Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Playing in the Sand

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1 tube of choice - I’m using the artwork of PinUpToons which you can purchase here
Font of Choice - I’m using Sunset here
Mask 20/20 & Anima Frames here
Please do not share the animation without my permission.
Animation Shop
“Just Add Water” a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Cindy of Southern Scrapz and can be purchased here. You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Cindy for such a fab kit!!

This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 X 700 blank canvas. Flood fill white.

Copy and paste Paper 4 as a new layer.

Copy and paste Ele 48 (sand) as a new layer. Position near the bottom right corner. Duplicate/Mirror and move so that the two blend together. Merge down. Duplicate and move this layer up so that it’s a little past the half way mark of your canvas. Merge visible the sand layers and the paper layer. Apply the mask. Merge Group.

Copy and paste Ele 68 (chain frame) as a new layer. Resize 40%.

Use your Magic Wand and click inside the frame.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
Copy and paste the same Paper 4 again as a new layer.
Selections/Invert. Hit the delete button. Rename Paper Background.
New Raster Layer.
Effects/3D Effects/Cutout
Horizontal & Vertical: 10
Opacity & Blur: 25
Color: Black

New Raster Layer. Repeat the above step accept change the horizontal and vertical numbers to -10.

Copy and paste Ele 65 (fish) as a new layer.
Resize 40%. Mirror.

Copy and paste Ele66 as a new layer.
Resize 30%. Mirror.

Copy and paste Ele67 as a new layer.
Resize 25% and 90%.

Copy and paste Ele63 as a new layer. Resize 80%. Position behind the paper of the frame on the right side so that the fronds stick out a little from the side and top. Duplicate/Mirror.

Paste Ele63 again, this time in front of the chain frame. Resize 60%. Position to one side of the chain frame. Duplicate/Mirror.

Copy and paste Ele64 (lighthouse) as a new layer. Resize 50%. Position behind the fronds that are behind the frame.

Copy and paste Ele53 (sun) as a new layer. Resize 50%. Move into position.

Copy and paste Ele17 (popsicle stick) as a new layer. Free rotate left 90 degrees. Resize 40%. Move into position. Duplicate and move the copy behind the fronds. Use your eraser tool on the copy and erase parts of the popsicle stick so that it looks like a few fronds are in front of it.

Copy and paste Ele43 (shell) as a new layer. Resize 30%.

Copy and paste Ele46 (starfish) as a new layer. Resize 30%.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Copy and paste Ele49 (sand) as a new layer. Position where you like, duplicating and resizing as you like as well.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
I gave mine a slight inner bevel:
Bevel: 2
Width: 3
Smoothness: 35
Depth: 2
Ambience: -8
Shininess: 10
Color: white
Angle: 315
Intensity: 75
Elevation: 20


Time to Animate:
Open the animation I supplied in Animation Shop.
View/Normal Viewing.
Ctrl + A to highlight all the frames.

Go back into PSP. Close out all your layers.
Starting with your white canvas, open that one up and work your way up your layers, opening them all up until you reach the Paper Background layer and stop there. DO NOT OPEN UP THE PAPER BACKGROUND.
Copy Merge.

Carry into AS. Ctrl + L until you have 7 frames.
Ctrl + A.

Go back into PSP and open up the Paper Background layer. Study it and remember as closely as possibly where it is on the canvas.

Go back into AS. Highlight the Animated water I supplied. Ctrl + A. Copy.

Highlight the frames you just created from your canvas. Be sure all the frames are highlighted. Ctrl + E. Position the animated water where you recall it being.

Go back into PSP. Close out all the layers again. Starting with the frame JUST ABOVE the Paper Background layer, open them all up. Copy Merge. Carry into AS.

Be sure the working canvas is active and all frames are highlighted. Click on the Propagate Paste icon at the top of the screen (it looks like folders with the top right corners bent down). Position the rest of your tag over the animated water.

Again, making sure all the frames are highlighted -
Animation/Frame Properties
Change the number to 25

View your animation. If you’re happy then save.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!

1 comment:

  1. Great tut/tag Bev.. I love it..
    Southern Scrapz