Would you like to make a Sig like this?
(To add a font to your computer see the Add A Font
NOW WE CAN BEGIN
Open Animation Shop, Go to FILE, Select NEW.
Select these settings, click OK.
( I usually make my canvas quite big for the Platthand Font as the loops
and swirls can be rather large and then crop to size.)
You now have this box,
Select the Paint Dropper
and move it over
the Colour Palette
Choose a colour for your text, the colour
you are on, shows in the grey
box at the bottom.
When you are happy with your colour, click on it and it will appear in
Select the TEXT icon and click inside your
This box will appear
Enter your name, choose your font and size, Click OK.
Use your space bar and type in 4 spaces before writing your name, this
will stop you losing the beginning of your name once your sig is done
see, that by playing about with capital letters in the Platthand font,
achieve different types of swirls)
Make sure you have the text icon selected
and click inside the new box again. You will get the ADD TEXT BOX again.
Delete the name inside it.
Select the FAERIE FONT. This font is quite good fun, by selecting just a
single letter, you will get a symbol. Here I have selected capital F and
As you can see, we have a little fairy, click it into your text box in
a position you are happy with.
Now go to effects
on the menu bar. Select- IMAGE EFFECT,
You now have this
box - Select NOISE
and the settings shown below
If you want to add more noise
go to CUSTOMISE and make the NOISE INTENSITY figure
Go to on the Tool bar and
play your animation to see if you are happy with it. Deselect your text
icon by clicking
As you can see,
adding the NOISE effect has caused the frames to jump to 8. We don't
actually need this many for this effect to work, so we will delete some.
To delete, click
inside the last frame so that a red and blue border appears (it pays to
check that you have selected ONLY the frame you are deleting, or you are
in danger of deleting everything) The red/blue border tells you that the
frame is highlighted. If all the frames are highlighted you will delete
them all when you hit delete.
Go to the
menu bar at the top, and click the DELETE icon
. Keep repeating this until there is 6
frames left. (remember to highlight each frame before going to delete)
Go to the 1st
frame and delete that as the glitter does not appear in that one.
Now we will crop your sig to size. Select the CROP icon
Move inside your
frame and you will see a + and square symbol. Left click the + in the
top left corner of where you want your box to start, holding the left
click down, drag the box to the bottom left of where you want the box to
Double click in
the box you have drawn. You now have your finished sig,
You can drag your frames open by
placing your cursor on the right side edge until you see the arrow and
dragging them across.
Check the animation again
Happy? Then go to
FILE - select SAVE AS
Give your file a name and click save.
Your sig will now
be in your documents,
I hope you enjoyed
Tutorial written by RobbieFan 2002