Fright Night

"Fright Night"
*To view the animation, click here*

What you need:
Tube of choice, I used artwork by Ismeal Rac
Scrapkit of choice, I used "Scream at the Night" which is FTU
And can be downloaded here
Font of choice, I used Toonish
Mask of choice, I used Becky 22 here
EyeCandy 5000 Nature : Drip

Xenofex 2 : Lightning
Animation Shop
PSPX2 or program of choice

Let's Begin!

1. Open a new transparent image
Flood Fill white
Open all of your supplies

2. Apply Mask of choice to paper of choice
C/P onto your new image
C/P haunted house
Re-Size as needed
Add drop shadow
C/P moon
Re-size and drag behind house layer
Add drop shadow
C/P tree above moon layer
Add drop shadow
Re-Size as needed
C/P Raven and place in tree
Add drop shadow
C/P bat 
Add drop shadow
C/P stars on Mask layer


3. C/P tube of choice
Add drop shadow
C/P your copyright info now

4. Make your "Fright Night" wording now in the colors & font of choice
Go to EyeCandy5000>Nature>Drip
Choose the Drip Tab (if not already selected)

Setting I used are :
Drip Length : 76
Width : 9.25
Density : 21
Taper : 59
Dribble : 15
Apply to text and then add drop shadow

5. Go down to your mask layer and create 3 new Raster layers above the mask
Select the mask layer first
Go to Xenofex2>Lightning
My Settings were:
Arc Thickness : 11
Jaggedness : 92
Branching : 90
Branch Spread : 47
Position the circled cross where your lightning will begin
in the spot you need it to begin
Apply it and then undo
*the reason we do this is because if you started on
the transparent layers first, you would not know where
to place the starting point, and by applying and then undoing,
it saves the starting position for you*
Now choose the first new raster layer
Go back to the lightning effect
*You may need to shrink yours, I needed to by 80% each time
You won't want it to hang below the tag or run off the tag.
Repeat on the last 2 layers, hitting "Random Speed" to change it
without having to move the starting point

6. Make 2 of the 3 lightning layers invisible
Apply your name now if you do not know how to
add your text to a animated tag
*Each part we save now will be 1 frame of the animation*

7. With 1 lighting layer showing, save as frame 1 or however you wish
Now Click that lightning layer invisible
With NO lighting showing, save as frame 2
You will repeat this step until you have 
6 frames, 3 with lightning, 3 without
This gives it the flash effect

Now Open Animation Shop

8. Using your animation wizard, open all 6 of your frames
The animation or frame speed should be 25
Once it's open, press play and see how you like it
If you need to adjust the speed, select all frames
And then go to Animation Tab then down to Frame Properties
When you are satisfied, save and you are done!

This tutorial was created on Sept. 22 at 8:30 AM by Pimp'd Tagz