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opactiy does not copy to animation shop

opactiy does not copy to animation shop

opactiy does not copy to animation shop

(OP)
I created a basic image (a text box with a small amount of text), and then created nine more layers using the "copy" and "past as new layer" tools.  I then set the opacity of each layer to a different amount, so the first layer was 10%, the second was 20%..... you get the idea!  I then wanted to copy each layer into an animation so that it looked like the text was "fading in" if you know what I mean.  I hid all the layers except the first one (which was 10% opacity) and selected copy and pasted it into the first frame of the animation, I then hide layer1 and viewed layer2 and did the same....... until I got to layer10.  However, the opacity didn't copy over to animation shop, why is this?  Each piece of text was the eact same.  Any help anybody? :)

RE: opactiy does not copy to animation shop

Did you make sure that you selected the layer that was visible prior to copying and pasting into animation shop?

mike

RE: opactiy does not copy to animation shop

(OP)
Hi again Mike,

yes, I did.  I also tried copy merged (is this for use only when you have two layers visible perhaps?) but that didn't do anything at all.  I learnt about the opactiy from one of your tutorials, (I can't remember the exact URL now though) and I noticed in yours there was an extra "layer" called background, it didn't appear to be a vector or raster layer, am I correct?  I don't have this, could that be why?  I'm guessing they don't need to be raster layers for this to work, or do they?  They appear find in PSP, it's only when I copy the layer to aniamtion shop that it does this.

Thanks again for responding to my queries

RE: opactiy does not copy to animation shop

(OP)
please can anybody help me out here, I've tried everything i can think of and it still doesn't work.  I tried converting the layer to a raster layer but that didn't work either.  could it be an installation problem?

Please... anybody at ALL???

RE: opactiy does not copy to animation shop

Here is a link to a tutorial I idi which does what you are wanting to do. It is a more advanced tutorial, but if you take your time, you should do just fine.

http://www.udraw2.com/sp/psppower/animatedtext.html

If this doesn't work for you or there are problems, let me know which step you encounter a problem.

mike

RE: opactiy does not copy to animation shop

(OP)
Mike,

thanks for all your offers of help, and sorry for not responding sooner (woz away for a few days).  I FINALLY managed to sort my problem.  When I was creating the text, it was in a vector layer, so when I was selecting "copy", I wasn't copying the layer, I was copying the selection (the actual text) - that's why the opacity wasn't copying over.  I converted the layer to a raster layer and it worked perfect.

Again, thanks for all your help, and congratulations on the tutorials

Regards
Martin

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