Special Moments

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 Animation Shop (AS).

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 scrapkit.

The Scrapkit is by ScrappyExpressions.

 

Choose 4 nice pictures or photo's of your own, because I used pictures of friends of my.

 

Let's get started :-)

 

Step 1

Open a transparent image of 700 x 500 pixels.

Flood fill your image with color #74335a.

Layers - New raster layer.

Open the Scrapkit - Copy layer 'SE_SpecialMoments_Paper_2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it with your Move tool to the right - see main image.

Step 2

Back to the Scrapkit - Copy layer 'SE_SpecialMoments_Paper_1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it to the left - see main image how to place it.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Activate your top layer.

ayers - Merge - Merge down.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 16.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 3

Back to the Scrapkit - Copy layer 'SE_SpecialMoments_Flower.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x 75% - All layers not checked.

Place it on the left - see main image.

Step 4

Back to the Scrapkit - Copy layer 'SE_SpecialMoments_NotePaper'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it a bit up to the right - see main image.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

Step 5

Back to the Scrapkit - Copy layer 'SE_SpecialMoments_PhotoFrame'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

Place it on the note paper - see main image.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Step 6

Back to the Scrapkit - Copy layer 'SE_SpecialMoments_CurledRibbon_2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it a to the left, nicely on the edge between the 2 backgrounds - see main image.

Step 7

Back to the Scrapkit - Copy layer 'SE_SpecialMoments_Title'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

Place it below left - see main image.

There are some layers in the Scrapkit left, use your imagination and use them at your own choise.

Are you satisfied with the results?

Add your watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 8

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #a16298.

Image - Add borders - 10 pixels - color #854874.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #a16298.

Layers - Promote your background to raster layer.

Step 9

Activate your Selection tool - Rectangle.

Draw a selection - see image below:

Step 10

Open your 4 pictures/photo's in PSP.

Cut with your Crop tool a piece of the picture.

Edit - Copy - Edit - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

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

Step 11

Back to PSP.

Undo until the picture is gone, but the selection must remain.

Take another picture/photo.

Cut with your Crop tool a piece of the picture.

Edit - Copy - Edit - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 12

Back to PSP.

Repeat step 11 with the other pictures/photo's.

If you did this, you have 4 layers in AS.

Edit - Select all.

Step 13

Animation - Frame properties - 125.

Animation - Resize Animation - 85%.

If you find it still too large, repeat resize.

Step 14

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 September 10, 2011

 

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