Magic Ball

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

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For this tutorial you need Animation Shop (AS).

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 color label - 3 tubes - 1 picture - 1 mask - 1 selection - 2 fonts.

Place the selection in your Selection folder.

Place the fonts in your Font folder.

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, Lizztish and Sassydeb.

The mask is by Jill.

Thank you so much for your beautiful tubes and mask.

 

Step 1

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

Set your foreground color to #893bb2.

Set your background color to #000000.

Open a transparent image of 720 x 550 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'maskejill4' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

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

Flood fill the selection with your foreground color.

Step 4

Selections - Modify - Expand - 2 pixels.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy picture '04'.

Back to your working image.

Paste into the selection.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Selections - Select none.

Step 5

Open tube 'Leny-halloween15 (witch)'.

Copy Layer 1 (the witch).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 1x with 75%, 1x with 85% and 1x with 90% - All layers not checked.

Place her on the right side - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor minus 12 - Opacity 60 - Blur 12 - foreground color.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to 12.

Step 6

Open tube 'Leny-halloween15 (witch)'.

Copy Layer 3 (the ball).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 90% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x.

Place the ball under the hand of the witch.

Step 7

Copy tube 'under-the-veil1_lizztish'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the veil totaly on the left - see main image.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Colorize: 198 - 128.

Step 8

Copy tube 'Bones1~mjranum_stock~Sassydeb'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Move the tube down till over the edge - see main image.

Layers - Arrange - Move down - repeat 2x.

This tube should be behind the veil and Leny-halloween 15 and for the bars of the selection.

Change the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 72.

Step 9

Activate your bottom layer.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 15 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Activate your top layer.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill the border with your background color.

Step 10

Activate your Text tool - font Halloween Spider and Halloween Mirage.

Switch your colors.

Type with font Halloween Mirage - Size 60 - Stroke width 1: Magic.

It's possible that you have to adjust the size if you use an other version of PSP.

Place this text upper left.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Step 11

Open font 'Halloween Spider' - Size 40 - Stroke width 1.

Type: Ball.

Place the Ball upper right - see main image.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Switch your colors back to normal.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor minus 6 - Opacity 50 - Blur 10 - color black.

Step 12

Activate layer 5 (the ball layer).

Layers - Duplicate.

Move this ball a little to the left and up.

Layers - Duplicate.

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

Move this ball a little above the other.

Step 13

Layers - Duplicate.

Move this ball a little above the other.

Layers - Duplicate.

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

Move this ball a little above the other.

Step 14

Layers - Duplicate.

This one comes in the middle of the hand - see main image.

It should look like this:

Step 15

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Step 16

Bring layer 8 above layer 9.

Close all the copy layers.

Your layer palette looks like this:

Step 17

Activate your bottom layer.

Edit - Copy merged.

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

Step 18

Back to PSP.

Close layer 5.

Open the copy layer above layer 5.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 19

Repeat step 18 until you have all the ball layers in AS.

You now stay in AS.

Step 20

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Edit - Copy.

Activate frame 6.

Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 21

Animation - Reverse animation.

Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties: 10.

Step 22

Click now in frame 1 - 6 - 7 and 12 - hold your Shift key.

Animation - Frame properties: 25.

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

Step 23

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 22, 2019

 

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