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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Monday, November 23, 2009

Candy Cane Express

For this tutorial I used the Candy Cane Express kit by Tooty Pup and you can purchase this adorable kit HERE
Vix Mask 307 found in my quick links and presaved to your masks folder
Animation shop.

To begin I opened Paper 7 and applied the mask. Source Luminance, Fit to canvas, hide all mask.

Layers, Merge, Merge Grooup, Drop Shadow, 1, 1, 50, 1, black.

Layers, New Raster Layer, flood fill off white (I used #f6dcde). Move this layer under your mask layer in your layers palette.. I changed the name of this layer to background.

Open Bar 2 and place at the top center as a new layer., Drop shadow 5, 5, 100, 8, black. (This will be the drop shadow we will use for the rest of this tut unless specified.)

Open Christmas Tree 5, and resize 50%, place as a new layer in the center of your work canvas with a drop shadow.

Open Clock 2 resize 60% and place to the left of your tree also with a drop shadow.

Open Mr & Mrs Clause resize 75% and place to the right of the tree with a drop shadow.

Open snowman 1 and resize 30% and place in front of your lamp post, with a drop shadow.

Add your watermark, and any copyrights if you have used other tubes.

In your layers palette hide the background layer and the merged layer by clicking on the eye.

Click on your top layer. Merge Visable I named this new layer Tag layer.

Add your MAIN wording here (on my tag that would be the Happy Holidays. Convert to Raster layer, (by right clicking on the layer in the palette and converting) Add a drop shadow with the same settings as before but this time change the color to white. Name this layer Main Text.

Hide Main Text and Tag layer. Using your group (mask) layer as your center focal point add your "From our home to Yours" or what ever you would like seen first, convert to raster layer with the same white drop shadow. Change the name to Text 1. Hide this layer

Add what you would like your closing text to be (mine was Tooty Pup, the designers name) convert to raster, apply drop shadow and rename this text 2. Hide this layer.

You should now have a total of 5 layers. Resize 45% Open Animation shop

With the layers Background, and Text 1 as the ONLY visable layers, copy merged.

Paste into Animation Shop as a new animation

Back in PSP Hide text 2

Show layers Background, tag and main text. Copy Merged

Paste after current frame in Animation Shop

Back in PSP hide Main text and tag layers, and show text 2 layer. Copy merged

Paste after current frame in Animation shop.

Click on your first frame of the Animation, Right click on the blue bar around it.

Insert Image Transition, Fade, length 3.0 secs. If you notice up top you should be starting with your first frame and ending with your second.

Now I would like you to click on your last frame of your tag layer, mine is frame 14, right click on the blue bar, and insert image transition again, same settings.

This should leave you with 27 frames.

Run your animation and save your tag Ü