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Thursday, January 13, 2011

'Adding Text to Animation'

"Adding Text to Animation"

If you'd like to link to this tutorial, or print for your own use. Please feel free to do so. This tutorial was written using PSP 9. This will also work for 8, 9, 10, and 11 and 12

would you like to add a text to your animation? If so, this is the place to learn how to do that. In this tutorial we're going to be using an Animated Image that you have.

Let's get started

We need to open up PSP. Please open a new transparent image, let's make it 400X400. We'll crop it down later.

Select the "A" icon, now click on your New Image, select a font of your liking, the size you prefer as long as it's no bigger than 72, and of course the color you'd think would look best with your Image, it is entirely up to you. Now once you have applied your text, we're going to crop the image. Click your crop tool, 4th tool on your toolbar. Now click on your image, and drag your mouse across the image, by left clicking it, make a rectangle square around your text, left click twice. Hooray, you've cropped your image! Now right click, and click cut, don't worry it disappears so don't go panicing on me here!

Now it's time to open your AS which is short for Animation shop. Right click and click Paste as a new animation, or click ctrl+v. Now you need to open the animated Image. You will see the Image has frames on the bottom of the image it will show you. Ok, we need to give our text the same ammount of frames as the image, well so that it will match up with the frames on the image and so it will appear correctly.

So let's give it however many frames your image has. What you need to do is left click on your image, then right click, click duplicate selected, and left click once again, and right click, click duplicate select, keep doing this step until your text has the correct ammount of frames. If you go over don't worry, just click on the extra one, right click select cut, it will go away. Now that it has the right ammount of frames, we need to add it to Your image..We need to click the text image, click ctrl+a this will select all of the frames, right click, click copy, and now we need to go to your image, and once again click ctrl+A to select all of the Animated Image frames, now you need to go up to the top of AS. You'll see a pair of scissors, we need to click the button on the opposite side of scissors, it will be the 6th button from the left, that is Paste into selected frame, if you're not sure you're click the right one, hold your mouse over it for a second, it will tell you. Now once you do this, you're text will appear on the Animted Image, you need to move it where you'd like it to stay, and left click.

Now your text should be on your animation.

All you have to do now is click view, and click animation, and watch!

Congratulations!! Hope you have enjoyed this tutorial as much as I have writing it.

This Tutorial was Written out by me, Ann. If there is any resemblance to any other tutorials, it's coincidental..Please do not claim this Tutorial as your own..Thank you.

©Ann

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