Friday, November 27, 2015

Animated No Scraps - "Winter Deer"


Winter Deer



This tutorial was written by me on November 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:
“bt-babyrudolph” tube by Becca Turner – tube/license currently available at ADI
This tube was also available in a combo pack, "bt-xmasspecial" with Becca's "Candy" tube for Christmas 2015
“WhiteForestSky” tube by Rainbow Coffi_Rainbow Coffi's site is currently unavailable
Animated Snow gif of choice

Filters:
Eye Candy 4000_Gradient Glow

Fonts:
BankGothic Lt BT


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

When working with templates, always Shift+D to duplicate, close original, then on each layer, select with magic wand (or Select All, Float, De-float), ANL, close/delete the original, do steps required in tutorial, select none


Starting at bottom

ANL
FF with gradient made with #526f7d and #d7edfb_Radial_90_3
Apply mask
Enlarge 111% twice
Duplicate
Merge mask layers together
Adjust_Add Noise_60

Raster 1_Leave as is

Raster 9_Leave as is

Raster 2_Leave as is

Raster 3_Using Change To Target Brush and #800000, swipe over layer
Using Magic Wand, select dark outer frame area
Adjust_Add noise 60
Select none
Select the center area
Effects_Texture:



Select none
Duplicate
On original layer_Adjust_Blur_Gaussian Blur_10
Effects_Texture Effects_Weave:



Raster 4_Close/Delete

Raster 5_ Repeat color change
C/P Rainbow Coffi tube
Re-size and place to your liking
If the snow on the tube does not reach the bottom of the globe, ANL below tube
Make a selection with the Freehand Selection Tool around bottom of snow and open area of globe
FF White
Select none
Merge tube and white layer
Blend Mode_Luminance (Legacy)
DS__0_0_50_10_Black
Using magic wand, select outside raster 5
Highlight tree tube layer
Delete
Select none
Merge with raster 5

Raster 6_ Leave as is

Raster 7_ Repeat color change
Duplicate
Move below Raster 5
Adjust_Blur_Motion Blur_135_50
Repeat Weave

Repeat DS on rasters 2, 3, 7

C/P Rudolph tube
Mirror
Re-size 85% 5 times
Place as shown
Duplicate
On original, Gaussian Blur_10
Repeat Weave effect

Repeat DS on tube copy
Merge tube and tube copy together
Duplicate
Mirro
Re-size 85%  3 times
Place in bottom left

C/P word art
Duplicate
Highlight original word art layer
EC 4000_GG_3_25_100_White
Add Noise_60
DS_2_5_30_5_Black
Merge word art layers together

Add all correct copyright/license information

Ellipse Tool_stroke 3 Black_Fill closed
Draw a circle the same size as the inner ring of raster 7
Do Not Convert
Highlight top layer in pallette

Name_ BankGothic Lt BT_30_Black
Hover mouse over ellipse until the half circle shows under the A
Click and add name
Position to your liking
Convert to raster
DS_2_5_50_5_Black
Delete vector ellipse layer


ANIMATING

Open Animation Shop
Open snow animation of choice
Edit_Select All

In PSP
Copy Raster 5

AS
Paste As New Animation
Duplicate so you have 1 more number of frames than snow animation
Click on frame 2
Hold Select button and click on remaining frames

Copy snow animation
Click in frame 2 of raster 5 image
Paste Into Selected Frame

Copy

Back to PSP
Paste As New Image
Magic Wand_highlight  layer without snow
Click in blank areas outside image

Click delete on each snow layer
This will leave snow only in the circle
Delete the layer without snow
Save as a psp image

In AS
Open the image you just saved
Edit_Select all

In PSP
Close copyrights, name, word art, both tube layers, raster 7, raster 6
Copy Merged

IN AS
Paste As New Animation
Duplicate to same number of frames as snow image
Edit_Select All

Copy snow image
Right Click in frame of saved image
Paste Into Selected Frame
Line the snow circle with the blank circle area
Left click when happy

In PSP
Open the closed layers and close the others
Copy Merged

In AS
Paste As New Animation
Copy

In AS Tool Bar_Click Propagate Paste button

Highlight animation frames
Right Click in frame
Paste Into Selected Frame

View_Animation
If happy, save!!!








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