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Valentine animation

::: Update: 23 January, 2011 14:35 :::

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This lesson was written by Ann on December 26th 2010 in the Dutch version from PSP X3
Copyrightę2010

Any resemblance with an existing lesson is merely a coincidence.
Lesson translated in English by Jille.
Lorna translates in French
Bhyma Web (Maria) translates in Spanish.
Marion translates in German.

::: Degree of difficulty: Level 1 - Items: 108 :::



  • Preparation
    NONE

    Be careful with the layers.If you use ANIMATIONSHOP they are very imported. It is possible to make the lesson without the animation and in that case the layers aren't so imported anymore. To make this lesson just cut and paste where you can, the way you normally do with scrapbooks.

    Pay attention, perhaps a cup of strong coffee might help!

    The lesson

    Part I

  1. File - new image:
    Color: offwite #FFFFF0
    1
  2. Effects - Plugins - Unlimited 2.0:
    2
  3. Activate the scrapset, and activate layer burn edges
    3
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  4. With the move tool - move see example:
    4
  5. Activate layer 1 red square (srapset)
    5
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  6. With the move tool - move see example :
    6
  7. Activate layer 15 lines dotted (srapset)
    7
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  8. Activate move tool and place see example:
    8
  9. Layers - Duplicate
  10. image - mirror
  11. Move tool place against each other on your working area :
    9
  12. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  13. Activate layer 16 white line with red hearts (scrapset)
    10
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  14. Image - free rotate:
    11
  15. Move see print screen :
    12
    place against the border:
    13
  16. Layers - Duplicate
  17. image - mirror
    14
  18. Activate layer: 17 line with grey hearts (scrapset)
    15
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  19. and move again see print screen:
    16
    Place against the border:
    17
  20. Layers - Duplicate
  21. image - flip
  22. Activate scrapset again and Activate layer: 2 square page curl effect
    18
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  23. image - mirror
  24. image - flip
  25. and move:
    19
  26. Activate layer in the scrapset:3 red heart with white edges
    20
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  27. image - mirror
  28. and move again:
    21
  29. Activate layer 8 heart small line (scrapset)
    24
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  30. and move again see print screen:
    25
  31. Take 2 images from yourself and your partner or an image from your choice 200 x 200 px large You may take mine as well(afb_001.jpg - afb_002.jpg)
    TIP: to give a red glow to the images: FILTER XERO - porcelain:
    xero
  32. Take the first image:
    22
    Layers - Promote background layer
  33. Effects - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Burnt Edges:
    Color:#800000
    23
  34. Repeat with the 2d image
    This is the result on both images:
    26 27
  35. Activate the first image (afb_001.jpg in this lesson)
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  36. Image - free rotate:
    28
  37. and move see print screen:
    29 30
  38. Take the second image.
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  39. Image - free rotate:
    31
  40. and move again :
    32 33
  41. Back to the scrapset :-), Activate layer:4 white heart
    34
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  42. and move:
    35
  43. We will use the white arrow from Cupido , so activate layer (scrapset): 21 white arrow
    36
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  44. Image - free rotate :
    28
  45. Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp mask:
    37
  46. and move again:
    38
  47. Layers - merge - Merge visible !!!!!!!!! (to work more easily)
  48. Rename this layer bottom layer (ONDERSTE LAAG)
    41
  49. Activate the scrapset and activate layer 7 heart grunge/text:
    39
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  50. Rename this layer SMALL HEART (KLEIN HART)
    42
  51. and move see print screen:
    40
    Pay attention if you work with animation shop:
    do not move the heart anymore , give it its place and leave it there, otherwise the heart want beat but will jump instead
  52. Layers - Duplicate do not touch the duplicated heart
    (
    If you do not use animation you can skip these steps and continue with step 65)
  53. Rename this layer BIG HEART (GROOT HART)
    43
  54. Image - resize with these settings:
    44
  55. Pay attention, we will merge and duplicate some layers :
    Layer palette: Activate
    bottom layer:
    45
  56. Layers - Duplicate
    This is the result:
    46
  57. Activate layer with small heart (KLEIN HART)
    47
  58. Layers - Merge - Merge down
    This is the result:
    48
  59. Rename this layer layer with small heart (MET KLEIN HART)
    49
  60. Activate bottom layer
    (Ó
  61. Layers - arrange - move up
    51
  62. Activate the layer with the big heart (GROOT HART)
    52
  63. Layers - Merge - Merge down
    If, on the top layer, you open and close the eye you see the heart beat.If you don't see the effect, you did something wrong.
  64. Rename the layer lAYER WITH BIG HEART (LAAG MET GROOT HART)
    53
    We finished the most difficult part
  65. Activate the scrapset, and Activate layer 22 flower (scrapset):
    54
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  66. Move to a nice spot :
    I did it this way:
    55
  67. Duplicate this flower 5 times (or less), and place them on a nice spot:
    I put the flowers here:
    56
  68. Activate the scrapset, Activate layer 18 grey hearts:
    57
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  69. Choose were you want to put this item .
    I have put it here:
    58
  70. Activate the scrap set again en Activate layer 19 red hearts
    59
  71. Move to a nice spot :
    60
  72. We nearly finished , we just have to fill in the little card:
    Activate the scrapset again and select
    13 name card with heart
    61
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  73. and move to a nice place:
    62
  74. You can write your text on the little card or you can copy the text from the scrap set 'my valentine"
    Copy and Paste on your working area.
    I used this font: BroadmoorScriptSSK
    If you choose the easy way:
    layer palette: Activate this layer
    63
    Edit - Copy
    Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
  75. and move:
    64
    For those who don't work with animation shop. Follow the steps in the red frame below:

