Ice Dream

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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:

Nik Software - Color Efex Pro 3.0 Complete

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 12 tubes - 1 template - 2 pictures - 1 pattern.

Place the pattern silverpipes in your pattern folder.

 

The tubes are by Chihuss Design, Jenny, Jet, K@rine Dreams and Nuros 53.

The template is by MC Template S-2.

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, template and pictures.

Please don't remove the watermark.

The Copyright belongs to the original artist.

Let the credit to the maker.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes, the template and the pictures in PSP.

Set your foreground to pattern 'silverpipes' - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Open a transparent image of 700 x 550 pixels.

Flood fill this image with your pattern.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 20.

Step '2

Selections - Select all.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy image 'gargantua-rd-ski'.

Paste into the selection.

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

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 3

Copy tube 'k@rine_ dreams _Misted_Winter_2086_November_2011'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 110% - All layers not checked.

Move it a little to the left and a little up.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 4

Copy tube 'NS_117_2111_09'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 5

Selections - Select all.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'Winterraam' - Paste into the selection.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Minimize this image for now.

Step 6

Open tube 'MC Template S-2'.

Remove the layers: Rectangle 1 - Platvorm - background and info.

Close the other layers.

Open and activate the bottom layer.

Image - Canvas size - with these settings:

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your silver pattern.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 20.

Effects - Distortion effects - Polar Coordinates - with these settings:

Step 7

Selections - Select all.

Copy tube 'emeto_WM_snowy overlay'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 8

On your Template - open and activate layer 'Black Window'.

Selections - Select all - Selections - Float.

Copy the image you minimized in step 8.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 60 - Blur 3 - color black.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to minus 3.

Step 9

On your Template - open and activate layer 'Rectangle 2'.

Selections - Select all - Selections - Float.

Copy the image you minimized in step 5.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 60 - Blur 3 - color black.

Step 10

On your Template - open and activate layer 'Rectangle 3'.

Selections - Select all - Selections - Float.

Copy the image you minimized in step 5.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 60 - Blur 3 - color black.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to minus 3.

Step 11

Activate layer 'With mask' (the bottom layer).

Selections - Select all - Selections - Float.

Copy tube 'Achtergrond'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Place this layer above the second layer.

Step 12

Activate layer 'Floor'.

Selections - Select all - Selections - Float.

Flood fill the selection with your silver pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 13

Activate your top layer.

Copy tube 'Sneeuwuil'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Put him on a nice place or see main image.

Step 14

Copy tube 'image 1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it a little up - see main image.

Step 15

Copy tube 'elements (53)'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the left side of the window - see main image.

Step 16

Copy tube 'winterbloem'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the upper left corner - see main image.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 17

Open tube 'Jen _Woman- 705_27-11-2012'.

Image - Resize - Height 500 pixels.

Edit - Copy - Edit - Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place her on the right side.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 60 - Blur 10 - color black.

Step 18

Copy tube 'O-36'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place him on the left side - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 75 - Blur 5 - color black.

Step 19

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 20

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

Edit - Copy.

Step 21

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

Press 1x Ctrl+C - click now 2x Ctrl+L.

You now have 3 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 22

Open tube 'BlingGAccent5PTR' in AS.

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

Step 23

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Place it on the button of the staff in the woman's hand.

Step 24

Animation - Frame properties - 15 or 20.

Step 25

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 and 1x Finish.

 

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

 

This lesson was written by Gerrie on November 28, 2012.

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 9, 2013

 

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