Flower Girl

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

 

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

For this tutorial you need:

Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugins:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

ScreenWorks - Lace Screen

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 4 tubes.

 

The tubes are by Brigitte, Jerry, Misty and Yes.

Thank you very much for your beautiful tubes.

You can find Misty´s place Tube's Place

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open a transparent image of 650 x 400 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #7f0200.

Set your background color to #000000 (black).

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

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 50.

Effects - Texture effects - Fur - with these settings:

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step2

Copy tube 'Mtm_fruit_9__6_aug_2005'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 65% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x with 85%.

Activate your Eraser - erase the bottom thick branch.

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

Place it upper left - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert 4 - Hor 3 - Opacity 75 - Blur 5 - foreground color.

Repeat with Vert to -4 (minus 4) and Hor to -3 (minus 3).

Set the Opacity of this layer to 76.

Step 3

Open tube 'Terry_Black Leather Coat_Mar 07'.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - High to 450 pixels.

Edit - Copy - Edit - Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her in the middle - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert 4 - Hor 3 - Opacity 75 - Blur 5 - foreground color.

Repeat with Vert to -4 (minus 4) and Hor to -3 (minus 3).

Set the Opacity of this layer to 74.

Step 4

Copy tube 'MC-0667'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 65% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x.

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

Set the Opacity of this layer to 74.

Place the tube upper right - see main image.

Activate layer 1.

Step 5

Copy tube 'delicateflowermist_yez'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it to the left.

Layers - Duplicate.

Place it to the right side.

Verify that the flowers look good - see main image.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 24.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 6

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - black.

Image - Add borders - 20 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - ScreenWorks - Lace Screen.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Selections - Select none.

Add your watermark.

Step 7

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - black.

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

Do you want the animation, go further with step 8.

Step 8

Activate your Magic wand - Tolerance 2.

Click in the little red berries and in the fan - you can see little stips - see image below:

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Add/shift.

Draw lines where you want an animation to - see main image.

Are you ready?

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 2x, so you have 4 layers.

Step 9

Activate the bottom layer.

Now you will work with the plugin that really is my biggest addiction:-)

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - choose by Settings for 'Bling Bling' - with these settings:

Close this layer - open and activate layer 2.

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

Close this layer - open and activate layer 3.

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

Close this layer - open and activate layer 4.

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

Open all layers - Selections - Select none.

Step 10

Back to PSP.

Activate layer 1 - Edit - Copy.

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

Step 11

Back to PSP.

Activate layer 2 - Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 12

Back to PSP.

Activate layer 3 - Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 13

Back to PSP.

Activate layer 4 - Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

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 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 December 6, 2012

 

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