A Candle for the Children of this World

Black4Roses, thank you very much for your permission that I may translate your tutorials.

 

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For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugins:

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Fire

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Lighting

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 9 tubes.

You may not remove the © mark on the tubes, or use them as your own work.

 

Step 1

Open the materials in PSP.

Copy them by Shift+D - close the originals.

Open a transparent image of 600 x 450 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #e2d3f1.

Set your background color to #503868.

Or choose your own colors.

Selections - Select all.

Step 2

Open tube 'KAT_misted_scenic56'.

Copy layer 2 - Paste into the selection.

Copy tube 'KAT_misted_scenic56'.

Paste into the selection.

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

Selections - Select none.

Step 3

Copy tube 'cinderellacastle-sandi'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it upper right.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 70.

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

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Activate your top layer.

Step 4

Copy tube 'KAT_misted_stairstothelight'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it right below.

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

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Activate your top layer.

Step 5

Copy tube 'Angel_FloralGoddess'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

Step 6

Copy tube 'angelwings'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Move the wings upper left, behind the woman - see main image.

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

Set the Opacity of this layer to 40.

Step 7

Copy tube 'KaraT3902'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 60% - All layers not checked.

Place her left below.

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

Set the Opacity of this layer to 40.

Step 8

Copy tube 'mc1393'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

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

Set the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Step 9

Copy tube '2254 woman 72 AR 1048®Alejandra Rosales-30-5-07'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

Place her in the middle and a bit down - see main image.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 90.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - black.

Step 10

Copy tube 'up_there'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place him right below - see main image.

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

Set the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Close layer 5.

Activate one of the other layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 11

Activate the merged layer.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Serious Fog - with these settings:

Activate layer 5.

Adjust - One-step noise removal (PSP 9: Photo correction - Noise removal of digital camera).

Step 12

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - background color.

Image - Add borders - with these settings:

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout - with these settings:

Repeat with Vert and Hor to -2 (minus 2).

Effects - Reflection effects - Pattern - with these settings:

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

Selections - Invert.

Step 13

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with black.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 pixel.

Press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - black.

Image - Resize - 600 pixels Width.

Step 14

Activate your Text tool - find a nice font.

Type your Text.

Place the text at the bottom of your crea.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert -3 (minus 3) - Hor 3 - Opacity 60 - Blur 6 - background color.

Step 14

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

If you don't want to animate save your crea as a jpg file and you're done :-)

 

Animation

Step 15

Activate your Freehand selection - select the flame.

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x.

You now have 3 layers.

Activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Fire - with these settings:

Step 16

Activate layer 2.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Fire - same settings as before - click Random Seed 1x.

Activate layer 3.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Fire - same settings as before - click Random Seed 1x.

Selections - Select none.

Step 17

Activate your bottom layer.

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

Make sure that the 2 circles are as example - you can drag them with your mouse - see image below:

File - Save as a PSP file or an AS file.

Step 18

To AS: Open your just saved image in AS.

View - Animation.

If you are satisfied: Save your crea as a gif file and you're done!

 

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

 

Black4Roses

February 15, 2008

 

Translated by Zial on July 27, 2012

 

 

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