Creating An Easter Card With AKVIS Chameleon

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Tutorial: AKVIS Chameleon

Happy Easter!


Easter Sunday or Easter is an important spring holiday. Christians have celebrated it for over 2000 years. Over time many customs have been adopted in observance of this holiday: painting eggs, cooking special dishes, exchanging gifts such as bouquets of beautiful spring flowers or candy, etc. Let’s try to make a special card with an Easter theme.

The AKVIS Chameleon and AKVIS LightShop plug-ins were used for this tutorial. The graphics editor AliveColors was used, but it’s possible to use any other graphics editor which is compatible with AKVIS plug-ins.
Background for the collage The image used as a source for the fragment Collage: Easter card

  • Step 1. A common symbol of Easter is painted hen’s eggs, so first find a suitable image of eggs.
    Photo with the chosen fragment
  • Step 2. Make a selection of the basket with the hen and eggs.
    Selecting the fragment

    Next copy the fragment to the buffer: in the main menu choose Effects -> AKVIS -> Chameleon - Grab Fragment.

  • Step 3. Choose an image for the background: something bright and colorful. For example, this:
    Background for the collage
  • Step 4. Select Effects -> AKVIS -> Chameleon - Make Collage from the main menu. The AKVIS Chameleon plug-in’s window opens. The chosen background appears in the Image Window along with the previously selected fragment.

    Montage mode is chosen by default in the Settings Panel. This is the mode which will be used for this tutorial.

    AKVIS Chameleon plug-in window
  • Step 5. The fragment is too big for the background. Use the Transform to resize the fragment (by 75%) and move it to the lower right corner.
    Move and resize the fragment
  • Step 6. Select the Keep Area Tool and draw just within the border of the basket, eggs, and hen. Select the Drop Area Tool and draw an outline around the basket, eggs, and hen.
    Drawing lines
  • Step 7. Press to start processing the collage. The result will be shown in the After tab.

    Press to apply the changes to the image, which will then be returned to the graphics editor.

  • Step 8. As can be seen, the sky in the image is bright and sunny, but the sun is not visible. Let’s add it with the AKVIS LightShop plug-in.

    Select Effects -> AKVIS -> LightShop from the main menu. Choose the appropriate Effect (we chose 053) and adjust its settings to create a springtime sun.

    Add glow
  • Step 9. Add some text (we used the Hobo Std font) and the card is ready.


How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Toolbar — Toolbar
   — Preferences — Preferences
Montage Mode Montage Mode
   — Photo Hunting — Photo Hunting
   — Serenade for a Gull — Serenade for a Gull
   — Happy Easter! — Happy Easter!
   — Wonderland — Wonderland
   — Lionheart: Create a Fantasy Character — Lionheart: Create a Fantasy Character
   — Make a Collage from Multiple Images — Make a Collage from Multiple Images
Chameleon Mode Chameleon Mode
   — To Sail Beyond the Sunset — To Sail Beyond the Sunset
   — Changing Appearance — Changing Appearance
   — Try on a Tattoo — Try on a Tattoo
   — Monkey and a Mask — Monkey and a Mask
   — Coffee Postage Stamp — Coffee Postage Stamp
   — Lemonade Label — Lemonade Label
   — Chameleon in the Fire — Chameleon in the Fire
   — The Flying Dutch — The Flying Dutch
   — Elephant in the Savanna — Elephant in the Savanna
   — Archeological Reconstruction — Archeological Reconstruction
   — The Swan Lake — The Swan Lake
   — An Earth View — An Earth View
   — Collage with a Girl — Collage with a Girl
   — Help the Dove - Symbolic Collage — Help the Dove - Symbolic Collage
   — A Girl in the Sunset — A Girl in the Sunset
   — A Greeting Card — A Greeting Card
   — Moonlight Sonata — Moonlight Sonata
   — Enliven the Scenery — Enliven the Scenery
Blend Mode Blend Mode
   — Wood Painting — Wood Painting
   — Creating a Greeting Postcard — Creating a Greeting Postcard
   — Valentine Card — Valentine Card
   — Autumn Collage — Autumn Collage
   — Butterfly on the Wall — Butterfly on the Wall
   — Fantastic Collage — Fantastic Collage
   — Blazing Photo of a Girl — Blazing Photo of a Girl
   — A Wedding Photo Collage — A Wedding Photo Collage
   — Fairy Tale Illustration — Fairy Tale Illustration
   — Ripe Cherries — Ripe Cherries
   — Creative Design in Paint Shop Pro — Creative Design in Paint Shop Pro
   — Time Goes by Like Water — Time Goes by Like Water
   — Star Leopard: Create a Wallpaper — Star Leopard: Create a Wallpaper
   — Newfoundlands From The Sea — Newfoundlands From The Sea
   — Landing in the Forest — Landing in the Forest
Emersion Mode Emersion Mode
   — For Graffiti Fans — For Graffiti Fans
   — Bird in a Cage — Bird in a Cage


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