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Friday, January 10, 2014

Cookiez From Heaven


Supplies Used

Tube of choice: came with the kit.
Font of Choice:  “Vujayday Flourish” by Rob, which you can get it here. I also used Bell MT for my license tag.
Scrap Kits: (FTU) “January Frost” by Sherena’s Sweet Treats Tags N Tuts, which you can get here.
Mask: “Mask 25” by HorsePlay’s Pasture, which you can get here.

Animation Shop 3
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
Eye Candy 5: Nature: smoke
Lokas 3D Shadow


Let's Begin!

Create a new canvas 700x700. Open frame 3 and add to your canvas. Re-size by 97%.

Open paper 3, apply your mask and add below your frame layer. Up-size by 105%.

Open paper 3. Grab your magic wand and click inside your frame. Selections > Modify > by 15 > Add paper > invert > delete > Select none. Send to bottom.

Return to frame. Duplicate twice. On one layer, mirror, drop shadow, mirror again and then use your eraser to remove all the white outside. On the second duplicate, just drop shadow and then erase the white. Merge all three layers together.

Open snow, re-size by 40% and add above your frame layer. Flip, mirror and then add a PSP drop shadow of 0-0-35-15.00. Flip and mirror again then position. Duplicate and merge the two layers.

Open snow2 and apply above your snow1 layer. Flip and add the same drop shadow above. Then Adjust > Blur > Gaussian > 4.00.

Open the fence, re-size by 45% and add above your frame layer. Flip, mirror, drop shadow, flip, and mirror again. Duplicate, mirror and merge the layers together.

Open Moose2 and re-size by 125%. Sit him in the middle of your frame and drop shadow.

Open hot cocoa and re-size by 45%. Add in front of the moose.


Before the Animation!

Open cookie with sprinkles. Re-size by 35%, drop shadow and mirror. Move into the top of your frame above your frame paper.

Duplicate this layer, move slightly down so that the new cookie barely covers the first cookie, and then mirror the duplicate.

Rename each cookie layer: Cookie 1, Cookie 2 (starting from the bottom)

Open cookie2 with sprinkles. Add above your frame paper layer. Free rotate by 15 to the right. Re-size by 45%, drop shadow and position in the space to the right side of frame, filling the space. Duplicate again, mirror, flip and move to fill the left hand side.

Merge the two Cookie2 layers together. Duplicate yet again and move one down near the cookie1 layer. Merge cookie2 layer and remaining cookie2-1 layer together. Rename cookie layer2 if needed.

Flip the duplicated cookie2-1 layer and merge with cookie2 layer. Rename cookie2 layer if needed.

Open original cookie2 layer. Move this layer to the left hand side of your frame paper, moving it fill the space. Duplicate this, mirror, position to fill the bottom half of your frame and merge together. Merge with the cookie layer1 and rename if you need to.

The hard part is over! You will have two cookie layers, with two different cookies, in different directions. If you need to reposition anything now, it is the time to do so. (I did.)

Your cookie layers Can look like this:
Now, grab your freehand selection tool and outline the smoke on the cocoa cup. Promote this selection to layer and duplicate twice more. Hide the uppermost two layers.

On the first layer add the settings below (rename smoke 1 layer):
Selections > Select none. It will not hurt your next two promoted layers, as they are already present. Just hit the random seed button for the next two layers. Rename layers smoke 2 and smoke 3.


Lets’ Animate!

Open Animation Shop 3.

Open cookie1 layer but hide steam layers 2& 3. You now have open Cookie1 and steam1 layers ONLY. Highlight the top layer of your design and copy all layers merged. Add as your first frame in AS3.

Open cookie2 layer but leave steam1 layer open. Highlight the top layer of your design and copy all layers merged. Add as your next frame in AS3.

Hide steam1 layer and open steam2 layer. Hide cookie2 layer. Highlight the top layer of your design and copy all layers merged. Add as your next frame in AS3.

Open cookie2 layer but leave steam2 layer open. Highlight the top layer of your design and copy all layers merged. Add as your next frame in AS3.

Hide steam2 layer and open steam3 layer. Hide cookie2 layer. Highlight the top layer of your design and copy all layers merged. Add as your next frame in AS3.

Open cookie2 layer but leave steam3 layer open. Highlight the top layer of your design and copy all layers merged. Add as your next frame in AS3.

**** YOU NOW HAVE SIX (6) FRAMES IN ANIMATION SHOP****

Highlight the first frame and:

Edit > Select All > Copy. Return to PSP and Paste s a new image. Save with whatever filename you wish. Now you don’t have to redo animation later on!

Rename your layers (in order) Frame 1- Frame 6.

Add your name and copyright now. Hide all layers and add one behind the other in AS3.

Select the first frame and: Edit > Select All > Animation > Frame properties > change to 18. Edit > Select All > Shift+z to apply your optimization settings.

Save once completed and add to Photobucket to enjoy!

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