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Leny, heel erg bedankt voor je toestemming om je lessen te mogen vertalen.

Thank you Leny, for your permission to translate your beautiful tutorials.

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For this tutorial you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugins:

Alf's Power Toys - Color Grid

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Textures - Wood - preset Ebony

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

You can download the plugin

Place or install the plugins into your Plugin folder.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 color label - 4 tubes - 1 picture.

You need a gold pattern of your own.

The tubes are by Leny and Misty.

Thank you so much for your beautiful tubes.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground to your gold pattern - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Set your background color to #7c511a.

Open a transparent image of 700 x 520 pixels.

Selections - Select all.

Copy image 'MG_9889a'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 2

Copy tube 'Leny-sint1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x with 75% - All layers not checked.

Place the present on the tabel.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 12 - Opacity 50 - Blur 15 - color black.

Step 3

Copy tube 'Leny-sint13'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place Piet left below - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as before.

Step 4

Copy tube 'MC-S0028'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the Sint right below - see main image.

Leave a little space for the swing Piet.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as before.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Selections - Select all.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur 10 - color black.

Selections - Select none.

Step 5

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 40 pixels - background color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Textures - Wood - preset Ebony.

Selections - Select none.

Step 6

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

Layers - Promote background to layer.

Image - Canvas size - Width 888 - Height 708.

Step 7

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

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

Effects - Plugins - Alf's Power Toys - Color Grid - with these settings:

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Step 8

Activate your top layer.

Layers - Duplicate.

Activate Raster 1.

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Right - 5 - nothing checked.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Left - 10 - nothing checked.

Activate your top layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge down - repeat 1x.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor to 12 - Opacity to 50 - Blur 15 - color black.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to minus 12.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Selections - Select all.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur 10 - color black.

Selections - Select none.

Step 9

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 10

Copy tube 'MC-S0035'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place him on the right  side of the Sint - see main image.

The top is on the second golden border.

Step 11

Activate your Text tool - find a nice font.

Switch your colors (your background is no to the gold pattern).

Type your text and place it on the board in Piet's hands.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor to 1 - Opacity to 100 - Blur 1 - color black.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Step 12

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Edit - Copy merged.

Step 13

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

Back to PSP.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Resize - 95% - All layers not checked.

Place this image exactly on the original. Make sure the top is equal.

Activate Raster 1.

Press Delete.

Edit - Copy merged.

Step 14

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Back to PSP.

Activate your top layer.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Resize - 95% - All layers not checked.

Place this image exactly on the original. Make sure the top is equal.

Activate your middle layer.

Press Delete.

Edit - Copy merged.

Step 15

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

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

Click on the 3rd frame.

Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Animation - Reverse frames.

Step 16

Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties - 15 (or at your choice, the higher the number the slower the animation).

Step 17

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!

If you want you can resize your crea to Width 500 pixels.

 

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

Hugs Leny

 

This lesson was written by Leny.

This lesson is and remains the property of Leny.

You are not allowed to copy or distribute her lessons without her written permission.

All her lessons are self designed, so any agreement is purely coincidental.

 

Translated by Zial on September 25, 2018

 

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