Magic of Christmas

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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:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

You can download it

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 7 tubes - 1 paper - 1 texture - 1 gradient.

Place the texture in your Texture folder.

Place the gradient in your Gradient folder.

 

The woman tube is by Mary.

The scrapkit is by Molemina.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes and scrapkit.

 

Please don't remove the watermark.

The Copyright belongs to the original artist.

Let the credit to the maker.

The copyright of this tutorial belongs to Annarella.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes and the paper in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #f6f6f6 (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #5688aa (or at your choice).

Step 2

Open a transparent image of 850 x 750 pixels.

Selections - Select all.

Step 3

Copy tube 'White_Christmas_MoleminaScrap_pp (10)'.

Back to your working image - paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 4

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Colorize - 149 - 83.

Step 5

Copy tube 'Star Bling'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on top of your crea.

Step 6

Copy tube 'Mary 1212 -40'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

Place her in the lower left corner.

Step 7

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 20 - Blur 10 - color black.

Step 8

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp mask: 1 - 64 - 4.

Step 9

Copy tube 'White_Christma_MoleminaScrap_el (81)'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 70% - All layers not checked.

Place it left below.

Step 10

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 11

Copy tube 'White_Christam_MoleminaScrap_cluster (12)'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 20% - All layers not checked.

Place it upper right - see main image.

Step 12

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 15 - Blur 10 - background color.

Step 13

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 14

Copy tube 'x30'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 45% - All layers not checked.

Move it down and a little to the right, next to the woman.

Step 15

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 20 - Blur 10 - color black.

Step 16

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp mask: 1 - 64 - 4.

Step 17

Copy tube 'wa2'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 20% - All layers not checked.

Place it on top of your crea, a little to the right.

Step 18

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Press Delete.

Step 19

Flood fill the selection with your foreground color.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Press Delete.

Step 20

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 2 pixels.

Press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Step 21

Image - Canvas size - with these settings:

Step 22

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Press Delete.

Step 23

Set your foreground to gradient 'bluesky~TS' - Linear - Angle 0 - Repeats 0 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

Step 24

Effects - Texture effects - find texture - Aluminiumfolie - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 25

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Step 26

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.

Step 27

Activate the Star Bling layer.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - with these settings:

Step 28

Edit - Copy.

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

Step 29

Back to PSP - press Undo.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - press 1x Random Seed.

Step 30

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 31

Back to PSP - press Undo.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - press 1x Random Seed.

Step 32

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 33

Back to PSP - press Undo.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - press 1x Random Seed.

Step 34

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Edit - Select all.

Step 35

Open animation 'candle_klein' in AS.

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

Step 36

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Place the flame on the candle.

Step 37

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 December 21, 2012.

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 September 4, 2014

 

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