Lonely Christmas

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 - Snow Drift

Itali@n Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugins into your Plugin folder.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 color label - 6 tubes - 2 pictures - 1 mask - 2 selections - 1 animation.

Place the selections in your Selection folder.

 

The tubes are by Leny.

The mask is by Ri@

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 pictures and the mask in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #e6e1e7.

Set your background color to #9799a5.

The reserve color is #ffffff.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Linear' - Angle 45 - Repeats 1 - Invert checked.

Open a transparent image of 900 x 600 pixels.

Step 2

Selections - Select all.

Copy picture 'Plaatje'.

Paste into the selection.

Selection - Select none.

Effects - Image effects - Seamless tiling - with these settings:

Effects - Image effects - Seamless tiling - with these settings:

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur: 20.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Hue/saturation/lightness - with these settings:

Step 3

Copy tube 'Leny-deco'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - Image effects - Seamless tiling - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Italian Editors Effects - default settings (41-41).

Change the Blend mode of this layer to Hard light.

Step 4

Copy picture 'Picture'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Don't move it!

Change the Blend mode of this layer to Burn.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Step 5

Activate your top layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'Leny-kerstles002' - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with white.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Snow Drift - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Step 6

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'Leny-selectie26' - same settings as before.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient from step 1.

Selections - Select none.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Step 7

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Mirror - Image - Flip.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Effects - Distortion effects - Wave - with these settings:

Effects - Distortion effects - Ripple - with these settings:

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 75.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'Leny-kerstles002' - press 1x Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Step 8

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with white.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'MaskerRi@297' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'Leny-kerstles002' - press 1x Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Step 9

Copy tube 'Leny-lonelychristmas'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the text upper left.

If you want to give the text an other color, just click on the locker at the end of your layer palette and give the text an other color with your Flood fill tool.

Don't forget to open the locker when you're done :-)

Step 10

Copy tube '58'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - Image effects - Offset - with these settings:

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert minus 14 - Hor minus 5 - Opacity 35 - Blur 35 - color black.

Step 11

Copy tube '29'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - Image effects - Offset: 110 - minus 160.

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

Step 12

Copy tube '62'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - Image effects - Offset: minus 30 - minus 68.

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

Step 13

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 14

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

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 10 pixels - color white.

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

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 5 pixels - color white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Change your gradient to: same settings, only Repeats to 3.

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 50 pixels - color white.

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

Step 15

Copy tube 'Leny-deco1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the upper left corner.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Flip - Image - Mirror.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 16

Edit - Copy.

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

Click in frame 1 - click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 9x Ctrl+L.

You now have 10 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 17

Open animation 'fijne sneeuw' in AS.

Selections - Select all.

Animation - Resize animation - Pixel size 900 x 583 pixels - Bicubic.

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

Step 18

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

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

Step 19

Animation - Frame properties: 15.

If you find the animation too fast, enter a higher number.

The higher the number, the slower the animation.

Step 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!

 

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 6, 2019

 

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