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Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Psp tutorial: Autumn Rain


This tutorial is entirely my own idea. The tubes are created by me, so please leave the layers intact. The tubes can always be used for personal stuff, you only have to ask permission first if you would like to use them in a tutorial.


This tutorial will be written in English.

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I've made this tutorial in PSP X8, but can be made in other PSP versions as well. Don't forget to save your work from time to time. 

Materials: 
Abstract Stream Forms (misted) tube - here.
Blue Sky (misted) tube - here.
Green Leaves tube - here.
Leaf In Autumn Rain (misted) tube - here.
Black and White Abstraction mask - here.
Abstract Stream Forms mask - here.
Three deco tubes - in zip.

Download the zip file here.
Place the tubes, masks, etcetera in the right folders.

Plugins:
Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow.
AAA Frames - Foto Frame.

Programs:
Sqirlz Water Reflections - here.
Animation Shop - here.
  • Foreground colour: #4f8ba7
  • Background colour: #325a6e

Ok, let's start!

1) Open a new transparent image of 900 x 700 px.
2) Make the following linear gradient with your foreground colour:



Flood fill your canvas with this gradient.
3) Copy and paste the tube "Leaf_In_AutumnRain-Nolver_02102015" as new layer on your image.
4) Effects ---> Image Effects ---> Seamless Tiling ---> default ---> OK.
5) Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge Visible.
6) Adjust ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blur: 17,00.
7) Adjust ---> Blur --->Radial Blur:


8) Effects ---> Reflection Effects ---> Kaleidoscope:


9) Adjust ---> Blur ---> Gaussian Blur: 100,00. Adjust ---> One Step Photo Fix.
10) Add a new layer and fill it with the background colour.
11) Layers ---> Load/Save Mask ---> Load Mask From Disk and search for the mask "Abstract_Stream_Forms-Nolver_02102015". Use the following settings:


12) Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge Group. Layers ---> Duplicate. Do this 2 more times.
13) Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge Down. Press on your keyboard on Ctrl + Y two times. Now all mask layers are merged.
14) Effects ---> Edge Effects ---> Enhance.

15) Copy and paste the tube "Abstract_Stream_Forms-Nolver_02102015" as new layer on your image.
16)  Move the layer to the bottom on the right side. Change the blend mode to Luminance Legacy and the opacity value into 77. See the example below:


17) Duplicate the layer and mirror it (in Psp X8: Image ---> Mirror ---> Mirror Horizontal).
18) Change the opacity of the duplicated layer to 45.
19) Copy and paste the tube "Leaf_In_AutumnRain-Nolver_02102015" as new image. Please note: don't paste it as new layer, but just as new image.
20) Layers ---> Duplicate. Press on Ctrl + Y 5 more times.
21) Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge Visible.
22) Image ---> Resize and take over the following settings:


23) Now copy the resized image. Go back to your work and paste it as new layer on your image.
Move it to the top on the left side. See the example below:


24) Copy and paste the tube "BlueSky(misted)-Nolver_30052014" as new layer on your image. Mirror the layer.
25) Press on your keyboard on Shift + L and take over the following settings:


Move the layer to the top on the right side. See the example below:


26) Add a new raster layer and fill it with the colour white.
27) Layers ---> Load/Save Mask ---> Load Mask From Disk and search for the mask "Black_and_White_Abstraction-Nolver_02102015". Use the following settings:


28) Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge Group. Flip the image (in Psp X8: Image ---> Flip ---> Flip Vertical).
29) Move the layer a bit to the top on the right side. Change the opacity to 45.
30) Add the following Drop Shadow: 1, 1, 42, 1.00, black.
Duplicate the image and Flip it (in Psp X8: Image ---> Mirror ---> Mirror Vertical).
Rename the duplicated layer with "Abstraction".
31) Copy and paste the tube "Bars Deco" as new layer on your image. Move the layer to the bottom, on the right side.
32) Layers ---> Arrange ---> Move Down.
33) Activate the "Abstraction" layer. Add the following Drop Shadow: 1, 1, 100, 1.00, black.
34) Copy and paste the tube "Blocks Deco" as new layer on your image.
35) Effects ---> Image Effects --->  Offset:


36) Add the following borders:
  • 2px, foreground colour (#4f8ba7).
  • 2px, #eab818.
  • 2px, background colour (#325a6e).
  • 50px, foreground colour (#4f8ba7).
37) Select with the Magic Wand, the border of 50px wide.
38) Effects ---> Plugins ---> Graphics Plus ---> Cross Shadow ---> default. Remove the selection.
39) Effects ---> Plugins --->AAA Frames ---> Foto Frame:


40) Copy and paste the tube "Golden Bullet" as new layer on your image. Press on Shift + L:
Hue = 32; Saturation = 213.
41) Duplicate the bullet 7 more times and place each bullet in a square of the "Blocks Deco" tube on the left. Place it nicely in the center of each square.
42) Close the "Background" layer (= first layer of the palette). Layers ---> Merge ---> Merge Visible.
Reopen the "Background" layer and activate the top layer (= the layer with the bullets).
43) Copy and paste the tube "Green Leaves-Nolver_28102010" as new layer on your image. Resize the layer with 30%, bicubic, Resize All Layers not checked.
44) Press on Shift + L: Hue = 32; Saturation = 213.
45) Image ---> Free Rotate and take over the following settings:


Add the following Drop Shadow: 1, 4, 79, 17.82, black.
46) Effects ---> Image Effects ---> Offset:


47) Duplicate the layer. Mirror the duplicated layer and then flip it. Your image should now look like this:


48) Add on a new layer your name or watermark and save your work as "Autumn_Rain.png".

Adding the rain animation

  • Open the program Sqirlz Water Reflections.
  • Click on the green folder icon and search on your computer for the file "Autumn_Rain.png".
  • Go to the menu View and click on Show 100%.
  • Press on the icon Start Creating Outline. See the example below:
  •  Make with your left mouse button a selection (outline). When you are at the end of creating the selection, terminate the selection with your right mouse button. The selection should look something like this:
  •  Press on the icon Customize Rain/Snow.

  • Use the settings which are shown below. Press on the yellow arrow for a preview of the animation.
  •  Press on GIF and choose Rain/Snow only ---> OK.
  • Save your animation as "Autumn_Rain.gif". Enter 10 for the frame rate.
  • You can resize your animation in Animation Shop and/or remove a couple of animation frames if you think the amount of frames is too many.
  • Done!

 I'd love to see your own creation from this tutorial. I'll post it here.


This tutorial was originally written on October 2, 2015.




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