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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 plugins:

AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Nik Software - Colar Efex Pro 3.0

Custom plugin - Emboss_3 (place it in your Preset folder)

You can download the plugins

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 selection - 1 mask - 1 animation.

Place the selection in your selection folder.

Place the mask in your mask folder.


The tubes are by Peperina Diseņon, Soleil and Sorensen Designs.

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, mask and animation.

Please don't remove the watermark.

The Copyright belongs to the original artist.

Let the credit to the maker.


Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP.

Resize them and minimize them for now.

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp mask: 1 - 64 - 4.

Set your foreground color to #e0e8f7.

Set your background color to #56647a.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 3 - Invert not checked.

Open a transparent image of 750 x 550 pixels.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask 'MASK%20(11)' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Step 3

Activate your Magic wand - Outside checked - with these settings:

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

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'Sorensen_Designs Mist Jan 117-10'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Resize - 107% - All layers not checked.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 4

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'Ger 4 AA' - with these settings:

Selections - Edit selection (your selection is now red) - move the selection to the left - see main image.

Selections - Edit selection (your selection is now normal).

Flood fill the selection with your background color.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 4 pixels - press delete.

Selections - Select none.

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

Step 5

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

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'ijs bloem'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance more.

Selections - Select none.

Step 6

Open tube 'VPC_IceQueen'.

Image - Resize - Height 450 pixels.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 65 - Blur 6 - background color.

Step 7

Copy tube 'waves_brush'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the right side - see main image.

Change the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Step 8

Copy tube 'Ger Ice'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it a little to the right.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as before.

Step 9

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 10

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

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame - with these settings:

Edit - Copy.

Step 11

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

Press 1x Ctrl+C - click now 7x Ctrl+L'.

You now have 8 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 12

Open animation '28' in AS.

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

Step 13

Activate your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Put it on a nice place or see main image.

Paste as much as you want.

Animation - Resize animation - Width 450 pixels (optional).

Save your crea as a gif file and you're done!

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


I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)


This lesson was written by Gerrie on August 26, 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 May 2, 2013