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:

Flaming Pear - Flood

MuRa's Meister - Cloud

Ulead Effects - Particle

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 9 tubes.

 

** 1 **

Open a transparent image of 680 x 500 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #3a5162.

Set your background color to #7691a5.

Copy tube 'countryframe01.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Feather 2.

Select the inside of the frame - see image below:

Press Delete - Selections - Select none.

You can also remove some on the outside of the frame, if you think it's still too large.

 

** 2 **

Activate your Magic wand - Feather 0.

Select the inside of the frame.

Selections - Modify - Expand - 10 pixels.

Activate your bottom layer.

Flood fill the selection with your background color.

Close this layer for a moment.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Horizontal and Vertical to 10.

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Cloud - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

 

** 3 **

Copy tube 'countrycottage'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Move it up and to the left, at the top of the frame - see main image.

Copy tube 'waterpool'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it right below, the half of the picture can be outside of the frame.

 

** 4 **

Activate tube 'western13'.

Copy layer 'tube 1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 3x 80% - All layers not checked.

Place it on the left side, so it looks of the right horse is drinking in the waterpool

 

** 5 **

Activate your top layer (the frame layer).

Select the middle of the frame with your Magic wand.

Selections - Modify - Expand - 5 pixels.

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur 30 - color black.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Activate your frame layer again.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

 

** 6 **

Close the frame layer and the horse layer (the bottom layer is still closed).

Don't deselect!

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Selections - Modify - Expand - 15 pixels.

Selections - Invert - press Delete.

Activate the horse layer - press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

 

** 7 **

Activate the second layer.

Layers - Duplicate.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Feather 2.

Select the water area.

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood - with these settings:

Select the layer above it.

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood - click once or twice on this icon:

Repeat this with the two other layers.

Selections - Select none.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Selections - Select none.

 

** 8 **

Select now the air, it's allowed to take a small portion of the roof of the house.

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

Select the layer above it - repeat plugin Particle - click once or twice on Random Seed.

Do the same with the other two layers, also clicking on Random Seed.

Selections - Select none.

 

** 9 **

Open all layers.

Activate the top layer.

Copy tube 'cowboy05'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Image - Mirror.

Place the cowboy against the right edge of the frame.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

 

** 10 **

Copy tube 'cowgirl-lasso'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place her on the left side of the frame - see main image.

Close three of the four layers with the animation:

Activate one of the other layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible (Ctrl+Alt+C).

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

 

** 11 **

Back to PSP.

Close the two bottom layers - open the one above them:

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

** 12 **

Back to PSP.

Close this layer - Open the layer above it.

Edit - Copy Merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

** 13 **

Back to PSP.

Close this layer - Open the layer above it.

Edit - Copy Merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

Animation - Frame properties - 25.

 

** 14 **

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you are satisfied:

Save your crea as a Gif Optimalisation.

Tabblad Transparency - with these settings:

Name it and you're done!

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

August 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 August 16, 2012

 

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