In this tutorial I used the
PTU graphic clipart of
can't find any place that sells her work anymore..
If you already have it
great... you could use any two images that matched... one
standing one down on bottom lol
Include the winter scene in
the round frame. Some falling penguins if you want to use that
instead of the snowmen.
the animated snow and the
falling Snowman ani
This tutorial was done in PSP
X 6..along with Animation Shop 3.11
Jan 8, 2015
I had done this Tag years ago
and someone wanted me to write a tut on it.. so I had to
rethink it.. cause PSP X6 you can't export your work into
Animation shop... you have to
copy merge and paste in AS. Things are done a lil bit
#1. Open the Frame
circle-knit-stripe.png resize 80% (assuming you have the
clipart set used in this tutorial)
#3. Shift + D to duplicate,
close the original, the copy is now your working image.
#4. Image/Canvas Size 800 x
800 center justify
#5. Copy and paste the
Christmas Scene to your working image...have it's layer below
the frame layer.
#6 Use your deformation tool
(K on the keyboard)
and pull out the edges of the
scene.. make SURE your deformation tool is set
on scale.. you don't want to
malform it in anyway.
Apply your 3D drop shadow on
the frame.. (don't forget your drop shadows on ALL of
You project is not finished looking or RIGHT
if you forget them!!)
Use your eraser tool and
erase the part of the bkg that goes past the edge of the
# 8. Add a new layer..
drag that layer to the bottom on the layer palette , fill with
#9. Re-position the bkg and frame to more top
right on your working image.
#10. Hide the frame layer.. right click on top
of image and click copy merged
Open your Animation Shop, right click on it's
desktop and paste as new animation.
#11. In animation shop open the
FallingSnowAni.psp image and TheFallingSnowman.psp that was in
The animated snow is 10 frames... so is the
fallingsnowman.psp 10 frames.
Your new animation.. should be the same amount
of frames as the animated snow.
You need to click the duplicate frame button 4
times you should have 9 frames there.. click on F:9 then the
duplicate button ONCE more
That should be 10 frames.... check to make
#12. In PSP un hide the frame layer and hide
the bkg and the white bottom layer.. right click
top Copy Merged over to Animation paste
as new animation. (note: if you want any other layers, like
the oval sign on the
frame before you take it to animation shop is
the time )
Ctrl + A will select all frames.. do this on
all 4 of the animations... look below..
do the animation snow first.. so drag F:1 frame
to F: 1 of the Snow bkg image. Don't let go of the mouse
button until you have it positioned just right
on the winter scene.
Check the winter scene that's just had snow
added to it.. by clicking the check animation button
See if it looks ok... and no hopping or missing
snow scene.. if it does.. UNDO on both the scene window and
the snow window.
#13. Next click hold and drag the F:1 of
the frame animation to F:1 of the snow scene window.
#14. I went ahead and did the falling snowman
animation for you... Ctrl + A to select all frames...the
snowing image frame should all be selected too.
Click, hold and drag F:1 of the falling snowman over to
the working animation. Make sure you
don't put his hand off the edge of animation... don't let go
until you get it exactly where you want it.
#15. I cropped my animation... had too
much white around it.. click the crop button see below and
out the crop area.. then CROP button.. Always
check your animation
to see if it all looks good..
SAVE AS a GIF
TOODLES till next time!