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 Eye Candy 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow

Andromeda - Perspective

penta.com - color dot

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 7 tubes.

 

Tube 'la_street' is by Laguna Azul

The other tubes are by Harlekina.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 640 x 500 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #5a5886.

Set your background to #000000 (black).

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

 

** Step 2 **

Copy tube 'long-road'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Copy tube 'la_street'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it down to about half - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

 

** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'bord-route66'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it on the right side.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert -10 (minus 10) - Hor 10 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color black.

 

** Step 4 **

Copy tube 'carbon_motors'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Move it a little up - see main image.

Note: make sure you're not seeing the street (previous frame) throught the windows of the police car.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow - with these settings:

On the right side you see what lines and cubes.

With these blocks you can adjust the effect.

If you click in the middle you can move the entire shadow.

Click on it with your mouse button pressed, move across the screen.

 

** Step 5 **

Open tube 'Police'.

Copy layer 'tube 2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her so, that it seems if her hand is resting on the door of the pilice car.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow - with these settings:

Here you can also adjust the lines and blocks.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 10 - Opacity 50 - Blur 20 - color black.

 

** Step 6 **

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders - 3 pixels - different color.

Selections - Invert.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 7 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

Effects - Plugins - penta.com - color dot - default settings.

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 7 **

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Effects - Plugins - Andromeda - Perspective.

Click on Preset (upper right) - with these settings:

Move it a little up and to the right.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

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

Selections - Select none.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

 

** Step 8 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Copy tube 'long-road'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Move it a bit up - see main image.

Activate the top layer.

 

** Step 9 **

Copy tube 'la_street'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it so, that it's approximately flush with the street of your layer underneath.

Close this layer for a moment - but stay on it.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Feather 25.

Select the part around the car and the woman - see image below:

Open the layer - press Delete.

If necessary, move it slightly, so that the lines on the road synchronized.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

 

** Step 10 **

Open tube 'Police'.

Copy layer 'tube1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow - with these settings:

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert -10 (minus 10) - Hor 10 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color black.

 

** Step 11 **

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders - 5 pixels - different color.

Selections - Invert.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - penta.com - color dot - default settings.

Selections - Select none.

Add your name and/or watermark.

 

** Step 12 **

Edit - Copy.

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

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 2x Ctrl+L.

You have 3 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A).

** Step 13 **

Open the tubes 'bluestar' and 'redstar' in AS.

You start with the red star.

Animation - Resize - 3x 80%.

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

** Step 14 **

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame - see main image for placement.

Repeat this last step until you have all the red start where they should be.

Don't forget the red lights at the bottom of the car.

Do the same with the blue star.

When you are finished:

 

** Step 15 **

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

July 15, 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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