    For those who won't work with ANIMATIONSHOP:

    - Layers - merge - Merge visible
    - Edit - Copy
    - Activate the frame (@nn_251210_frame_MyValentine_tdstudio.pspimage)
    - delete 1 layer
    - Edit - Paste as new layer
    - Layers - arrange - move down
    - Save as a jpg No need to resize.

  76. OK, back to the layers, so pay attention!!!!!!
  77. Close the two bottom layers :
    65
  78. Activate any open layer
  79. Layers - merge - Merge visible
    66
  80. Rename this layer ACCENTS (that make it easier to explain)
    67
  81. Duplicate the layer ACCENTS
    68
  82. Layers - arrange - Move down and repeat(so you did this two times)
    69
  83. Open the eyes in the layer palette:
    70
  84. Merge the layer with the big heart and the layer with the accents and also merge the layer with the small heart and the copy of the layer with the accents.
  85. Stay on this layer (copy from accents)( KOPIE van ACCENTS - )
  86. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  87. Activate the top layer (ACCENTS)
  88. Layers - Merge - Merge down
  89. This is the result: The top layer should be the one with the big heart.
    71
    If you open en close the eye you see the heart beat
  90. layer palette: Activate the LAYER WITH RHE SMALL HEART
  91. Edit - Copy
  92. Activate your frame: @nn_251210_frame_MyValentine_tdstudio.pspimage
    (layer FRAME 1 is active)
  93. Edit - Paste as new layer on your FRAME
    72
  94. Layers - arrange - Move down
  95. Activate layer FRAME 1
    73
  96. Layers - Merge - Merge down
    74
  97. Back to your working area and activate the LAYER With the big heart
  98. Edit - Copy and activate the FRAME
  99. Raster 1 is activated. Edit - Paste as new layer (this is now raster 2):
    75
  100. Activate FRAME 2 in the layer palette
  101. layers - merge - merge down
  102. File - Save as:
    76

    Part II
  103. Open animation shop and verify the settings:
    File - Preferences - General program preferences tab -->> Layered files:
    77
  104. File - Open and choose the file you just saved
  105. Animation - frame properties = 30, the heart will beat quicker is you lower this figure
  106. Animation - Resize animation:
    78
  107. File - wizard optimalisation, this seems to me to have the best quality:
    79
    Click next:
    80
    click Adapt and verify if your settings match mine:
    Tab colors:
    81
    Tab optimalisations:
    82
    Click OK
    click next, again Next, Next and Apply
  108. File - Save as.... give a name.
    So we reached the end - that deserves a break:)