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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 plugins:

FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss

Sqirlz Water Reflections (extern plugin, you have to install it on your pc)

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugins in your Plugin folder.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 5 tubes - 1 shape - 1 color label.

Make a folder in your Preset shape with the letter N (or Nik) and put the shape in there. Then you can find it easier.

 

Permission to use the tubes

 

The tubes are by Belle Graphic, Chouchoucats, Mary and Nik Design.

 

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.

 

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 color label in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #4a0001 - or at your choice.

Set your background color to #5c5e1d - or at your choice.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' -

Linear - Angle 1 - Repeats 1 - Invert not checked.

Open a transparent image of 900 x 650 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Step 2

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise - with these settings:

Effects - Art media effects - Brush strokes - color #505050 - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - default settings.

Step 3

Copy tube 'Chouchoucats82's Tubes_Paysages043_Février_2012'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the left side.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Let them nicely into each other overflowing - see main image.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 4

Activate your Preset shape - find shape 'DE37' - with these settings:

Start in the upper left corner and pull it out to the lower right corner - see image below:

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Effects - Distortion effects - Warp - with these settings:

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 4 - Opacity 50 - Blur 4 - color black.

Step 5

Copy tube 'image 1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the left side and the top of your crea - see main image.

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

Step 6

Copy tube 'OrientalTea-Belle-Graphics'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 3x 80% - All layers not checked.

Place it in the lower right corner.

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

Step 7

Copy tube 'Mary 0812-30'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x with 85%.

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

Place her left below - see main image.

Step 8

Copy tube 'waaier'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the hand of the woman - see main image.

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

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Step 9

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Step 10

Close all layers, but leave your background layer open.

Edit - Copy.

Open a new transparent image of 900 x 650 pixels.

Edit - Paste as a new layer on this new working image.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Save this crea as a jpg file, name it background.

Step 11

Now you are going to make the animation.

Open Sqirlz Water Reflections.

Press on the green envelop - see image below:

And open your just saved picture.

Click on the red circle - see image below:

Start with your left mouse button and go around the water.

When you're ready, click with your right mouse button.

You now have the water selected - see image below:

Now click on the little colored balls - see image below:

Step 12

On the screen that you get, enter the number 15 - see image below:

Click now on View - Show 100% - see image below:

Click now on the blue waves - see image below:

You now get screen below:

Click now on upper right on the red cross.

Click now on the yellow arrow - see image below:

You now got a screen:

Basic Ripples Only must be selected - see image below:

Click OK.

Click now on the yellow arrow and you can see the animation working.

Click again on the yellow arrow and the animation is gone.

Step 13

Save your crea as an AVI file.

Click on AVI - see image below:

On the screen you get, make sure: Basic Ripples Only is selected - click OK.

Give your crea a name (by example background) and click OK.

You now got this screen - make sure the number 15 is entered:

Click OK.

Now you see a green bar - see image below:

When the green bar is filled, press OK.

Step 14

Open AS.

Open your AVI file in AS.

You got a screen - see image below:

Press OK.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 15

Back to PSP.

Open all layers - close your background layer.

Activate your top layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Edit - Copy.

Step 16

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

Edit - Copy.

Activate your AVI crea.

Press upper right on Propagate paste (3 small pictures over each other).

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Make sure the image fits well in the background.

Step 17

Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties - 10.

Step 18

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.

Give your crea a name and click Save.

 

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

 

This lesson was written by Gerrie on September 25, 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 June 1, 2014

 

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