Another Scrippy tutorial by Ozmee


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1.  Please insert a loading message and uncheck it to turn it off temporarily.  Remember to come back later and recheck it if you'd like to use it.

2.  Open Scrippy and click on the new icon.  Save this as tulips2-lesson-yourname.ssc into your favorite ssc directory.

3.  Insert a background and use the graphic called tulips2bg1.jpg.

4.  Insert a positioned container and set all of the edges to 25.

5.  Now insert a background called tulips2bg3.jpg.

6.  Now we need another positioned container.  Set the left and right edges to 25 and the top and bottom edges to 35.  This is the second main container and not a sub-container.

7.  Into this container we will insert two left containers.  Set the size for both of these at 5.  Now insert a background called tulips2-v1.jpg.

8.  We need to insert another main container.  We cannot copy and paste these as they are holding the named containers (left, right, top, bottom).  Set the left and right edges to 25 and the top and bottom edges to 35.

9.  Insert into this container, two right containers and set their sizes at 5.  Under each of these right containers, insert a background and use the same as before, tulips2-v1.jpg.

example one
This is how these segments should look on your computer.

10.  Next we will need another positioned container into which we will put our top containers.  Set the left and right edges to 35 and the top and bottom edges to 25.

11.  Now insert two top containers, set their sizes at 5 and then put in a background under each one called tulips2-h1.jpg.  Your positioned container, top containers and backgrounds should look like the above image.

12.  Insert another positioned container (main as before) and set it's right and left edges to 35, top and bottom edges to 25.  Insert two bottom containers and set the size to 5 for each.  Again, insert a background under each one and use the graphic tulips2-h1.jpg.

13.  Insert a positioned container (main).  Set the left and right edges to 150 and the top and bottom edges to 75.  Under this container, insert a grooved frame of 6 pixels using the color #F6A2A2.  Now add a background to this container and use the graphic called tulips2bg1.jpg.

14.  Let's insert a positioned image. Choose tulips2-square2.jpg.  Set this image from the left and from the top at 0 distance.  This positioned image and the ones to come below are not under this last container.  They are placed over at the left margin outside of any container.

15.  Copy that positioned image!  Paste it three more times.  Change one of the squares to right and top, another one to left and bottom and the last one to right and bottom.  These are the little squares that go at the four corners of the stationery.  If you are using your own graphics, you may change the size of these squares without fear.

16.  Now we will put in the main image.  Insert a positioned image and choose tulips2-main2.jpg. This is centered at a distance of 0 and set from the top at a distance of 100.

17.  Our message area goes next.  Set the left and right margins to 160, the top margin is 425, and the bottom margin is 85.  The scrollbar color is #9B5955.  

18.  Add a ticker and then a sound.  The sound used in this stationery is called FmFloren.mid.  It is set for continuous play and the sound volume is not changed.

19.  Next, we are going to do another series of segments of containers.  First insert a positioned container and set all of it's edges to 0.  Under that insert a sub-container.  This is centered at 250 with a width of 4.  Vertical is set from the top at 120 with a height of 300.  Under this container insert a background and use the image named tulips2-round.jpg.  This is set to scroll up and right, smooth scroll at 10 pixels per second.

20.  Click on that sub-container and copy it.  Now click on the sub-container's background and click the paste icon.  Drag the pasted sub-container over even with the first sub-container.  Here is an image to show you how these are going to be positioned.  For each one of these sub-containers, the horizontal increases by 10 and the vertical increases by 15.  For the second subcontainer, set the horizontal distance to 260.  Set the vertical distance to 135.  These four sub-container's backgrounds will all scroll the same way, so there is no need to change anything but the distances.  For sub-container #3, set horizontal to 270 and vertical to 150.  For sub-container #4 set the horizontal to 280 and the vertical to 165.

And for each sub-container the vertical size will also change.  It will decrease each time by 25.  #1 is 300, #2 is 275, #3 is 250 and #4 is 225.  As you can see, they go from large to small, then from small to large for the next segment.


21.  Now as in the image shown right above, click on the very first container, the main container that holds the four sub-containers and their images, and copy this segment.  Click now on the very last background and choose the paste icon.  Your next segment is now under the background, so grab it with your mouse and move it all the way over to the left as far as it will go and drop it there.


22.  We need to make some changes in this segment.  The backgrounds will now all scroll up and left.  For the horizontal and vertical distances, a few things are different.  The horizontal distances continue to increase by 10 pixels each sub-container, but the vertical distances now will start decreasing after the first one.  So sub-container #1's settings are 290 for horizontal and 165 for the vertical distances.  Sub-container #2 has a horizontal distance of 300 and a vertical distance of 150.  Sub-container #3 is 310 and 135, subcontainer #4 is 320 and 120.

23.  Likewise, the vertical size will increase.  Sub-container #1 has a vertical size of 225, so sub-container #2 will be 250, #3 will be 275 and #4 will be 300.

24.  Have you saved this ssc file yet?  It might be wise to do this periodically in order to keep from having to redo everything.

25.  Now it gets a little bit easier.  Click on the very first segment of containers that you had just put in, as shown in the image above.  It is the one where the horizontal is 250 and the vertical is 120.  Copy this segment and then go to the very last background at the bottom and paste it there.  Move it all the way over to the left so that it becomes our third segment of containers.

26.  Go into each subcontainer and change the horizontal settings to be a minus!  -250, -260, etc.  Do not change the vertical settings.  The backgrounds here need to scroll up and left, so you will need to change them all.

27.  Copy the second segment of containers as shown above in the last image and click on the very last background at the bottom and paste it.  Move it over to the left as far as it will go.

28.  You now have four segments of containers, the image just above shows you two of them.  Change the horizontal distances of these sub-containers also to a minus!  And change the backgrounds to scroll up and right.

29.  You're done!  Hard to believe isn't it?  I hope this was easy to follow and that I didn't leave anything out, but I don't think that I did.  Now I will give you some pointers on how to make your own bar graphics.  Save your ssc, change your loading message as desired, and export that baby!

Making a Bar for Use in Your Stationery

Open the image you used for the main one here and select an area of the graphic that you'd like to use on your bars.  Copy and paste that selection as a new image.  OR, simply choose a contrasting color.  Make a new image with a transparent background size 5 x 200.  Add a new layer and fill this either with your chosen pattern or color.  If you don't know how to use your selected pattern, click on the pattern square, you have to use the little down arrow to choose it and it looks like # kind of.  Now click on the background that shows up there and a box will open that will let you browse for the one you want.  Yours most likely will be all the way up at the top.  Just select it and click on ok.  Now select your image (select all) and fill it in.  Go to Edit/3D/Inner Bevel and choose a bevel style that looks good to you.  Select ok or apply or whatever it says.  Now if you notice, your graphic has a beveled top and bottom which we do not want.  So to make this next step easier, open up your image edges so you can see the transparency on all four sides.  Just grab the colored top and pull it up, then do the same on the sides.  Click on the deformation tool, which looks like a square with lines in it, and pull your top up some and then pull the bottom down.  This should get rid of the beveled edges.  Merge all layers and save this as a jpg or png.  I personally find that png files are a lot larger than the jpg's, so I don't ever use that format.


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Tutorial Created by Ozmee, 03/08/02.
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This lesson may be copied, saved to personal computers or used by other groups at will. It may not be used for profit.  All images were created by me except for the main image.  Rights for that image remain with it's creator (whomever that may be).