Have a Spooky Time

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:

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Smoke

Flaming Pear - Flood

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugins into your Plugin folder.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 color label - 5 tubes - 1 mask - 1 picture - 2 selections.

Place the selections in your Selection folder.

 

The tubes are by Leny, Silke and Silvie.

The mask is by Aditas Creations.

Thank you so much for your beautiful tubes and mask.

The other tubes are unknown to me.

If they are yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credit.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes, the picture and the mask in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #6e7c34.

Set your background color to #000000.

Open a transparent image of 900 x 575 pixels.

Selections - Select all.

Copy picture 'sept1'.

Back to your working image.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'aditascreations_mask_37' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 80 - Blur 2 - foreground color.

Repeat Drop shadow with the same settings.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 3

Copy tube 'CreepyTree by Silvie'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place the tree on the left side, one half of the tree is outside your crea - see main image.

Step 4

Copy tube 'volsh002.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place her almost in the lower left corner, a short distance from the trunk.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert minus 19 - Hor minus 23 - Opacity 50 - Blur 8 - color black.

Step 5

Activate your background layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'L-selectie18' - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Flaming Pear - Flood - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 6

Activate your top layer.

Open tube 'SKF_Face1011.08'.

Click 1x Delete to remove the selected flowers.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Colorize: 50 - 100.
Image - Resize - 1x with 50% and 1x with 85% - All layers not checked.

Place her right below - see main image.

Step 7

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Place it against the original - see main image.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

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

Step 8

Copy tube 'dark_place'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Place it under the left face.

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

Step 9

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 10

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 1 pixel - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 60 pixels - background color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Step 11

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy picture 'sept1'.

Paste into the selection.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Colorize: 50 - 100.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur: 10.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - Leny1 - or with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 1 pixel - foreground color.

Step 12

Copy tube 'Leny-tekst79'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the text at the top of your crea.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop Shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - color black.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 13

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'L-selectie17' - same settings as before.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Smoke - click tab Settings - choose Large, Classic (if this is too big, use Medium, Classic) - click tab Basic with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy merged.

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

Step 14

Back to PSP.

Click Undo 2x.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Smoke - click 1x Random Seed.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 15

Back to PSP.

Click Undo 2x.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Smoke - click 1x Random Seed.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 16

Back to PSP.

Click Undo 2x.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Smoke - click 1x Random Seed.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 17

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

Animation - Frame properties: 20.

If you want you can resize your crea to Width 600 pixels.

Step 18

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 7, 2019

 

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