Filling Text Animation Tutorial
by Storme Designs
Now you have your filled text.
Go to Layers and Merge Visible Layers.
Now Save your graphic.
Now go to Save As and save as a paint shop pro image.
If using PSP, it should have the .psp extension.
I recommend saving as you go along
from the beginning in case your programs close for any reason,
while you are creating. Then you can go back and start
your last save.
Click on yourSelection tool and set it to rectangle.
Draw a rectangle over the top or your text, as in the picture
below. You want to remove a little of the text at a time.
Then you want to click on your scissors and cut the selected
fill off of your text. You can go to Edit and cut also, if
aren't showing. Make sure you are on the same layer, as
you were on when you filled your text.
You can add tubes with your text, if you like. You
can add them now or go back after you are done
and add them.
Next, you go to Layers and Merge Visible Layers, as you did
above. Then Save As and save as a paint shop pro image,
as you did above.
After it is saved, Click on Edit and Undo the merged layers.
Click on the Layer again, which should be your third layer,
which has the flood fill for your text.
The picture above shows the palette tool, the red and blue over-
lapping rectangles. The tool opens your layer window, as
with the arrow below the tool in the picture above. Then
on the layer.
Now click on your Selection tool and make another rectangle
over your flood filled text again to remove more of the text.
Cut, Merge visible and save as image two.
Continue this until you remove all your text. It can be
one to about 13 saves. You can take more or less text
depending on how fast you would like your text to fill or
You can add tubes as you go if you would like or go back
to your saved image and add them. You do not have
to add to each frame, if you don't want to, can just add at the
beginning or end.
When you are finished and have your graphics saved,
you then launch your Animation shop.
Your Animation Shop will open as a separate program.
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This was created with PSP 7 ~