Magic Christmas

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For this tutorial you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

AAA Frames - Foto Frame

You can download the plugin

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: 5 tubes - 1brush - 2 masks - 2 pattern.

Export the brushes in PSP by Custom brush to your Brush folder.

 

Permission to use the tubes

 

The tubes are by Clo, 1Patries and MM Designz.

One mask is by Sigrid

The other tubes and mask are unknown to me.

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

 

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes and masks.

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 masks in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #ecebeb.

Set your background color to #831100.

Set your background to one of the patterns - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Open tube 'Alfa Magic christmas'.

Shift+D to copy it.

Close the original.

The copy is your working image.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your background color.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'maske034_sigrid' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

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

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Step 4

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from Alpha channel - load 'Selection 1' - with these settings:

Press Delete 1x.

Selections - Select none.

Step 5

Activate your bottom layer.

Copy tube 'lunanatal008'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

You can move it as you like or see main image.

Step 6

Activate your top layer.

Copy tube 'wolkenrand snow_Clo '.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Step 7

Copy tube '1Patries_ VR295-goth-babe-Lulla-06_5-1-10'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Place her on the left side.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - at your choice.

Step 8

Copy tube 'sp_fertigekugel4'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the right side - see main image.

Step 9

Copy tube 'stern1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 61% - All layers not checked.

Place the star above the Christmas ball, so it seems if the ball is hanging on the star.

Step 10

Layers - Duplicate.

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

Find a nice place for this star.

Place as much stars as you like.

Step 11

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 12

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 3 pixels - color black.

Select this border with your Magic wand - with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with your gold- or silver pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Edit - Copy.

Step 13

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

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Edit - Paste into the selection.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur: 10.

Selections - Invert.

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame - Width to 25 - see image below:

Selections - Select none.

Step 14

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Brush tool - find brush 'Christmas magic' - with these settings:

Stamp the brush 2x with a color of your choice.

Step 15

Copy tube 'stern1'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 61% - All layers not checked.

Place it at your choice or see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color white (black may also).

Step 16

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

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

Step 17

Back to PSP.

Click 1x Undo.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 4 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color white (black may also).

Step 18

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 19

Back to PSP.

Click 1x Undo.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 6 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color white (black may also).

Step 20

Edit - Copy special - Copy merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 21

Back to PSP.

Click 1x Undo.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 6 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color white (black may also).

Step 22

Repeat these steps untill you get to 10.

Step 23

In AS: click in your first frame.

Edit - Select all.

Animation - Frame properties: 80.

Click in frame 5.

Animation - Frame properties: 120 - see image below:

Step 24

Animation - Resize animation - Width 800 pixels.

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 Gerrie on November 17, 2009.

And rewritten by Gerrie on December 15, 2017.

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 December 16, 2017

 

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