you've learned how to make glitter text and you want to add your name to
a graphic that is already made. We are going to add the text graphic we
made with the Glitter Text Tutorials and use a static graphic to add our
First find the graphic you would like to add your text to, open it in
Animation Shop. Some say that your graphic should be transparent for
best results, but that is just because they are not too sure how to make
the graphic transparent before adding the text. Your next step is to
create a new animation in Animation Shop (File then New), 300X300 should
do fine, we will crop it all in the end.
practice you will learn just what dimensions you are going to need in
order to create your graphic. I always begin large and then crop when I
am done, that ensures me that I won't need to go back and make the
Right click on your graphic you
opened already (here it is the rose) and choose copy, then right click
in your animation and choose paste into selected frame. Move your cursor
until you have placed your graphic exactly where you want it.
Your next step is to right click on
the new frame and choose copy and then twice you will right click and
paste after current frame. You will then have 3 identical frames as
You now want to open your text
graphic that you made in the Glitter Text Tutorial. When it is open
choose edit and then select all from your menu, then edit and copy from
the menu. Next go to your new animation, click on it and then choose
edit and select all from your menu. And finally choose edit and then
paste and into selected frame. This will paste all of your text frames
into all of your graphic frames. Finally crop your image so that you
have removed all excess space from the animation. It will appear as
Now save your new animation.
You will naturally add more frames if your text has more
than 3 frames to it. It is slightly harder to add animated text to an
animated graphic, but it is nowhere near impossible. I will cover this
in another tutorial.