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Saturday, January 30, 2010

New Tutorial ~ Faces Of Garv


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
 I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
Four close-up face tubes of choice.
I am using the sexy artwork of Keith Garvey. You can purchase a license to use his work at MPT.
Freebie Cluster Frame/Wordart called A La Faveur de l'automne by Fanette found HERE
Plugin: Xero ~ Radiance
Animation Shop
Font used is Aurora Script
 
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 1.  Open a new transparent image, 625 x 625 px. Flood fill white.
 Open the cluster frame/wordart ~ crop Merged Opaque ~ then resize 600 px wide. C/P, move slightly down 'n to right.
Using selection tool, point-to-point, draw a selection beyond inside of grapevine wreath.
Fill with paper of choice, or add a new raster layer and fill with color of choice. I used black.
Keep selection, making sure it's below frame.
Open four tubes, resize if needed, C/P each tube above black bg, invert selection 'n deleting for each tube layer.
Deselect. Apply Xero ~ Radiance ~ setting: 205/10/8/223 to each tube layer.
Rename tube layers, from bottom, tube 1, tube 2, tube 3 and tube 4.
 
If you wish to resize, do so now 85-90% smartsize.
 
 2.  Add copyright, URL, watermark and name
 
3. To Animate:
Delete white background *
Close off tubes 2, 3, & 4, leaving tube 1 open, copy ~ MERGED
Paste in A/S as a new animation
 
Back to PSP, close tube 1, open tube 2, copy MERGED, paste in A/S after current frame.
 
Back to PSP, close tube 2, open tube 3, copy MERGED, paste in A/S after current frame.
 
Back to PSP, close tube 3, open tube 4, copy MERGED, paste in A/S after current frame.
 
Now working in A/S only,
 
copy frame 1 and paste it after frame 4. You now have 5 frames in total.
 
Select frame 1, Effects ~ Insert Image Transition ~ Fade, setting below:
  
 
 click OK.
 
Select frame 7, apply image transition fade, same settings
 
Select frame 13, apply image transition fade, same settings
 
Select frame 19, apply image transition fade, same settings
 
You should have a total of 25 frames in A/S.
 
Cntrl A to select all frames, change animation properties to color of choice or color black.
Also, change frame properties to 25.
Click on Frame 1, change frame property to 30. Select Frame 25, change frame property to 30.
Click on Frame 7, change frame properties to 60.  Do same for frame 13 and frame 19.
 
View your animation. If happy, optimize and save as a .gif.
 
Tip:  if your animation is too large in file size, you can Cntrl A (select all frames)
and under animation, cull animation to read 
" remove 1 frame for every 5  
resulting in a total of 20 frames instead of the original 25.
Remember to cull your animation BEFORE optimizing.
Hope this helps you!
 
Hope you enjoy your animation! :+)

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