Animated Mermaid

For this tutorial you will need:
PSP 8 or 9
THE MERMAID I USED IS FROM 
Outlaw By Design, get it   here
SAVE ONE OF THOSE TWO FILLS FOR YOUR TEXT

THIS IS A SIMPLE TUTORIAL TO SHOW YOU HOW TO ANIMATE IMAGES - THERE ARE A LOT OF SCREEN SHOTS SO PLEASE BE PATIENT WHILST THE PAGE LOADS - SOME HAVE BEEN MINIMIZED FOR LOADING PURPOSES

OPEN YOUR TUBE IN PSP 8 OR PSP 9 AND PRESS SHIFT + D TO DUPLICATE IT - CLOSE THE OTHER

IF YOU USE THE SAME TUBE AS ME YOU WILL NEED TO RESIZE IT BY GOING TO IMAGE - RESIZE

TYPE IN ABOVE SETTINGS

RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR LAYER PALETTE AND CLICK DUPLICATE

CLICK ON YOUR FREE HAND SELECTION TOOL  AND SET UP AS BELOW

USE YOUR ZOOM    TOOL TO DO THE FOLLOWING

MAKE A SELECTION AROUND THE MERMAIDS TAIL

DOUBLE CLICK YOUR SELECTION - THIS WILL TIGHTEN THE MARCHING ANTS AROUND IT

NOW CLICK ON COPY    THIS WILL COPY YOUR SELECTION TO THE CLIPBOARD

GO TO FILE - NEW  AND OPEN A NEW IMAGE

WITH YOUR NEW WORK SPACE ACTIVE GO TO EDIT - PASTE AS NEW LAYER

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL HAVE NOW

NOW GO TO IMAGE ROTATE AND TYPE IN BELOW SETTINGS

LEAVE ABOVE FOR NOW

MAKE YOUR MERMAID IMAGE ACTIVE AND HIDE YOUR BOTTOM LAYER

WITH YOUR FLOATING SELECTION LAYER ACTIVE HIT DELETE ON YOUR KEYBOARD

HER TAIL WILL DISAPPEAR

CLICK BACK ON YOUR MERMAIDS TAIL AND GO TO EDIT - COPY 

NOW GO TO EDIT - PASTE AS NEW LAYER ON YOUR MERMAID IMAGE

USE YOUR MOVER TOOL  TO POSITION THE TAIL BACK ON HER BODY

SELECT YOUR CLONE TOOL  WE NOW NEED TO FILL IN THE GAP BETWEEN HER TAIL

HOLD DOWN YOUR MOUSE WITH A RIGHT CLICK CLONING THE PART YOU NEED

LEFT CLICK WITH AND THE CLONE TOOL WILL PAINT IN THE GAP

AFTER USING CLONE TOOL

THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE NOW ON YOUR WORK SPACE

WE NOW HAVE 3 LAYERS

THE BOTTOM IS THE ORIGINAL MERMAID

MIDDLE IS THE ONE WITH THE TAIL CHOPPED OFF

THE TOP ONE IS THE ROTATED TAIL

X OUT THE BOTTOM LAYER

RIGHT CLICK ON THE MIDDLE LAYER AND GO TO MERGE - MERGE - VISIBLE

BELOW IS HOW YOUR LAYER PALETTE AND MERMAID SHOULD LOOK

NOW ITS TIME TO ADD SOME TEXT

SET UP YOUR COLOUR PALETTE FOR YOUR TEXT

I  USED #C000C0 FOR MY FOREGROUND

AND ONE OF THE TILES THAT I SAVED TO MY HARD DRIVE FOR MY BACK GROUND

SELECT YOUR TEXT ICON

I USED BELOW

I MOVED MY TEXT TO UNDER THE MERMAIDS HANDS

RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR VECTOR LAYER AND SELECT CONVERT TO RASTER LAYER

I ADDED AN INNER BEVEL TO MY TEXT WITH BELOW SETTINGS

CLICK ON YOUR TEXT LAYER AND DRAG IT TO THE BOTTOM

THIS IS WHAT YOU WILL HAVE NOW

RIGHT CLICK ON YOUR BOTTOM TEXT LAYER AND SELECT DUPLICATE

X OUT YOUR LAYERS AS ABOVE AND GO TO LAYERS - MERGE VISIBLE

X OUT LAYER AS ABOVE AND GO TO LAYERS - MERGE VISIBLE

THIS IS NOW WHAT WE HAVE ON OUR LAYER PALETTE

NOW GO TO FILE - SAVE AS BELOW

OPEN ANIMATION SHOP

CLICK ON BROWSE    AND OPEN YOUR MERMAID

THIS IS HOW IT WILL OPEN

USE YOUR CROP TOOL  AND CROP AWAY ANY UNWANTED SPACE

NOW GO TO EDIT - SELECT ALL

GO TO ANIMATION - FRAME PROPERTIES

TYPE IN 53

NOW GO TO VIEW - ANIMATION

AND SAVE YOUR WORK

 

 

Tutorial written by Shell. Updated for PSP 8 by Lyn
Tutorials Robbie, Lyn & Shell 2002
Page design SLANT Digital 2005