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This tutorial was made in PSP X2, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugins:

It@lian Editors Effect - Effetto Fantasma

MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

VanDerLee - UnPlugged-X

VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 4 tubes - 1 font.

Open the font and minimize it.

 

The tubes are by Ciby Bijoux, Guismo, MMDesignz and Pascale.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #ffffff (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #d3e7fb (or at your choice).

Open a transparent image of 580 x 650 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Step 2

Selections - Select all.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'calguisbella1919'.

Back to your working image - paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

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

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 15.

Adjust - Blur - Radial blur - with these settings:

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 55.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 3

Layers - Duplicate.

Activate your Deform tool - Scale.

Click with your left mouse button on the middle square en hold it.

Drag it down to Vert 325 (make sure your Ruler is on).

Click on your Move tool and the squares are gone.

Image - Mirror.

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

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - UnPlugged-X - with these settings:

Upper left is a dot, you have to erase that.

Step 4

Activate your bottom layer.

Copy tube 'winter_scenic2_CibiBijoux'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 110% - All layers not checked.

Don't move the tube.

Step 5

Copy tube 'DWS_3009_MMD'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place it upper left - see main image.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 10 - color #768694.

Step 6

Activate your top layer.

Copy tube 'Pascale_141002_Snow_Woman'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x 80% - All layers not checked.

Image - Mirror.

Place her right below.

Layers - Duplicate.

Activate the original tube layer.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 20.

Effects - Texture effects - Weave - foreground- and background color - with these settings:

Step 7

Activate your bottom layer.

Selections - Select all.

Copy your background layer.

Layers - New raster layer.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers checked.

Image - Canvas size - with these settings:

Selections - Invert.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

Step 8

Selections - Invert.

Activate your bottom layer.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with color #93aec5.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Press Delete.

Layers - Arrange - Bring to top.

Selections - Select none.

Your layer palette looks like this:

Now you are going to merge some layers.

Step 9

Activate your top layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge down - repeat this 2x.

You now have this:

Step 10

Activate the second layer from the top.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Float - Selections - De-float.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 10 - color black.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to -5 (minus 5).

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Arrange - Send to bottom.

Layers - Duplicate.

Effects - Plugins - It@lian Editors Effects - Effetto Fantasma with these settings:

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance - repeat 1x.

Step 11

Close your top 3 layers.

Activate one of the other layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Open the closed layers.

Activate the bottom layer.

Step 12

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Flood fill this layer with color #93aec5.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Step 13

Activate your Text tool - font amal (in PSP Amaldemo) - Size 36 - with these settings:

Close your foreground color.

Set your background color to white (#ffffff).

Type your text and place it at the bottom of your crea.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - color #ae9ba9.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Step 14

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Step 15

Activate your second layer from the top (the layer with the church and the mountains).

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Float - Selections - De-float.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

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

Step 16

Back to PSP.

Edit - Undo - repeat 1x.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - set Random Seed to 1000.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 17

Back to PSP.

Edit - Undo - repeat 1x.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - set Random Seed to 2000.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 18

Back to PSP.

Edit - Undo - repeat 1x.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - set Random Seed to 3000.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

You now have 4 frames.

Step 19

Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties - 20.

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 tutorial :-)

 

This lesson was written by Goldielock.

This lesson is and remains the property of Goldielock.

You are not allowed to copy or distribute my lessons without my written permission.

All my lessons are self designed ... so any agreement is purely coincidental.

 

Translated by Zial on September 6, 2014

 

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