Lonely White Christmas

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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:

FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss

Greg's Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow

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: 4 tubes - 1 mask.

 

The tubes are by Candice B and Dieter und Marion.

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 and mask.

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 mask in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #faf3e6 (or at your choice).

Set your background color to #85130d (or at your choice).

Open a transparent image of 600 x 500 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'Tioli-Pepijn'  - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 3

Copy tube 'weihnacht'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Don't move the tube.

Step 4

Copy tube 'femme14A'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place her on the right side.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 5 - Opacity 65 - Blur 10 - color black.

Step 5

Copy tube 'DBV_silentnight'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the left side.

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

Step 6

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 7

Image - Add borders - Symmetric not checked - background color - with these settings:

Step 8

Activate your Freehand selection - Point to point - Add (Shift) - with these settings:

Make a selection around the Christmas balls and the bow - see image below:

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

Click OK.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

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

Step 9

Back to PSP.

Click Undo until you have the selection back.

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

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 10

Back to PSP.

Click Undo until you have the selection back.

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

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Animation - Resize animation - Width 850 pixels.

Step 11

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!

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 December 6, 2011.

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 May 27, 2013

 

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