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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:

Cybia - ScreenWorks

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 7 tubes - 1 mask.

 

The tubes are by Linda and Gabry.

The mask is by Brujita.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes and mask.

 

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 #e99000 (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #f7fdfa (or at your choice).

Step 2

Open a transparent image of 850 x 700 pixels.

Step 3

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Step 4

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

Step 5

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'Brujita_navidad_0006' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Step 6

Copy tube 'candles'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked.

Place them left below.

Step 7

Copy tube 'Gabry-woman 576'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place her right below.

Step 8

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 50 - Blur 50 - color black.

Step 9

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp mask: 1 - 64 - 4.

Step 10

Open tube 'LF-Wordart Christmas'.

Copy the text that you like.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it upper left.

Step 11

Copy tube 'hangingflake'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 3x 85% - All layers not checked.

Place it in the upper left corner below the star - see main image.

Step 12

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked.

Place this one below the star in the middle - see main image.

Step 13

Place these 2 layers under the text layer.

Step 14

Image - Canvas size - 950 x 800 pixels.

Step 15

Set your foreground color to #990100.

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

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

Step 16

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 60.

Step 17

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10 pixels.

Flood fill the selection with your background color.

Step 18

DON'T DESELECT!

Step 19

Selections - Modify - Contract - 6 pixels.

Flood fill the selection with your foreground color.

Step 20

Effects - Plugins - Cybia - ScreenWorks - Close Knit - 0 - see image below:

Step 21

Selections - Modify - Contract - 35 pixels.

Press Delete.

Selections - Select selection borders - with these settings:

Step 22

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 23

Activate your top layer.

Copy tube 'diamonds'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it left on the red border - see main image.

Step 24

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Left - 90.

Place it on top of the red border.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Flip.

Step 25

Close all layers except the diamond layers.

Activate one of the diamond layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Open all layers.

Step 26

Copy tube 'flower'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 45% - All layers not checked.

Place it in the upper left corner - see main image.

Step 27

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Mirror - Image - Flip.

Step 28

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Copy tube 'Annarella'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in one of the corners.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Step 29

Activate the diamonds layer.

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x.

Close the 2 top diamonds.

Activate the first one.

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

Step 30

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - As a new animation.

Step 31

Back to PSP - press Undo.

Close layer 1 of the diamonds.

Activate layer 2 of the diamonds.

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

Edit - Copy merged.

Step 32

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 33

Back to PSP - press Undo.

Close layer 2 of the diamonds.

Activate layer 3 of the diamonds.

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

Edit - Copy merged.

Step 34

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 35

Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties - 25.

Step 36

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 19, 2013.

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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