Forgiven

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

Andrew's Filters Collection 63 - Time Tunnel

Simple - Top Left Mirror

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 5 tubes.

 

The tubes are by Dragonblu, Hanni, Mootje and Suzi Sgai.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes.

 

The corner 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 transparante image of 800 x 550 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #000729.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Step 2

Copy tube 'AH_Dark_House'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Activate your Distortion tool.

Pull it up and down slightly so you've lost the dark edge.

Step 3

Copy tube 'Devil17'..

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place it upper left - see main image.

Activate layer 2.

Activate your Eraser - erase a part of the branches - see image below:

Activate your top layer.

Step 4

Copy tube 'SS_808_Misted'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 65% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x with 95%.

Place her left below - see main image.

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

Step 5

Copy tube 'gothic54-tubedbydragonblu170507'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her in the middle - see main image.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 6

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - white.

Image - Add borders - 20 pixel - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

Effects - Plugins - Andrew's Filter Collection 62 - Time Tunnel - default settings.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 48.

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

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - white.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Add your watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 8

Copy tube'03corn8a'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the upper left corner - see main image.

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror.

Close your bottom layer.

Step 9

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 2x.

You now have 4 layers (with the corner).

Rename them: layers 1 - 2 - 3 - 4.

Activate layer 1.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation.

Settings - choose 'Star Fielt' - with these settings:

Activate layer 2.

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

Repeat this step with the layers 3 and 4.

Close the 3 top layers.

Open and activate the bottom layer.

Edit - Copy merged.

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

Step 10

Back to PSP.

Close layer 1 - open and activate layer 2.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 11

Back to PSP.

Close layer 2 - open and activate layer 3.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 12

Back to PSP.

Close layer 3 - open and activate layer 4.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

You now stay in AS.

Step 13

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Animation - Resize animation - 85%.

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, please mail me.

Love Elvira

 

Translated by Zial on July 16, 2012

 

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