Friday, December 9, 2016

No Scraps Animated "Peeping Elf"

Peeping Elf



This tutorial was written by me on December 06, 2016 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.



"David Dotz" tube by Pitti - this is currently a General Permission FTU artist

Gold Gradient/Pattern of choice









DS_Drop Shadow

ANL_Add New Layer

EC_Eye Candy

GG_Gradient Glow

AS_Animation Shop

C/P_Copy and Paste

FF_Flood Fill


Open blank 500x500 canvas

FF White

Text Tool_PWTinselLetters_100_Gold Gradient/Pattern

Text your name/word

I typed "LAST WORD"

Use the nodes to make it fit nicely on tag

Convert to raster


On original_Adjust_Blur_Gaussian 10

Effects_Art Media Effects_Brush Strokes:

Softness: 100

Brush Bristles: 138

Width: 15

Opacity: 18

Length: 20

Density: 34

Angle: 110

Color: #c0c0c0

On Copy_DS_2_5_50_5_Black**

C/P tube

Place so he looks like he is peaking over the edge of the wording as shown

Repeat from ** to **

Add all correct copyright/license information

Freehand Selection Tool_Select the fingers of tube


Promote to layer

Select none

Selection Tool_Rectangle

Select the bottom part of tag to middle of tensil in text


Highlight White background layer

Promote to layer

Select none

Merge tube and tube copy layers together

Duplicate tube layer

Close original tube layer

Move copy tube layer below promoted White layer

Move Tool_Move the tube copy down slightly (bottom of ears should just touch the top of the tensil layer)


Move down slightly


Move down slightly


Move down slightly

You should now have 4 tube layers showing


Starting at top, rename each tube layer 1 - 4

Again, starting at top, move each layer below the White promoted layer keeping them in numerical order from 1 - 4


Close all tube copy layers


Copy Merged


Paste As New Animation


Open tube copy 1

Copy Merged

Paste After Current Frame


Close tube copy 1 and open tube copy 2

Copy Merged


Paste After Current Frame

Repeat until you have copied all 4 tube copy layers


Close tube copy layer 4 and finger copy layer

Open original tube layer

Make sure it is above the tensil text layer

Copy Merged


Paste After Current Frame

You should have 6 layers total now

Select All


Highlight Frame 6

Paste After Current Frame

Animation_Reverse Frames

Highlight Frames 1, 6, and 12

Animation_Frame Properties_100

View Animation

If happy, save!!

This wonderful tag was made by Nancy of Artistic Tag Passions forum. She used a cute tube by Sherri Baldy. I love it!! Thanks bunches Nancy!!

This gorgeously cute tag was made by Betsy E of Artistic Tag Passions forum. Her cute tube is by The Paper Shelter. I love it!! Thanks bunches Betsy!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks dear friend Penny for the awesome tut, I made you a tag, I also posted it in the forum challenge
    Hope you like the peeping dog
    Hugs xx