Merry Christmas 2010

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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 plugins:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

Cybia - ScreenWorks

MuRa's Seamless - Emboss at Alpha

You can download them

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 3 tubes - 1 brush - 1 mask.

 

The tubes are by Bieke and SDT.

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 all the materials in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open the brush 'Annarella'.

File - Export - Custom Brush - name it and click OK.

Step 2

Set your foreground color to #598cb1 (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #102134 (or at your choice).

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - with these settings:

Step 3

Open a transparent image of 800 x 700 pixels.

Flood fill this image with your gradient.

Step 4

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 30.

Step 5

Effects - Distortion effects - Pixelate - with these settings:

Step 6

Effects - Texture effects - Mosaic Glass - with these settings:

Step 7

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

Layers - New Mask layer - From image - find mask 'sdtMask177' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Step 8

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance more.

Step 9

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Seamless - Emboss at Alpha - with these settings:

Repeat this plugin 1x with the same settings.

Step 10

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

Step 11

Stay on this layer.

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point.

Select the square in the mask.

Step 12

Copy tube 'Winter_Landscape_11'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it in the middle of the square.

Step 13

Selections - Invert - press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Set this layer to Blend mode Luminance (L).

Step 14

Copy tube 'kikirou1463_mist_face'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 110% - All layers not checked.

Place her right below.

Step 15

Layers - Duplicate.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Step 16

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 25 - Blur 5 - black.

Step 17

Image - Canvas size - with these settings:

Step 18

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 25 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Activate the layer of the woman.

Press Delete.

DON'T DESELECT!

Step 19

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

Effects - Plugins - Cybia - ScreenWorks - Dot Screen - with these settings:

If Cybia doesn't have Dot Screen, you can also use plugin ScreenWorks - Dot Screen.

DON'T DESELECT!

Step 20

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Modify - Select selection borders - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with your background color.

Selections - Select none.

Step 21

Activate your Brush tool - find brush 'Annarella' - stamp it on your crea (you have to use this brush!).

Add your name and/or watermark.

Step 22

Close the woman's layer and the brush layer by clicking on the eye's.

Step 23

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

Open AS.

Step 24

Edit - Paste - As a new animation.

Step 25

Click 1x Ctrl+C - press now 9x Ctrl+L'.

You now have 10 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 26

Open tube 'sneeuw2006Bieke' in AS.

Click in frame 1 - press Delete.

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

Step 27

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Repeat this step, so that the whole frame is with snow.

Step 28

Back to PSP.

Close the bottom 3 layers.

The border layers must remain open.

Step 29

Open the woman's layer and the brush layer.

Step 30

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

Step 31

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

Click 1x Ctrl+C - press now 9x Ctrl+L.

You now have 10 frames.

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

Step 32

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - In selected frame.

Step 33

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 16, 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 3, 2014

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