You are in my Mind

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

 

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

This tutorial was made in PSP 9, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this tutorial you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 3 tubes - 1 gradient.

Place the gradient in your Gradient folder.

 

The tubes are from Daisy and Patry, you can find the URL on the tubes.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes.

 

Cl-scenery36 is unfortunately unknown to me.

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

 

Let's get started :-)

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open a transparent image of 650 x 450 pixels.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Duotoon lichtblauw'.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 30.

Step 2

Copy tube 'cl-scenery36'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it upper left - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 56.

Step 3

Copy tube 'DaisyWeb_AutumnRiverLandscape'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place it on the right side - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Step 4

Copy tube 'PatryMists_Bellucci98'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place her left below - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 82.

Step 5

Activate layer 3.

Activate your Eraser.

Erase the trees from the sleeve, hand and face of the woman.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 6

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #8eb2cc.

Image - Add borders - 5 pixels - color #cee7f9.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #8eb2cc.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Step 7

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

Layers - Duplicate - repeat this till you have 4 layers.

Activate layer 1.

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

Activate layer 2.

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

Activate layer 3.

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

Activate layer 4.

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

Selections - Select none.

Step 8

Activate layer 1 - Edit - Copy.

Open Animation Shop (AS).

Edit - Paste as a new animation.

Back to PSP.

Activate layer 2 - Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 9

Back to PSP.

Activate layer 3 - Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Back to PSP.

Activate layer 4 - Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Step 10

Animation - Resize animation - 85%.

If you find it still too large, resize again.

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 :-)

 

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 August 5, 2012

 

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