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:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

EmbossWorks - Mono BY

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 7 tubes - 1 mask.

Set the mask in your mask folder.

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 680 x 500 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #312d42.

Set your background color to #533e61.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 0 - Repeats 0 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

 

** Step 2 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Copy tube 'magic' - Paste into the selection.

Slide it a little up.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 75.

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

Effects - Plugins - EmbossWorks - Mono BY - default settings.

 

** Step 3 **

Open tube 'the night was'.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask '20/20' - default settings.

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it right below.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 40.

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

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Place this one totaly on the left, so that the grass touches each other.

It's oké when a big part is out of the picture.

 

** Step 4 **

Copy tube 'DL_moonfairySM'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 90% - All layers not checked.

Place her left on the moon - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

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

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

 

** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'dl_dm_leprechaunsm'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Image - Mirror.

Place him on the left side - see main image.

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

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 20 - black.

 

** Step 6 **

Copy tube 'fantasy156'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Image - Mirror.

Place him at the bottom but a little from the edge.

By reducing you can see a few ugly pixels on your image.

You can remove them with your Eraser tool - Size 4 - Hardness 50 - Step 10 - Density 100 - Thickness 100 - Opacity 20.

 

** Step 7 **

Layers - Duplicate - make sure that you don't move the tube.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Colorize: 202 - 48.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 20 - color black.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Image - Resize - 90% - All layers not checked.

Select the border with your Magic wand - Tolerance and Feather 0.

 

** Step 8 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Set your foreground color to #251b1c.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 6 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill your layer with this gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow - default settings.

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise - with these settings:

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 9 **

Copy tube 'pd-fairy12'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Open tube 'the lantern egs 2.16.03'.

Copy the lantern layer.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Colorize: 202 . 48.

Place the lantern against the stick of the fairy.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Activate the fairy layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

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

 

** Step 10 **

Add your name or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

If necessary resize your image.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point.

Select the parts you want to animate or see main image.

If you want to animate the flame, then it's better if you stay within the flame.

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x, so you have 3 layers.

Activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - with these settings:

Activate layer 2.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - press Random Seed 1x.

Activate layer 3.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - press Random Seed 1x.

Selections - Select none.

Save your crea as a PSP file or as an Animation Shop file.

 

** Step 11 **

To AS: Open the image you just saved in AS.

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

May 29, 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 December 17, 2012

 

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