Oriental Leaves

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Made in PSPX and Animation Shop

Filters needed - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Nature - Rust
Simple - Top Left Mirror

Supplies - background image - annesska-ol.pspimage, Floral tube - Thaiss-H-Flower_9.pspimage, my selection file - annesska-oriental-leaves-1.pspselection, leaves animation - leaves.gif

Download supplies **Here**

Save the selection file to your Selections folder, save the leaves.gif to folder of your choice to use in animation shop. Open the background image and tube in psp.

Open the annesska-bg-ol image

Layers, Duplicate

Effects, Plug Ins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Nature - Rust

Click on settings and choose Large Gold Flakes, No Streaks then use the settings below


Layers, New raster layer

Selections, Load selection from disk. In the dropdown menu choose annesska-oriental-leaves-1

Floodfill with #d5ae94

Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen More

Select None

Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow 1, 1, 100, 1, Black

Lower opacity to 34

Click on the Thaiss H-flower_9 tube

Edit, Copy

On your working image, Edit, Paste as a new layer

Image, Resize 80% bicubic, all layers unchecked

Move down slightly and to the right

Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow 3, 3, 64, 10.14, Black

Layers Duplicate

Effects, Photo Effects, Sepia Toning, 100

In Layers palette, Lower Opacity to 40

Layers, Merge Visible

Image, Resize, 85% bicubic, All layers unchecked

With the magic wand click in the transparent space

Floodfill with black

Effects, Texture Effects, Weave, Settings below


Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen More

Effects, Plug Ins, Simple, Top Left Mirror

Select None

Image, Add borders, 4, symmetric, #9a4839

You can save as a jpg and finish now or carry on and animate it.

To animate -


Edit, copy

Open animation shop

Edit, Paste as a new animation

Edit, duplicate, until you have 12 frames

Edit, Select all, Animation, Frame Properties, 25

File, Open the leaves animation

Edit, Click on the first frame, Edit,Select all

Now click on Propagate paste


On the first frame, with the mouse, left click where shown below, and hold down

Animation 1

Drag onto the first frame of your main image, as indicated below, and release the left mouse button

Animation 2

The leaves should be on all of the frames now

Animation, Resize animation, 80%

View, Animation and if it looks okay, save as a gif.

Tutorial written by Annesska 9 November 2007

Thanks to Silvia for testing.

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February 2008