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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 plugin:

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Fire

You can download the plugin

Place or install the plugin into your Plugin folder.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 color label - 4 tubes.

 

The tubes are by Irene, Leny, Marion und Dieter and Stuart Buskell.

The witch tube is by Stuart Buskell.

You can find his Artwork HERE

Thank you so much for your beautiful tubes.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #217b31.

Set your background color to #000000.

Open a transparent image of 720 x 500 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Step 2

Copy tube 'RT_12_08_10_DI_BelgieRemiAertsGenk_TWP64'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 125% - All layers not checked.

Step 3

Layers - Duplicate.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Right - 1.

Place the tube totaly to the left - see main image.

Step 4

Copy tube 'mds3203Kreuz'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the tube totaly to the right, a little over the edge - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 16 - Opacity 50 - Blur 12 - color black.

Step 5

Copy tube 'mds3184Vampires'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x.

Place the tube in the middle of the window.

Step 6

Copy tube 'Eros by Stuart Buskell'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

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

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

Step 7

Activate your bottom layer.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 3 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Activate layer 2.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill the border with your background color.

Layers - Merge - Merge down - repeat 1x.

Selections - Select none.

Step 8

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Step 9

Activate layer 5 (the witch tube).

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Feather 0 - Anti alias checked.

Circle the flame of the candle.

Activate your Eraser - erase the flame (you can just doing this through the selection).

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 2x.

You now have 4 witch layers.

Step 10

Close the top 3 witch layers.

Make sure layer 5 is active.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Fire - with these settings - if the flame is too different, just try the sliders:

Close this layer.

Step 11

Open and activate the layer above layer 5.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Fire - same settings, but change Turbulence to 68.

Close this layer.

Open and activate the layer above this one.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Fire - same settings, but change Turbulence to 63.

Close this layer.

Open and activate the top layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Fire - same settings, but change Turbulence to 58.

Selections - Select none.

Step 12

Activate the vampire layer (layer 4).

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 2x.

You now have 4 vampire layers.

Step 13

Close the 3 top vampire layers.

Activate the first copy vampire layer.

(Layers 4 remains the same.)

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 78.

Step 14

Close this layer.

Open and activate copy layer 2.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 58.

Close this layer.

Open and activate copy layer 2.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 38.

Step 15

Close all the copy layers (totaly 6 - 3 witches - 3 vampires).

Leave all the other layers open.

Your layer palette looks like this:

Edit - Copy merged.

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

Step 16

Back to PSP.

Close the layers 4 and 5.

Open the first copy layers from witch and vampire.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 17

Repeat step 16 until you have copied all copy layers in AS.

You now stay in AS.

Step 18

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

Click in the last frame.

Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 19

Animation - Reverse frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties: 20.

Step 20

Click in frame 1 - hold the Shift key - and go to frame 8.

Animation - Frame properties: 60.

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

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!

 

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 August 20, 2019

 

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