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For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin

Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 5 tubes - 1 mask.

Place the mask in your mask folder.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 550 x 400 pixels.

Set your foreground color to black.

Set your background color to #431e2a.

Set your background to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 0 - Repeats 0 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

 

** Step 2 **

Selections - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Copy tube 'cmh-achtergrond'.

Paste into the selection (Ctrl+Shift+L).

Selections - Select none.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 65.

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x.

Close the 2 copy layers - activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow - with these settings:

Close this layer - Open and activate the second layer.

Effects - Plugins - Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow - with these settings:

Close this layer - Open and activate the third layer.

Effects - Plugins - Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow - with these settings:

Don't open the closed layers!

 

** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'cmh-woman'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image (Ctrl+L).

Place her upper left - see main image.

Copy tube 'cmh-house'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image (Ctrl+L).

Make sure that a part falls over the tube.

 

** Step 4 **

Copy tube '@nn_300507_photos_062_pale_tdstudio'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image (Ctrl+L).

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked.

Image - Mirror.

Place her totaly to the right and a bit down - see main image.

 

** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'cmh-ghost'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image (Ctrl+L).

Image - resize 4x 80% - All layers not checked.

Place him in the lower left corner - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

Rename this layer 'Ghost1'.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

 

** Step 6 **

Activate the top layer.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with color #7f433d - or choose your own color.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask 'mskgothic06'.

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 30, or what you like best.

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark - close this layer.

 

** Step 7 **

Activate layer 'Ghost1'.

Notice now very well!!

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Resize - 95% - All layers not checked.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Move this one slightly forward and upward.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Rename this layer 'Ghost2'.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Resize - 95% - All layers not checked.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Move this one slightly forward and upward.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Rename this layer 'Ghost3'.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Resize - 95% - All layers not checked.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Move this one slightly forward and upward.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Rename this layer 'Ghost4'.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Resize - 95% - All layers not checked.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Move this one slightly forward and upward.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 55.

Rename this layer 'Ghost5'.

Continue doing this until you are at the haunted house.

So duplicate - Resize by 95% and reduce the Opacity to 5.

Don't forget to rename all layers to 'Ghost6, 7' etc.

I had 12 layers, but that can be different by anyone, it depends on how far you've put the picture apart.

The more layers, so the more ghosts, the smoother the animation runs.

Open the mask layer.

 

** Step 8 **

Select your top layer.

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 6 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Flood fill the selection with black.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Flood fill with color #5c1113.

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 9 **

Now we are going to animate it :-)

Close all Ghost layers, except Ghost1 (the 2 copies of the background layer are still closed).

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

To AS: Edit - Paste - As a new animation (Ctrl+V).

Back to PSP.

Close Ghost1 - Open and activate Ghost2.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

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

 

** Step 10 **

Back to PSP.

Close Ghost2 - Open and activate Ghost3.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

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

Back to PSP.

Close Ghost3 - Open and activate Ghost4.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

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

 

** Step 11 **

Back to PSP.

Close Ghost4 - Open and activate Ghost5.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

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

Back to PSP.

Close Ghost5 - Open and activate Ghost6.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

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

 

** Step 12 **

Back to PSP.

Close Ghost6 - Open and activate Ghost7.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

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

to PSP.

Close Ghost7 - Open and activate Ghost8.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

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

 

** Step 13 **

Back to PSP.

Close Ghost8 - Open and activate Ghost9.

Close background1 - open background2.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

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

Back to PSP.

Close Ghost9 - Open and activate Ghost10.

Close background2 - open background3.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

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

 

** Step 14 **

Back to PSP.

Close Ghost10 - Open and activate Ghost11.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

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

Back to PSP.

Close Ghost11 - Open and activate Ghost12.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

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

 

** Step 15 **

If you have all the frames in AS.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties - 40.

File - Optimalisation Wizard - click Next - Click Adjust - see image below:

Save as a gif file.

 

 Harlekina All rights reserved

May 16, 2009

 

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Translated by Zial on April 9, 2012

 

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