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

The copyright rests solely with Black4Roses.

 

For this tutorial you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugins:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

You can download them

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 5 tubes - 2 masks.

 

The for the tubes should not be removed and displayed as your own.

If you use your own material, you have to adjust them.

If you are ready, you can start :-)

 

Step 1

Open the materials in PSP.

Copy them with Shift+D - close the originals.

Open a transparent image of 600 x 450 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #6ba6a6.

Set your background color to #395e62.

Or choose your own colors.

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

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 20.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask 'Unbenannt - 68' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 3

Copy tube 'CB_Angel_of_love'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Set the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - background color.

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - default settings.

Step 4

Copy tube 'BlindToTheBone'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place him a little to the left.

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

Set the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - default settings.

Step 5

Copy tube 'fan32'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it up and to the right - see main image.

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

Set the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - default settings.

Replace the Angel between the 2 outer tubes - see main image.

Step 6

Copy tube 'womancrytranstbt(T)'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place her right below.

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

Step 7

Copy tube 'F-NOV2007-12'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her right below.

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

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - default settings.

Adjust - One-step noise removal - default settings.

In PSP 9 it is: Adjust - Photo correction - remove noise from digital camera - default settings.

Step 8

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Edit - Copy.

Step 9

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 1 pixel - background color.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 4 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - default settings.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 1 pixel - background color.

Step 10

Image - Add borders - Symmetric not checked - color white - with these settings:

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Edit - Paste into the selection (the picture you copied in step 8).

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 10.

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - default settings.

Effects - Texture effects - Mosaic-antique - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 11

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - background color.

Image - Add borders - 4 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - default settings.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - background color.

Image - Resize - Width 600 pixels.

Step 12

Activate your Text tool - find a nice font.

Type your text.

Put it on a nice place.

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - default settings.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

If you don't want to animate, save your crea as a jpg file and you're done!

 

Animation

 

Step 13

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - with these settings:

Select the lacrimation - see image below:

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x.

Activate the bottom layer.

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

Activate the second layer.

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

Activate the top layer.

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

Selections - Select none.

Save your crea as a PSP image or as an Animation Shop image.

Step 14

To AS: Open the image you just saved.

Click in the first frame - Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties - 20.

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 lesson :-)

 

Black4Roses

January 7, 2008

 

Translated by Zial on December 26, 2012

 

 

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