Lighthouse

 

This lesson was made in PSP9, but can also be made in other versions.

 

Materials here:

It contains: 1 image and 1 light animation.

The picture is by Penny Parker.

You can read her terms HIER.

 

This image is for personal use only and may not be shared in Yahoo or other groups.

 

Preparation:

Open Animation Shop (AS) - minimize it.

Open PSP.

Open your picture in PSP.

 

Step 1

Set your foreground color to #fffdf3 - or at your choice.

Set your background color to #62849f - or at your choice.

 

Step 2

Open your picture.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 5 pixels - foreground color.

Activate your Magic wand - with these settings:

Select the border with your Magic wand.

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

Selections - Invert.

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

Selecties - Niets selecteren.

 

Step 3

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Activate your your Clone Brush (C).

With these settings:

Click with your right mouse button in that part of your picture you want to clone.

Click with your left mouse button in your border.

Fill the border by cloning your image - see example below:

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

Selections - Select none.

 

Step 4

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

 

Step 5

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - with these settings:

Select the water in your picture, but make sure you don't touch the border - see example below:

Edit - Copy.

 

Step 6

Maximize AS.

Edit - Paste - As a new animation.

Effects - Add Image Effects - with these settings:

Click Adjust - with these settings:

You now have 13 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Delete.

Activate your new first frame.

Edit - Copy.

 

Step 7

Back to PSP.

Layers - Promote background to layer.

Name this layer '1'.

Layers - New raster layer.

Name this layer '2'.

Activate layer 2.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

To AS: Activate frame 2 - Edit - Copy.

 

Step 8

Back to PSP.

Layers - New raster layer.

Name this layer '3'.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

To AS: Activate frame 3 - Edit - Copy.

Repeat these steps until you have used all the frames.

Don't forget to rename the layers.

If you're ready, you have 13 layers.

Selections - Select none.

 

Step 9

Close all layers - except the layers 1 and 2.

Activate layer 1.

Edit - Copy merged - see image below:

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

 

Step 10

Back to PSP.

Close layer 2 - open layer 3.

Edit - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Repeat these steps until you have done them all.

You now have 12 frames in AS.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

 

Step 11

Open animation 'licht voor een vuurtoren-kris' in AS.

Click in frame 1.

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

 

Step 12

Activate your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Place the light in the middle of the lighthouse light.

Animation - Properties for frame - 30 - see image below:

 

Step 13

Animation - Resize animation - with these settings:

 

Step 14

File - Save as - give your crea a name.

Save your crea as a gif file.

If you got a screen, click 3x Next - click Finish.

 

I really enjoyed writing this lesson, I hope you enjoyed making it :-)

Hugs Zial

 

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By Zial ~ March 20, 2010