Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter Time- PTU

Now you can download a PDF copy of this tutorial to do without using your internet browser.
I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Suzanne Woolcott of Gorjuss. You can purchase her art and a license HERE.
This is a PTU kit called Precious Easter by Seven’s Scraps. You can visit her blog for links HERE.
The mask is by Kirsty’s Scraps. Download it on her blog HERE.
The image and animation are in my supplies, which are for personal use only. Download them HERE.
Font used is Problem Secretary.
You will need an animation program like Animation Shop 3 to complete the animation portion of this tutorial.

Let’s Begin!

Open a new canvas, 800x800 pixels.

Open frame28 from kit.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer onto your canvas.

Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer.
Arrange it in the left of the frames.

Open image from supplies.
Copy and Paste it as a new layer behind the frame.
Resize and arrange it as shown in tag.
Erase any portions of the image hanging out.

Open the following elements and Copy and Paste them in this order above the frame.
Resize and arrange them as shown in the tag.

Grass02 (twice)

Open paper08 from kit.
Copy and Paste it at the bottom, below the frame.
Add your mask by going to Layer>Load/ Save Mask>Load Mask from Disk.
Apply the mask named Kirsty06_Mask_24.
Merge the mask group by right clicking the layer of the finished mask, go to Merge>Merge Group.

I used the font Problem Secretary. Set it to a size you like, and a stroke width of 5.
Foreground color to white and background color to #564c94.
Duplicate the layer and select the second font layer with the font tool.
Set the stroke width to 0.
Merge the 2 font layer and convert to a raster layer.

Drop shadow everything except the light and the mask.
Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow, set the drop to 3 vertical, 2 horizontal, 50 opacity, 4 blur.

Add your copyright info and your tag.

Merge everything in Layers>Merge>Merge Visible


Open the tag in Animation Shop.
Right click on the tag and duplicate it until you have 4 frames.

Open the animation from the supplies.
Go to Edit>Select All, Edit>Copy

Go to the tag with the first frame selected,
Go to Edit Select All, Edit>Paste Into Selected Frame

Your animation will show up at the end of your mouse cursor.
Use this to position the animation where you would like over the image and click to paste.
This will paste all four frames of the animation onto all four frames of the tag making the animation seamless.

You may need to undo and retry over and over until you get it the way you want it!
Once you’re all set you are able to view your animation and save as a GIF file!

All Finished!

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