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:

Italian Editors Effect - Disturbo Zoom

Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 3 tubes - 1 brush - 2 masks - 1 gradient - 1 color card.

 

The tubes and the brush are made by Harlekina.

The maker of the mask is unknown to me.

Place the brushes in your Brush folder.

Place the gradient in your Gradient folder.

Open all materials in PSP - minimize the mask.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 640 x 500 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #d2d4d3.

Set your background color to black (#000000).

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

 

** Step 2 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with black.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - choose mask 'Mask37-®LadyTessDesigns' - Luminance and Source checked.

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Place the mask upper left - see image below:

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 40.

 

** Step 3 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - choose mask 'distance' - Luminance, Invert and Source checked.

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Activate your Selection tool - Feather 3.

Select the edge of the bottom layer mask - see image below:

Press Delete - Selections - Select none.

Slide the picture a little to the right.

Close the bottom layer - if necessary open the top mask layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Open the bottom layer.

 

** Step 4 **

Select the top layer.

Copy tube 'Eva-Longoria02'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 5x 80% - All layers not checked.

Place her on the right side, so that the ropes just touching the top edge.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert 0 - Hor 10 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color black.

 

** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'Eva-Longoria01'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Image - Mirror.

Place her against the left edge - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 10 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color black.

 

** Step 6 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Brush tool - find text 'Get Physical' - Size 175.

Click with your right mouse button on your image.

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Left - 30.

Place the text upper left.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - foreground color.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

 

** Step 7 **

Add your name or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Flood fill the selection with your foreground color.

 

** Step 8 **

Effects - Plugins - Italian Editors Effect - Disturbo Zoom - default settings.

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

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 9 **

Open a new transparent image of 200 x 500 pixels.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 90 - Repeats 1 - Invert checked.

Activate your Selection tool - Feather 0.

Custom selection - with these settings:

 

** Step 10 **

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Layers - Duplicate.

Effects - Texture effects - Texture - Brick - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow - default settings - but Intensity to 60.

Selections - Select none.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image (bottom layer) against the shoe.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert 0 - Hor 10 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color black - Shadow on new layer checked.

Close the layer of the pilar, so you only have the shadow layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

 

** Step 11 **

Open Animation Shop (AS).

Paste as a new animation (the pilar is still in memory).

Edit - Duplicate selection - you now have 2 frames.

Animation - Mirror.

Edit - Select all.

Effects - Insert image transition - Wipe - with these settings:

Click on Adjust - with these settings:

Click OK - click OK again.

Select the first and the last frame (hold the Ctrl key) - press Delete.

 

** Step 12 **

Back to PSP.

Copy the bottom and merged layer.

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

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 4x Ctrl+L.

You now have 5 frames.

Click in frame one - Edit - Select all.

 

** Step 13 **

Activate your pilar animation.

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

** Step 14 **

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Place the pilar on a part of the shadow, so you can still see a part of the shadow - see main image.

 

** Step 15 **

Back to PSP.

Copy the top layer (the frame).

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

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 4x Ctrl+L.

You now have 5 frames.

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

** Step 16 **

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Be careful that it fits nicely.

Animation - Frame properties - 15.

 

** Step 17 **

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

July 11, 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 22, 2012

 

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