was written by me, Gems, February 25th 2010
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
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I am using the wonderful art of Suzanne Woolcott
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this was written in PSPX and animation shop
assumes you have a good understanding.
Font i used - Glider Girls
ok off we go!!
Open up my Mask and minimise to your system tray
Open a new transparent canvas 600x600
flood fill with white.
New raster layer,selections > select all
Get paper4 or one of choice and resize to 20% paste into selection
layers-new mask layer-from image
click on your drop down and find gemsmasks-162
source luminance checked only.
apply the mask,
go to layers-merge-merge group.
Get magicdust resize to 20% and paste as a new layer - duplicate
place one above the other
Get little stars and resize to 21% and paste as a new layer
place towards the top of your canvas.
get the frame1 and resize to 22%
paste as a new layer then duplicate.
add a drop shadow.
On your duplicate go to layers free rotate
rotate left 20 all layers UN checked.
Get your ball resize to 20% paste as a new layer
go to layers and rename this layer "ball"
Now get your heart frame
resize to 20%, paste as a new layer place to the left hand side.
Get your tree and resize to 20% then resize again to 60%
layers adjust sharpness-sharpen.
Open up the sock, scalf and stripey star,
resize them all to 20% paste them all as new layers,
Once they are on your canvas resize further using your deformation tool
Place hanging from the tree where you want.
add a drop shadow to your elements.
Open up your ladder,resize to 20% then resize again to 35%
paste as a new layer and duplicate.
Place one ladder going up the tree from the bottom,
the other ladder place on the opposite side of the
and use your deformation tool to angle it to the branches.
Activate your ball layer and duplicate it 2 times
On the top duplicate go to layers arrange-bring to top
then click on the remaining duplicate
go to layers arrange-bring to top
Use your deformation tool to resize and turn
so that they hide the bottom of your tree.
Open up your grass and resize to 20%
paste as a new layer,
move to the left hand side slightly.
Now add your main tube add a drop shadow
paste the grass as a new layer 2 more times,
but use your deformation tool to resize and place them
one slightly in front of each other and to the right.
Open up your mushrooms, resize to 20% then resize again to 20%
use your deformation tool to resize the last little bit.
add any other little elements you like,
resized the ribbon and placed that behind my main tube
and i resized the snail the same as the shrooms...lol
Now open your 2 owls.
resize them both to 20%
then resize them both to 60%.
make sure your top layer id active.
copy and paste one of the owls as a new layer
place its feet on the heart frame edge.
Now copy and paste the other owl
this time use your pick tool to place your owls feet
exactly where the previous owls feet were placed.
It doesnt have to be too exact as this helps to give your owl a startled look!!
add all your ę and licence info and add your name.
Ok onto the animation
To Animate continue:
Hide the owl with his eyes open
on your layer palette
edit > copy merged
over into animation shop
paste as a new animation
back to psp
Hide the owl with its eye closed
and unhide the open eyed owl
edit > copy merged
over to AS
click on your tag, paste after current frame
go to edit select all
click on the blue edge of your animation
go to frame properties and change it to 120
in AS go to view and check your animation is running properly
Thats it your done!!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and i hope you found it easy to follow?
any problems at all please feel free to shout!!
ArtworkęSuzanne Woolcott www.gorjuss.co.uk SW521 Gems09