Welcome to the Purple Witch
tutorial. A request was made for a lesson that would be a complete
surprise as to the finished product. For that reason no preview is
available for this tutorial. Also, no zipped file will be
provided. You will provide your own graphics for this lesson. I
will provide only the instructions.
1. Open up a new master
scrippy and insert a background. Set the color to match that of the
background you wish to use. Make this background a busy one and not a
muted one. If you set the color to match your background, then when you
or anyone else does a preview, it will look much better.
2. Insert a positioned
container. Set this from the left horizontally with a size of 70.
The distance from the left is 0. Set the top and bottom edges to 0.
3. Under this positioned
container, insert a left container, size 5. Now insert a background of
color only. This color should match your busy background in
darkness. Make sure to save this color as a favorite. You will
need it again. All of the following until notified will go under this
4. Insert a left container, size
5. Insert a background of a color and this color should be a little bit
lighter than the last one. Make sure to save this color as a favorite,
you will need it again.
5. Insert a left container, size
5. Insert a background of a color and make this one lighter than the
second one. Make sure to save this color as a favorite also.
6. Insert one more left container,
size 5. Insert a background of a color and make this one lighter than
the last. Make sure to save this color as a favorite.
7. Insert a positioned
container. Set this 20 from the left with a size of 50. Set the
top and bottom edges to 0. This is a sub-container just as the left
containers all are.
8. Insert a background under this
sub-container and use the darkest one that you have saved. Set the
transparency to 50.
9. Now insert four right
containers with a background of color and reverse your colors. Start
with the darkest color for the first one and end with the lightest color
(these are colors you should have saved already).
10. Now you should have a main
container with four left containers, one positioned container and four right
11. Copy that main positioned
container which is holding all the sub-containers and copy it. Paste it
back at the bottom and then move it over to the left. Now go into the
main container and change this to be 'from the right'.
12. Next we will insert a 'new'
main container. This means that this container goes over at the left and
doesn't sit under and indented to any other container. It does go below
the ones you've already inserted but only as to area. Some may be
confused about this. By now you should know that a main container goes
all the way over at the left margin. This makes it a main container
which can hold over objects but no other container is holding it.
13. Set the left and right edges
to 130. Set the top and bottom edges to 50.
14. Insert a background and choose
your lightest color.
15. Insert a frame, make it double
and place it over the background using a size of 10. Use your darkest
color. Repeat this frame so that you have two of them.
16. Now we need to insert another
main container. Make it 25 from the left horizontally with a size of
25. Set the top and bottom edges to 0.
17. Insert a background under that
container which will scroll down at the default speed. For mine, I used
a graphic called animated snowy sparkles. You can use any graphic you'd
like. But set the transparency of this to 50.
18. Now copy this new main
container and paste it, moving it over to the left so it's a new main
container. Set the horizontal from the right and don't change anything
19. Next, insert a positioned
image, which will sit all the way over to the left margin and won't go inside
your containers. Mine is set 90 from the top and left centered
20. Insert a message area
next. Your top margin will depend on the size of your image. Mine
is 332 long so I set my top margin at 450. The left and right margins
are 150 and the bottom margin is 85. If your main image is taller than
mine, be sure to adjust your top margin so there is room between the bottom of
your main image and the line where your text will be.
21. Insert a sound next set to
22. Insert a loading message.
My finished product will be made
available in the group after everyone has had a chance to complete this lesson
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