Jumping Balls

Jumping Balls

Open a document in PSP 600 x 400 transparent
Selection tool, draw a round selection
Fill with your choice of color
Effects – 3D Effects – Inner Bevel
It will look like a ball

Now count the letters of your ward
which you want to write
duplicate the layer that many times minus 1
I want to write ‘Happy Birthday’
So I duplicated 12 times
There are 13 balls in 13 different layers
Place them with Move Tool
Rename the layers B1 … B13

Now copy and paste one ball to Animation Shop
Right Click on the ball – Insert Image Transition

Select ‘Star Wipe’ from drop down menu

You will gate this

Right Click and copy the frame shown in red
Back to PSP, Paste as New Image
Copy and Paste as New Layer
Just above B1
Like this copy and paste a layer
above B2 to B13
Close the frames in AS

Do not close B layers
otherwise you can’t place them
I only showed it for better understanding
Do not try to be 100% perfect in placing
Try at least 95%
Now close B1 to B13

Add a layer above C1, write H
My choice of color, font & size
You choose yours
Remember sharp contrast & background
is very important for visual effect of animation
Otherwise a great work will look shabby

Place the letter with Move Tool

Like this write each letter in a separate layer
above C1 to C13 & rename T1 … T13

Use Ruler. View – Rulers
For accuracy add a layer at top
Arrange – Send to bottom
Using Pen Tool, draw a line at 260
Keep it open all the time
Don’t forget to delete it at the end

Now open B1 close all other layers
Edit Copy Merged, go to
Animation Shop – Paste as new Animation
With Move Tool drag it above the line
Copy Merged
AS – Paste after current frame

Before Copy Merged, always close the bottom layer
where the line is
PSP, move the ball at the bottom

Copy Merged
AS – Paste after current frame
Copy Frame 2, Paste after Frame 3
Copy Frame 1, Paste after Frame 4
PSP, close B1 open C1, Copy Merged
AS, Paste after F5
PSP, close C1 open T1, Copy Merged
AS, Paste after F6
PSP, T1 keep remain open
For each ball of first set you have 7 frames
Does it like this for all 13 balls
Don’t give the 260 px break
For second set of balls (BIRTHDAY)

Now timings
Edit – Select All
Right click on any Frame – Frame properties = 25
Frame 37, 38, 42, 43, 47, 48, 52, 53, 57, 58,
63, 63, 67, 68, 72 & 73 = 35
F75 = 500
Save As

If you have any problem
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