Paint Shop Pro Talk

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  1. Uguel707

    Uguel707 Graphic Artist

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    I thought that it would be nice to share our ideas about Paint Shop
    and PhotoFiltre in this thread. We can discuss, share tips, ask for
    advice and of course we can give links to our favourite tubes and
    filters sites as well. :)


    Recently I was asked : how do you animate a frame?

    see example....


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  2. Uguel707

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    Re: Paint Shop Pro & PhotoFiltre Talk

    For the animation I use Jasc Animation Shop that comes with Paint Shop Pro.
    And how did I do that? Here are the main steps. ;)

    This tutorial is made with paint Shop 7.02
    so things might be a bit different if you have a different version

    You will need a filter called Sparkles (freeware) at this address:

    sparkles

    Extract the file and then install it in your Paint Shop Plugin folder:

    C:\program File\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop Pro 7 (8-9)\Plugins

    --->make sure that Paint Shop Pro is closed for the filter will be display only
    after opening Paint Shop<---


    1. I opened a picure in Paint Shop Pro.

    2. I duplicated it 2 times then I closed the original one.
    It's a good habit not to work with the original one. ;)
    So we will be working with frame one and then with frame 2.

    3. I added a frame in the picture: I selected a dark colour (dark brown)
    from the colour menu... then I went to the menu above and
    I went to "image" and click on "add frame" . I chose 10 pixels for
    this one...it can be more or less but no smaller than 8 pixels otherwise
    the animation will be too difficult to see. :doubt:

    How to animate the frame:

    for these steps, see example given in attached picture below

    1. I Select the rectangle from the Tools Palette on the left.
    then I select the inner area of the frame.
    2. I went into the menu, clicked on "Selection" and then clicked
    on "Invert Selection" then I duplicate the first image

    --->pogressivity of the rectangle selection must be set to :0<----

    3. then I went to "effect" (effet=effect) and select> Xero > Sparkles

    -->as long as you keep the selection active in the menu, all
    the effects will be apply into the frame not inside the picture<---

    You can customize the way you want the animation.
    In this animation I chose "flecks_1" and "uniform",
    colours:red and yellow (it depends on the effect you want)

    --->Make sure the colour you chose is different than the one
    you have in the frame otherwise you will not be able to see the
    animation. <---

    .... I applied the effect 3 times for the first frame and
    5 times for the second frame but we will do the second one later.

    If you notice that you don't see the sparkle clearly enough,
    you can apply 5 times for the first image or frame and 7 to 8
    times for the second image (or frame)

    For a more colourful effect you can choose "Blobs_1" instead
    of "Flecks_1". Ater you are satisfied with the result of the first
    image, deselect it (selection>deselect)

    -->You will notice little spots of colour inside your picture
    when you look at it in Sparkles filter but they won't
    appear in your original picture but only in the selectioned
    area. see post 3 below<---


    Save it on your computer; you can name it "frame 1" under PSP
    format but keep the other picture with its frame active open in
    Paint Shop Pro. Then you apply the same filter but you increase
    the number of density, maximum of grains, brightness and vary
    colour in order to make a change from frame 1 .
    After you apply the filter effect, you deselect the picture
    (selection>deselect) and saved it on your computer.
    You can name it "frame 2" this time. :)

    *************************************

    When you're finished open the 2 images in Jasc Animation Software.
    Select pic number two, "Frame 2" do a copy (ctrl +C) select frame 1
    and then paste frame 2 after active image or frame 1 (Maj + Ctrl+ L).
    Play on the animation button (pink button) to see the animation....

    (if you're not comfortable with keyboard shortcuts you can go to
    Menu > Edit and select them from there)

    If you want to customize the speed of your animation,
    select all pictures (Ctrl+A) and then go into Image> Image property >
    then you can adjust the speed of the animation. I usually chose 12-15
    as the interval for this kind of animation.
     

