Christmas Elf

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

 

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 3 tubes - 1 gold pattern - 1 animation - 1 font.

Place the pattern in your Pattern folder.

Open the font and minimize it.

 

The Kerst elf is tubed by David Boller.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tube.

 

The other tubes are unknown to me.

If they are yours, please email me so I can give you the credit you deserve.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open a transparent image of 600 x 450 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #198e40.

Set your background color to #145729.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Linear' - Angle 45 - Repeats 3 - Invert checked.

Set your background to gold pattern 'Gold Foil' - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise - Gaussian 10 - Monochrome checked.

Step 2

Copy tube 'aa_pc christmas'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Step 3

Copy tube 'deckthehalls_6'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it a bit down.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow: Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 6 - color black.

Step 4

Copy tube 'XmasKoala01'.

Layers - Duplicate - Activate the original layer.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 5

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - white.

Select this layer with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with gold pattern 'Gold Foil'.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - 15 pixels - white.

Select this layer with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient - Invert not checked.

Effects - Reflection effects - Caleidoscope:

0 - 0 - 0 - 0 - 10 - 0 - 0 - Reflection checked.

Don't deselect!

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow: Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 50 - Blur 6 - black.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to -2 (minus 2).

Selections - Select none.

Step 6

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - white.

Flood fill the selection with the gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers checked.

Image - Add borders - Top, Left and Right 10 - Bottom 50.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with color #a30025.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with the gold pattern.

Step 7

Activate your Text tool - font Blackchancery (or one of your choice) - type your text.

Give a Drop shadow of your choice.

Add your watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers checked.

Edit - Copy.

 

Part 2

Animation

 

Step 8

Open your crea in AS.

Click Ctrl+C - click now 2x Ctrl+L.

You now have 3 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 9

Open animation 'Animation1' in AS.

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

Step 10

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Repeat this last step until you have animated what you wanted.

Animation - Resize animation - 80%.

If you find it to big, you can repeat Resize until you like it.

Step 11

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 November 19, 2011

 

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