Angel Light

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

 

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

a gold pattern of your choice

and the following plugins:

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Edges, Square

VM Natural - Sparkle and Starmaker

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 2 tubes - 1 shape - 1 animation - 1 font.

Place the shape in your Preset shape folder.

Open the font and minimize it.

 

The tubes are unknown by me.

If they are yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credit.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #d5d0e6.

Set your background color to #ffffff (white).

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

Open a transparent image of 700 x 500 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 40 pixels.

Selections - Invert - press delete.

You can see that the edge will be transparent.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Edges, Square - Square Edge 04 - click Apply.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with your foreground color.

Layers - Arrange - Send to bottom.

Activate your Selection tool - Rectangle.

Draw a rectangle - a bit from the edge - see image below (or use Custom selection: L 70 - T 70 - R 630 - B 430:

Selections - Modify - Select selection borders - Inside - Anti-alias not checked - 2.

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill the border with a gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Close the 2 bottom layers.

Activate your Magic wand - select the middle erea.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Linear' - Angle 45 - Repeats 3 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill the middle area with this gradient.

Step 4

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with white.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with your gradient.

DON'T DESELECT.

Step 5

Open the 2 bottom layers.

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Starmaker - with these settings:

Effects - Reflection effects - Feedback - 50 - 80 - 6 - 6 - Elliptisch checked.

Selections - Select none.

Step 6

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Preset shapes - find 'Star 2' - with these settings:

Make a beautiful star with your Preset shapes - see main image.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Activate your Magic wand.

Select the middle of the star.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Flood fill the selection with white.

Effects - Texture effects - Soft plastic - color #d5d0e6 - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Activate your Magic wand - click outside the star.

Selections - Invert.

Selections - Modify - Select selections border - Outside - Anti-alias checked - 2.

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

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

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with your foreground color.

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Starmaker - same settings as before.

Set the opacity of this layer to 50.

Selections - Select none.

Close the bottom 5 layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Open all layers.

Layers - Duplicate your star layer (top layer).

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Left - 35 - nothing checked.

Step 8

Copy tube 'lichtje'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the star - see main image.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow:

Vert 3 - Hor 2 - Opacity 45 - Blur 5.

Layers - Merge - Merge all layers (Flatten).

Step 9

Activate your Selection tool - Star 1.

Draw a beautiful little star.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with your gold pattern.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Step 10

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with your foreground color.

Selections - Select none.

Close your bottom layer.

Merge the 2 top layers visible.

Open the bottom layer.

Step 11

Layers - Duplicate (make sure you're on your top layer).

Place the stars top left - see main image.

Duplicate your top layer.

Place the 3th star a bit lower, between the other 2 stars - see main image.

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

Close the bottom layer.

Merge the top 3 layer visible.

Step 12

Activate your Magic wand.

Select the 2 stars - while holding the shift key.

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle: 16 - 255 - 255 - 255 - 255 - 142.

Selections - Select none.

Open the bottom layer.

Step 13

Copy tube 'fantasy 2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place her on the right side - see main image.

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

Layers - Merge - Merge all layers (Flatten).

Step 14

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - black.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill with your gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 15

Activate your Text tool - font allure_s - Size at your choice.

Type your text and put it on a nice place.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Resize your crea if you want to.

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

 

Animation

 

Step 16

Open your crea in AS.

Click Ctrl+C - click now 3x Ctrl+L.

You now have 4 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 17

Open animation 'candle_light2 small' in AS.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Step 18

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Place the flame on the candle.

Step 19

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 :-)

 

This lesson can not arrive at groups without my permission.

I certainly don't like copying.

If you want to link my lesson,

Love Elvira

 

Translated by Zial on July 14, 2011

 

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