To One in Paradise

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:

Simple - Top Left Mirror

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 4 tubes - 1 pattern - 1 mask - 1 animation.

Place the pattern in your Pattern folder.

 

The tubes are by Lisa, Roxanne, Sandi and Silke.

Thank you very much for your beautiful tubes.

 

Step 1

Set your foreground color to #8f0026.

Set your background color to #000000 (black).

Open a transparent image of 568 x 449 pixels.

Flood fill your image with white.

Step 2

Copy tube 'Misted_Lake_Jasper_RM'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it to the left.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Place it to the right - see my example.

Step 3

Copy tube 'SKF_Couple117.07'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place them left below - see my example.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Image - Resize - 362 x 254 pixels.

Minimize this image for a moment.

Step 4

Open a new transparent image of 600 x 400 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #8f0026.

Set your background color to black.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Linear' - Angle 30 - Repeats 2 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Step 5

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 10.

Step 6

Open mask 'Wicked156' in PSP.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'Wicked156' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Step 7

Activate your Selections tool - Rectangle.

Layers - New raster layer.

Make a rectangle in the middle of the mask.

Activate your minimized image.

Edit - Copy - Edit - Paste into the selection.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 56.

Don't deselect!

Set your foreground to silver pattern 'silver671'.

Selections - Modify - Select selection borders - Outside - Anti alias not checked - 2.

Step 8

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill the selection with your silver pattern.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 9

Open tube 'hearts170-sandi.

Select the heart you want to use.

Edit - Copy.

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

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

Place the heart in the upper left corner of the middle image - see main image.

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror.

Add your watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 10

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - black.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your silver pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 11

If you want to place your image on a forum, resize it to Width 500 pixels.

Edit - Copy merged.

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

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

You now have 3 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 12

Open tube 'hearts_LH' in AS.

Click in the black frame - press Delete.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Animation - Resize animation -  85%.

Animation - Mirror.

Edit - Copy (Ctrl+C).

Step 13

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Place it on top of your crea - see main image.

Step 16

Open animation 'Diamantje' in AS.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Animation - Cull Animation - 2 (you now have 3 frames).

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A) - Edit - Copy (Ctrl+C).

Step 17

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Put the diamonds on a nice place - or see main image.

Animation - Resize animation -  85%.

Step 18

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you are satisfied:

File - Save as - save your crea as a gif file and you're done!

If you don't want to animate, save your crea as a jpg 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 December 6, 2012

 

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