Tuesday, April 28, 2015

FTU Animated Forum - "Fading Checkers"

Fading Checkers





This tutorial was written by me on April 27 2015, using my own ideas. Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental. This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX6.
Supplies:
"Tattoo Design" tube by Monika Jasnauskaite - tube/license currently available at ADI
Filters:
No filters needed
Fonts:
CoolDots
Abbreviations:
EC = Eye Candy
GG = Gradient Glow
DS = Drop Shadow
C/P = Copy and Paste
FF = Flood Fill
ANL = Add New Layer
AS = Animation Shop
Open blank 600x250 image
ANL_Select All
C/P paper 13 into selection
Select none
C/P the following elements placing as shown:
17
28
29_Select the center mushroom cap with selection tool_Promote to layer_move above the grass_Select none
37
38
Frame 6_Noise 35_Opacity 40
DS all elements EXCEPT 37 and duplicate of 29_0_0_100_15_Black
C/P tube
Duplicate tube 3 times (makes it stand out more)
Merge together
DS_0_0_100_15_Black
ANL to top
Select All
C/P paper 15 into selection
Contract 3
Delete
Select none
Noise_35
DS_0_0_100_10_Black
Repeat DS
Add all correct copyright/license information
Name_ CoolDots_48_Black
Copy tube layer
AS
Paste As New Animation
Paste As New Animation again
Working on one of the tube images (we'll come back to the other image in a second)_Effects_Insert Image Transition_Checker Wipe
Highlight the other Tube image (single tube copy)
Effects_Insert Image Transition_Fade
Edit_Select All
Back to Checker Swipe image_Click on Frame #41
Paste After Current Frame
Click on Frame #82
Hold down Shift key and click left arrow key to select frames 82 - 42
Animation_Reverse Frames
View_Animation
If satisfied with the effects_Edit_Select All
Back to PSP
Close frame, credits, name, and tube layers
Copy Merged
AS_Paste As New Animation
CTRL+L until you have 82 frames
Highlight the animation you made
CTRL+C
Highlight background frames
CTRL+E and place tube where you want
Click once and tube will be set
Back to PSP
Open frame and credits
Merge together
Copy
AS_Paste As New Animation
CTRL+C
Highlight tag
CTRL+E and DO NOT MOVE CURSOR
Click once
I like to roll the mouse ball to enlarge the canvas for this step as it lets me see the edges better
Back to PSP
Highlight name layer
Copy
AS_Paste As New Animation
CTRL+C
Hihglighr tag
CTRL+E
Position name and click once
*~*~Note: When copying and pasting an image into a frame in AS, you must paste as new animation first, then copy and paste it into the tag frames. If you try to just copy the layer in PSP and paste it directly onto the working image in AS it will be huge and distorted.~*~*
**Optional: This is a large file and it may be too big for some sites. To make it smaller follow these steps:
Edit_Select All
Animation_Cull Animation
View Animation
Repeat cull as many times as you need to, viewing animation each time to be sure it doesn't look jumpy (I culled mine twice)
Back to PSP
Copy name
AS_Paste As New Animation
CTRL+C
Highlight tag
Make sure the Propagate Paste button at top of AS is clicked:
CTRL+E
Position name in tag
Click mouse
(Placing the name this way lets you save the blank animation for future tags and/or place different names on the tag if you have several people to make for, such as with a WWO. I always save blanks...never know when you may need/want to make it again and this way you don't have to go thru all the steps again, LOL.)
When happy with the animation, save!!







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