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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)

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 3 tubes - 2 fonts.

Open the fonts and minimize them.

 

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #f7b176 (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #ffe9d5 (or at your choice).

Open a transparent image of 400 x 600 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Step 2

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 20 pixels.

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout - foreground color - with these settings:

DON'T DESELECT!

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 20 pixels.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout - same settings as before.

Selections - Select none.

Step 4

Copy tube 'kersttube1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on top of your crea - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 70 - Blur 15 - foreground color - Shadow on new layer checked.

Activate your tube layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - color black - shadow on new layer NOT checked.

Step 5

Copy tube 'kersttube2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it down - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 70 - Blur 15 - foreground color - Shadow on new layer checked.

Activate your tube layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - color black - shadow on new layer NOT checked.

Step 6

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Text tool - font BickhamScriptFancy2 - Size 30 - with these settings:

Close your foreground color.

Set your background color to #f7b176.

Type your text.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

Close your bottom layer.

Activate one of the other layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 8

Activate your closed bottom layer.

Layers - Duplicate - Open this layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Close this layer.

Step 9

Open and activate the bottom layer.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Select selection borders - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with your dark color.

Selections - Select none.

Step 10

Click with your Magic wand in the light part.

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Cutout:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur 40 - foreground color.

Selections - Select none.

Step 11

Copy tube ' PFL_SOURIS_CHANDELLE'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it down - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - foreground color:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 70 - Blur 15 - foreground color - Shadow on new layer checked.

Activate your tube layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 70 - Blur 15 - color black - Shadow on new layer NOT checked.

Step 12

Decorate your crea as you like, but don't forget that you also have to add text.

If you are satisfied:

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 13

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Text tool - font CupieDoll - same settings as before.

Close your foreground color.

Set your background color to #f7b176.

Type your text

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

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

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 14

Open and activate the top layer.

Image - Canvas size - with these settings:

Activate your Raster deform tool.

You now see squares on your top image.

Layers - Duplicate.

Step 15

Hold the Shift key and click with your left mouse button on the middle right square.

Drag it a little down - see image below:

Step 16

Layers - Duplicate.

Hold the Shift key and click with your left mouse button on the middle right square.

Drag it a little down.

Without your Shift key: drag it a little to the left - see image below:

Step 17

Keep repeating step 25 until you have 7 layers.

Your crea is looking like this:

Step 18

Open all layers.

Save your crea as a psp file or as an animation shop file.

When you save it for the first time - click save as - choose Options for saving - see image below:

After saving your crea, you don't have to do this step until you have to reinstall PSP :-)

Step 19

File - Preferences - General Program Preferences.

Click tab Files with layers - with these settings:

Step 20

Open your just save crea in AS.

Click in the last layer, so this one is active.

Click on your Crop tool - select your picture, but make sure you don't crop a bit of your crea.

Double click to crop - all images are cut.

Step 21

Animation - Resize animation - 80%.

Click on the white arrow (upper left).

Click in frame 1 - press Delete.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties - 30.

Step 22

Hold your Ctrl key - click in frame 1 - click in the last frame.

Animation - Frame properties - 150.

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!

If you got a screen - click 3x Next - click 1x Finish - name it and save it.

 

Of course you can use this card for birthday's etc.

Just use other pictures.

 

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 8, 2014

 

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