Scrapkit used for this tutorial a Facebook FTU kit
Studio Flergs Free kit is not available anymore so
here is direct
Included in the supplies zip:
(2 snow animations , bow, graphic for frame &
the scatter that's in the kit but I took it to
Photoshop and put a bevel on it for you.)
One of the snow animations is a 3 frames
the other is 10 frames... I used the 3 frame one.
You must have a working knowledge of PSP.. or
you'd be as confused as all get out!!!
#1. Open the element
flergs-frozen-frame.png Resize 40%
Shift + D to duplicate the window..
close original. The duplicated frame is now your
#2. Image/ Canvas size/ 900 x
900... can always resize when done.
#3. Open paper
flergs-frozen-pp5.jpg resize23% copy and paste it into
your working image.
Make sure the paper's layer is
below the frame layer.
#4. Apply the DD_WinterMask_1.jpg
to the paper layer, Merge / merge group.
#5. Use your deformation tool and
pull the edges of the mask layer out.. till your almost to the edges
of the window...
DON'T pull out too far where
it goes off the side.
#6. Flip the Mask layer...Duplicate
and Mirror the duplicated Mask layer.
Line the 2 mask layers like
below...notice the curls on the top.. have them the same
level, so its even.
#7. Open the
robert-finale-home-for-the-holidays.jpg . Copy and paste the winter
scene into your working image.
Position it under the frame but on top of
the mask layers.
#8. Use your magic wand, select the
frame layer on the layer palette and
click inside the frame area, go to
Selections/Modify/Expand 10 pixels.
INVERT. Now highlight the winter
scene layer on the layer palette.
Cut or Delete. Unselect The
extra hang over of the winter scene should be gone.
See above image for sample.
#9 Below, you can see I added the
tube to my working image, adding
the 3D drop shadow to it... I used
this color for shadow on ALL the elements..
Black seemed a lil too harsh.
#10. Next you will be opening these
following elements, resizing,then copying & pasting into your
80% (the one I fixed in the supplies zip)
(duplicated, mirrored and
Refer to pic below
25% (duplicate 2 times)
Bow (from supplies)
15% (duplicate 4 times)
15% (duplicate once)
(use your deformation tool to
move the pin to the angle below)
erase in the center of the pin.. so
that it looks like it's going through the rose.
(below the bow is not shown...)
#12. Your image should look like
below.. OR do your own thing....and what you like.
(bow not shown)
#13. Now hide all your layers
except your mask layers and the winter scene layer. Merge visible..
Hide the bottom layer you just
merged and UN-hide all the top layers/elements, Merge visible.
You should have 2 layers on your
layer palette. Now would be a good time to resize your image...
Sharpen the top layer once. Don't
forget to put the copyright info on the top frame layer.
#14. Add a new layer , drag it to
the bottom of the layer palette. Fill with white.. or whatever color
#15. Merge the mask layer down with
the white bkg layer. Highlight the bottom mask layer and
right click on the top of the
image window & copy merge.
#16. Open your Animation Shop
and right click on it's desk top and paste as a new animation.
Click on the duplicate button
twice.. (below) So you should have 3 frames for your new
animation.. The reason
I want 3 is because the snow
animation I'm using has 3 frames... however many frames your
has.. then you want the same amount
of frames for the new animation (mask and oval)
#17. Open the 3 framed snow
animation, select all frames
on your new animation with the
mask.. select all the frames too.
Click, hold and drag the F:1 of the
snow animation over to the F:1 of your new animation.. be sure to
the snow exactly in the middle of
the oval, coving all the oval...it will go out beyond the over a lil
bit but that's ok.. the top frame
layers will cover that.
#18. Click your preview
animation button .. to see if
its 'snowing' on all 3 frames of your new animation..
if all well.. proceed... if not
UNDO and start it over..
#19. Go back to PSP, on the layer
palette hide the bottom mask/oval layer
Highlight the merged top
layers with tube, elements and frame. Right click on top of window
and click copy merged. Go back to
animation shop and right click on it's desktop and paste as new
Duplicate two times so you have 3
frames just like before.
Select all the frames... and Click,
hold and drag the F:1 of the top layers animation over to your
working animation. Really
have to be careful and line this up just so so..
Below I have arrows pointing to key
parts to watch for.. don't let go of your mouse when dragging
till you've lined it up perfect..
watch the bottom.. you don't want the silver leaf to be off the
Also up at the top , its easy
to not line it up right were the frame is too high and it shows
where the oval underneath stops.. I
did that the first time I let go and had to undo and restart mine :)
Once you get it all lined up
right... you should have 3 perfect frames there.. click your
animation preview button
to check to see if the new
animation looks good.. if all is ok.
Save as a .gif and your done!!
Toodles till next tutorial