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You will need PsP & Animation Shop, Penta dot and cross optional.
Font,tube of choice and my template here.
I am using a tube from my Barbara Jensen Package. Please visit Barbara's site or the G.I.L.D to obtain a license to create with her artwork.
The tubes that licensed users have in our packages are quite large allowing lots of room to create with. You will need to adjust the resizing of the tube to fit your image.My resize settings are for the size of tubes in my packages purchased.
Let's begin.
Open the tube you will be using. Open my template in psp. Window duplicate and close the originals for future use.
Select your Accent layer (should be active already ) if not click on "Accent" to make active.
Click on your text tool and your text/name. Size 72 and create as vector. Image,free rotate, left 90 degrees . All layers unchecked.
Position and resize using the nodes to fit in the side box. Once happy, right click on vector 1 and convert to raster.
Effects, 3d effects, drop shadow with these settings.

Select your "Tag1 layer. Click on your text tool again, size 24, create as vector.Add your text blurb. Using the nodes rotate/resize your text to fit inside the Tag1 box. Once happy, right click on Vector 1 and convert to raster. Apply the same drop shadow we used earlier.
Select your "Tag2 layer. Click on your text tool again, size 30, create as vector. Add your second text blurb. Using the nodes rotate/resize your text to fit inside the Tag 2 box. Once happy ,right click on Vector 1 and convert to raster. Apply the same drop shadow we used earlier.
Click on your tube, edit copy, back to our template. Edit paste as new layer, Image resize , all layers unchecked 80%.
Effects, Plugins/Penta.com/Dot and Cross with these settings.

Apply the same drop shadow we used earlier.
Edit, paste as new layer your tube again. Should be held in your clipboard if psp is cooperating.
Image resize, 78% all layers unchecked.
Add the same drop shadow we used earlier.
Click on your text tool, size 72 create as vector.Add your text/name. Using the nodes rotate/resize to your liking.Once happy, right click on vector 1 and convert to raster. Add your text effects. I chose to add EyeCandy's Gradient glow to cover up an edge i didnt' like on my tube. I then added another text on top in black to have my text stand out.
Add your watermark, your artists credits.
We are ready to animate!
Open up animation shop. Back to psp.
I have hidden layers 2 and 3. If you have unhidden Layers 2 and 3,Hide them now.



Edit copy merged. Back to animation shop. Edit paste as new animation.Back to PsP.
Hide 1 and 3. Unhide 2.



Edit copy merged. Back to animation shop. Edit paste after current frame. Back to PsP.
Hide 1 and 2. Unhide 3.

 Edit copy merged. Back to animation shop. Edit paste after current frame.
File, optimization wizard. With these settings. The high quality of the tubes now sometimes creates chaos for animation. I often change my settings to fit the tube i use.
As you run the optimzation wizard. Click the customization ,you will see the option as you run the wizard.
Dot the Optimized Octree.

Most often changing to Optimized Median Cut works best to. It depends on your image. Alot of times i change this with every animated tag..I hope corel updates the animation shop as ulead's gif never has this problem. Sigh..
Once you've ran the wizard , preview your animation if you are happy save you're tag! If not click undo to undo the optimizer until you've found the settings that work best.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.

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04/30/2006