Snow Time

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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:

VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes

VM Instant Art - Steel Mesh

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: 7 tubes - 1 picture - 1 font.

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

 

The tubes are by JHanna, Mou, Pascale and Patao.

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 picture.

Please don't remove the watermark.

The Copyright belongs to the original artist.

Let the credit to the maker.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #e7e6ee.

Set your background color to #768582.

Open image 'JHanna_100 bground' - Shift+D to copy it.

Close the original - the copy is your working image.

Step 2

Copy tube 'snowyvillage-sandi'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it a little up and a little to the left.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 65 - Blur 2 - color black.

Step 3

Open tube 'hmmo_xmastree'.

Image - Resize - Width 250 pixels.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place them right below - see main image.

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

Step 4

Copy tube 'SantaMoon_patao'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place him on the moon - see main image.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 5

Layers - New raster layer.

Effects - Plugins - VM Instant Art - Steel Mesh - with these settings:

Step 6

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 4 pixels - black.

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

Step 7

Copy tube 'image6'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it upper left - see main image.

Step 8

Open tube 'Pascale_151108_Woman_Snow'.

Image - Resize - Width 400 pixels.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place her left below - see main image.

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

Step 9

Open tube 'Merrysnow' (text).

Image - Resize - Width 300 pixels.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Step 10

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Text tool - font Snowdrift - Size 20 - with these settings:

Type your name and place it on the right side - see main image.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Step 11

Close the bottom layer.

Activate one of the other layers.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Close this layer.

Step 12

Open and activate your bottom layer.

Activate your Selection tool - Rectangle - Mode to Add (Shift) - Feather 0 - Anti alias checked - see image below:

Make a selection inside the window.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 13

Open the merged layer.

Edit - Copy Merged.

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

Step 14

Back to PSP - click 3x Undo, until you have only the selection back.

Close the merged layer again and activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - set Random Seed to 1949 - click OK.

Selections - Select none.

Open the merged layer.

Edit - Copy Merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 15

Back to PSP - click 3x Undo, until you have only the selection back.

Close the merged layer again and activate the bottom layer.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - set Random Seed to 3144 - click OK.

Selections - Select none.

Open the merged layer.

Edit - Copy Merged.

To AS: Edit - Paste - After current frame.

Step 16

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animation looks.

If you are satisfied:

Animation - Resize animation - Width 500 pixels.

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

If you got a screen, click 4x Next - click 1x Finish.

 

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

 

This lesson was written by Gerrie on June 25, 2009.

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 21, 2013

 

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