Never Forget

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

 

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

This lesson is written because it should never be forgotten!

For my American friends: We will never forget.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS).

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 3 tubes - 1 gold pattern - 4 pictures - 2 animations.

Place the gold pattern in your Pattern folder.

 

 

Step 1

Open the tubes and the pictures in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to black.

Set your background to pattern 'achter goud' - Angle 0 - Scale 250.

Open a transparent image of 850 x 650 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Set your background color to #201526.

Step 2

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 50 pixels.

Selections - Modify - Select selection borders - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 3

Click with your Magic wand in the middle.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'New York City' - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Activate layer 1.

Step 4

Click with your Magic wand in the outside part.

Copy image 'USA'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Selections - Invert - press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 40.

Activate your top layer.

Step 5

Open image 'wtc2'.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers checked - repeat 1x with 85%.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - differend color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

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

Place it upper left - see main image.

Step 6

Open image 'god-bless-america'.

Image - Resize - 65% - All layers checked - repeat 1x with 85%.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - differend color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

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

Place it to the top center - see main image.

Step 7

Open image 'wtc1'.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers checked - repeat 2x with 85%.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - differend color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

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

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Place it upper right - see main image.

Step 8

Copy tube 'eagle'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

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

Place him left below - see main image.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 46.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 9

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Text tool - font Arial - Size 16 - Floating.

Type the first 2 lines:

Through blurred eyes we find the strength and courage to soar beyond the moment.

We look to the future knowing we can never forget the past.

Set for the last line the size to 22.

Type your text: God Bless America.

(If a line is ouside your creation, use your Distortion tool to place it right.)

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 75 - Blur 0 - black.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 10

Image - Add borders - 4 pixels - different color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 11

Copy tube 'candleholder2jj'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place them right below on the edge - see main image.

Add your watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Save your crea as a PSP file or as an Animation Shop file.

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

 

Amimation

 

Step 12

Open your just saved image in AS.

Click Ctrl+C - click now 7x Ctrl+L.

You now have 8 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 13

Open 'candle_klein' in AS.

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

Step 14

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Place the flame on the candle holder.

Repeat:

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Place this flame on the other candle holder.

Step 15

Open animation 'tranen' in AS.

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

Step 16

Activate your main animation.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Place it on the eye of the eagle - see main image.

Animation - Frame properties - 25.

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 lvira

 

Translated by Zial on December 16, 2012

 

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