Written and Copyright @CAC
This is my own creation, any similarities to
tutorials is purely coincidental and
Drag the Arrow to mark your progress
Pick out a tube that is
not misted. Then after you make your wheel in AS you may have
to take that tube to PSP to resize it and sharpen it so it fits the
center of your Animated Wheel. Add your watermark to it while you
have it in PSP.
1. Open up AS and go
to file new. Make your settings like mine below:
2. Remember those Text
lessons in baby bees were you can open up your Text and minimize it
so you don't have to install fonts. Well you can do the same in
Animation. You don't have to stick to the computer downloaded text.
3. Go to Effects/insert
Text Effects. And make your first set of settings the same as mine
4. Now click on Font.
A typical text box will open up but color choice is not there
because you should have selected your text color from the first set
of settings. Your font and size is up to you but try and keep in
mind the smaller the size of font the smaller the wheel will be. I
have mine set at 72 so that the wheel is larger enough to place in
my graphic without shrinking it to much.
Note many have asked how
I got my words spread out like that hit your space bar when your
typing in your text to add in either another space in-between the
words or at the last word you type.
5. When your done sizing
your text click okay to go back to the first set of settings.
Now click on Customize and follow my settings below:
6. When your done with
all the settings click okay.
7. Now take a look at
your frames, there should be a total of 17 of them. But scroll all
the way over to frame 1 (F:1) and you will see its blank. Make
sure your arrow on your tool bar is selected and click once on F:1
8. Only F:1 Should be
highlighted blue, click delete on your key board and you should be
down to 16 frames.
9. Go back to your image
that you want to paste in the center of your wheel and resize it as
necessary. I resized mine in PSP and it started as a very
large image so I had to reduce down to 170 x 175. Add your
watermark and don't forget to sharpen it.
10. Take it back to AS
and on a black spot in your AS paste as a new animation.
11. On the new image go
12. Go back to edit and
click on Propagate Paste.
13. Minimize your new
image and activate your wheeled words.
14. Go to edit/select
15. Take your mouse and
just place it over F:1 (frame 1) and right click.
16. Scroll down and
paste/into selected frame. Place your image were you want it and
17. You should see your
image in every frame now.
See as its attached to
your mouse and your placing it
Now after you left click
it looks like this and paste the same image in the exact same spot
on every frame.
Now that were done lets
save it, saving a animation on a transparent background can
sometimes be a challenge. Hopefully the settings below will
18. Go to file/save as.
19. Name it and this
option box will come up:
20. Notice what I have
squared out that is what your currently set at. Mine may look
different than yours since I change my settings to fit my projects
all the time.
21. Click on Customize
22. Make your settings
the same as mine below
23. Click on the
Optimizations tab and make your settings the same as mine below:
24. Click on Partial
Transparency tab and again make your settings the same as mine
Note the Partial
Transparency Tab is were you will make most of your changes
depending on what your trying to save. You may have to play
around with the settings to get the desired effect. However I have
noticed that no matter what I do on some projects I get the hallo
especially on transparent images that you decide to add a drop
shadow to. Best rule of thumb don't add the drop shadow if it shows
up on a transparent spot. Or Hallo be they image. LOL
25. Once you down with
those settings hit okay and check "Use These settings when saving
Finish the save and your
1. send in 4 wheeled
text's with images for credit following the lesson above. Don't
forget those watermarks.
Send in your lesson like so:
Beginners Bumble Bee Lesson 7 (name) for credit. Send them to: