Be my Valentine

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This tutorial was made in PSP X9, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this tutorial you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

Ulead Effects - Gif-X 2.0

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: 8 tubes, 1 mask - 1 gradient.

Place the gradient in your Gradient folder.

 

Permission to use the tubes

 

The tubes are by Gabry and Lila.

The mask is by sg.

The other tubes are unknown to me.

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

 

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 color to #dfc9aa (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #4e3c2e (or at your choice).

Set your foreground to gradient 'Matalliek 06 023' - with these settings:

Open a transparent image of 650 x 550 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Open tube 'Gabry-woman 299'.

Remove the watermark layer.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'Gabry-woman 299' - with these settings:

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Close your background color.

Your layer palette looks like this:

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Image - Resize - 110% - All layers checked.

Step 3

Activate your Preset shape - Oval - see image below:

with these settings:

Make sure your background color is closed.

Your foreground is on your metallic gradient.

Draw an oval from top to bottom - see main image.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Activate your Magic wand - Tolerance 2 - Feather 0 - Outside - Anti alias not checked - see image below:

Click inside the oval.

Step 4

Copy tube 'Gabry-woman 299'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place her inside the selection.

Selections - Invert.

Press Delete.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Open your background color.

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

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

Step 5

Copy tube 'Belscrap_Do you love me_El 11'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it upper right or at your choice.

Step 6

Copy tube 'Element 1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

Place it upper right - see main image.

Step 7

Copy tube 'mod_article37652833_17'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

If it's still too large, change the size it until it fits.

Step 8

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all.

Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete - Tonal Contrast - default settings - see image below:

Minimize this image for now.

Step 9

Open a new transparent image of 450 x 400 pixels.

Flood fill this image with your foreground color.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 10

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

Copy tube '3836'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 11

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

Select this border with your Magic wand - Tolerance 2 - Feather 0 - Outside - Anti alias not checked - see image below:

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

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

Selections - Select none.

Effects - Plugins - Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete - Tonal Contrast - same settings as before.

Step 12

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

First click on 'Open Book' right below - upper right click on 'Top-down' - click on Add so you can see how it looks - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Save this image as a psp file or as an animation shop file.

You can close this image, you don't need it in PSP.

Step 13

Activate your first minimized image.

Edit - Copy.

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

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 14x Ctrl+L.

You now have 15 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 14

Open your just save image in AS.

Image - Resize - Width 337 pixels - Height 300 pixels.

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

Step 15

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Place it on the right side - see main image.

Step 16

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 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 February 8, 2017

 

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