Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mermaid In Paradise

Mermaid In Paradise

Tag is animated. Please click on the
tag to see the animation

This tutorial was written
by Sarah Fiack on
May 6, 2011
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
For this tutorial, I’m using
a tube by Elias Chatzoudis
You can purchase his tubes at PTE

Tube of choice
Scrap of choice.
I’m using one by designs by sarah
Called Tropical Tango
It is available at Pimp My Tags
with Scraps
Animation Shop

Open a 600x600 new image.
Open your tube & scrap supplies.

Choose a frame of choice.
Resize 88% or as needed.
Paste as a new layer.

Click inside the frame with your
magic wand. Hold shift button down
to select mulitple areas.
Selections expand by 3

Paste a paper of choice as a new layer.
Selections invert & press delete.
Move the layer under the frame layer.
Keep selected.

Open a sand element.
Paste above the paper layer
in the bottom part of the frame.
Press delete.

Paste your tube of choice as a new layer
between the paper & frame layers.
Arrange as wanted in the frame.

Duplicate the tube once.
Move the copy layer to the top in the
layer palette.
Back on the original tube layer, press delete.
Now select none.

On the copy tube layer, erase the parts
of the tube that you don't want to show.
You want the tube to appear to come out
from inside the frame.

Add a drop shadow to the original tube layer
2,2,50,5 Black.
Also add a drop shadow to the frame layer as well.

Open a starfish element.
Resize 50% twice.
Arrange on the tag so that it appears the
head of your main tube is laying on the starfish.
You do still want to be able to see part of the starfish.

Open two tree leaf fern elements.
Resize each one 50%
Paste one on each of the top two corners
of the frame.
I found that one is great for left & one
is great for the right corner.

Open a seaweed element.
Resize 40%
Paste on each side of your main tube.
For the one on the right side, I moved it
below the tube layer in the layer palette.

Open a crab element.
I used one which came with the tube I chose.
Resize 50%
Paste to the left of your main tube.

X out the crab layer.
Merge the rest of the layers visible.
Add a wordart or saying of choice to
the top of the tag.

Merge the wordart with the rest
of the merged layers.

Now unhide the crab layer.
Resize all layers 88%
Add copyright info & name at this point.

Now to animate:
Copy merged & paste as new animation
into Animation shop

Now back in PSP, move the crab layer over slightly
to the right. Be sure to keep it on the same line as it
is on.

Copy merged into AS & paste after current frame.
You want to keep repeating this for a total of 6 frames
in AS. Once the crab reached the mermaid tube, I had it
climb up & along her.

Once all set with frames in AS,
Select all - Frame Properties 30
View animation
If you are happy, the save the tag as
a gif file.
Thanks for trying my tutorial!

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