Happy Cat

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:

AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - &<Bkg Kaleidoscope> - 4 QFlip UpperL

FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss

MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

VM Toolbox - Instant Tile

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 4 tubes - 1 selection.

 

** Step 1 **

Place the selection in your selection folder.

Set your foreground color to #white (#ffffff).

Set your background color to ##333333.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Radial - Angle 0 - Repeats 3 - Invert not checked - see image below:

 

** Step 2 **

Open a transparent image of 800 x 600 pixels.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Effects - Distortion effects - Wave - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - &<Bkg Kaleidoscope - 4 QFlip UpperL - with these settings:

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 30.

 

** Step 3 **

Activate your Preset Shape tool - with these settings:

Create a triangle as shown below:

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - with these settings:

Place the triangle against right edge.

Layers - Convert to rastert layer.

 

** Step 4 **

Activate your Magic wand - Feather and Tolerance 0.

Select the inside of the triangle.

Delete the layer with the triangle but don't deselect!

You are now standing on your gradient layer.

Selections - Promote selection to layer.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

 

** Step 5 **

Effects - Plugins - VM Toolbox - Instant Tile - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling - with these settings:

Repeat this plugin with these settings:

 

** Step 6 **

Copy tube 'fumes_tube'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the smoke on top of your image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 20.

Copy tube 'chg.5.04032011'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her on top of you image - see main image.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 35.

 

** Step 7 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'happycatselectie'.

Copy tube 'psppeg_sides'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame - with these settings:

 

** Step 8 **

Copy tube '1220639626_animaux'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it a little down, so that he is neatly on the floor.

Name this layer 'cat'.

Layers - Duplicate - name this layer cat1.

Close layer 'cat'.

 

** Step 9 **

Activate Mesh warp - with these settings:

Pull the tail a little up - see image below:

Layers - Duplicate - name this layer 'cat2'.

Pull the tail a little up - see image below:

Close layer 'cat1'.

Layers - Duplicate - name this layer 'cat3'.

Pull the tail a little up - see image below:

Close layer 'cat2'.

Layers - Duplicate - name this layer 'cat4'.

Pull the tail a little up - see image below:

 

** Step 10 **

Close layer 'cat3'.

Layers - Duplicate - name this layer 'cat5'.

Pull the tail a little up - see image below:

Close layer 'cat4'.

Layers - Duplicate - name this layer 'cat6'.

Pull the tail a little up - see image below:

Close layer 'cat5'.

Layers - Duplicate - name this layer 'cat7'.

Pull the tail a little up - see image below:

Close the layer 'cat6' and 'cat7'.

Pull the tail a little up - see image below:

Repeat this until the tail is almost right - see image below:

 

** Step 11 **

Activate the merged bottom layer.

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

 

** Step 12 **

Open Animation Shop (AS).

Back to PSP.

Open layer 'cat' (all the other layers of the cat are closed).

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

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

Back to PSP.

Close layer 'cat' - open and activate layer 'cat1'.

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

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

 

** Step 13 **

Back to PSP.

Close layer 'cat1' - open and activate layer 'cat2'.

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

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

Repeat this until you have all 7 cat layers paste in AS.

 

* Step 14 **

In AS: Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A) - Edit - Copy (Ctrl+C).

Click in the laste frame (it's blue now).

Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Animation - Reverse frames.

Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties - 20.

 

* Step 15 **

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If necessary you can resize your crea and save it as a gif file.

Make sure you have the following settings.

Click on customize tab Optimizations:

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

March 4, 2012

 

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 November 25, 2012

 

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