Happy Easter

 

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

 

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This lesson was made in PSP X2, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

AAA Frames - Texture Frame

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

Place mask '20-20' in your mask folder.

Open font 'yataghan' - minimize it.

 

** Step 1 **

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open a transparent image of 800 x 600 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #81d5f7.

Set your background color to white.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Sunburst' - with these settings:

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

 

** Step 2 **

Open tube 'easter-valley'.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask '20-20' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Copy the picture - Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it a bit to the left and upward.

 

** Step 3 **

Open tube 'Easter_by_Suliann'.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask '20-20' - same settings as before.

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Copy the picture - Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place this one to the right.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

 

** Stap 4 **

Open tube 'DozensofEasterEggs'.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask '20-20' - same settings as before.

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Copy the picture - Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it to the left and a bit down - see main image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

You image looks like this:

 

** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'easterboy'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it a bit upward.

 

** Step 6 **

Copy tube 'easterchild'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Move it a bit down and to the left.

 

** Step 7 **

Copy tube 'littlegirl'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her down and to the left - see main image.

 

** Step 8 **

Copy tube 'easterbaby'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place her on the right side.

If you have all the pictures on the right spot, you image should look like this:

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

 

** Step 9 **

Image - Add borders - 15 pixels - color black.

Select the border with your Magic wand.

Set your background color to #7aa41c.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

 

** Step 10 **

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Texture Frame - with these settings:

Effects - 3D Effects - Inner bevel - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

 

** Step 11 **

Activate your Text tool - font yataghan - with these settings:

Type a nice text and place it as you like.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 50 - Blur 2 - color black.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Add your name and/or watermark and save it as a JPG file.

Edit - Copy.

 

** Step 12 **

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

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 10x Ctrl+L.

You now have 11 frames.

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

 

Do you want the animation, proceed to step 13.

 

** Step 13 **

Here you can find the animation of the egg.

Open the animation of the egg in AS.

Animation - Resize animation - 70%.

Edit - Select all (Ctrl+A) - Edit - Copy.

Activate your main image (make sure all frames are selected).

Edit - Paste in selected frame.

Animation - Frame properties - 30.

Activate your first frame - Animation - Frame properties - 150.

necessary resize your animation.

Save as Gif Optimalisation:

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

March 11, 2012

 

If you have questions or anything else to report, please mail me I will react as soon as possible.

 

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I would appreciate it, if it's not greater than 500 pixels on the longest side.

 

Translated by Zial on March 17, 2012

 

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