Be my Valentine

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This tutorial was made in PSP X2, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

Ulead Effects - Gif-X 2.0

(you have to install this plugin)

You can download the plugin

Place or install the plugins in your Plugin folder.

If you have to install plugins, you have to restart your PSP, so they work immediately.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 6 tubes - 1 gradient - 1 mask.

Place image 'golfzilver' in your Gradient folder.

 

The tubes are by Lilartiste and PSP Devil.

The other tubes are unknown to me.

If they are yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credits.

 

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes and mask.

Please don't remove the watermark.

The Copyright belongs to the original artist.

Let the credit to the maker.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes and the mask in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground to color #910404 (or at your choice).

Set your background to color #000000 (or at your choice).

Open a transparent image of 650 x 550 pixels.

Flood fill your image with white.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

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

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Image - Resize - 120% - All layers NOT checked.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to about 30.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Image - Resize - 120% - All layers checked.

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Selection tool - Oval.

Draw a oval selection - see main image.

You can bring it in a better shape if you use: Selections - Edit - Selection.

Click on your Distortion tool and you can pull and/or push it in the right shape.

Selections - Modify - Select selection borders - Inside - 2 pixels - Anti alias checked.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Golfzilver' - Linear - Angle 0 - Repeats 0 - Invert not checked.

Step 4

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill the border of your oval with this gradient.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Move the frame to the left side, not quite against the edge - see main image.

Step 5

Activate your Magic wand - Outside checked - Feather and Tolerance to 0.

Click with your Magic wand in the middle of the oval.

Open tube 'Happy Valentinesday 2009.

Image - Mirror - Edit - Copy.

Back to your working image.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 100 - Blur 20 - color black.

Step 6

Copy tube 'Image24'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the hearts upper right - see main image.

Step 7

Copy tube 'Image23.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the upper right corner.

Step 8

Copy tube 'Valentina'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it down.

Step 9

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Minimize this image for now.

Step 10

Open a new transparent image of 450 x 450 pixels.

Flood fill this image with your background color.

Step 11

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

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

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Activate your Magic wand - click 1x in the middle of the heart.

Copy tube '3836 (the couple).

Back to your working image.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 12

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 4 pixels - background color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - same settings as before.

Effects - Plugins - Ulead Effects - Gif-X 2.0.

First click on 'Open Book'.

Then click by Direction (upper right) Top Down.

Click Save - enter a name and click Save - see image below:

Click on Add - you now can see how it looks.

Click Cancel 2x and your animation is done.

Selections - Select none.

Minimize this image, you don't need it anymore.

Step 13

Activate your first minimized image.

Edit - Copy.

To Animation Shop (AS).

Edit - Paste - As a new animation.

Click Ctrl+C - click now 14x Ctrl+L.

You now have 15 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 14

Open the animation you just made in AS.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Step 15

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Place it right below and release your mouse button.

Step 16

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you are satisfied:

Save your crea as a gif file.

If you got a screen, click 3x Next - click 1x Finish.

You're done!

 

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

 

If you want your crea in my Gallery:

Image - Resize - Width 800 pixels.

Save your crea as a jpg file and please send me an email with your crea.

 

This lesson was written by Gerrie on January 23, 2010.

This lesson is and remains the property of Gerrie.

You are not allowed to copy or distribute my lessons without my written permission.

All my lessons are self designed ... so any agreement is purely coincidental.

All my lessons are registered with TWI.

Translated by Zial on January 25, 2014

 

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