How to SAVE and USE Glitter Files - Part TWO


© Barb's Playground  09 /30 /05

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This tutorial was done using PSP 9 but can be done in any version of PSP. It is intended to serve as a learning tool. The images on this page are reduced for space.You will need:          
** Paint Shop Pro - download a trial version here   

** Animation Shop
** A general knowledge of how to navigate to your PSP folders and working with layers.

Getting started

Basically what we are going to do is have 3 separate layers with your name on them. We are going to flood fill each layer with one of the 3 glitter files.

Pick a font you like and type your name. You can use any color because we are going to flood fill it later with the glitter files.

We now need to convert this vector layer to a raster layer. Select "Layer", "Convert Raster Layer".

Delete the blank raster layer and on your layer palette, "Right Click" and duplicate the layer with your name 2 times. See below.

Turn off the copy of raster1 and raster 2 by "clicking on the EYE next to the layers. See below.

In the layer palette, click on Raster one and highlight it. It is important that we work with the correct layers.

In your Materials Palette, select the foreground and patterns tool and navigate to your first glitter file.

Select your "Flood Fill" tool and flood fill your name on Raster 1 layer.

In the layer palette, turn off Raster 1 layer by clicking on the eye and turn on Copy of Raster 1 by clicking on that layer and the eye to remove the red "X".

In your Materials Palette, select the foreground and patterns tool and navigate to your second glitter file.

Select your "Flood Fill" tool and flood fill your name on Copy of Raster 1 layer.

In the layer palette, turn off Copy of Raster 1 layer one by clicking on the eye and turn on Copy2 of Raster 1 by clicking on that layer and the eye to remove the red "X".

In your Materials Palette, select the foreground and patterns tool and navigate to your third glitter file.

Select your "Flood Fill" tool and flood fill your name on Copy2 of Raster 1 layer.

You should now have 3 layers and each layer should be flood filled with 3 separate glitter files.

In the layers palette, turn on Raster 1 and the 2 copies off. Click "File", "Save As" and call it "One" in "JPG" format.

Turn off Raster 1  and turn on Copy of Raster 1 and click "File", "Save As" and call it "Two" in "JPG" format.

Turn off Copy of Raster 1  and turn on Copy2 of Raster 1 and click "File", "Save As" and call it "Three" in "JPG" format.

Go to your Animation Shop screen. Click on the Animation Wizard. Check "Same size as the first image frame" and click next.

Check "Transparent" and click next.

Check "Upper left corner of the frame", check "With the canvas color", and "Scale frames to fit" UNchecked and click next.

Select "10" in the how long to display frames and click next.

Click on "Add Files" and navigate to the folder you saved your 3 jpg files in. While holding your shift key down, click on the files in this order, "Three", "Two", "One" and then click "Open".

Now click "Next" and "Finish". You should now see 3 frames. Now click on "View", "Animation" and you should see your name animated with the glitter files! That all there is to it. Once you get more familiar with doing this, you will find short cuts, but this tutorial was designed to get you familiar with working with glitter files!

To slow down or speed up the glitter effect, increase or decrease the number from "10" in the Animation Wizard where it asked "How long to display frames".

                                                          
 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it stimulated your creative juices. If you have any questions or problems, don't hesitate to email me.
                                                                            

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