Christmas Cow

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

 

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

For this lesson you need:

a gold pattern of your choice

and Animation Shop (AS).

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 5 tubes - 1 animation - 1 font.

Open the font and minimize it.

 

The tubes are unknown to me.

If they are yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credit.

 

Let's get started :-)

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground to a light color from your tube.

Set your background to a darker color from your tube.

Set your foreground to your gold pattern - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Set your background to gradient 'Linear' - Angle 45 - Repeats 4.

Open a transparent image of 600 x 450 pixels.

Flood fill your image with the gradient.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 15.

Step 2

Copy tube 'kerst 2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it a bit down and to the right.

Step 3

Copy tube 'kerst 15'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 70% - All layers not checked.

Paste as a new layer on your working image (it's still in the memory).

Image - Resize - 70% - All layers not checked.

Place the tube for the fireplace.

If you find your crea too big, Resize it with 85% - All layers not checked.

Step 4

Copy tube 'cowwreath'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it upper left - see main image.

Copy tube 'engeltje 281'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 68% - All layers not checked.

Move her a litte to the left and down - see main image.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

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

Step 5

Set your background to your gradient.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

Don't deselect!

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 70 - Blur 0 - Color black.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to -1 (minus 1).

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - 20 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Texture effects - Blinds:

2 - 25 - foreground color - Horizontal and Light from left/top checked.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen more.

Don't deselect!

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames - 3D Glass Frame 3 - 10 - 105.

Selections - Select none.

Step 6

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 70 - Blur 0 - Color black.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to -1 (minus 1).

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

Copy tube 'kersmis15'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 50% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x with 85%.

Image - Mirror.

Place it in the upper right corner.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Mirror - Image - Flip.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 8

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Text tool - font Edwardian-Script (or choose your own font).

Type your Text.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 70 - Blur 3 - Color black.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Edit - Copy.

 

Part 2

Animation

 

Step 9

Open your crea in AS.

Click Ctrl+C - click now 20x Ctrl+L.

You now have 21 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 10

Open animation 'robertablingblingtrail8' in AS.

Activate the first frame - Press delete.

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

Step 11

Activate your main animation.

Edit - Paste in selected frame.

Place it on a nice place - or see example.

Animations - Resize animation - 80%.

If you find it still too big, you can repeat Resize.

Step 12

View - Animation.

If you are satisfied:

Save your crea as a gif file.

Or click Next - Next - Next - Finish.

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 November 20, 2011

 

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