Fantasy World

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

 

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

I wrote this lesson for Camelot.

Together we have a fun contact and he translates my lessons.

Thank you Camelot.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation.

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 4 tubes.

 

The tubes are by CiroMarchetti, Elise and Hanni.

Thank you so much for your beautiful tubes.

 

RarrwEagle~MeilinWong~SF is unknown to me.

If it's yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credit.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open a transparent image of 700 x 550 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #4e3c6f.

Set your background color to #1d2236.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Sunburst' - with these settings:

Flood fill this layer with this gradient.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Step 3

Open tube '8'.

Activate the second layer (Kopie van Achtergrond).

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 65% - All layers not checked.

Place her left below - see main image.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 88.

Step 4

Copy tube 'Monti_CiroMarchetti_Peacocks'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

Place them right below - see main image.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 84.

Step 5

Copy tube 'AH_NIGHTWATCHERS_04_07'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

Place it upper left - see main image.

Layers - Arrange - Move down - repeat this until this layer is above the bottom layer.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 58.

Activate your top layer.

Step 6

Copy tube 'RarrwEagle~MeilinWong~SF'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 50% - All layers not checked.

Place him on top - see main image.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 68.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

Place this one upper right - see main image.

Add your watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 7

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers checked.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - background color.

Image - Add borders - 17 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation.

Settings: choose 'Small Star Constellation' - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 8

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - background color.

Activate your Magic wand - Tolerance 10.

Now click 1x, wherever you want an to animate - see image below:

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 2x (you now have 4 layers).

Activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation.

Settings: choose 'Bling Bling' - with these settings:

Step 9

Activate layer 2.

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

Activate layer 3.

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

Activate layer 4.

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

Selections - Select none.

Activate your bottom layer.

Edit - Copy.

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

Step 10

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 11

Back to PSP - Activate layer 4.

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Now you stay in AS.

Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Animation - Frame properties - 30.

Animation - Resize - 85% - repeat this until you think it's big anough.

Step 12

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you are satisfied:

File - Save as - save your crea as a gif file and you're done!

 

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

 

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 October 30, 2012

 

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