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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 - Fire

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugins into your Plugin folder.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 color label - 3 tubes.

 

The tubes are by Leny.

Thank you so much for your beautiful tubes.

The other tube is unknown to me.

If it's 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 #ffffff.

Set your background color to #b0aba5.

The third color is #c62a2b.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Linear' - Angle 45 - Repeats 2 - Invert not checked.

Open a transparent image of 820 x 520 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Step 2

Copy tube 'Leny-kerst95'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Don't move the tube!

Step 3

Copy tube 'Leny-kerst103'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 89% - All layers not checked - Bicubic.

Place the tube upper right.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor minus 6 - Opacity 50 - Blur 15 - color black.

Step 4

Activate layer 2.

Layers - Duplicate.

Layers - Arrange - Move up.

Image - Resize - 50% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x.

Place the tube on the back of the woman - see main image.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Step 5

Edit - Copy merged.

Edit - Paste as a new image.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 50% - All layers checked.

Image - Add borders - 4 pixels - third color.

Step 6

Edit - Copy.

Minimize the small picture.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the picture right below.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked.

Move this one a little up.

Step 7

Place the three pictures nicely over each other.

Activate your top layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge down - repeat 1x.

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

Layers - Merge - Merge all.

Image - Add borders - 4 pixels - third color.

Image - Resize - 50% - All layers checked.

Step 8

Open a new transparent image of 820 by 520 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Step 9

Copy tube 'Leny-kerst95'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Don't move the tube!

Step 10

Copy tube 'Leny-kerst103'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the tube upper right.

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

Step 11

Activate layer 2.

Layers - Duplicate.

Layers - Arrange - Move up.

Image - Resize - 50% - Bicubic - All layers not checked - repeat 1x.

Place it on the back of the woman.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Step 12

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 13

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 4 pixels - third color.

Image - Mirror.

Step 14

Activate your minimized image.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it left below.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 6 - Opacity 50 - Blur 15 - color black.

Step 15

Set your background to your third color.

Take a nice font and type your text.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

Place the text upper right.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 16

Set your background back to color #b0aba5.

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - default settings.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur 20 - third color - repeat 1x.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 4 pixels - third color.

Step 17

Copy tube 'Xmas_Decor_7~06'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the lower left corner - see main image.

Layers - Merge - Merge all.

Step 18

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Feather and Fluence to 0 - AA checked.

Make a selection around the wick of the candle - see image below:

Layers - Duplicate - repeat 1x.

You now have 3 layers.

Step 19

Close the 2 top layers.

Activate the bottom layer.

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

Close this layer.

Step 20

Open and activate the middle layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Fire - same settings, but click 1x Random Seed.

Close this layer.

Step 21

Open and activate the top layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Nature - Fire - same settings, but click 1x Random Seed.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

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

Step 22

Back to PSP.

Close the top layer.

Open and activate the middle layer.

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 23

Back to PSP.

Close the middle layer.

Open and activate the bottom layer.

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 24

Animation - Frame properties: 10.

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

The higher the number, the slower the animation.

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

Step 25

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 16, 2019

 

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