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:

MuRa's Meister - Copies

Sqirlz Water Reflections (extern filter)

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 6 tubes - 1 brush.

aclis_paisaje_05_24_07_2009 is by Aclis

Immortal Flight tube is by Jack

1821-luzcristina is by Luz Cristina.

Tube bluemoon and waterripple are unknown to me.

The skelet is tubed by Harlekina.

Place the brush together with the brushtip in your Brush folder.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 680 x 520 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #1b40e9.

Set your background color to black (#000000).

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 0 - Repeats 0 - Invert checked.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

 

** Step 2 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Copy tube 'aclis_paisaje_05_24_07_2009'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Slide the image a little up.

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

 

** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'bluemoon'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it a little to the left, so you can just see the moon - see main image.

Layers - Duplicate.

Place this one more up so the moon is totaly gone.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

 

** Step 4 **

Copy tube '1821-luzcristina'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the right side.

Activate your Freehand selection - Feather 50.

Select the rocks - see image below:

Press Delete - you now have this:

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

 

** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'waterripple'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it down.

Open tube 'Immortal Flight'.

Copy layer 'Fairy with misted Water'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place the water waves so that they are in the middle of the waves coming from tube 'waterripple'.

Activate your Freehand selection - same settings as before.

Select the edge of the water - press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - with these settings:

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

 

** Step 6 **

Copy tube 'skelet'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Activate your Eraser - settings 'brush fur02' (in zipfile) - Size 50 - Opacity 10.

Make the feet slightly lighter so it looks like the feet are in the water.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.

 

** Step 7 **

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Copy it with Shift+D - minimize for now.

Image - Add borders - 25 pixels - color #0e2ec6.

Selections - Invert.

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your minimized image - Edit - Copy - close without saving.

Paste into the selection.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies - with these settings:

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - 3 pixels - black.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Image - Resize - Width 680 pixels.

Save your crea as a jpg file.

 

** Step 8 **

Open Sqirlz Water Reflection.

Open the crea you just made.

Click on the circle:

Go with your mouse around the water:

If you are way around, click with your right mouse button.

Click now on the ripples:

In the screen that pop up, click on button 'Position Single Ripple':

You now get this screen:

Click first on button 'Position The Ripple'.

Click with your right mouse button in the middle of the water you just selected.

Close this window.

 

** Step 9 **

Set the settings as shown below:

Close this window.

Click now on the Icon 'Y' - see image below:

In the next screen you get, choose 'Ring Ripples Only':

Click on the yellow arrow on top of the bar to see if the animation is running well.

You may get this screen:

Don't worry, this will just say whether you agree with the animation that is indicated.

You can also press the button 'Don't Show This Dialog Again'.

Click OK.

 

** Step 10 **

If you are satisfied with the animation, save it as AVI.

I choose AVI, because this program doesn't save a gif file nicely.

If you get the above screen again, simply click OK.

Save it in your folder for this lesson - name your animation.

At the next screen, set the settings as shown below:

In the next screen you don't change the settings:

Wait patiently until the animation is saved.

You now can close this program.

 

** Step 11 **

To AS: Open the animation you just saved in SWR.

You now will see this screen - take these settings:

Animation - Frame properties - 15.

You can also add a vew stars.

 

** 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!

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

August 14, 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 23, 2012

 

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