Dripping with Diamonds

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:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 8 tubes.

 

The tubes are from:

K@rine dreams

TCH, tube-comombe

MMDesignz and Magie

The text is made by Harlekina

 

Open the tubes in PSP

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 640 x 480 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #afa6ab.

Set your background color to #fbfbfb.

Set your foreground color to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 145 - Repeats 2 - Invert checked.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 50 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Activate your gradient - Angle 145 - Repeats 4 - Invert not checked.

 

** Step 2 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Effects - Texture effects - Blinds - foreground color - with these settings:

Repeat with Horizontal not checked.

Effects - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 3 **

Layers - Duplicate.

Close the top layer - activate the layer underneath.

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

Effects - Texture effects - Mosaic glass - with these settings:

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 50 - blur 1 - color white.

 

** Step 4 **

Copy tube 'ss44-tube-colombe'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Rotate - Left - 15 - nothing checked.

Don't move the tube.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance.

 

** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'k@arine_dreams_Misted_Ring322_avril_09'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place the tube upper right, not quite against the edge.

Activate your Eraser - Hardness 20 - Opacity 10.

Erase carefully the black part of this tube.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

 

** Step 6 **

Copy tube 'k@rine_ dreams _Perfume_482_Mai09'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize - 0 - 0.

Place it right below - see my example - not quite against the edge.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 85.

 

** Step 7 **

Copy tube 'TCH-Decor-Bijou-001'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Rotate - Right - 50 - nothing checked.

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

Place it on the cap of the perfume bottle.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize - 0 - 0.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 20 - color black.

 

** Step 8 **

Copy tube 'MMDesignz_okt08_ 001smal'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize - 0 - 0.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen - repeat 1x.

Place right below - see main image.

 

** Step 9 **

Copy tube 'git-tubes_bling01'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it a bit up - see main image.

Copy tube 'magie49'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place her against the left edge

(it's okay if it falls slightly outside the image).

Move her a little bit down.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as before.

 

** Step 10 **

Copy tube 'Dripping-with-Diamonds-tekst'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it upper right.

Add your name and/or watermark.

 

** Step 11 **

Open and activate the top layer (the frame layer).

Selections - Select all.

Layers - Duplicate.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 20 pixels.

Press Delete.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - Texture effects - Mosaic glass - with these settings:

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

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 12 **

Activate the layer underneath.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 35 pixels.

Press Delete.

Selections - Invert.

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

Selections - Select none.

Look if everything is up and not hidden behind the frame, you can still move it.

If you are satisfied:

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x - you now have 3 layers.

 

** Step 13 **

Close the 2 bottom layers.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point.

Select the parts you want to animate - see main image.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - with these settings:

 

** Step 14 **

Close this layer.

Open and activate the middle layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - press Random Seed 1x.

Close this layer.

Open and activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - press Random Seed 1x.

Selections - Select none.

 

Open all layers.

Activate the bottom layer - Edit - Copy.

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

** Step 15 **

Back to PSP.

Activate the middle layer - Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

** Step 16 **

Back to PSP.

Activate the top layer - Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

 

** Step 17 **

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

May 20, 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 21, 2012

 

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