Carnival

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

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This lesson was made in PSP X3, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin

dsb flux - Lineair Transmission

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

I don't know who made the animations.

The tubes are made by Harlekina.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 640 x 480 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #4d4850 (dark color).

Set your background color to #d9b9d2 (light color).

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 1 - Invert not checked.

 

** Step 2 **

Layers - New raster

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 10.

Effects - Texture effects - Weave - with these settings:

 

Effects - Plugins - dsb flux - Lineair Transmission - with these settings:

Effects - Distortion effects - Spiral - 180.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 65.

 

** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'carnivalvenice1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x with 90%.

Place the tube upper right.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 35.

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

 

** Step 4**

Copy tube 'carnivalvenice - layer tube1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place this tube right below - a part is outside your image - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 75.

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

 

** Step 5 **

Image - Add borders - 5 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand:

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

 

** Step 6 **

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders - 10 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 3 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

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

 

** Step 7 **

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders - 5 pixels - foreground color.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - same settings as before.

 

** Step 8 **

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders - 15 pixels - different color.

Selections - Invert.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise - same settings as before.

 

** Step 9 **

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders - 5 pixels - foreground color.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - same settings as before.

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 10 **

If the shape doesn't work in your PSP version, export image 'Corel_11_17' to Custom Brush.

Activate your Preset shapes - choose 'stop sign' - with these settings:

Close your background color - set your foreground back to color.

Draw a shape as shown below:

Close the bottom layer so you can see the squares.

Move the frame as shown below (count the squares on the lef, top and bottom) - see image below:

 

** Step 11 **

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Select the outer dark border with your Magic wand.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - same settings as before.

Repeat this with the 2 other dark borders.

 

** Step 12 **

Select now the outer wider border.

Selections - Modify - Expand - 2 pixels.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill the selection with gradient 'Linear' - Angle 45 - Repeats 1 - Invert not checked.

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise - 10.

Activate the layer underneath.

Select the inner small border.

Selections - Modify - Expand - 2 pixels.

 

** Step 13 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with the same gradient as before.

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise - 10.

Selections - Select none.

Activate your top layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Close your background layer.

Merge the other 2 layer visible.

 

** Step 14 **

Open and activate your background layer.

Copy tube 'carnivalvenice2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Move the tube so it fits in the frame - see image below:

 

** Step 15 **

Activate your top layer.

Click outside the frame with your Magic wand.

Selections - Modify - Expand - 4 pixels.

Activate the layer underneath - press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp mask - with these settings:

Activate your top layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

 

** Step 16 **

Activate your bottom layer.

Find yourself eyes from tube 'carnivalvenice2'.

Copy them (I used eye1).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Effects - Image effects - Offset - with these settings:

Activate your Move tool - move the eyes on there place, so the eyes are visible in the eyes of the mask.

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp mask - same settings as before.

Name this layer 'eyes'.

 

** Step 17 **

Layers - Duplicate (the eye layer).

Adjust - Remove red eyes.

Enlarge your pictureas much as possible so you can better see.

Choose 'pupil circumference from point to point' - see image below:

With these settings:

Move your mouse, clicking from point to point, around the pupil of the left eye.

If you''re way around: double-click to create a square around the eye.

You can also move the square or enlarging/reducing as needed.

Have you finished the left eye to your satisfaction, repeat the same with the right eye.

If both eyes are to your satisfaction, click OK.

 

** Step 18 **

Name this layer 'eyes1'.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 40.

Layers - Duplicate - name this layer 'eyes2'.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Layers - Duplicate - name this layer 'eyes3'.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Layers - Duplicate - name this layer 'eyes4'.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 100.

Close all the eyes layers.

 

** Step 19 **

Activate your top layer.

Copy tube 'carnivalvenice - tube2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it right below on the bottom edge of the frame - see main image.

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp mask - same settings as before.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

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

 

** Step 20 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Image - Crop to selection (Shift+R).

Add your name and/or watermark.

 

** Step 21 **

The Animation:

Maker sure the eye layers are still closed.

Activate one of the other layers and stay on that one.

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged (or press Ctrl+Shift+C at the same time).

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

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 5x Ctrl+L.

You now have 6 frames.

 

** Step 22 **

Back to PSP.

Open layer 'eyes1'.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame (Ctrl+Shift+L).

 

** Step 23 **

Back to PSP.

Close layer 'eyes1' - open layer 'eyes2'.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame (Ctrl+Shift+L).

 

** Step 24 **

Back to PSP.

Close layer 'eyes2' - open layer 'eyes3'.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame (Ctrl+Shift+L).

 

** Step 25 **

Back to PSP.

Close layer 'eyes3' - open layer 'eyes4'.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame (Ctrl+Shift+L) - repeat this 4x.

 

** Step 26 **

Click in frame 7 - hold the Shift key - click in frame 10.

Edit - Copy.

Click in frame 14 - Edit - Paste - After current frame (Ctrl+Shit+L).

Animation - Reverse frames.

 

** Step 27 **

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

Open image 'silver-sparkles' in AS.

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

Edit - Copy.

Activate your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame (make sure frame 1 is in front of you).

Place the animation on the necklace.

Repeat this a few times on different places on the necklace.

 

** Step 28 **

Open image 'purple spiral' in AS.

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

Edit - Copy.

Activate your main animation.

Make sure that all the frames are selected and that frame 1 is in front of you.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Place the spiral on the left side of the headdress - see main image.

 

** Step 29 **

Activate te 'purple spiral' again.

Edit - Select all - Animation - Mirror.

Edit - Copy (Ctrl+C).

Activate your main animation.

Make sure that all the frames are selected and that frame 1 is in front of you.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Place the spiral on the right side of the headdress - see main image.

Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Animation - Frame properties - 25.

Animation - Resize - 600 pixels at the longest side or under the rules of forum or website.

 

** Step 30 **

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 :-)

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

February 13, 2010

 

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 greather than 500 pixels on the longest side.

 

Translated by Zial on July 26, 2012

 

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