World of Fantasy

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 and Lightning

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 5 tubes.

 

The tubes are by DragonBlu, Isabella, Kat and Swanja.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes.

 

The tube 'The Gate607pa' is unknown to me.

If it's yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credit.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open a transparent image of 800 x 550 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #000000 (black).

Flood fill your image with black.

Copy tube '3d5-Isa'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it upper right.

Activate your Distortion tool and pull it a little to the left - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 48.

Step 2

Copy tube 'swanja_autmoak_tree'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it upper left.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 56.

Copy tube 'The Gate607pa'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it right below - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 78.

Step 3

Copy tube 'Kat_0143'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place him left below - see main image.

Copy tube 'Tube_WitchByJ.Bossmann_DragonBlu1008'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her right below - see main image.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 4

Set your foreground color to #bca887.

Set your background color to #000000 (black).

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - 1 pixel - background color.

Image - Add borders - 5 pixels - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Step 5

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

If you want to animate:

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point.

Select the parts you want to animate - or look at my example.

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

Step 6

Close the top 3 layers - activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - click on Settings - choose Bling Bling - with these settings:

Open and activate layer 2.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - same settings - click Random Seed 1x.

Open and activate layer 3.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - same settings - click Random Seed 1x.

Open and activate layer 4.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - same settings - click Random Seed 1x.

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

Close the 3 top layers.

Activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Lightning.

You can see 2 circles with a cross in it - place them with your mouse as my example - see image below (the bottom one sometimes can be found extremely left, you have to scroll to get it):

with these settings:

Open and activate layer 2.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - same settings - click Random Seed 1x.

Open and activate layer 3.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - same settings - click Random Seed 1x.

Open and activate layer 4.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - same settings - click Random Seed 1x.

Step 8

Close the 3 top layers.

Activate the bottom layer.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point.

Draw a selection in the light of the little fairy - see image below:

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Hue/saturation: 15 - 25.

Open and activate layer 2.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Hue/saturation: 25 - 35.

Open and activate layer 3.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Hue/saturation: 35 - 45.

Open and activate layer 4.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Hue/saturation: 45 - 55.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy merged.

Step 9

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

Image - Resize - 85% - repeat 1x.

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 Elvira

 

Translated by Zial on January 22, 2013

 

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