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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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When posting to fit in the blog, lines have showed above the bouncing ball, if you see them...but, when you do the tutorial, they will not be there!!
This tutorial was written by me, Lori, on April 6, 2010.
And it was written for those who should already have a basic knowledge of working with PSP. I used Paint Shop Pro XI
Do not copy this tutorial and post it through any group or claim it as your own. Please share a text link only. If you use this tutorial please send me a copy of the tag you made with it to my e-mail to the left. I'd LOVE to see the creations and post into my slide show! Thank You!
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.

Supplies needed
Tube(s) of choice, I used the wonderful PTU tubes by ©Pinuptoons, (unfortuntely you cannot purchase this tube, but if you have a CILM license it's the one that was given away for Christmas). If you choose to use another tube, you must purchase a license to use the artwork and can do so here.
PTU Scrapkit by Merrily of I don't give a scrap called "Life's a Beach" and can be found here.
Font of choice (I used Summertime Oblique)
Plugins: EyeCandy 4000 and Ulead Effects Gif-X 2.0
Animation Shop
Please remember to stop and save often.
Add drop shadow of choice as you go. Refer to my example as needed, merge layers down as needed to make things a little eaiser.

Let's Rock this Tutorial!!

Open a new Image 650 x 250 with a transparent background.

Go Selections-All-Float-Defloat. Add new raster layer, copy and paste paper 17 into selection. Select-None. Add a close up of the tube of choice, arrange in the middle of the image, go to Adjust-Hue and Saturations and have both set at 0. Duplicate layer, go to the origianl layer, Adjust-Blur-Gaussian Blur with settings set at 13. Go to the copied layer and set the visiablity to around 50, you may want to play with it and see what you come up with. Add sand element, resize to liking and arrange at bottom of the image.

Add full tube of choice, arrange just to the right of the larger tube. I cannot tell you how to make it look like she's in water, this is how the tube came.

Open the Beach stuff element and resize 175 x 101 and the cooler element and resize 175 x 136. Copy, paste as new layers and arrange one to the right and one to the left of the image.

Add name and copyright info.
(If you do not want to animate, add crab, beach ball and any other elements of choiceand save.)

Now for the animations!!

First we'll do the crab:
(We will go into Animation Shop in a bit, but first let's build up to it!)

Open the crab resize 88 x 60. Arrange to the far left of the image. Using either the numbers and abc's, save this as 1.jpg somewhere where you can find it later. Move the crab over just a little to the right, and save this as 2.jpg continue doing this untill you have 7 images.

Now for the Ball:
Open the ball and resize 88 x 88, now resize the canvas size to: 200 x 200. Arrange the ball almost to the bottom of the image. Go to Effects-Ulead Effects Gif-X 2.0. Using these settings: Vertical direction checked; Completion: 14; Volicity: 50; Compress: 50; Resistance: 50; Fit to background checked; Key frame control set at 1/15 frames. Save where you can find it later and press cancel. Close out ball element without saving any changes.

Now go to Animation Shop. Open Animation Wizard. Make sure that 'Same size as the first image frame' is checked. Click next. Check Transparent and click next. Make sure 'Centered in the frame' and 'With the canvas color' is checked. Click next. Make sure 'Yes, repeat the animation indefently' is checked and click next. Click on 'Add image' and find the banners you made, add each one 1-7 and then each one again but this time 7-1 and then 1 again, this should give you 15 frames. Click next. Once animation shop is finished building the animation click finish button.

Now, open the bouncing ball you created with Ulead Effects. Press Ctrl A on your keyboard then Ctrl x. Go to the Banner and press Ctrl A then Ctrl E, once the ball shows up, arrange to the right of the tube. The first ball in the first frame should be in middle of the tag between the tube and icechest. You may want to play around with this until you have the ball correctly placed to your liking.

View animation and save!!
Thanks for Rocking Out my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed! ~Lori

For the Icon:
Open new Image 145 x 145 with a transparent background. Go Selections-All-Float-Defloat. Add new raster layer, copy and paste paper 17 into selection. Select-None. Open the sand element, resize 165 x 37, paste as new layer and arrange to the bottom of the image. Open the element flip-flops, resize 72 x 43 add as new raster layer and arrange to the left of the image, set visablity to 50. Add a close up of the tube of choice, resize to liking and arrange to the right of the image.

Add name and copyright info and save!


Photobucket Thanks to Shani of Wicked Princess Scraps for the use of her kit, Strength In Me, a FTU kit to help raise awareness in testicular cancer. No matter what kind of cancer it is, if you love someone with cancer, be by their side and 'Love them through it'.
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