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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

Penta.com - Color Dot

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 7 tubes.

 

The tubes are by Corinne Vocaire, Guismo and Reagen.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes.

 

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 in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #e0ddda (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #6f2428 (or at your choice).

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

Open a transparent image of 850 x 650 pixels.

Step 2

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 30.

Step 3

Copy tube 'Mist corinne.vicaire - paysage 04.12.10.01'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Don't move it :-)

Step 4

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance.

Step 5

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Step 6

Copy tube 'snowflakes'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Step 7

Effects - Image effects - Seamless tiling - default settings.

Step 8

Copy tube 'rideau'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it at the top of your crea.

Step 9

Activate your Distortion tool or K - mode to Scale.

Pull it to the left and to the right.

Step 10

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Step 11

Copy tube 'Last Christmas_Rain Drop_Scrap and Tubes'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on top of your crea.

Step 12

Activate your Distortion tool or K - mode to Scale.

Pull it to the left and to the right.

Step 13

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Step 14

Open tube 'calguisxmas24112011'.

Copy layer 'exclusif 2011'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked.

Place her right below.

Step 15

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Step 16

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 50 - Blur 30 - color black.

Step 17

Open tube 'calguisxmas24112011'.

Activate layer 'BOULES'.

Activate your Selection tool - Rectangle (S).

Draw a selection on the upper right ball - see image below:

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked.

Place it on the finger of the woman - see main image.

Step 18

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Step 19

Copy tube 'WordArtWhiteChristmas'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 55% - All layers not checked.

Place it below in front of the woman.

Step 20

Activate your layer palette.

Click on the last key to eliminate the transparency - see images below:

Zoom your text in so you can see it better.

Flood fill the text with color #c70000.

Click again on the last key.

Step 21

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Step 22

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 23

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with color #c70000.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 4 pixels.

Press Delete.

Step 24

Selections - Invert.

Effects - Plugins - Penta.com - Color Dot - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 25

Activate layer 4 (the rideau layer).

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

Step 26

Activate layer 5 (the Last_Christmas_Rain Drop_Scrap and Tubes).

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

Step 27

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

Step 28

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

Step 29

Back to PSP.

Click Undo 2x.

Step 30

Activate layer 5 (the Last_Christmas_Rain Drop_Scrap and Tubes).

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - Setting: Small Star Constellation - press 1x Random Seed.

Step 31

Activate layer 4 (the rideau layer).

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - Settings: click Reset to factory default - see image below:

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

Step 32

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

Step 33

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 34

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 1, 2011.

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 5, 2014

 

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