Fantasy

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

 

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

This tutorial was made in PSP 9, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this tutorial you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

VM Natural - Sparkle

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It Contains: 4 tubes.

 

The tubes are by İHui Tian, Jolanda, Kitty and Roxanne.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes.

 

Let's get started :-)

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open a transparent image of 700 x 500 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #395656.

Set your background color to #000000 (black).

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

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 8.

Step 2

copy tube 'Misted_The_Cove_RM'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Slide it a little down.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Place this one right below - see main image.

Step 3

Copy tube 'MistedTube050_Jolanda'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it to the left and a little up - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 68.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Place it on the right side, so the sun falls away.

Step 4

Open tube 'fantasy'.

Image - Resize - Height 500 pixels.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Step 5

Copy tube 'TT_Microcosm_Hui_Tian__2D_sml'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Layers - Arrange - Move down - repeat 2x.

It must be above layer 1.

Activate your Eraser.

Erase the part of the woman that's over the water.

Erase also a little near the rock, so it seems that she is standing behind it.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers checked.

Step 6

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - background color.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - background color.

Image - Add borders - 20 pixels - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - background color.

Click with your Magic wand in the border with 20 pixels.

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x so you have 3 layers.

Step 7

Activate your bottom layer.

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

Activate layer 2.

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle - set Random Seed to 152.

Activate layer 3.

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle - set Random Seed to 162.

Selections - Select none.

Step 8

Activate layer 1 - Edit - Copy.

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

Back to PSP.

Activate layer 2 - Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.Back to PSP.

Activate layer 3 - Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 9

Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Animation - Frame properties - 25.

You can resize your crea if you want.

Veuw - Animation.

You now can see how your animaton 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, please mail me.

Love Elvira

 

Translated by Zial on August 3, 2012

 

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