Have yourself a Merry little Christmas

Leny, heel erg bedankt voor je toestemming om je lessen te mogen vertalen.

Thank you Leny, for your permission to translate your beautiful tutorials.

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For this tutorial you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugins:

Andromeda - Perspective

Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

You can download the plugins

Place or install the plugins into your Plugin folder.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 color label - 3 tubes - 2 masks - 1 line style

Place the line style in your Line style folder.

 

The tubes are by Guismo, Katjoes and Leny.

The masks are by Narah.

Thank you so much for your beautiful tubes and masks.

The other tubes are unknown to me.

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

 

Step 1

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

Set your foreground color to #ffffff.

Set your background color to #7d202a.

Open a transparent image of 900 x 600 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - with these settings:

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Copy tube 'Katjoes-woman-227'.

Back to your working image.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Adjust - Blur - Radial blur - with these settings:

Effects - Image effects - Seamless tiling - with these settings:

Layers - Duplicate.

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling - with these settings:

Step 3

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'Narah_mask_0570' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Change the Blend mode of this layer to Screen.

Step 4

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your foreground color.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask 'Narah_mask_0562' - same settings as before.

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Change the Blend mode of this layer to Screen.

Step 5

Edit - Copy merged.

Edit - Paste as a new image.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 25% - All layers checked - Resolution to Intelligent.

Step 6

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 30 pixels - foreground color.

Edit - Copy.

Back to your working image.

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

Place it in the upper right corner.

Step 7

Layers - Duplicate.

Effects - Plugins - Andromeda - Perspective Tiling - click on Preset - see image below:

Now you choose preset ff 02 by clicking on it - see image below:

Now you click 2x on the V-mark right below.

Effects - Image effects - Offset - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Step 8

Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Pen tool - choose Line style Diamond - with these settings:

Draw a line from the top of the little picture to about the middle of the little picture left below - see image below:

Click Apply.

Choose now Node type - Curve.

You now see very small balls in the line - see image below:

Now go to the first ball and you see 2 parenthesis.

Click on it with your left mouse button and hold it.

You can pull the line up and to the left, until you have almost the same as I have. You can pull the parenthesis outside your crea - see image below:

When you're ready release the mouse button and go with your mouse to the start.

Click with your right mouse button and choose apply.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor minus 2 - Opacity 75 - Blur 5 - color black.

Step 9

Activate your top layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor minus 20 - Opacity 50 - Blur 30 - color black.

Step 10

Copy tube 'Katjoes-woman-227'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Don't move the tube.

Image - Resize - 1x with 85% and 1x with 90% - All layers not checked - Resolution to Bicubic.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as the last time.

Step 11

Copy tube 'Leny-tekst-haveyourself'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the text upper left.

Step 12

Open tube 'CalGuisDecosAPINnOEL19112013'.

Copy layer 2.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 115% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x.

Place the tree on the right side, before the picture.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor minus 20 - Opacity 50 - Blur 30 - color black.

Step 13

Copy tube 'christmas25'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move this tree a little before the white tree.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as the last time.

Step 14

Open tube 'CalGuisDecosAPINnOEL19112013'.

Copy layer 1.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the trees right below.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor minus 20 - Opacity 20 - Blur 30 - color black.

Step 15

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Step 16

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 30 pixels - foreground color.

If you want you can resize your crea to Width 600 pixels.

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

 

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

Hugs Leny

 

This lesson was written by Leny.

This lesson is and remains the property of Leny.

You are not allowed to copy or distribute her lessons without her written permission.

All her lessons are self designed, so any agreement is purely coincidental.

 

Translated by Zial on September 19, 2019

 

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