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Sunday, December 4, 2011

"WINTER MAGIC" ANIMATED TAG & MINI TUT

Animated with background snow and candle flame

Beautiful poser ©SpringAngel HERE

PTU kit "The Magic of Winter" at TKO Scraps HERE

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE ANIMATED SNOW HERE

Winter Magic

**You will need a working knowledge of PSP for this tutorial**

ANIMATION

This tag is sized 700 x 700 - animated snow is sized at 800 x 800

This tag has a white background with a merged mask over it

Bring up the animated snow in AS - there are 4 frames total

Re-size Animation to 700 pixels

Edit>Select All, right click on snow and Export Frames To PSP

On snow, hide frames 2 - 4 leaving frame 1 open and highlight that layer

On your tag, we want to animate the candle flame and also place the snow so we will be doing those two animations at the same time

Duplicate your Candle layer 3 times so you have 4 layers of candle total
(It's a good idea to rename your candle layer before duplicating to avoid confusion)

Hide candle layers 2 - 4 by clicking on the eyeball in Layer Palette

On Candle layer 1 which is open, take your smudge brush and lightly go over the flame in the direction the flame is going to look realistic

Go down in your Layer Palette (LP) to your White Background
(Again you should rename this layer to avoid confusion)

Duplicate your White Background 3 times so there are 4 Background layers total

Making your 4th copy active, add a Raster Layer

Select All

Go to your Snow Animation and making the Frame 1 active and other 3 snow layers hidden, right click and Copy

Paste Into Selection on your tag making sure your new Raster Layer over 4th White Background Layer is active

Select None

Right click on your tag and Copy Merged and Paste As New Animation in AS

Now you will hide the1st layer of the candle and un-hide the second layer 

Take your smudge brush and go over the flame lightly

Go down in your LP and hide the 4th Raster Layer over the 4th Background Layer and un-hide the 3rd Background Layer

Add a Raster Layer over the 3rd Background and Select All

Go to your Snow and hide the 1st frame and un-hide the second frame making sure the 2nd frame is highlighted in your LP

Right click and Copy

On your tag Paste Into Selection making sure your new 3rd Raster Layer is highlighted

Select None

Right click on your tag, Copy Merged and Paste After Current Frame in AS

Repeat the above steps for the flame animation, choosing the Snow frame, and pasting snow frame onto a new Raster Layer above your White Background layers, and copying and pasting in AS

You should now have 4 frames in AS; View Animation and Save

**If you are a PSP Newbie**

THE IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER WHEN ADDING YOUR SNOW FRAMES ONTO YOUR WHITE BACKGROUND IN PSP IS THAT YOU WILL BE PASTING EACH SNOW FRAME ONTO A NEW RASTER LAYER ABOVE ALL 4 WHITE BACKGROUND LAYERS SIMULTANEOUSLY - ONE LAYER WILL BE UN-HIDDEN WHILE THE OTHER 3 WILL BE HIDDEN

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