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  3. Uguel707

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    Re: Paint Shop Pro & PhotoFiltre Talk

    Here is the sparkle filter with the effects I applied in it. ;)
     

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    I have PSP 7.02 Uguel. I had forgotten this program until I was looking through my cd's.
    This will be very helpful to me.
     
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    Re: Paint Shop Pro & PhotoFiltre Talk

    Although little flecks of colour are displayed into the filter image, it won't
    be shown in the final result as long as you keep the selection active.
    Here is another one I did with Sparkle filter. :)
     

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    I am sure you will like that program and there are so many
    good tutorials you can find on the web. :)
     
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    Re: Paint Shop Pro & PhotoFiltre Talk

    Thanks for the overview Uguel. :cool:
     
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    Wow ... Uguel. Thanks to taking the time to putting this together.:-*
    It will come in handy to share ideas, links and so on, so we don't go too much off topic in 'My two angels'.
    Not at home for the moment, but I'll bookmark it ASAP. :D
    Thanks again for your excellent overview. ;)
     
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    Thanks Mike and Eldar! :)
    I thought it will be nice to discuss about images and animations
    and help each other to achieve them. ;)
     
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    Fantastic Idea Uguel! This is going to be great! Haven't got the time to work through it right now, but will be back later today!
    Brad.
     
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    Re: Paint Shop Pro & PhotoFiltre Talk

    Ummmm??....
     

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    Better?
    Edit: I moved this pic to "MTLA" thread....
    Thanks again Uguel!
     
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    Wow...congratulations!!!
    the second is definitely the best :)
    The trick is, when you are in Sparkles filter window you can
    chose 2 different colours, one each from "Main colours" and
    "Highlights" and keep in mind that those colours should be different
    or opposite to the colour of the frame.
    Keep on the good work Brad. ;)
     
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    Thank you Ma'am!
     
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    This is super, Uguel!!

    I hope to learn alot right along with everyone else!!

    Thanks for all your time and effort on a project that is certain to make alot of us happy artists!! I imaging the kids in the Angel thread will be thrilled with the "new" pictures mom and dad make them!!

    Marja:cool:
     
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    I'll second that!! Thanks verrrrrrrrrrry much Uguel AND for all your work on our kids! :D
     
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    It's actually a picture frame Uguel......Image-Picture Frames. Here's a screenie.
     

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    And lots of picture frames to choose from, like the one I used for the taped borders. :cool: You can even download additional picture frames, although you've to buy them. Haven't found any free ones yet, but maybe I'll get lucky.:D
     

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    Thanks a lot.
    I see that the frames changed a lot since Paint Shop 7 :)


    I found many sites that offer free frames for Paint Shop 7
    But I will check for Paint shop 9 though.
    Can you have a look and tell me if the frame extension is ".pfr"
    If it is the case, PSP 7 frames might be compatible with PSP9

    Here is another one I did with Paint Shop Pro 7
    and the Sparkles filter...this time I put the
    sparkles inside the frame. ;)
     

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    You will find the frames folder in:

    C:\program files\Jasc Software Inc\Paint Shop or (8-9)\frames...
     
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    Can't really tell Uguel? Does this help?
     

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    It sure did. :) It's been a long time since I used that version. I've forgotten what functionality it offers. :doubt:
    It has the extension pspframe, but maybe PSP 9 can convert the old ones.:rolleyes: I haven't tried it yet.
    If you've the time, could you post the link to these frames so I can try it.
    Thanks in advance. ;)
    Nice one Uguel. I'm sure Stephen will appreciate it. :cool:
     
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    Well, I'm astonished. Just tried it out by downloading a frame at Aspex Design
    and it works. :D Never tried it before.
    All frames you find can be used in version 9. You only have to close PSP and restarting afterwards when the frame is saved to its location. :cool:

    Edit: Correction: you don't even have to close PSP.

    Get going Brad, Stephen. ;)
     
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    Good one Eric!! Will do!
     
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    Thanks Brad. ;) Enjoy!

    Interesting information for you Uguel:
     
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