My Daughter was born on Feb 14, 2010 and she is wonderfully healthy! Thank you for all the wonderful emails about everything. I just wanted to say that for right now since life has gotten so busy I am working mainly on tags and layouts. There will be the occasional tutorial but not as many as before. I am sorry if this causes any problems, but family comes first! I hope this finds all my followers doing well! Blessed Be! ~Lori

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Time 2 Play

  • For this tutorial I used the iPod template from Bits N Bobs which can be found HERE
  • I used the wonderful Artword of Keith Garvey which can be found HERE
  • I used the plug in Gradient Glow from Eye Candy Impact which can be found HERE
  • Animation Shop
  • Let's Begin...
  • First open your Ipod template. You should see it in several layers. To colorize this what you are going to do is selcect one of the layers in the layers pallett (I am useing the base unit for my preview) With your magic wand click on the base layer. You will see marching Ants around your base.. Selections>Float>Defloat. New Raster Layer Blend of OVERLAY. Flood Fill with color/pattern/gradiant of choice. Unslect all. You will do this for every layer you wish to color.
  • RESIZE to about 20% this should make your tag pretty close to 100% which is where you would like it.
  • HIDE the screen layer but clicking on the eye next to it in the layers pallet
  • MERGE VISABLE (this is to make things easier to find)
  • UNHIDE the screen layer.
  • Open your tube and place it between the two layers.
  • New rater layer
  • Add all copyright information now
  • New Raster layer
  • Add wording for tag and if you want add the gradiant glow now. Have fun with it, whatever you want.
  • If you want your tag NON ANIMATED this is where you STOP and SAVE your tag
  • COPY MERGED and paste as a new animation in Animation shop
  • BACK to PSP
  • This is where you can change your tube or text by deleting the corasponding layers. Each time you do this add a new Raster layer to replace the old one and use one for the text, tube what ever you would like to replace.
  • COPY MERGED and then in Animation shop PASTE after current frame. You are going to want to do everything under copy merged for each new frame you would like. I had 4 because I used 4 diffrent tubes.
  • RUN your animation. This is where you decide if you would like to slow it down. I always do for things like this So CTRL+A to select all and go to ANIMATION>Frame Properties I usually use about a 65 for pics and a 100 for words, so since this one had both I went with 100.
  • RUN your animation again
  • SAVE as a .gif
  • Hope you enjoyed learning how to colorize a template as well as working on some animation again.
  • Happy Earth Day and Blessed Be
  • Lorilynn