For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 7 and Animation Shop
The following glitter tile.
Right click on it and click on 'Save As'. Save to a folder of your choice.

Open PSP and go to FILE - JASC SOFTWARE PRODUCTS - LAUNCH ANIMATION SHOP.

Go to FILE in Animation Shop and then BROWSE. Find your glitter tile.

 You will see this glitter has 3 frames. Highlight the 1st frame and go to COPY  

Then open your Paint Shop Pro again. In PSP go to PASTE AS NEW IMAGE   The 1st frame should now be open in PSP. Go back to Animation Shop and highlight the 2nd frame of glitter., repeat the copy and paste until you have all 3 frames open in PSP, like this

Now go back to FILE then NEW

I used these settings, click OK

Now go to the TEXT ICON and open your text box. Set your STROKE and FILL boxes   to SOLID COLOUR white. by clicking the little black arrow and selecting the paintbrush,

Click inside the little colour box to select the colour.

Enter your text, size and font. Click OK.

Make sure the FLOATING and ANTIALIAS boxes are checked

Move your text across by selecting the MOVER TOOL and dragging it across.

Keeping your text still selected (with the marching Ants around it) Go to WINDOW on the menu bar, then DUPLICATE.

You duplicate the text for as many frames of glitter you have. You should now have this on your screen

Click on your flood fill tool 

Next go to the STYLES and TEXTURE boxes underneath the colour palette and click the little black arrows again. Select PATTERN (the dotted square) on the styles box. Click inside  the little colour box and this box will appear

Click inside the pattern window and go find your glitters

NOTE EACH GLITTER FRAME IS NAMED IMAGE 1, IMAGE 2, IMAGE 3. USE THE GLITTER IMAGE 1  FOR TEXT 1, GLITTER IMAGE 2 FOR TEXT 2 AND GLITTER IMAGE 3 FOR TEXT 3.

Click glitter 1

Click OK. It appears in the STYLES box. You don't need to do anything to the TEXTURE BOX. Highlight the 1st frame of your text. The marching Ants should re-appear. Floodfill  your text with the glitter

Now go back to the Patterns Menu and do the same as before, but this time select glitter 2 to Floodfill Text 2. Then select Glitter 3 to Floodfill Text 3.

All 3 Text boxes should have glitter in them now.

If you are having difficulty get your text to Flood fill properly, check the settings of your Flood fill tool by right clicking on flood fill, and then TOOL OPTIONS,

Use these settings

 

Highlight Text 1 and

Go to SELECTIONS on the menu bar and SELECT NONE.

Next go to FILE and SAVE AS

Save it where you will find it easily, name and number it No 1. Do the same to text 2 and 3 numbering them 2 and 3.

Now open Animation Shop again, go to Animation Wizard (just under FILE.) Click next in the box that appears making sure transparent is selected in the second one, until you get to this box

Click ADD IMAGE, select where you saved your text and click on the 1st one you saved it will appear in the box like this

Find the other 2 and do the same, when you have them all, click NEXT., and then FINISH.

Your animation should now appear. Crop it if you need to.

Then back to FILE and SAVE AS

You should now have your glitter sig

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Tutorial written by RobbieFan 2002
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005