Christmas Glass

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 plugin:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 9 tubes - 3 animations

The glasses I designed myself.

Tube GGCandyCane_00 is by GranGran.

The other makers of the tubes are unknown to me.

 

** Step 1 **

Open one of the glasses in PSP.

Close or remove the watermark.

File - Export - Custom brush - you will get this screen:

By clicking on Edit paths you can also designate where you want to save.

Standard it stores oon Corel files.

Click on Edit paths - click add and search My PSP Files in My Documents.

Click on the Brush folder and click OK.

Click OK again to save the brush.

You can close the picture of the glass without saving.

Open the images you'd like to decorate the glass.

 

** Step 2 **

Open a transparent image of 500 x 500 pixels.

Activate your Brush tool - find in the dropdown menu the glass you want to use - with these settings:

Choose a color from one of the tubes.

Click once slightly below the middle of your image.

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x.

Activate your top layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2.0 - Constellation - with these settings:

Activate the middle layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2.0 - Constellation - click 1x on Random Seed.

Activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2.0 - Constellation - click 1x on Random Seed.

 

** Step 3 **

Activate the top layer.

Choose a nice picter to decorate the glass - resize if necessary.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Decorate the glass to your taste.

I do have the tubes I've used in the zip, but it's more fun if you use your own pictures.

The label I made with one of the basic shapes Ribbons, if you don't have it, you can download it .

Place the folders in your Shape folder.

In PSP: activate your Preset shape tool and search in the pop up window the shape you want to use.

Pull with your left mouse button pressed from the left to the right, until you reach the desired size.

You can always adjust the size.

Add a nice text in the label and hang it on the glass or put it on a nice place.

 

** Step 4 **

Add your name or watermark.

Close the 3 glass layers.

Activate one of the other layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x.

Activate the third layer from the top.

Layers - Arrange - Move down - repeat 1x.

Activate the second layer from the top.

Layers - Arrange - Move down - repeat 1x.

Your layer palette should look like this:

 

** Step 5 **

Layers - View - All layers.

Activate the second layer from the bottom.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Activate the third layer from the bottom.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Activate the top layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Your layer palette should look like this:

Save your crea as a PSP file or as PSP animation shop.

Important: If you want to resize your crea, donīt do that in AS, otherwhise itīs likely that your animation is wobbling!

 

** Step 6 **

Open your crea in AS.

Open also one of the flames in AS when you placed a candle in your glass.

Look how many frames your crea has.

Make sure the flames has as much frames as your crea.

Example: If the flame you choose has 10 frames, go to:

Animation - Cull animation - 6.

There are 9 frames left.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Activate your main ani.

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

Click in the last frame - Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Click in the last frame - Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Activate your flame ani.

Edit - Copy.

Activate your main ani.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

When you want to use the flame with 4 frames:

Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Click in the last frame - Edit - Paste - After current frame.

And again: Click in the last frame - Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Animation - Cull animation - 4.

There are 9 frames left.

Activate your main image - make sure that it also has 9 frames (see above).

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Activate your flame ani.

Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Activate your main image.

Edit - Select all - Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

 

** Step 7 **

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you are satisfied:

Save your crea as a Gif Optimalisaton.

Click the tab Partial Transparency - with these settings:

You're done!

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson -:)

 

Đ Harlekina All rights reserved

November 23, 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 greather 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 October 18, 2012

 

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