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:

Penta.com - Drag

MuRa's Seamless - Polkadot

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugins into your Plugin folder.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 color label - 1 image - 1 texture - 1 animation - 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 Jeann and Leny.

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 mask in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #eff4dd.

Set your background color to #d52b2e.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Radial' - Angle 0 - Repeats 5 - Invert not checked - see image below:

Set your background also to texture 'red200' - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Open a transparent image of 720 x 520 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Step 2

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

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

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

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

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

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 25 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Seamless - Polkadot.

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

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 4 - Opacity 75 - Blur 4 - color black.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to minus 4.

Step 3

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

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

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

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

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

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 8 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Step 4

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

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

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

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

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

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 35 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with texture 'red200'.

Click 3x with your right mouse button in the selection.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - same settings as before - repeat 1x.

Step 5

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

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

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

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

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

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 8 pixels - foreground color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Step 6

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

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

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

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

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

Selections - Select all.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 45 pixels - background color.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - Plugins - penta.com - drag - 43.

Step 7

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Selections - Select none.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Step 8

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 9

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 45.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - same settings as before.

Step 10

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

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

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

Step 11

Activate your Text tool - font Ohio Script - Size 36 - Strokewidth 0 - Made as vector.

Switch your colors.

Type 'Saint Nicolas and Black Piet'.

Objects - Align - Hor. center in canvas.

Edit - Copy merged.

Step 12

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

Click Ctrl+C - click now 3x Ctrl+L.

You now have 4 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 13

Open animation 'asint36' in AS.

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

Step 14

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Place the presents in the middel of the bottom border - see main image.

Step 15

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 November 11, 2018

 

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