Red Woman

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 plugin:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

You can download it

 

you can download the materials.

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

Place the mask in your Mask folder.

Place the pattern in your Pattern folder.

Open the font and minimize it.

 

The tube are by DragonBlu, Frédo's Design and RW-Vivid.

Thank you for your beautiful tubes.

 

Let's get started :-)

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open a transparent image of 700 x 500 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #9f363d.

Set your background color to #000000 (black).

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

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask '41MaskkelsWWA' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Make sure you're on the top layer.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 34.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen - repeat 1x.

Step 2

Copy tube 'DragonBluTube_0209_Relaxing'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her at the bottom - see my example.

Step 3

Layers - Duplicate.

Close the top layer.

Activate the layer underneath.

Effects - Distortion effects - Wind - Right - 100.

Repeat with Left - 100.

Effects - Texture effects - Blinds - with these settings:

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Step 4

Open and activate the top layer.

Copy tube 'fredo_design0113'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

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

Place this layer above the mask layer.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 58.

Place him on the left side - see main image.

Activate your top layer.

Step 5

Open tube 'rw_VividRedRose'.

Activate your Eraser - erase the stem of the rose.

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

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

Slide the rose a little down - see main Image.

Place this layer below the mask layer.

Activate your Eraser - erase the arm of the man clean.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 54.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 6

Set your background to gold pattern 'ivy_goldfoilbk2'.

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Selection tool - Rounded rectangle.

Draw a rectangle upper right - see image below:

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 25.

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise - Gaussian checked - Monochrome not checked - 15.

Step 7

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

Selections - Select none.

Add your watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 8

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - black.

Image - Add borders - 10 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Step 9

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your gold pattern.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 52.

Effects - Texture effects - Blinds - same settings as before.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 10

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - black.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - black.

Step 11

Activate your Text tool - font Bubbly - Size 48.

Type your text and place it in the rectangle.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 10 - foreground color.

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

If you want to animate go further :-)

 

Step 12

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Add (Shift).

Select the part you want to animate.

If you're done:

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

Close the top 3 layers - activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - Settings to '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.

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

Step 13

Open your just saved crea in AS.

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!

If you want the heart on your animation, click for explanation.

 

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 16, 2012

 

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