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This tutorial was made in PSP X2, but can also be made in the other versions.

The copyright rests solely with me.

 

For this tutorial you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Edges Square

You can download the plugin

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 2 tubes and the ©manuelazimmermann_welcomewinter scrapkit.

 

The © for the tubes should not be removed and displayed as your own.

If you use your own material, you have to adjust them.

If you are ready, you can start :-)

 

Step 1

Open the materials in PSP - minimize them for now.

Copy them with Shift+D - close the originals.

Open a transparent image of 600 x 450 pixels.

Selections - Select all.

Copy 'mnz_paper_04' - Paste into the selection.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Edges, Square - Square Edge 17.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy 'mnz_photoframe' - Paste into the selection.

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy 'mnz_paper_03' - Paste into the selection.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Edges, Square - Square Edge 17.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Resize - 65% - All layers not checked.

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - with these settings:

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 100 - Blur 10 - color black.

Step 3

Copy 'mnz_border_01'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Left - 25 - nothing checked.

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

Move this to the upper edge of the scrappart of layer 3 - see man image.

Step 4

Activate your Magic wand - with these settings:

Activate layer 3.

Click with your Magic wand next to paper_03 - see image below:

Activate layer 4 - press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

Activate your Eraser.

Erase the following - see image below:

Step 5

Copy 'mnz_frame'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 50% - All layers not checked.

Copy tube 'cindy~Santa_Claus'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 50% - All layers not checked.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Set the Opacity of layer 5 (frame) to 50 for the next step.

Step 6

Move tube 'Santa' like this - see image below:

Activate your Eraser.

Erase the part of the frame - see image below:

So it looks if Santa leans out of the frame.

If you are satisfied, set the Opacity of the frame back to 100.

Layer 5 is still active.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Move the frame with Santa like this:

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

Step 7

Copy 'mnz_sparkling_overlay'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it to the right - see image below:

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Activate your Eraser.

Erase the stars outside the window - see image below:

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

Step 8

Copy 'mnz_limb'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Move the branche to the left side.

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

Your layer palette look like this:

Step 9

Activate your top layer.

Copy 'mnz_flower_02'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 28% - All layers not checked.

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp mask: 2 - 24 - 0 - Luminance checked.

Move it to the bottom left.

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

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Mirror - Image - Flip.

Step 10

Open 'mnz_swirlie_black'.

Image - Rotate to the left.

Image - Resize - 35% - All layers checked.

Adjust - Sharpness - Unsharp mask - same settings as before.

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

Move it to lower right corner.

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

Step 11

Copy 'mnz_tag'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - Right - 45 - nothing checked.

Layers - Arrange - Move down - repeat 2x.

Place the tag left under the flower - see main image.

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

Step 12

Activate your Text tool - font and Size at your choice.

Close your foreground color.

Set your background color to #3e4856.

Type your text.

Move it to the tag - use your Distortion tool to turn it - see main image.

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

Step 13

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Save your crea as a png or gif file.

Step 14

Open your just saved crea in AS.

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 2x Ctrl+L.

You now have 3 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

Step 15

Open tube 'Xmas 11' in AS.

Click in frame 1 - press Delete.

Click in the new frame 1.

Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Step 16

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Place it right below - see main image.

Step 17

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 lesson :-)

 

Translated by Zial on October 15, 2012

 

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