Children Hope

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:

VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes

Xero - Cubism and Fritillary

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugins into your Plugin folder.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 color label - 2 tubes - 1 picture - 1 font.

Open FXplorer: click on Tools - Load fonts (by folder).

Go to the folder where your fonts are.

Click on the letter of the font you need.

When it's done, the fonts are in the fonts in PSP.

The tubes are by Leny and Tiny.

Thank you so much for your beautiful tubes.

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 and the picture in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #e7e7e7.

Set your background color to #7b7c7b.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Radial' - Angle 45 - Repeats 3 - Invert not checked.

Open a transparent image of 600 x 400 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Effects - Art media effects - Brush strokes - color #7c7c7c - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Fritillary - default settings.

Step 2

Copy tube 'waiting for Sinterklaas 5 and 6 nm2 tinytube'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place this tube on the left side - see main image.

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

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 6 - Opacity 45 - Blur 10 - color black.

Step 3

Copy tube 'Leny-puppy'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 1x with 75% and 1x with 85% - All layers not checked.

Place the puppy left below - see main image.

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

Step 4

Open picture 'sintpiet-regen'.

Image - Color depth eapand - 16 million colors (24bits).

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

Image - Resize - 65% - All layers checked.

Copy this picture with Shift+D - minimize the copy for now.

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

Step 5

Activate your Text tool - font 'Kaixo' - Size 16 - Strokewidth 0.

Switch your colors.

Type 'Children hoping for the Sint'.

'Sint hopes for better weather'.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

Step 6

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 7

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - color #ff0000.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 20 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Cubism - default settings.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - color #ff0000.

Save your crea as a jpg file.

If you don't want to animate, you're done!

Step 8

Open your minimized image (step 4).

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x.

Close the 2 top layer.

Activate the bottom layer.

Step 9

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - with these settings:

Adjust - Blur - Motion blur - Angle 150 - Strength 40.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Close this layer.

Step 10

Open the middle layer.

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - Random Seed to 10.

Adjust - Blur - Motion blur - Angle 150 - Strength 40.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Close this layer.

Step 11

Activate your top layer.

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - Random Seed to 20.

Adjust - Blur - Motion blur - Angle 150 - Strength 40.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Close this layer.

Open and activate layer 1.

Edit - Copy.

Step 12

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

Back to PSP.

Open and activate the middle layer.

Edit - Copy.

Step 13

To AS: Edit - Paste - Before current frame.

Back to PSP.

Open and activate your top layer.

Edit - Copy.

Step 14

To AS: Edit - Paste - Before active frame.

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 15

Open the crea you saved in step 7, in AS.

Edit - Duplicate selection - repeat 1x.

You image has 3 frames.

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

Step 16

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Place the rain picture exactly over the rain picture on your crea.

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!

Step 18

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 October 9, 2018

 

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