Intermediate Bumble Bee Lesson 13

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

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Open all your Supplies you will need for this Lesson and Minimize them:

This lesson involves using your layer skills along with Animation:
Your going to add Animation Effects:
There will be a lot of steps and this: lesson
It will be intense so get your drink: Get comfortable:
And remember you can always save and come back to it later:

You will need:

Coral,  fish,  mermaid  and man:
I have Provided you with some tubes but you are more
then welcome to find some of your own:

Lets Get Started!


Step 1:  Open a new Image 3000 x 3000 Transparent background

Step 2:  Using a Dark and light that will go together Create a Gradient:

My Colors:
foreground: #c0ffff :
Background: #00c0c0 :

See Example for Settings:

Step 3:  Flood fill the Background with your Gradient:

Step 4:  Adjust/ Blur/ Gaussian Blur/ Radius 60:

Step 5:  Effects/ Artistic Effects/ Balls and Bubbles:

See Example for settings:

Step 6:  Resize image to 300x300

Step 7:  Create the Background using the Coral and Fish : ( DO NOT ADD MERMAID YET)

Step 8:  Lower the Opacity on the Background tubes so they look like part
of the background:


Step 9:  Merge / Merge Visible:

Step 10:  Copy and Past the Mermaid of your choice: Place her in the bottom
left hand corner so you have room to make your bubble:

See Example:

I placed my tube in this one to the lower right corner because
of the way she's turned: So I leave this to your liking:

Step 11:  With the Selections Tool set on:

Mode: Replace:
Feather 0:
Draw the Bubble shape: ( Don't be to Worried about the Size and Centering it:

Special Note:
If the Bubble needs Moved and Size Changed go to Selection/ Edit Selection:
Click on the Deform Tool: Adjust the Selection/ then go back to Selection/
Edit Selection: This will remove the Red and your marching ants will return:

EXAMPLE: Of Bubble:

Step 12:  Add new Layer and name it Bubble Background:

Step 13: Activate bottom layer (background with bubbles):

Step 14: Copy:

Step 15: Activate Bubble Background layer and Paste into Selection

Step 16: Lower Opacity of Bubble Background layer to 50

Step 17: Add New Raster layer: Name it: Bubble Cutout: You should still
have marching ants going:

Step 18: Selections/ Modify/ Expand: 2 pixels

Step 19: Effects/3D Effects/ Cutout:

EXAMPLE: Cutout Settings:

Step 20:  Repeat the Cutout with these settings:

EXAMPLE: Cutout Settings:

Step 21:  Selections/ Modify/ Contract/ 2 pixels

Step 22: Add New Layer Beneath the Bubble Background
layer: Name it Man

Step 23:  Copy and paste the Man tube into selection:

The man should look like he's just a
dream like this:


Step 24: Selection/ Select None:

Step 25: Close out Background and Girl: Merge Visible the Bubble:
Rename it Bubble:

Step 26:  Add New Layer/Name this Water Front
( this is very important for later):

Step 27: Selections/ Select All

Step 28:  Effects/ 3D Effects/ Cutout: Same settings as before:

Step 29:  Repeat the Cutout with the -1 For Vertical and Horizontal:

Step 30:  Copy background and past is as a new Image:

Step 31:  Using the New Image/ Create a Frame:

Step 32:  Copy and Past the Background with no Frame into A/S:
You will see it all come together.. Just hang in there:

Step 33:  Go to Effects/ Insert Image Effect/ Underwater: See Example for settings:


Step 34: Click on customize : See Example for Settings:


Step 35:  You will need to move the lines to get the waves that you want:
( See the spider like lines in the center:
You will see just a dot there at first..
you Click and hold your mouse button down while
you pull the lines out. Don't make them all even
you want different levels of waves:

Step 36:  Pay Close attention to the Number of Frames: Stay with my
Settings so you don't have a Image that becomes to heavy: Your
going to have 5 frames: go to Frame 1 and Delete it:
When using this Effect, It will leave the First frame untouched:

Step 37: Select all Frames/ Copy and Past into PSP as a new Image:
( all frames will show up as Layers )

Step 38:  Copy the Water Front Layer and Past into A/S

Step 39:  Give the Water Front the Very Same Effect that you did the
Background But move the lines a little so it will have a
different motion:

Step 40:  Once again Delete Frame 1

Step 41:  Select all frames and Copy and past into PSP as a new Image:

Step 42: Now lets put this together:
Copy each Frame of the animated Water and Past as a new Layer
in the frame you Created in Step 28: Give each Layer a Frame number:
You will have The Frame layer, And 4 Layers Numbered Frames 1 - 4:

EXAMPLE: Layers:

Step 43: Close out the Other Frames we don't need them any longer:

Step 44:  Copy and past the Mermaid into the New Project and place
It in the same place she was placed in the first one:

See Example:

Step 45:  Copy and past the Bubble into the New Project: See Example:


Step 46:  Copy and Past each Frame from the Animated Water Front
into the New Project Giving each Frame a Number:


It's very important that you name your layers at this point:
You can get very confused if you don't!!!:

Step 47:  Close Off Frame 2, 3 and 4 of both your
background and water front:


Step 48: Copy Merged/ Past as new Animation in Animation shop:

Step 49:  Close off Frames 1 in background and water front
and open Frames 2 in Background and water front:

Step 50:  Copy Merged and past into Animation After Selected frame:
( Keep doing this until you have all 4 frames transferred
over to A/S:

Step 51:  Resize/ Try to keep the Size at 400 x 400 so that
we can get a clear view of your project:

I like using the resize in Animation
when I'm working with Animation so I don't get
any jumping in my Finished Animated project:

Step 52:  Set the Speed to 45 or a Speed you feel works for you:

Step 53:  View animation and check for any Jumping or Speed Errors:

Step 54:  Add Text

(We had this in bumble Bees under how to add Text to an
animated Tag if you need a refresher):

Step 55:  Save the Animation

Home Work

1)   Create 1 more Project using these Steps and your own Supplies:

2)   Send in Both Creations in for credit.

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