Animated Star Bear Tutorial

This tutorial was done using PSP 7 & Animation Shop

This is a simple Tut and I have already taken the flag
off the original graphic and added it to the tube zip.

Supplies are here:

Open a new image in PSP: 500 x 550 - transparent.
If you want text on your star, either put it on the star
BEFORE you duplicate it or add it while in AS.

I used the Font Misbehavin' on this one.
Stroke: Blue # 425b7c
Fill: Red # A03d27
Size: 36

Copy flag and star bear each on a seperate layer.
It is best to copy them over the way you see them when you open the tube...
or use the attached tube as is,
versus making a copy, for lining up purposes.
I prefer to save originals and copy them into a new image.

Duplicate the flag layer two times and close them off.

Duplicate the Star Bear layer two times and close them off.

Merge visible the original flag and star bear layers and rename Merged Center.
Close this layer off now.
This center flag will be the guide for where you put the other two flags.

On the layer palette open one flag layer and one star bear layer.

Rotate the Flag Layer, once, LEFT 15, rename flag left.

Open the merged center layer, move the left flag over so the top left
corner of the hand is about even with the hand on the merged layer.
Should look something like this:

One you have it where it looks best, close off the merged center flag layer.
Merge visible the flag left layer and one of the star bear layer copies.
Re-name it Merged Left and close it off.

Open the last two layers, copy of image and flag.
Rotate flag RIGHT 15 and position it the same as before with the left flag.
Merge Visible, which should only be the the Flag Right and a star bear copy.
Rename Merged Right.

You should now have three layers, Merged Center, Merged Right and Merged Left.

Save as PsP.

Open your new PSP image in AS using the Animation Wizard and these settings:
Same size as first image
next- opague, white (or color of your choice)
next- centered in the frame
and with the canvas color
next- yes, repeat animation for 25
next- add your Patriotic Star Bear PSP image
next- Finish
You should now have three frames of your image on a white background in AS screen.


Now is one where you add your name/text if you have not already done it.
Still in AS:
Go to Edit / Propagate Paste and click it on.
Then again to Edit / Select All

Now go back to your PSP screen to make your name/text

Open a new transparent image 325 x 100
Choose your favorite font and colors
I used the Font Misbehavin' on this one.
Stroke: Blue # 425b7c
Fill: Red # A03d27
Text size 36
Vector - Antilias with a drop shadow if you choose to.
Copy your text Image.

Go back to AS and CTRL-V to paste your name/text image as new animation
Left click and hold on this image and drag it into the first frame of your
Star Bear animation holding the button down while you drag your
name/text where you want it to be...
when satisfied release the button
it will paste your name/text on all the frames in the same spot.

Go to Animation / Resize Animation
Resize to 50% - bicubic resample
Click OK.

Click on View Animation

Go to File / Save As and save...

Whalla.. you are done:)


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me at:

~ Donkadawn (tm) ~

Donkadawn wrote this Tutorial on April 15th 2005
Any similarities with any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

The Patriotic Star Bear was tubed by Donkadawn

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Please do not copy/paste this tutorial to any groups or claim this as your own.

Thank You for bearing with me!!