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:

Andromeda - Perspective

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames

L en K landsiteofwonders - L en K's Elvida

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 9 tubes - 2 animations.

All tubes are edited by Harlekina, except the dolphins.

I don't know who made them.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 600 x 450 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #b5c270.

Set your background color to #53803f.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 0 - Repeats 1 - Invert checked.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

 

** Step 2 **

Copy tube 'koraal3'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image

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

Place it right below, it's oké when the picture is outside your image on the right side.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Set the Blend mode to Luminance (L).

 

** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'koraal_5'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Image - Mirror.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

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

Place it left below, it's oké when the picture is outside your image on the left side.

 

** Step 4 **

Copy tube 'underwatergirl'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her a little down and a little to the right - see main image.

 

** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'Vienna-underwater'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Image - Mirror.

Place it right below, half of the wreck may fall out the picture on the right side.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

 

** Step 6 **

Copy tube 'Islands-South-Pacific'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it at the top, a little to the right.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Feather 2.

Select the bottom from the horizon.

Image - Cut (or Ctrl+X at the same time).

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 7 **

Effects - Plugins - Andromeda - Perspective.

Click on the right side on Preset - set the settings as shown in examples below:

Move it slightly down, so it fits nicely against the horizon of the island.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

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

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Lower the Opacity of the island layer to 50.

 

** Step 8 **

Copy tube 'schatkist'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

Place it on the right side of the wreck.

 

** Step 9 **

Copy tube 'DOLPHIN FAMILY~NLSB'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 65.

Place it on the right side, approximately at the horizon.

 

** Step 10 **

Open tube 'vissen'.

Copy layer 'vis1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Right - 90.

Place him at the top against the horizon - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.

 

** Step 11 **

Copy layer 'vis2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Move him on a nice place in the middle.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.

 

** Step 12 **

Copy layer 'vis6'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place him near the one in the middle.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 70.

Choose some nice fish and put them on a nice place.

 

** Step 13 **

Make sure that your top layer is active.

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 20 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Set your background color to #6d95b4.

Activate your gradient - same settings as before.

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

Effects - Plugins - L en K landsiteofwonders - L en K's Elvida: 50.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Buttons & Frames - 3D Glass Frame 3: 20 - 70.

Selections - Select none.

Add your name and/or watermark.

 

** Step 14 **

Activate your Selection tool - Rectangle.

Select the under water part of your image.

Nicely along the edge of the horizon.

Close the frame layer.

Edit - Copy merged (Ctrl+Shift+C).

Open Animation Shop (AS).

Edit - Paste - As a new animation (Ctrl+V).

Effects - Insert Image effect - Under water - click on Adjust - with these settings:

Click OK - click again OK.

Click in the first frame - press delete.

You now have 9 frames.

 

** Step 15 **

Back to PSP.

Selections - Select none.

Close the layers 'fish', 'treasure' (schatkist), 'dolphins' and 'wreck'.

Activate one of the other layers.

Edit - Copy merged (the frame layer is still closed).

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

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 8x Ctrl+L.

You now have 9 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

 

** Step 16 **

Activate the underwater animation.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Activate your latest image.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Note: be carefull that it fits precisely together before you release the mouse button!

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

 

** Step 17 **

Back to PSP.

Open and copy the frame layer.

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

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 8x Ctrl+L.

You now have 9 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Activate your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Note: don't release your mouse button until you´re sure the frame fits.

If you are satisfied with the result, you can close the underwater animation and the frames, you don't need them anymore.

 

** Step 18 **

Open animation 'bubbel' in AS.

Edit - Select all.

Animation - Cull animation - with these settings:

Repeat this 1x, so there are 9 frames left.

Animation - Resize - 80%.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Activate your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Paste it so, that the large visible bell is on the cheek of the girl, left of her nose.

Check if it's on the right place, by clicking on View - Animation.

If they are on the right place, copy and paste a few times the bubbles above the other, until the have come to the horizon - see main image.

You can put some bubbles for example the fish on top and/or at the wreck/dolphins, what you like, but change the size of the bells 3x with 80%.

 

** Step 19 **

Open the stars 'gouden~2' stars in AS.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Animation - Cull animation - with these settings:

Repeat this 1x, so there are 9 frames left.

Animation - Resize - 80%.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Activate your main animation.

Make sure frame 1 is in front of you and they are all selected.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Place them on the contents of the tresury.

 

** Step 20 **

Activate the stars again.

Animation - Revers.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Activate your main animation.

Make sure frame 1 is in front of you and they are all selected.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Place them next to the other stars on the tresury.

 

** Step 21 **

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

July 3, 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 19, 2012

 

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