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This tutorial was made in PSP X, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 6 tubes - 1 pattern - 1 animation and

1 scrapkit by AFee~Delightful.

Place the pattern in your Pattern folder.

 

The tubes are by Farouche, Monique, Patry and StacyKeibler.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes.

The other tubes are unknown to me.

If they are yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credits.

 

Please don't remove the watermark.

The Copyright belongs to the original artist.

Let the credit to the maker.

The copyright of the tutorial belongs to Annarella.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open tube 'WinterScenery5' - Shift+D - this is your working image.

Remove the watermark (layers 3).

Close the original image

Step 2

Set your foreground color to #ffffff (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #cb0001 (or at your choice).

Step 3

Activate the background of your working image (layers 1).

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Duochrome - colors are #ffffff and #cb001 - with these settings:

Step 4

Selections - Select all.

Step 5

Activate your tube layer.

Edit - Copy - paste into the selection.

Step 6

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

Activate your Distortion tool.

Pull all sides - see image below:

Step 8

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Duochrome - same settings as before.

Step 9

Image - Add borders - 5 pixels - white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Set your foreground to gold pattern 'goldbeads' - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Flood fill the selection with this gold pattern.

selections - Select none.

Step 10

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Resize - 90% - All layers not checked.

Step 11

Activate the layer below.

Adjust - Blur - Radial blur - with these settings:

Step 12

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - click on the little arrow - choose custom and color #ffffff (white) - with these settings:

Step 13

Activate your top layer.

Open scrapkit 'AFee~Delightful Christmas Scrap Kit'.

Copy layer 'AF~pink poinsetta DC'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the lower right corner.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Duochrome - same settings as before.

Step 14

Image - Resize - 2x 70% - all layers not checked.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 32- Opacity 60 - Blur 20 - color #f8f8fa.

Step 15

Open tube 'PatryTubes_Ribbons6'.

Activate your Selection tool - Rectangle.

Draw a selection around the red bow - see image below:

Edit - Copy - paste as a new layer on your working image.

Step 16

Image - Resize - 3x 80% - All layers not checked.

Image - Mirror.

Place it in the upper left corner - see main image.

Step 17

Copy tube 'Ball1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 3x 80% - All layers not checked.

Place it upper left, under the bow.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Step 18

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Duochrome - same settings as before.

Step 19

Copy tube 'Scritta Merry Christmas Monique'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x 80% - All layers not checked.

Place the text in the lower left corner - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as before.

Step 20

Copy tube 'StacyKeibler-Elf-KDO'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 70% - All layers not checked - repeat 2x with 90%.

Place her on the right side.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Step 21

Copy tube 'Annarella.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in one of the corners.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Step 22

Close the 2 bottom layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Rename this layer 'Decorations'.

Step 23

Open the 2 bottom layers.

Activate layer 2.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Edit - Copy.

Step 24

Open Animation Shop (AS).

Edit - Paste - As a new animation.

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click 9x Ctrl+L.

You now have 10 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 25

Open animation 'ch-neve' in AS.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Step 26

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste in selected frame.

Place it in the middle window - see main image.

Paste in selected frame until the window is filled with snow.

Step 27

Back to PSP.

Copy your decoration layer.

Step 28

To AS: Edit - Paste - As a new animation.

Edit - Copy.

Step 29

Back to your main animation.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Press Propagate Paste - Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Make sure they are on the right place and release your mouse button.

Step 30

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you are satisfied:

Save your crea as a gif file and you're done!

 

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

 

This lesson was written by Annarella on January 28, 2010.

This lesson is and remains the property of Annarella.

You are not allowed to copy or distribute my lessons without my written permission.

All my lessons are self designed ... so any agreement is purely coincidental.

All my lessons are registered with TWI.

 

Translated by Zial on February 13, 2014

 

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