Breathe

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This tutorial was created for some friends of mine who wanted to begin learning more about PSP.  It is intended for beginners to learn how to use the warp brush to make an animation.  If you have any questions, please feel free to Email  me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I wrote this with  Paint Shop Pro X, but the steps may also be done in any version.  You may download a free trial at Corel.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

1.  Open up the tube of your choice.  Shift +D to duplicate.  Close the original.

2.  I made a background and framed my tube.  And added my watermark.  Do this on separate layers and then merge them visible when you have them all completed.

3.  Right-click on layer in Layer Palette, and choose Duplicate.

4.  Choose the warp brush.  In psp X, it's located below the pen tool.

5.  Set the warp tool as below:  Warp Modesi:  left arrow, Size = 32, Hardness = 0, Strength = 100.

6.  On your tube drag the nose downward just about 20 pixels (see orange arrow).  Not too much, though!

7.  Change the Warp tool, to Warp Modesi = Expand, Size = 100, hardness = 0, strength = 100, step = 25

8  Click ONCE on the tummy (or chest, or whatever place you want it to look like they are filling lungs with air).

9.  To make the tail wag, I went back to the left forward tool and set size = 50.

10.  On the same layer, drag the tail in the direction of the arrow.

11.  File > Save As > pspimage.

12.  Open up the saved file in ANIMATION SHOP

13.  Edit > Select All

14.  Right-click on any frame and choose Frame Properties.  Display time = 18

15.  Now save the image as a GIF.  File > Save As (in Animation SHOP)

 


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