Friday, December 18, 2009

Mistral Girl

You will need:
A tube
My supplies - HERE
Animation Shop

New canvas - 600x600-white

Copy my diamond shape & paste it as a new raster layer
Click inside of diamond-Selections-Modify-Expand 2
New Raster Layer - flood fill with a colour from your tube
Drag this layer below your diamnd shape.Keep selected
Effects-Texture Effects-Blinds with these settings

Keep selected - Paste your tube as a new layer & place centre of
diamond - see my image.Invert selection -
Eraser Tool - erase the bits of tube sticking out of diamond.
Back to diamond shap-selection-Float-Defloat-Modify-Select Selection Borders
with these settings

New Raster Layer-flood fill with a colour from your tube
Drop Shadow new diamond shape - 1/1/80/8.50-black
Give your tube the same drop shadow
Add your name & copyright.


Cross out all layers except your filled blind diamond layer - copy merged,
paste in AS as a new animation

Effects-Insert Image Effects-Underwater with these settings

You should have 14 frames. go to very last frame (14) & delete it.You should now have
13 frames - Edit-Select All

Back to PSP - un-hide all layers except white background & close Blind Diamnond layer,
Copy Merged & back to AS - Paste as a new animation.

Right click the blue bar up top of your image - select Copy - press Ctrl + L 12 times to
give you 13 frames - Edit Select All - Copy & carefully Paste Into Selected Frame - making sure
your image covers the diamond.

Now got to Animation-Animation Properties

click on the Opaque & select white as your canvas colour

Click your Crop Tool - Options

Click Surround the animated area

You will get this box around your image

Run your curser over the box till you see an arrow - pull out,up,down with this arrow to get the box outside
of your image

Once you are happy with the cropping, click inside the box twice to crop down

You may still need to resize your image if it is too large. Save as a Gif

This tutorial was written by ©Kate on 26th February 2009.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
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