Advance Bumble Bee Lesson 1:
Written and Copyright © Krissy Baker
Lets Make A Bee Fly
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Today's Lesson will be how to Animate a Bee to move. I've included the Bee. Please save it in your Lesson File.
Open a New Image 500 by 500 in your PSP.
Open/ copy / past as new layer ... Your Bee Tube
Duplicate your Bee Tube (Right click on your tube layer in layer pallet and duplicate)
Close off Your First Bee and then Using your Eraser. Remove the wing in back of the Bee.
Using your Freehand Selections Tool outline the outer wing like this.
Then click inside that ring you have made with your mouse using your left button it will do this (the Mode of the Freehand Selection Tool must be set to Replace for this to work correctly).
This has turned this wing into a floating so we need to change it into a layer. Right click the floating layer and move up to Promote selection to layer
Go to Selections / Select None
Using your Raster Deform Tool to move that wing down and around the bee to give it a new angel..
Move the Wing Layer under the Bee. (Use the Hold and Drag on your layer pallet)
Duplicate that wing
Go to Image / Mirror
Close off everything but the Bee and his two wings
Merge/ Merge Visible
Make a Background for your Tag (Get creative here)
Type out the Text that your Bee will move across.
See examples below
To make your text appear as it does in my example.. You will need to make as many layers of your text as you have bee's.. So that you can errase away the text that shouldn't be showing with each frame of your bee until you get all showing.
You have Two Bee's now.. One with Wings up.. And one with Wings down..
You're going to make Duplicates of them to place in order so they look like they are flying away.. Like this.
They are all on different layers
Here's a Shot of my Layer Pallet
As you can see I have each Bee named.. I have my Text Named and my Background. This will help you keep track of each layer and sequence they go in.
Now I will hide All my Layers but the one I want my Animation to Start out with.
Once you close off the Bee's to start making your frames your going to have this
File / Optimizer/ JPEG / Save
Now you will close off that frame so you can make the next frame like this
After you have Completed all your fames and saved them. Open your Animation Shop
Use your Animation Wizard to open the Frames that you have just made so you can animate them
(if you have forgotten how to use your Animation Wizard Here's the Steps)
If your layers are not in the right order you can move then with the up and down button's
Once you get your Frames in order in your Animation shop. You may want to Resize it and View it before saving it.
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