Way to Go

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:

AAA Filters - AAA Multi-Filter

DSB Flux - Linear Transmission

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 3 tubes - 1 brush.

Angel Keeper and Marif, thank you so much for your beautiful tubes.

With the tube of Angel: I adjusted the colors and removed a little so it was suitable for this lesson.

I found the animation on Internet and edit it.

Place the brush and the brushtip in your brush folder.

 

** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 680 x 500 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #bccece.

Set your background color to #2a575a.

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

Flood fill your image with your background color.

 

** Step 2 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - AAA Multi-Filter - with these settings:

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 85.

 

** Step 3 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Click on your Selection tool - Custom selection - with these settings:

Activate your gradient - Linear - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

Selections - Select none.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 30.

Effects - Plugins - DSB Flux - Linear Transmission - with these settings:

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

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 10 - color black.

 

** Step 4 **

Click on your Selection tool - Custom selection - with these settings:

Activate your gradient - Sunburst - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

Selections - Select none.

Effects - Plugins - DSB Flux - Linear Transmission - with these settings:

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

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 10 - color black.

 

** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'Marif_2006_aout_misted_fleurs027'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it left below.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

 

** Step 6 **

Copy tube 'fairy-green'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her on the right side.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point.

Select the hand of the fairy - see image below:

Edit - Copy - Edit - Paste as a new image - minimize for now.

 

** Step 7 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Brush tool - find brush Way to Go - Size 280.

Click 1x with your background color on the left side - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 50 - Blur 1 - color #d2dfdf.

Layers - Duplicate.

Activate the original text layer.

Effects - Distortion effects - Wind - Right - 50.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

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

 

** Step 8 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Layers - Arrange - Move down - make sure this layer is active.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Effects - Texture effects - Blinds - with these settings:

Repeat with Horizontal not checked.

 

** Step 9 **

Activate your top layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 10 - black.

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

Add your watermark or name.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

 

** Step 10 **

Edit - Copy.

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

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 32x Ctrl+L.

You now have 33 frames.

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

 

** Step 11 **

Open tube 'fairy01' in AS.

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

 

** Step 12 **

Back to your main animation.

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

Place the fairy in the hand of the green fairy (don't release your mouse button to early).

If you are not satisfied, just click Undo (or Ctrl+Z) and try again.

Resize your animation if necessary.

 

** Step 13 **

Animation - Frame properties - 20.

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!

Make sure that you run the Optimization good, otherwise your crea is too heavy.

 

Harlekina All rights reserved

June 02, 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 January 24, 2013

 

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