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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:

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Glass

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

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: 4 tubes - 1 background - 2 papers - 1 Shape - 1 preset Glass (press double on the preset and it's automatically in ASEC5) - 1 font.

Place the shape in your Preset shapes folder.

Open the font and minimize it, or load fonts by Tool of font FXplorer and it's in your font in PSP.

 

The tubes are by Guismo, Marcela232 and Designs by Waybs.

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.

Please don't remove the watermark.

The Copyright belongs to the original artist.

Let the credit to the maker.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes, 'achtergrond' and the 2 papers in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground to color #942419.

Set your background to color #000000.

Open a transparent image of 1000 x 650 pixels.

Selections - Select all.

Copy image 'achtergrond1'.

Back to your working image.

Paste in selected frame.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy image 'AH_27_0701_10'.

Back to your working image.

Paste in selected frame.

Selections - Select none.

Change the Blend mode of this layer to Multiply.

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Preset Shape tool - 'find shape gry-deco-9' - with these settings:

Draw the shape to half of your background - see image below:

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Glass - preset 'pspmagnifique-Glass' - see image below:

Click 1x on the preset - click OK.

Step 4

Open tube 'DBV Valentine 04'.

Activate Layer 2 - Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Selections - All - Selections - Float.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Glass - preset 'pspmagnifique-Glass' - Click 1x on the preset - click OK.

Selections - select none.

Place this one to the right side - see main image.

Step 5

Open tube 'DBV Valentine 04'.

Activate Layer 3 - Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it a little to the right - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 65 - Blur 3 - color black.

Step 6

Open tube 'DBV Valentine 04'.

Activate Layer 6 - Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it a little to the right - see main image.

Selections - All - Selections - Float.

Step 7

Copy image 'Passion_bg1_DL'.

Back to your working image.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 8

Open tube 'DBV Valentine 04'.

Activate Layer 7 - Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it a little to the right - see main image.

Step 9

Open tube 'DBV Valentine 04'.

Activate Layer 8 - Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it a little to the right - see main image.

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

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Activate layer 4 - move this layer above layer 8.

Step 9

Copy tube 'calguisrougepassion28129'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x with 80% - All layers not checked.

Place them on the left side.

Step 10

Copy tube 'Valentine´s Day elementy2 by marcela232 (11)'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it upper right - see main image.

Step 11

Copy tube 'Valentine´s Day elementy3'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the right side.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Step 12

Activate your Text tool - font MsMadiRob - Size 48 for PSP 9 - with these settings:

Type your text and place it at the top of your creation.

Rotate your text as you like.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Step 13

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark with a normal font.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 14

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

Draw a selection around the outside of your image - see image below:

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

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

Step 15

Back to PSP - press Undo 1x.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - press 1x Random Seed.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 16

Back to PSP - press Undo 1x.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - press 1x Random Seed.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 17

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you're satisfied:

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

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

 

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

 

If you want your crea in my Gallery:

Image - Resize - Width 800 pixels.

Save your crea as a jpg file and please send me an email with your crea.

 

This lesson was written by Gerrie on January 5, 2011.

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 January 26, 2014

 

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