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, August 19, 2009

Summer Dreams

  • For this tutorial I used the Summer Spritzer kit from Bits N Bobs found HERE
  • Animation Shop
  • Here we go
  • First open a 600x600 canvas with the background color of your choice. I am a fan of purple as always but what ever you want and what works for what you have in mind.
  • Using the Vines (Element-4) I have created a base by duplicating the vines and rotating 90 degrees, each of 3 times (for a total of 4)
  • On top of that base I created a frame type layer useing the flowers. In another version I used the bling strings, so what ever works, just make a frame from them by rotating.
  • Between the two I placed a frame of the feathers for some added color.
  • I have used a mist by Christine for my tube, if this is your photography please let me know and I will give proper credit for it.
  • Next you are going to want to open your Kite. I have recolored mine just a touch useing Effects>Photo Effects > Film and Filters. I used 85 and a dark purple to get the light purple I have.
  • Place the Kite where you would like it to start.
  • In Animation Shop PASTE as new animation
  • ******
  • BACK to PSP
  • Move your Kite to the 2nd position
  • Back to Animation Shop
  • ******
  • Repete inside the ****** as many times as you would like to get the kite to follow the path you desire. Make note of how many frames you have.
  • Leave this all open and go back to PSP
  • On your tag LAYERS>NEW RASTER>Normal, 100, 0
  • On this layer you are going to place your text, watermarks, copyrights ect. Make sure it is all on this one layer by Merging Down when you are done with your text. (A good way to make sure that is all you have on this layer is to hide all text and watermarks by using the eye in the layers pallet on each layer... then merge visible so all you have is your text.)
  • While you are selected on the new text layer, COPY (DO NOT COPY MERGED!!!)
  • In Animation Shop PASTE AS NEW ANIMATION
  • CTRL+SHIFT+L to repete the frame as many times as you need it (I needed 6)
  • CTRL+SHFT+A (select all)
  • CTRL+SHFT+C (Copy)
  • Go to your OTHER (Tag) Frames
  • CTRL+SHFT+A (Select all)
  • CTRL+SHFT+E (Paste)
  • RUN your Animation
  • SAVE as .gif file.