This FTU scrapkit 'Candy Cane
Kisses' is a Creative Chicks Blog Train you can start
to start downloading the kits
from each designer
I have uploaded the whole kit for
you HERE ,
cause some of the links don't work on their blogs
© Melissa Dawn used in
tutorial also My license # CDO-2339
HERE (4th down from top) Put the mask in your mask folder
I used PSP X 6 for this
tutorial.. all versions should work.. The tutorial requires a
working knowledge of PSP
#1. Open Frame 5.png from the
kit. Shift + D to duplicate close original
the duplicate frame is now your
Resize 85% , all layers.
Image/Canvas size/ 900 x 900...will
#2. I opened MSL_Paper10.jpg
Copied and pasted it over to your working image.. drag
its layer to the bottom of layer
#3. Apply your mask to the paper
layer. Merge/ Merge group (3 mask layers)
(layers/load/save mask/load mask
#4. Use the deformation tool, to
pull out the mask on the sides.. like the above pic.
(with the later versions of PSP you can
click the K on the keyboard to pop up the deformation tool.)
#5. Add a new layer below the mask
layer and fill with white.
#6. Open Paper Miz_CCK_paper9.jpg.
Copy and paste it on your working image.. have it's layer right
below the frame layer.
#7. Use your magic wand tool and
click on the center of the frame.. (have the frame layer selected in
The center of the frame should be
selected.. go to Selections/Modify/Expand 10 pixels INVERT
Highlight the tan paper layer and
#8. Hide the frame layer, Merge
#9. Duplicate the bottom
merged layer 2 times.. so you end up with 3 layers of it..
then Duplicate the frame layer 2
times.. you'll have 3 layers of the frame
all together on the layer palette
you will have 6 layers.
#10. Open the snow-sparkle.png and
#11. Highlight one of the frame
layers on the layer palette... don't matter which one..
#12. Use your magic wand and click
inside the frame area.. go to selections/modify/expand 10 pixels
#13. Now hide ALL the frame
layers.. click on the first background merged layer.
#14. Copy and paste the
snow-sparkle.png over to your working image
#15. Duplicate it 2 times.. so you
have 3 layers of the snow-sparkle
#16. Drag each snow layer above a
merged bkg layer.. look below to see how it should look
#17. This next part is going to be
confusing to you.. must read carefully
ok remember you have a selection
going... the selection of the inside of frame/expanded 10 and
Before you start merging down..
etc.. the layers of the SNOW each snow must be moved down some
on your working image.. this will
make it animated snow.. like its falling..
#18. Hide all layers except the #1
snow and #A copy of Merged..
Highlight the #1.. snow
layer.. on your working image window..
grab the snow with mouse and move
it down a tiny bit.. not to the side.. just straight down..
#19. You could use your arrow
buttons down.. so that it will not accidentally go to the side etc..
After you move the snow down a tiny
bit.. with its layer highlighted.. click DELETE. That gets rid of
the extra snow outside of frame.
#20. then Merge it DOWN with
the copy of Merged layer..(bkg) Hide it then
#21. UNHIDE now the #2 snow
and B layer of merged.. on the working image
pull the snow down lil bit more
than you pulled it first time.. then DELETE or cut...
#22. Merge/down (snow to the
copy of merged layer..) Hide the new merged layer.
#23. UNHIDE the last two..#3
snow and the bottom Merged layer..
On the working image click
hold and drag down the snow layer a lil bit more than before.. or
use the down arrow key.
#24. You should still have a
selection going.. click DELETE or CUT.. to get rid of all the extra
#25. Merge/Merge down on the layer
two that you did..
#26. HIDE all layers.. unhide the
top frame layer, Use your magic wand click on the outside of frame
#27. Selections/Modify/Expand 7
pixels (keep it selected for all frame layers)
#28. Go to Effects Xenofex 2/
Constellation and use these settings.
#29. Hide that top frame layer.
Highlight the 2nd frame layer and go to Xenofex 2/ Constellation
don't change any settings.. just
click the Random Seed button once.
Hide the second frame layer and
apply the plugin to the last and 3rd frame layer.
Keep all the same settings just
click Random Seed button once..
#30. On all 3 of the frame layers..
now apply a 3D drop shadow
#31. Then merge down Each frame
layer to a Merged bkg layer. You should just have 3 layers on
your layer palette..now.
Click on the top layer, others are
hid.. now right click on the top of the working image
and click copy merged. Open your
Animation shop and right click on it's desktop and
paste as a new animation. Back to
PSP... hide the first layer and unhide the 2nd layer , right click
on top and copy merged again
# 32. Back in Animation shop..right
click on top of new animation and paste after current frame.
#33. Do the same for the 3rd
frame.. in animation shop you should have 3 frames to your animation
if its too fast of a speed for your
first Ctrl + A to select
all....right click on the top of the animation and click
on Frame Properties and change from
10 to 20.. the larger the number the slower the animation is.
#34. ok Back in PSP... we need to
put together all the elements above the frame layer..
and Melissa Dawn's Christmas Kitty
tube.. it is a PTU tube from CDO store. link up at the top.. you
your license # with it also. Mine #
#35. Hide all the bottom layers..
like below and right click on the top of the working image.. and
#36. Over in animation shop.. right
click on the desktop and Paste as new animation.
Click the duplicate button
times.. so you should have a 3 animation frame animation
Ctrl + A to select all frames...
select all frames on your other animation you were working on while
ago with the frame on it..
Click , Hold & drag F:1 of the
kitty animation.. over to F:1 of the frame/snow animation.. don't
let go of mouse
till you have it positioned exactly
where you want it.. then let go of mouse.
When you let go of mouse.. all 3
frames of kitty should be ontop of all the 3 frames of the frames &
Click the Check animation button
to see if nothing moves that's not suppose to.. Remember UNDO is
your friend and you can
use it as many times as you need!!
If all looks ok.. then Save As your
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial..
Contact me if I explained something wrong.. or you need help!
TOODLES till next time!