Rotate Colours Text
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This is a simple tutorial
which will show you how to get different effects using gradients in PSP and
rotate colours in Animation Shop.
Supplies needed: Jasc PSP 8 (although it will work equally
well in PSP 7)
Open a new image
It's big because I like plenty of space to play with.
Go to the colour palette and set the background to a gradient.
Set the gradient angle to 0.
If you like, you can choose a foreground colour so you get an
outline on your text.
Use the following settings. (A fat font is needed for this
kind of text, I used Bell Bottom)
Click on your canvas and
type in the text when the text entry box
opens. Click ok.
Stretch your text until it's the size you want it then go to
the layer palette and right click on the vector layer. Choose Promote to raster
Go to Edit > Copy
Now open Animation Shop and go to Edit > Paste > As new
Go to Effects > Insert Image Effects. In the effects drop down
box, choose Rotate Colours.
you can set the effect length and frames per second to how you
want them, however, the higher you set them, the more frames the finished
animation will have. This will mean a larger file size so it's advisable to keep
Click on the View
Animation and if you're happy with the effect, you can save it.
OK, let's make the
colours rotate in a different direction....
Go back to PSP. Your
canvas with your first text should still be open. Go to the layer palette and
right click on the text layer. Click on delete.
Go to the colour palette
and click in the gradient box to open the palette.
Set the gradient angle to
Do your text as before
and take into animation shop to add the rotate colours effect.
This last one was made
with the gradient angle set to 131
Play around with the
gradient angle and repeats to get different effects :o).
If you're doing
this tutorial as part of the Animation Overdrive in
Robbie's Members or
please submit 3 texts using the 3 gradient angles ;)