Christmas 2012

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

 

For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugins:

Alf's Power Toys - Wave (import in Filters Unlimited 2.0)

Alien Skin Eye Candy5: Impact - Glass

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

Andromeda - Perspective

Bkg Designer sf10 IV - Easy Corner UpperLeft (import in Filters Unlimited 2.0)

Mehdi - Curve and Sorting Tiles

ScreenWorks - Point Array

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugins in your Plugin folder.

If you have to install plugins, you have to restart your PSP, so they work immediately.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 2 tubes - 1 selection - 1 font - 1 color image.

Place the selection in your Selection folder.

Open the font and minimize it, or load fonts by Tool of font FXplorer and it's in your font in PSP.

 

The woman tube is by Guismo.

The other tubes are unknown to me.

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

 

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.

 

Step 1

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

Set your foreground color to #dcf01 (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #7a1302 (or at your choice).

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

Open a transparent image of 850 x 600 pixels.

Flood fill your image with this gradient.

Effects - Image effects - Seamless tiling - default settings.

Step 2

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Curves - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Alf's Power Toys - Wave - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles - with these settings:

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - load selection 'Ger sel 13' - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with your background color.

Effects - Plugins - ScreenWorks - Point Array - default settings.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Glass.

Click tab Settings - choose Clear - see image below:

Click OK.

Selections - Select none.

Step 4

Open tube 'calguisxmas24112011'.

Copy layer 'Boules'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place the boules - see in main image.

Step 5

Open tube 'calguisxmas24112011'.

Copy layer 'exclusif 2011'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her on the right side - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 6 - Opacity 65 - Blur 20 - color black.

Step 6

Open tube 'SILVER TREE BY HOTT'.

Image - Resize - Longest side 300 pixels.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place the tree on the hand of the woman.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Step 7

Layers - Duplicate.

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

Select the border you just added.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - Plugins - Andromeda - Perspective - with these settings:

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

Selections - Select none.

Place it on the right side.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Place the 2 pieces nicely against each other - see main image.

Step 8

Activate your bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - &<BKG Designer sf10IV> - Easy Corner UpperLeft - see image below:

Activate your top layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur 50 - color black.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Step 9

Activate your Text tool - font KingthingsChristmas - with these settings:

It is possible that you need to adjust the size.

Put your text on a nice place or see main image.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 10

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Mode to Add (Shift) - Feather and Smooth 0 - nothing checked.

Select both Christmas trees.

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

Edit - Copy.

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

Step 11

Back to PSP - click Undo until you have the selection back.

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

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 12

Back to PSP - click Undo until you have the selection back.

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

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties - 15.

Step 13

Animation - Resize animation - Width 850 pixels.

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

If you got a screen, click 3x Next - click 1x Finish.

 

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

 

This lesson was written by Gerrie on November 147, 2012.

This lesson is and remains the property of Gerrie.

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 June 16, 2013

 

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