Advance Bumble Bee Lesson 7

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This is my own creation, any similarities to other
tutorials is purely coincidental and unintentional.

Good luck and have fun!


This is a very long lesson its 2 parts so grab a cup of coffee and give yourself some time.
Relax you will do it.

Have you seen a Tag or Header like these and Asked yourself How
is this done? That's what we are going to be learning
in this lesson:

We are going to first start out with something Smaller and work our way up:

So Lets Get Started Shall We!

This is what we will be starting out with:


Drag the Arrow to mark your progress

In this lesson we will be using Opacity and working with Speed:
I want you to see how changing the Speeds to frames can
affect the outcome of your Project: When we are finished with these
lessons your going to see such a difference in how speed and layers
can effect your Animation.. So please let me remind you: Save often/
Keep track of your layers by renaming them/ And Never Give Up!

Step 1:   For this Part of the Lesson you will need Flower1
and a Font of your Choice:

Step 2:   Open a New Image 500 x 500

Step 3:   Copy and Past Flower 1 into the New Image as a New Layer

Step 4:   Type in your Text using the Font of your choice:
You want to keep the Size of your Font so it will look good
with the Flower Tube: You will be picking your own
colors for this:

Step 5:   Crop your Image down now that you have your Tube
and Font in Place:

See Example:



Step 6:   Close off the Text Layer so you can't see the Text:

Step 7:   Copy Merged And Past as a New Animation into A/S :
( your only going to have the Flower )

Special Note:
You want to Keep in mind that you want the Images
to remain the same size so you have to Copy Merged
when transfering to A/S with a Transparent background:


Notice that I have my Text Turned off and am ready to copy Merged:

Step 8:   Turn your Text Back on and lower the Opacity to 34:

Step 9:   Copy Merged and Past in After Selected Frame in A/S

Step 10:   Raise the Opacity to 66 on your Text

Step 11:   Copy Merged and Past After Selected Frame in A/S

Step 12:   Raise the Opacity to 100 on your Text

Step 13:   Copy Merged and Past After Selected Frame in A/S

Step 14:   Lower the Opacity to 66 on your Text

Step 15:   Copy Merged and Past After Selected Frame in A/S

Step 16:   Lower the Opacity to 34 on your Text

Step 17:   Copy and Past after Selected Frame in A/S

Step 18:   Now Select all Frames ( Reminder) Hold down CTRL and A Key on Keyboard:

Step 19:   Set the Speed on your animation to 20 ( Reminder ) Animation/ Frame Properties

Step 20:   Go to Frame 4 and Set that Speed to 65
( We do this so that it gives people time to read what it says)

Step 21:   View Animation:
This is Called the Faiding Effect:

Step 22:   Save ( You will be sending this in later )

Now that you have an Idea of how this works.. It's all
in the Layers again: You have an idea of where you want
to start and End with: Then you have to figure out how
many Frames it's going to take to get to that point:
We wanted to make this smooth.. So we Took it from nothing
to the Full Text and then back down again: If we hadn't
Taken it back down: See the example of what you would see:



We also changed the speed in the Middle so the Text Stayed up longer:
Let me show you what it would look like if we didn't:


Always keep in mind that you can change all frame speed or
one frame at a time to meet your needs:

Now that you have Seen what just moving your Opacity can do
to animate your Text lets find out how we can change it
in a new way:

Next Part:

In this lesson you will be creating the Paint roller and the Paint:
Then I will teach you how to animate it:

If you were to take this into your A/S you would be
able to see with each frame how this rolls out..
This is a simple process that is made to look lots more difficult
then it really is.. So please don't let the Vission of it
scare you.. The Hardest part will be creating the Roller **giggles**
And that is done within your PSP..

So Shall we get to creating:

Step 1:   Open a new Image 500 x 500

Step 2:   Lets make it easer to see by Flood fill it with Black
and naming this Background:

Step 3:   With your Selections Tool Set to Rounded Rectangle Draw
out a Selection like this:

See Example:

Step 4:   Create a new Raster layer: Name it Roller 1

Step 5:   Pick out the colors you would like for your Paint..
** Keep in mind we will be applying a Gradient so
you want two colors that will work together :

Step 6:   Once you have the colors picked for your Gradient..
Select your Gradient and set your Settings as the example bellow:


Step 7:   Flood fill your Roller 1 in with your Selected Gradient:

Step 8:   Selections/ Invert

Step 9:   Add Drop Shadow / With these Settings:
See Example:
To Roller 1


Step 10:   Repeat the Drop Shadow changing Vertical and Horizontal to -2:

See Example:

Notice how doing the Shadow reverse has given this a very nice even round look:

Step 11:   For this Next Step your going to Activate your Pen with these Settings:

See Example:

For my color I used a Pattern Called Cracked Paint that came with my PSP9:
You can pick anything you would like to create your Cross bars
for your Roller:

Step 12:   Once you have your Pen all Set: Draw out the First part
of your Cross Bar like this: See Example:

Step 13:   Convert to Raster layer

Step 14:   Now Draw the Handle Like this: See Example:


Step 15:   Convert to a Raster layer

Step 16:   Close off the Roller and Background

Step 17:   Merge/ Merge Visible

Step 18:   Turn all Layers back on

Step 19:   With Magic Wand click outside the Handle of yor Roller so you
have marching ants like this: See Example:

Step 20:   Add a Drop Shadow with these Settings: See Example:

Step 21:   Add a Drop Shadow again Changing the V/ H to -1

Step 22:   Selections/ Select None:

Step 23:   Select Pattern Finished Wood for this Next part: See Example:

Step 24:   With the Selection Tool Still Set on rounded Rectangle Draw out
your handle like this:

Step 25:   Add new Raster Layer and Name it Handle

Step 26:   Flood fill with the Finished Wood Pattern

Step 27:   Selections/ Invert

Step 28:   Add Drop Shadow using these Settings:


Step 29:   Add Drop Shadow again Changing V/H to -1

Step 30:   Selections/ Invert

Step 31:   Add Inner Bevel with these Settings:


Step 32:   Selections/ Select None

Step 33:   Close off the Black Background

Step 34:   Merge/ Merge Visible

EXAMPLE Of Finished roller:

Now that you have your Roller made: Save it as a PSP
File and you have your own Paint Roller Tube: We are Ready
now to use our Roller to create our Tag/ Header
( Depends on what your going to use it for )

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