Happy Birthday

 

This lesson was made in PSP 9, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and this plugin:

Axion - Flare Effects (Flare in zip).

You can download the plugin HIER.

 

Materials here

It contains: tube - plugin Flare - font.

The tube is unknown to me.

If it's yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credit.

 

Place plugin Flare in your Axion folder.

 

Preparation:

Open PSP.

Open the tube in PSP.

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

 

Step 1

Set your foreground color to #d7effb - or at your choice.

Set your background color to #2fa1f9 - or at your choice.

Step 2

Open a transparant image of 450 x 500 pixels.

Flood fill this image with your foreground color.

Effects - Plugins - Axion - Flare Effects - with these settings:

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout - color to #0f0341 - with these settings:

Repeat with Vert and Hor to minus 1.

Selections - Select none.

Step 4

Copy tube 'Party15-AS 6 kaarsjes'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Activate your Move tool

Move the tube a little up, so the text fits underneath it.

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

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 55 - Blur 8 - color black.

Step 5

Activate your Text tool - font Oil on the water - with these settings:

Set your foreground color to #cee7f7 - or at your choice.

Set your background color to #3ea9fe - or at your choice.

Type your text.

Objects - Align - Horizontal center in canvas - see image below:

Pull your text a little down.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color black.

Step 6

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 7

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 15 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand - with these settings:

Step 8

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x.

You now have 3 layers.

Close the 2 top layers by clicking on the eye.

Activate the bottom layer.

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise: 15 - see image below:

Step 9

Close the bottom layer.

Open and activate the middle layer.

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise: 25.

Step 10

Close the middle layer.

Open and activate the top layer.

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise: 35.

Selections - Select none.

Step 11

Save your crea as a PSP file or as an Animation shop file.

Step 12

Open your just saved crea in AS.

Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Animation - Frame properties: 15 - see image below:

Step 13

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you find it too fast or too slow, you can do the following:

View - Animation (your animation is gone now),

Click on your main animation.

Animation - Frame properties - enter a number.

The higher the number, the slower the animation.

Step 14

If you are satisfied:

File - Save as.

Save your crea as a gif file.

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

 

I really enjoyed writing this lesson, I hope you enjoyed making it :-)

Hugs Zial

 

This lesson was written by Zial on February 18, 2010.

This lesson is and remains the property of Zial.

You are not allowed to pass, copy, nor place this lesson on a website without my written permission.

This lesson is designed by me, so any agreement with other tutorials is purely coincidental.

 

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