Magic of Skating

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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

Andromeda - Perspective

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames

Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow

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: 8 tubes - 2 pictures - 1 shape - 1 selection - 2 animations.

Place the shape in your preset shape folder.

Place the selection in your selection folder.

 

The tubes are by A. Giovanni, Cal Guis, Doucelyne, MartencjaDesigns, Restored_Suzan_M and Tinnad.

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, pictures and animations.

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 pictures in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #e0e8f7.

Set your background color to #2c3e4c.

Open a transparent image of 650 x 550 pixels.

Copy image 'achtergrond1' - Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube '01ac9a959a3f_Restored_Suzan_M'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the right side - see main image.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

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

Step 3

Copy tube 'la snow'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it against the bottom edge.

Step 4

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'magnifique sel 11' - with these settings:

Copy image 'Paper2'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 5

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Preset shapes - with these settings:

Find shape 'NR Corel11_052'.

Draw a square - see main image.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

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

Click 1x with your Magic wand in the small part of your square.

Effects - Plugins - Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow - default settings - see image below:

Selections - Select none.

Step 6

Click 1x with your Magic wand in the square part.

Copy tube 'goldencelebrities20111'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

Copy tube 'patineuse'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

Place her on the edge of the square - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

Step 8

Copy tube 'A-Giovanni28-AOUT2008-creativeloves'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her on the right side - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

Step 9

Copy tube 'MartencjaDesigns_WinterRomance_el_sh'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it right below or at your choice.

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

Step 10

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 11

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 1 pixel - background color.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 1 pixel - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 1 pixel - background color.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 1 pixel - foreground color.

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

Select this border with your Magic wand - same settings as before.

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame - default settings.

Effects - Plugins - Andromeda - Perspective.

Click 1x on the lower triangle - see image below:

Selections - Select none.

Step 12

Select the top border and the bottom white border with your Magic wand.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 30 - Repeats 2 - Invert checked.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Button & Frames - 3D Glass Frame 1 - default settings.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

Step 13

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

Press 1x Ctrl - press 10x Ctrl+L.

You now have 11 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 14

Open animation 'schaatsende sneeuwman1' in AS.

Click in frame 1 - press delete.

Animation - Resize animation - Height 300 pixels.

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

Step 15

Activate your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Place the snowman on the left side - see main image.

Step 16

Animation - Frame properties - 25.

Step 17

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 - 1x Finish.

 

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

 

This lesson was written by Gerrie on October 26, 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 May 9, 2013

 

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