The Amazone

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

Unfortunately her site is no longer onlne.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugins:

FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 7 tubes - 1 animation

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 640 x 480 pixels.

Set your foreground color to # e7d6c6.

Set your background color to #523b29.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 0 - Invert checked.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

 

** Step 2 **

Copy tube 'avondglorie'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the upper right corner.

Copy tube 'sand'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it along the bottom edge a little to the left of the center - see main image.

 

** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'western_3'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it upper left.

Copy tube 'horse02'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 5x 80% - All layers not checked.

Image - Mirror.

Place it on the right side, so it looks like it's on water status of the last picture.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

 

** Step 4 **

Copy tube 'cowboy-horse'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Copy tube 'horses'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it right below, a little from the edge - see main image.

 

** Step 5 **

Close the bottom layer - activate the second layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - default settings.

Open the bottom layer.

Activate the top layer.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

 

** Step 6 **

Copy tube 'horseandcowboy'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place him left below.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - default settings.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

 

** Step 7 **

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders - 35 pixels - color at your choice.

Selections - Invert.

Activate your gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 5 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill the select with this gradient.

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

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

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

Repeat with Vert and Hor to -5 (minus 5).

Selections - Select none.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

 

** Step 8 **

Copy your picture.

Open Animation Shop (AS).

Edit - Paste - As a new animation.

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 3x Ctrl+L.

You now have 4 frames.

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

Open animation 'amazone_rond' in AS.

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

Back to your main animation.

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

Place it in the upper right corner - see main image.

 

** Step 9 **

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you are satisfied:

Save your crea as a gif file with these Optimized settings:

And you're done!

 

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

26, 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 November 25, 2012

 

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