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:

Filters Unlimited 2.0

Andrew's Filter Collection - Into Warp Zone

FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 16 tubes - 1 shape - 1 animation.

Place the shape in your Preset shape folder.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 500 x 450 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #6e8199.

Set your background color to #a4bce0.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 5 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Andrew's Filter Collection 62 - Into Warp Zone - default settings.

 

** Step 2 **

Open all tubes in PSP.

Copy tube 'aircraft_carrier'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Place it on the right side - it's oke if it's a little outside your image.

Layers - Duplicate.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

 

** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'Air-and-sea'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the left side, so that the skyline is equal to the skyline with the merged picture.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Activate your Eraser - Opacity 10 - Hardness 20 - Size 50.

Erase carefully a little on the right side, so it blends better in the previous picture.

 

** Step 4 **

Copy tube 'JAG2a'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Image - Mirror.

Place it left below - make sure that the skyline is equal to the skyline with the previous tube.

 

** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'Jag01'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place him upper left.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 75.

Copy tube Jag02'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it upper right.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 75.

 

** Step 6 **

Copy tube 'Jag03'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it on the right side in the middle.

Activate your Eraser - same settings as before.

Erase a little at the bottom.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

 

** Step 7 **

Copy tube 'JAGgroep'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x 80% - All layers not checked.

Place them in the top center to the edge.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

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

 

** Step 8 **

Copy tube 'Jag04'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her on the left side, next to Harm (Jag01) - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 85.

 

** Step 9 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Click on your Selection tool - Rectangle.

Custom selection - Top and Left 7 - Right 491 - Bottom 329.

Selections - Invert.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Sunburst' - Repeats 7 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill the selections with this gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - with these settings:

Effects - Reflection effects - Feedback - with these settings:

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - Width to 8 - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 10 **

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Close this layer for a moment.

Activate your Preset shape tool - Style preserved - Anti alias and Make as Vector checked - find shape 'filmstrip-byAS'.

Make the filmstrip 7 blocks high and 22 block wide.

Open the layer with the frame (the closed layer).

Move it to right below - see if it nicely fits in the bottom of the frame - see main image.

If not, activate your Distortion tool to fix that.

Layers - Convert your Vector layer to Raster layer.

 

** Step 11 **

Be sure the layer with the filmstrip is activated.

Activate your Magic wand - Feather and Tolerance 0.

Select the right box of the filmstrip.

Selections - Modify - Expand - 4 pixels.

Activate the layer underneath.

 

** Step 12 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'Jag11'.

Paste into the selection - name this layer '1'.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'Jag07'.

Paste into the selection - name this layer '3'.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'Jag09'.

Paste into the selection - name this layer '5'.

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 13 **

Activate the filmstrip layer again.

Select now the left box with your Magic wand.

Selections - Modify - Expand - 4 pixels.

Activate the layer underneath.

Copy tube 'Jag06'.

Paste into the selection - name this layer '2'.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'Jag05'.

Paste into the selection - name this layer '4'.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'Jag10'.

Paste into the selection - name this layer '6'.

 

** Step 14 **

Activate your top layer.

Copy tube 'jag01LOGO'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x with 90%.

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Left - 30 - nothing checked.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 75.

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

Place the logo left below next to the filmstrip.

Add your name and/or watermark.

 

** Step 15 **

Close the layers 3, 4, 5 and 6.

Edit - Copy merged (or Shift+Ctrl+L).

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

Edit - Copy - Edit - Paste after current frame.

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

You now have 6 frames.

 

** Step 16 **

Back to PSP.

Close the layers 1and 2 - open the layers 3 and 4.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Paste - After current frame

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 5x Ctrl+L.

You have have 12 frames.

** Step 17 **

Back to PSP.

Close the layers 3 and 4 - open the layers 5 and 6.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Paste - After current frame.

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 5x Ctrl+L.

You now have 18 frames.

 

** Step 18 **

Open image 'JAG-airflight' in AS.

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

Activate your main animation.

Click in frame 1 - Edit Select all.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame (Ctrl+E).

Animation - Frame properties - 20.

 

** Step 19 **

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

NOTE: make sure that you optimize your settings:

Minimal frames write out and merge identical frames.

Save your crea as a gif file and you're done!

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

May 20, 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 25, 2012

 

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