Autumn

Harlekina, thank you very much for your permission that I may translate your tutorials.

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugins:

Adjust - Variations

BorderMania - Frame #2

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - VM Stylize - Zoom blur

Ulead Effects - Particle

You can download the plugins

You have to import VM stylize to Unlimited 2.0.

 

you can download the materials.

Tube mds2235 nature is by Dieter und Marion.

Tube DragonBluTube_0909_ParadiseByCosmopavone is by Dragonblu.

I dont know who tubed the nuts.

The other images are tubed by Harlekina.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 640 x 480 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #4c0b05.

Set your background color to #c65e17.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

 

** Step 2 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Copy tube 'mds2234 nature'.

Paste into the selection.

Move the picture to the top edge.

 

** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'colors-of-england'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 90% - All layers not checked.

Move this tube to the bottem edge.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Duplicate your image with Shift+D.

Minimize your original image.

You are working with your copy.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - VM Stylize - Zoom Blur - default settings.

 

** Step 4 **

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders - 15 pixels - different color.

Selections - Invert.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 5.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - BorderMania - Frame #2 - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 5 **

Minimize this image and activate your original one.

Promote the background to layer.

Copy tube 'couple15'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

 

** Step 6 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Copy tube 'window'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - Plugins - Adjust - Variations - with these settings:

First click on Original - then click on More Yellow - then click on Darker.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

 

** Step 7 **

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders 5 pixels - color #bfbd9f.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - Reflection effects - Kaleidoscope - with these settings:

Adjust - Blur - Blur - repeat this 1x (Ctrl+Y).

Effects - Plugins - BorderMania - Frame #2 - set the 2 top settings to 5.

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 8 **

Image - Resize - 90% - All layer checked.

Copy your image.

Maximize your copy image.

Paste as a new layer on this image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 10 - Opacity 50 - Blur 10 - color black.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to -10 (minus 10).

Add your name and/or watermark (somewhere in the middle).

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

 

** Step 9 **

Layers - Duplicate - repeate 1x.

Activate the top layer.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Add (or keep the Shift key down) - Feather and Fluent 0.

Select the inside of the windows and the open part of the window - see image below:

Effects - Plugins - Ulead Effects - Particle - with these settings:

Close this layer and activate the middle layer.

Effects - Plugins - Ulead Effects - Particle - set Density to 1000/

Close this layer and activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Ulead Effects - Particle - set Density to 1100.

 

** Step 10 **

Copy tube 'DragonBluTube_0909_ParadiseByCosmopavone'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her on the right side.

Copy tube 'kt_fall-nuts5'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 90% - All layers not checked.

Image - Mirror.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

 

** Step 11 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Press Shift and R at the same time (this way you cut all layers nicely).

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Flood fill the selection with your foreground color.

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

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

 

** Step 12 **

To AS: Open floaties45 in AS.

Click in your first frame - Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Animation - Cull animation - 6.

You now have 9 frames.

Back to PSP.

If everything is as it should be, than the 2 window layers most be closed, if not, please close them.

Activate one of the other layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible - Edit - Copy.

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

 

** Step 13 **

Back to PSP.

Close this layer and open the next one.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Back to PSP.

Close this layer and open the laste one of the window - Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

You now stay in AS.

 

** Step 14 **

Click in frame 1.

Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Edit - Copy.

Click in the laste frame.

Edit - Paste - After current frame (Ctrl+L).

Click again in the laste frame.

Edit - Paste - After current frame (Ctrl+L).

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

 

** Step 15 **

Activate the leaves animation and make sure that all frames are selected.

If not: Click in your first frame - Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A) - Edit - Copy.

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Release the mouse button only when you're sure they are in the right place.

Repeat this a few times.

 

** Step 16 **

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you are satisfied:

Save your crea as a gif file.

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

September 16, 2009

 

If you have questions or something else to report, please mail me, I will react as soon as possible.

I would appreciate it, if you put your creation in my Guestbook.

Please make sure that it's not bigger than 500 pixels on the longest side.

 

The creations that stand out in my Guestbook, I will put them in the slideshow on my site.

And maybe I will put him in this lesson.

 

Translated by Zial on July 24, 2012

 

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