Scrap kit used for this tutorial is from Tiny Turtle Designs ' Burgandy Christmas '

Arwork of İAlexandra Vanek also used

Supplies ( WSL_Mask84.jpg)

This tutorial was written in PSP X9  Dec 27, 2016. It would help if you had a working knowledge of PSP.

Plugin used is Xenofex 2


#1. Open paper (23).jpg  Shift + D to duplicate the image.. Close the original, Keep the duplicated

image as your working image.

Right click on the background layer on layer palette.. and promote background layer.

Apply the mask to the paper layer. Merge/ merge group.

#2. Go to image/ canvas size   900 x 900 center justify.

#3. Open Frame (99) (Pinkish rectangle frame)  C & P it over to your working image.

on your mask layer use your deformation tool to pull out the edges of the mask layer some.

#4.  Use your magic wand tool to select the center of the pinkish frame.

Go to Selections/ modify/ expand/ 10 pixels.

Add a new layer below the frame layer.  Open paper (14).jpg Right click on the top of  the paper window and COPY

on the new layer on your working image , Paste in to selection. Your image should  look like below.

#5.  Apply a 3D drop shadow on the frame layer V =0 H=5 Opacity 60% blur 10  color black

Use this setting for all the shadows on the elements.

#6. Open element (121).png (Oval pink frame)  Position it below the paper layer  under the rectangle frame

To the left side then duplicate the oval frame and move to the right side.

#7. Position like below. then merge  the two oval frames together.

#7. Open paper (17).jpg   C & P it over to your working image. Position below the oval frames.

#8. Use your magic wand tool and click on the inside of the two oval frames.

Go to selections/ modify/ Expand/ 10 pixels/  INVERT and cut on the tan paper layer.


#9. Apply  your 3d drop shadow on the oval frames.

#10.  Place the tube you're going to use on the top layer in the middle of the rectangle frame.

resize accordingly.

Open element (106).png (pine spray) place on the left side below the tube layer.. then duplicate and mirror , place on the right side.

Merge the two pine sprays. duplicate and flip and move down to bottom where they poke out from under the bow. (step #17)

#11. Open element (126).png (flower cluster). resize 75%  place on the right side.. duplicate and mirror.

erase part of the bottom stem of the flower cluster.

#12. Open element (6) (brown flower) resize 40%

Colorize it using the below settings.

#14. Darken the flower using Curves

#15.  Placement of the flower below.

#16. Open element (80) (3 flowers)  resize 50%  duplicate

Open element (76) (Pink rose) resize 35%  colorize the same as you did in step 12.

#17. Open element (107) Pink bow. colorize same as in step 12.

#18.  Resize all layers now 88%.

Reminder:  Don't forget to put a layer with the copyright info for the tube!

go to image/ canvas size  850 x 850  center justify

#19. Add a new layer on the bottom of the layer palette.. fill with white

On the mask layer use your deformation tool to pull out the corners where you can see it  past

all the elements but not so close it goes over the edge.

 #20.  Open element (1)(pink star) resize 30%  C & P it over to your working image.

below is before I copied the star over to my working image, I just wanted you to see how to do the free rotate.

 Go to image/ free rotate  25% to the right. Place it under the flower layers on the right...

#21. Duplicate the star and mirror it. Merge the two star layers. 

#22. Open element (33).png (white snowflakes) position over the left on top of the stars layers.. duplicate and mirror.

#23. Below is how I merged my layers... all the bottom layers (below the stars) and all the top layers (from the snowflakes on up)

Just have the stars on a layer to them selves and multiply the star layer 2 times.. so you have 3 layers all together of the stars.

#24.  Apply Xenofex 2/ constellation on each of the star layers. 

First with these settings then on the other star layers... hit the Random seed button with each star layer.

#25. Hide two of the star layers... have the top merged layers and the bottom merged layers showing.

Right click on the top of your image and COPY MERGED.

#26. Open your animation shop now. Right click on it's desktop and paste as a new animation.

Back to PSP... Hide the one star layer that was visible and un hide the next star layer

Right click on the image top and COPY MERGED... over in animation shop.. right click on top of your new animation

and paste behind the currant frame.

Back to PSP.. hide the one star layer that was showing... and unhide the 3rd star layer... COPY MERGED

Over in animation shop..  paste behind current frame. You should end up with a 3 framed animation.

Check your animation to see if it looks ok... if so... Save as a GIF.