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


For this tutorial you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

FunHouse - Moire Mirror

You can download the plugin:

Place or install the plugins in your Plugin folder.


you can download the materials.

It contains: 2 tubes - 2 images.

One tube is by Luz Cristina.

One picture is by Johanna.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes and pictures.


The other tubes are unknown to me.

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


Please don't remove the watermark.

The Copyright belongs to the original artist.

Let the credit to the maker.


Permission to use the tubes


Step 1

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

Set your foreground color to #dbc5e1 (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #553363 (or at your choice).

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Rectangular - with these settings:

Open image 'JHanna_141-bground' - this is your working image.

Copy tube 'kla'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 225% - All layers not checked.

Move it a little down - see main image.

Step 2

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - with these settings:

Draw a selection inside the white frame.

Selections - Modify - Expand - 1 pixels.

Layers - New raster layer.

Open picture 'll4u2fantasie2016'.

Image - Mirror.

Edit - Copy.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Step 3

Copy tube '1743-luzcristina'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her on the left side, a little from the edge.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 65 - Blur 2 - background color.

Step 4

Layers - Duplicate.

Activate Layer 3.

Effects - Distortion effects - Wind - Right - 100.

Activate your top layer.

Step 5

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Step 6

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 3 pixels - color white.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 30 pixels - background color.

Select this border with your Magic wand - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - FunHouse - Moire Mirror - with these settings:

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 100 - Blur 40 - color black.

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

Now you are going to let the fire burn in the hand.

For this you have to take the time.

Activate that layer.

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 2x.

You now have 3 hand layers.

Activate your Smear tool - see image below:

With these settings:

Activate your top layer.

Smear different times from bottom fire to top.

Step 8

Close this layer.

Activate the second layer.

Set Size to 3.

Smear several times from bottom fire to top, but different than the first time.

Step 9

Close this layer.

Open the first hand layer.

Set Size to 2 or 5 - at your choice.

Smear several times from bottom fire to top, but different than the first time.

Open all layers.

Save your crea as a PSP file or as an Animation shop file.

Step 10

Open your just saved image in AS.

Animation - Frame properties - 10.

Step 11

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!

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

Name it and save it.


I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)


This lesson was written by Gerrie on June 2, 2009.

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 October 1, 2015