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This lesson was written by Adriano in cooperation with Annarella.

You are not allowed to copy or to link this lesson.

 

This tutorial was made in PSP X, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 5 tubes - 1 gold pattern - 1 font.

Place the pattern in your Pattern folder.

Open the font and minimize it.

 

The tubes are by Claudia Stirner, Monique42, Sharlimar and Suzi Sgai.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes.

 

Please don't remove the watermark.

The Copyright belongs to the original artist.

Let the credit to the maker.

The copyright of this tutorial belongs to Annarella.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #abbdee (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #dd5249 (or at your choice).

Set your background also to the gold pattern 'gold' - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Step 2

Open a transparent image of 600 x 500 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Step 3

Copy tube 'Tube1387_scenery_Winterlandschaf'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 120% - All layers not checked.

Place it in the upper right corner.

Step 4

Copy tube 'by_stirner_natal008'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place them in the lower right corner.

Step 5

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 2 - color black.

Layers - Duplicate.

Step 6

Copy tube 'Tubed_by_monique42_3472'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 70% - All layers not checked.

Place him in the upper left corner.

Step 7

Copy tube 'Tube1583_Scenery_Winter_misted_1.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the lower left corner.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 51.

Place this layer above the bottom layer - see image below:

Step 8

Copy tube 'SS_Natal_01'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 50% - All layers not checked.

Place it in the lower left corner.

Step 9

Activate your Text tool - font French Script MT - Size 72.

Close your foreground color.

Set your background to your gold pattern.

Type: Buon Natale 2008 or your own text.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as before.

Step 10

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Step 11

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 12

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #777b93.

Image - Add borders - 15 pixels - color #efe3d5.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Step 13

Set your foreground color to #fdd6a3.

Your background color is still #dd5249.

Set your foreground to 'Foreground-background' - Radial - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #777b93.

Step 14

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x.

You now have 3 layers.

Step 15

Close the layers 2 and 3.

Activate layer 1.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - with these settings:

Step 16

Close this layer.

Open and activate layer 2.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - press 1x Random Seed.

Step 17

Close layer 2.

Open and activate layer 3.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - press 1x Random Seed.

Selections - Select none.

Step 18

You're still on layer 3.

Activate your Soften brush - Smudge - see image below:

with these settings:

Shaded the flames from below upwards and from the top to the bottom.

Step 19

Activate layer 2.

Activate your Soften brush - Smudge - set the Size to 5.

Shaded the flames from below upwards and from the top to the bottom.

Step 20

Activate layer 1.

Activate your Soften brush - Smudge - set the Size to 18.

Shaded the flames from below upwards and from the top to the bottom.

Step 21

Save your crea as a psp file or as an animation shop file.

Step 22

Open your crea in AS.

Step 23

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you are satisfied:

Save your crea as a gif file and you're done!

 

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

 

This lesson was written by Annarella on December 18, 2008.

This lesson is and remains the property of Annarella.

You are not allowed to copy or distribute my lessons without my written permission.

All my lessons are self designed ... so any agreement is purely coincidental.

All my lessons are registered with TWI.

 

Translated by Zial on September 4, 2014

 

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