FTU scrapkit used for this tutorial by:
ASpaceBetween 'Country Christmas'
A Millie Dell Mask used MPM_Mask95.jpg
(Frame, Snow Animation Mask &
Noel graphic scene in the supplies zip)
#1. Open RedFrame.png that was in
the Supplies zip.
Shift + D to duplicate the window..
new image is now your working
Image/Resize/85% have resize all
#2. Open paper2.jpg Resize
23% copy & paste over to your working image.
Close original paper , don't save
On the layer palette drag the paper
layer to bottom.
#3. Go to Layers/Load-Save
mask/Load Mask from Disk
Find the mask you want on the drop
down...Apply the Mask
I used MPM_Mask95.jpg
#4. Click on the top layer of the
mask on the layer palette and right click
#5. Click on the Frame layer on the
layer palette. Use your magic wand tool and click on the center of
Selections/Modify/Expand 7 pixels
#6. Open the noel_14.jpg Winter
scene. Resize 60%. Copy and paste it over to your working image.
Drag it's layer below the frame
image.. but where it's layer is above the mask layer.
Close the original scene window and
do not save the resizing.
Move your winter scene how you want
it within the circle selection..
#7. Your image should look like the
above image.. click Delete or cut.. (besure you are on the
This should cut out the extra
winter scene from around the frame. Select None.
#8. Add a new layer.. drag it
to the bottom of the layer palette.
Either fill with white.. or
whatever color/material you want.. I filled with this light tan
so that it would blend with this
tutorial.. the choice is yours.
#9. Hide the Frame layer... and
merge visible all the other layers.. rename it Bkgs
#10 Un hide the Frame layer.. apply
a 3D drop shadow on it..
Start putting all the elements you
want.. to decorate the frame.
This is what I ended up with
use deformation tool to turn
it where it looks good along the frame
#11. When you get all your elements
positioned like you want.. Hide the bottom Bkg layer.
Merge/Visible all the elements +
You should end up with just two
layers on the layer palette.
#13. Now is a good time to resize
if your image is bigger than you like... I resized mine 85%
#14. Hide the top frame/elements
layer.. Highlight the bottom Bkg layers on palette ,
right click on top of window and
#15. Open your Animation shop
now.. right click on the desktop of it.. and paste as a new
Your new animation.. you got from
PSP has just one frame right now..
you need to click the duplicate
button 4 times,
(that gives you 9
frames, you need 10 to match the snow animation )Click
on F:9 frame (just have it selected)
Then click the duplicate button
ONCE.. you should now have 10
frames on your animation..
if not.. UNDO & do again!
When you have 10 frames Ctrl + A to select all the frames.. have
it where you can see F:1 of the bkg
#16. Open the
10FrameSnowAnimation.mng in Animation shop.. Ctrl + A to
select all frames, on the snow animation
There are 10 frames of the snow.
Click , HOLD, and drag F:1 of Snow animation over to F:1 of the bkg
Position the snow on the circle in
the middle of F:1..Don't let up till you position it
where you want then let go of mouse
#16. Check your new animation..
to see if it don't jump etc.. if all is ok.. You can close the 10
framed snow animation
go back to PSP.
#17. Hide the bkg mask layer and
highlight the frame/elements layer.
Right click on top of window
Back to Animation shop, right click
on desktop and paste as new animation.
Duplicate it just like you did
before.. duplicate button click
4 times.. highlight F:9 and duplicate
should have 10 frames. Ctrl + A to
select all frames on EACH of the animations.
Click, Hold and Drag F:1 of Frame
animation to F:1 of bkg snow animation.. be sure and place it
paying close attention to where the
circle lines up.
#18. Check to see if all looks alright on your new
animation.. if it does SAVE AS a GIF
Hope you enjoy the tutorial..
TOODLES till next time