Witchin Hour

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 Xenofex 2 - Lightning

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

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 - 1 mask - 3 selection.

Place the selections in your Selection folder.

 

The tubes are by Banjo.

The mask is by JHR.

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 and the mask in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #e05a1e.

Set your background color to #000000.

Open a transparent image of 850 x 600 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with black.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'hjr_mask_texture001' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Step 3

Copy tube 'ghostly_house_banjo'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 105% - All layers not checked.

Place the tube totaly to the right.

Step 4

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

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

Lower the Opacity to 56.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 5

Layers - Duplicate.

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling - color #e05a1e - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - with these settings:

Step 6

Copy tube 'bats'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the bats upper left.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 85 - Blur 1 - foreground color.

Step 7

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'L-selectie58' - with these settings:

Copy tube 'witch_redcape'.

Back to your working image.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 82.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor minus 6 - Opacity 50 - Blur 25 - color white.

Step 8

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'L-selectie57' - same settings as before.

Copy tube 'pomp'.

Back to your working image.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 90.

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

Step 9

Copy tube 'head'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the head near the pomp, a little over the bucket.

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

Step 10

Copy tube 'moon'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 58.

Move the moon up and a little to the left - see main image.

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

Step 11

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 12

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Flood fill the border with your foreground color.

Selections - Select none.

Step 13

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'L-selectie56' - same settings as before.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Lightning - click tab Settings, choose Distant Lightning - and with these settings - see image below:

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

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

Step 14

Back to PSP.

Click Undo 2x.

Repeat plugin Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Lightning - same settings - click 1x Random Seed.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 15

Back to PSP.

Click Undo 2x.

Repeat plugin Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Lightning - same settings - click 1x Random Seed.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

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

Step 16

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 6, 2019

 

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