

EFFECTS >>> 3D EFFECTS >>> DROP SHADOW
Vertical & Horizontal offsets =
3
Colour = Black
Opacity =
60
Blur = 1
0.00

ACTIVATE Raster 2
EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

Repeat Drop Shadow effect changing
Vertical & Horizontal Offsets to - ( minus )
3
Click OK


ACTIVATE Raster 4
EDIT >>> Repeat Drop Shadow

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE VISIBLE
Rename this layer BGD

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 23

Maximize your butterfly.pspimage

Set up LAYER PALETTE as shown

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

ACTIVATE the tag image

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 = - ( minus )
200
Vertical Offset = - ( minus )
25
Edge Mode = Transparent
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Rename this layer Butterfly 1
STEP 25

Back to your butterfly.pspimage

Set up LAYER PALETTE as shown

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

ACTIVATE the tag image

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 27

Back to your butterfly.pspimage

Set up LAYER PALETTE as shown

Right click on Title Bar and select
Copy merged from the options
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STEP 28

ACTIVATE the tag image

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

SAVE YOUR WORK
STEP 29

ACTIVATE the BGD layer

LAYERS >> NEW RASTER LAYER

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

LAYERS >>> MERGE >>> MERGE DOWN
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STEP 30

Set up LAYER PALETTE as shown



Right click on Title Bar and select Copy merged from the options,
STEP 31

In ANIMATION SHOP

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

Back to PSP.

CLOSE
Butterfly 1
OPEN
Butterfly 2

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


In ANIMATION SHOP

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


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Back to PSP.

CLOSE Butterfly 2
OPEN Butterfly 3

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

In ANIMATION SHOP

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


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STEP 32

Right click inside the
SECOND frame (F:2) to activate
and select COPY from the options

Right click inside the
THIRD frame (F:3) to activate
and select
'Paste After Current Frame' from the options.

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STEP 33

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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