Happy Valentine

Harlekina, thank you very much for your permission that I may translate your tutorials.

 

Click on the banner for the original lesson:

For this lesson you need the following plugins:

Filter Unlimited 2.0

Andrews Filter 8

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 3 tubes - 1 animation - 1 font.

Open the font - minimize it.

Tube Menina Rosa is by Gehilda Bocater.

The other pictures are edited by Harlekina.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 640 x 500 pixels.

Set your foreground color to white.

Set your background to color #9fa7ba.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Sunburst' - Angle 0 - Repeats 0 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Layers - Duplicate.

On the top layer:

Effects - Texture effects - Blinds - (use your background color) - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Filter Unlimited 2.0 - Andrews Filters 8 - Tow The Line - default settings - see image below:

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Soft light.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

 

** Step 2 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Selection tool.

Custom selection - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 10 - Opacity 50 - Blur 20 - color #858ea3.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to -10 (minus 10).

 

** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'giftforyoumisted'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

Move to the right - see main image.

 

** Step 4 **

Copy tube 'Menina Rosa'

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Feather to 3.

Go nicely along the edge of the rose:

If you're all the way around, the selection looks like this:

Selections - Modify - Expand - 2 pixels.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Colorize - 160 - 20.

Selections - Select none.

Place her to the left - see main image.

 

** Step 5 **

Get on the picture underneath.

With your Eraser tool (settings below) carefully erase a bit of pink edge away but do so on the right only, otherwise you delete a part of the face:

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 color #858ea3.

 

** Step 6 **

Open tube 'glass-heart-candles'.

Do you want the flame animation, copy only layer 'Candleholder'.

If you don't want the flame animation, activate the layer 'candlelight'.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place the candle holder on the right side - see main image.

Set the Blend mode to Luminance (L).

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

 

** Step 7 **

Image - Add border - 2 pixels - background color.

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add border - 15 pixels - background color.

Selections - Invert.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

 

** Step 8 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with your background color.

Effects - Plugins - Filter Unlimited 2.0 - Andrews Filter 8 - Thow The Line - default settings.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Soft light.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

 

** Step 9 **

Activate your Text tool - with these settings:

Type Happy Valentine or some other nice text

Place the text on the label.

Pull the text a bit and turn it so it fits nicely into the label.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

TIP: Save your crea as a PSP file, so you can use it later with other text.

Make a copy with Shift D, so you do not have to save again after further processing.

We now continue with the copy:

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - background color.

Selections - Invert.

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

Selections - Select none.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Resize your crea to Width 600 pixels .

 

** Step 10 **

If you have choosen for no flame animation, save your work as a jpg image.

If you have choosen for the flame animation:

Copy your crea.

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

Edit - Copy - Paste 2x after current frame.

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

 

** Step 11 **

Open candlelight-blue in AS.

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

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste in selected frame.

Place them on your candle.

If necessary resize the flame until it fits.

 

** Step 12 **

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!

 

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

January 14, 2010

 

If you have questions or anything else to report, please mail me, I will react as soon as possible.

Do you want your result in my Guestbook?

I would appreciate it, if it's ot bigger than 500 pixels on the ongest side.

 

Translated by Zial on Januari 16, 2011

 

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