Scrapkit I used for this tutorial
Crazy Carita's ' All About Christmas'
Tube used is ęBarbara Jensen's
you can find it HERE
#1. Open pp8.jpg ... Shift + D to
duplicate the window... Close the original, the duplicated
window is now
your working image... Right click
on the background layer on the layer palette... promote to
then go to image/ canvas size
850 x 850 Center justify. Apply the mask to the bkg layer.
Using the settings below.
#2. Merge/ merge group.. Your image
should look like below..
#3. then go to image/ canvas size
850 x 850 Center justify.
#4. Open element 15.png
resize 80% Drag it's layer over to your working image.
then open pp9.jpg paper and drag
its layer over under the frame layer..
#5. Using your magic wand tool
click on the inside of the frame... go to selections/modify/ expand
10 pixels/ INVERT
CUT on the paper layer.. Apply a 3D
drop shadow on the frame layer.
#6. Use the settings below for the
shadow on the frame layer.
#7. Open element 11.png (frame)
drag its layer over to your working image.
#8. Use your magic wand tool
(set on Add ) and click on the insides of the frame..
#9. Drag pp.1.jpg over to your
working image underneath the tri frame.
Use your magic wand again and click
on the inside of each of the round frames.. go to
selections/ modify/ expand 1
pixel... INVERT and CUT on the paper layer.
#10. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the
tri frame same settings as the other frame.
Your image should look like the one
#11. Now you can start putting
elements on your image
These are the ones I used:
Element 25.png resize 55%
element 10.png 50%
element 12.png 60%
duplicate and mirror
element 20.png resize 50%
element 28.png resize 50%
element 27.png resize
element 22.png resize 35%
element 1.png 60%
duplicated and mirrored
duplicated and mirrored merge these two layers and sharpen
duplicate and merge both layers with the element 16 layer above
here is how I placed all the
layers. Don't forget to put your copy right info on your tag.
#12. Now add a new layer and
take it all the way to the bottom of the layer palette.. fill with
Merge the Mask layer and the white
layer and HIDE
Merge the gold layers if you
haven't before that's the elements 16 and 26 HIDE THE GOLD
All the other layers that's showing
should be all the TOP layers.. merge VISIBLE on them
This is how your layer palette
#13. Duplicate the Gold netting
layer 2 times so you have 3 layers of it..
apply noise effect to it.. top
layer 30% noise, next one down.. 35% then lastly 40% noise
#14. Open your animation shop
now... also open the Snow animation file .mng that is in the
supplies zip...notice it has 16 frames
in PSP have the top layers showing
, the first of the netting and stars layer showing.. the other two
also show the bottom layer that the
mask and white bkg... Right click on the top of the window.. and
over to animation shop... right
click on its desktop and paste as a new animation...
Back to PSP hide the top of
the gold netting layer that's showing.. and UN hide the next netting
COPY MERGED AGAIN... and over to
animation shop... paste behind current frame..
Over in PSP... hide that middle
netting layer and UN hide the bottom netting layer.. COPY MERGED
over in animation shop.. paste
behind current frame... you should have 3 frames to your new
if you would remember.. the snow
animation.. has 16 frames... select all on your new animation
and duplicate (hitting the
duplicate button) till you have 16 frames.. if you push the button
too much just delete the extra frames..
when you get 16 frames there in the
new animation. check it to see if it looks ok... select all frames..
on that one and the snow
animation one... Drag F:1 of the
snow animation over to F: 1 of the new animation your building..
Check your animation.. so see if it looks ok..
if so... SAVE AS a Gif... taaa daaa
Toodles till next time