Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Hocus Pocus PTU (Animated)

**this is an animated tag, click the thumbnail to see the animation**


Hocus Pocus PTU (animated)

This tutorial was written on August 26, 2009 by Shani aka Wicked Princess. The concept of the tag is mine and mine alone. Any resemblance to any other tag/tut is pure coincidence. This was written for those with working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:

++Paint Shop Pro ( I used 10 but any version should work)
++Jasc Animation Shop 3

++Hocus Pocus Scrap kit by Crazed Creations can be purchased <HERE

++Template 161 by Designs by Ali can be found HERE

++Tube of choice or the one I used. I used the artwork of Keith Garvey which can be purchased HERE

++Plug ins:
Eye Candy 4000-Smoke
Xenofex 2-lightening

++Font and Mask of choice

Let’s get Started!

-Add Drop shadow of choice as you go
-You can merger layers as you want to make things easier for yourself.

Open the template in PSP, using your shortcut keys on your keyboard (SHIFT+D) duplicate the template as a new image. Close the original.

Open several papers of choice, resizing as needed. For example, when I look at the blue bar where it tells me what I’ve opened (say like paper 2) it tells me what percentage I’m viewing it at. For me it’s usually 16%, so I resize to 16% bringing it to 100%. ( I hope that made sense!) Once you’ve done this, minimize for later use.

Next go to the bottom template layer and go to selections, select all, then float, selections defloat. Don’t forget to go to selections, none then delete the template layer. Repeat this process for the rest of the template.

Add a new raster layer and flood fill with your choice of paper. Add your mask and merge the group. Move this layer to the bottom of your layer palette.

Open the spider web and resize. Copy and paste as a new layer to the upper right hand corner of the tag.

Next open the pumpkin string, resize it then copy and paste as a new layer. Move it below the left sided rectangles. Adjust as you like it.

Then open the haunted house, resize then copy and paste to the bottom left side of the tag. You’ll need to center it there the way you think it looks best. I had a hard time adjusting it and messed with it quite a bit lol.

Open the bat you like and resize. Copy and paste as a new layer, at the top left corner of the tag.

Add a broom, ribbon and bow you like to the right side of the tag. Place the broom first, with the bottom up towards the top. Then the ribbon at the center bottom of the broom bristles, and the bow on top of that.

Choose all three of the wrap candy’s and resize by 20%. Copy and paste as new layers, and move into a row on the left hand side. I placed them so they were half over the two rectangles.

Open the mummy sticker, resize then copy and paste as a new layer towards the right, bottom of the tag.

Next open the three hard candies, resize them to different sizes and copy and paste them as new layers. Move them and arrange them to overlap to the right of the mummy. Add the cauldron next right below those.

Open your tube of choice, and resize a bit. Copy and paste and center into your tag.

Add your copyrights, license number, text and tagger markings.

Save this as a pspimage so you have it in layers for later use and before we start the process for animation.

If your not animating, then save as a jpeg or png and your done!


Open Animation Shop and minimize it, we’ll be back to it in a minute.

Next go back to PSP, with your current tag up select the haunted house layer and duplicate it twice so you now have 3.

Repeat this for the cauldron also.

Go back to the cauldron, and on the bottom cauldron layer and use your plug in Eye Candy 4000 smoke. I went to settings, and chose small puffs. Go to your second cauldron (the one right above it) and use the plug in again, but hit random seed. Do this the same for the last one.

Next go to the haunted house layer, the one on the bottom. Using your plug in xenofex 2, lightening add the distant lightening setting to it. Go to the second one up, and add it again, but on the random seed setting. Do the same for the last one.

Now close off the top two haunted houses, and the top to cauldrons. Go to edit, copy merged and go to animation shop. Right click and click on paste as new animation.

Back to PSP, close off the bottom layers on each the haunted house and cauldron and open the middle ones. Edit, copy merged, and go to animation shop. Edit, paste after current frame.

Back to PSP and repeat this process for the last one.

Once all done, you should have three frames total in animation shop. Click on the filmstrip button up in the animation tool bar and you should see your animated tag!

Save as a gif and your done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial!

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