Creating images with animated water Tutorial
This tutorial is designed for PSP and uses the Almathera Puddler Filter. You can get download this filter
by clicking here. Once you have installed the filter into your plugins folder you will be ready to begin.
We will create a simple water flow effect like the one to the left in this tutorial.
The image was created in only a few moments.
Click and save this image to your computer.
Open PSP (any version will work)
Use your lasso tool to select the water in the image.
NOTE: Often the puddler will remove color from your water area. To avoid this problem, duplicate the layer, and work on your duplicate layer.
When you are done with all the puddler steps, go to each image and slide the opacity slider on the duplicate layer to around 70-75% and like the color of the water. Then merge the layers and continue with your animation!
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This is the hardest part of the tutorial.
When you have the area selected, then hit shift and D to make three copies of the image.
You will now have 4 images open in psp.
Click on image 1 and go to your plugins, select Almathera, Puddler.
Select Lake from the drop down list.
The only other control you need to use is the scale,
at the bottom of the panel.
Set it at about 26. And click okay.
The water in your first image will be rippled.
Select image 2.
Open the puddler filter again.
The only thing you need to do is move the scale up just a tad.
The more you move the scale the faster the water will flow.
Now two images are done. Repeat the process on image 3 and image 4, using the settings below.
Now all your images should have rippled water.
Now all you need to do is animate them.
I use animation shop for my animation.
Save your images as image1.psp, image2.psp, image3.psp, image4.psp all in the same folder.
Now on to the animation tutorial.
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