Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Ocean Beauty

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Supplies Needed 

1 tube of choice – I used the wonderful artwork of Ellie Milk which can be purchased from Pics For Design.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice – I used LD Debonaire - a pay font

Weescotlass Mask 208 here

Animation Shop

 "The Heart of the Ocean" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Stu of Creative Crazy Scraps and can be purchased from Heartbeatz Creations.  You can visit his blog here.  Thank you Stu for such a wonderful kit. 

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

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

Copy and paste E12 as a new layer.
Resize 85%

Copy and paste E23 as a new layer.
(It should be positioned perfectly over the other frame)
Click inside of it (E23) with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below the frame (E23).
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.
Deselect for now.

Add the following elements just above the paper layer (see my tag for reference of placemet).  Don't worry about what overhangs the frame.  We'll clean that up in a bit.
E33:  Resize 70%/Duplicate/Mirror
E18:  Resize 70%
E32:  Resize 30%
E20:  Resize 25%/Lower the Opacity to about 44
E5:  Resize 25%
E17:  Resize 60%
E22:  Resize 35%
E27:  REsize 50%
E16:  Resize 20%

Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each element layer that overhangs the frame and tap the delete key.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
If you're using the same tube as I did, Resize 30%

Add your elements.  I used:
E33:  Resize 70%/Duplicate/Mirror
E18:  Resize 80%
E4:  Resize 30%
E26:  Resize 70%
E21:  Resize 60%/Duplicate/Mirror
E25:  Resize 30%/Duplicate/Mirror
E24:  Resize 60%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster Layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 2 Into Selection.
Apply the mask.
Resize 110%
Merge Group.

Add your copyright.

Add your name:
Foreground & Background: #000000
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.

Highlight the paper layer.

~Time to Animate~

Open up Animation Shop.
Edit/Paste As New Animation
Effects/Insert Image Effects
Click on the submenu below Effect and choose "Underwater":

Click on Customize.
Match Effects and Liquid Properties to mine:

To make the water motion match Wave, X & Y to my chart below:

Wave 1: X= 0 Y= 42
Wave 2: X= 9, Y= 26
Wave 3: X= 28X Y= -19
Wave 4: X= -1, Y= -21
Wave 5: X= -27, Y= -5
Wave 6: X= -36, Y= 28
Wave 7: X= -54, Y= 12
Wave 8:  X= 9. Y= -21
Wave 9: X= 36, Y= 3
Wave 10: X= -9, Y: -23
Wave 11: X= -54, Y= 12
Wave 12: X= 18, Y= 0
Wave 13: X= 17, Y= 19
Wave 14: X= -9, Y= -17
Wave 15: X= -16, Y= 21
Wave 16: X= -19, Y: 5

Click OK - the chart will close out.
Click OK
Highlight Frame 1.
Tap the delete key on your keyboard.

Back in PSP.
Close out all your layers.
Starting with your white background and moving upward in the layers pallet, open up the layers all the way to the paper background.
Depending on the elements you chose to use it should look something like this:

Copy Merge.

Carry Into AS.
Edit/Paste As New Animation
Press Ctrl +L on your keyboard until you have a total of 20 frames.

Highlight your water animation.
Ctrl + A (to highlight all the frames)
Ctrl + C (to copy all the frames)

Highlight your tag animation.
Ctrl + A (to highlight all the frames)
Click on the Propogate Paste icon at the top of your screen (it looks like 3 folders with the corners bent)
Ctrl + E - Center the water animaiton over the round paper and left click your mouse.

Back in PSP
Starting at the very bottom with the white background click on the eye of each layer - (you're closing all the opened layers and opening all the closed layers).
Edit/Copy Merged

Back in PSP.
Make your working animation active.
Ctrl + A (to highlight all layers)
Ctrol + E - position the remaining part of your tag over the water animation and left click your mouse.

Animation/Resize Animation:
Check off Pixel Size
Width & Height: 500

View your animation.
If you're happy with it then save.

I’d love to see your results.
Email me!

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