Scrapkit used for this tutorial is
a FTU kit..
Gimptastic Scrap's 'Gothic Winter'
License to use #PFD_Swt60
Supplies (Text art, snow animation, Mask & winter scene)
#1. Open paper 4.jpg frmo the
kit... Shift + D to duplicate.. close the original..
the copy is now your working image.
Right click on its paper layer and
promote to background layer.
apply the mask that was in the
supplies zip. Using the settings below.
Merge/ Merge group
#2. Open ele9.png resize 70%
Copy and paste it to your new image.. it will be positioned in the
exact middle of the image
Use Mura Mister's/ copies plugin on
the element using the settings below
#3. Duplicate the mask layer 2
times... position at 11 oclock 4 oclock and 7 oclock..
Hope you understand the clock
Add a new layer and move to the
bottom of the layer palette.. fill with white
#4. Open frame 2.png copy and
paste to your working image
Open the winter in the park scene
copy and paste it over to your working image
below the frame layer.. using your
selection tool in rectangle shape.. pull out a selection bigger than
inside of the frame area... INVERT
and cut on the winter in the park layer.
#5. Resize all layers 85%
go to Image canvas size 850 x 850.
#6. Use the fill tool and fill in
the bottom white layer again with white... to fill in the spaces.
Apply a 3D drop shadow to the
$7. Open the tube your going to
use.. if you use the one I did.. I resized it 60%
Copy and paste it over to your
image. There is a shadow on the bottom of her legs but I add
shadow...using V & H 3 blur 8
58 opacity so that she has a shadow to the right of her..
Not sure why I always put shadows
to the right of an image...Guess it just depends on where you think
the light is coming from whatever
Some one mentioned to me.. Isn't it
the designer's choice whether or not to put shadows.. on their tags
well yea.. BUT it ALWAYS looks
better with 3D drop shadows... more depth.. realism.. etc
when 3D drop shadows are used..
More like the creator of the tag... KNOWS what they are doing :)
it makes all the difference!!
#7. Open ele22.png now
on this element the shades are in a shade of purple..
I was going for mono toned so I
re-colored them bringing down the saturation to 0
copy and paste over to your working
#8. Open ele14.png resize 80%
copy and paste it to y our image
Open ele10.png resize 80%
copy and paste to your image then mirror, duplicate
On the original ele10.png go
to image rotate left mirror this will put it up and
copy and paste it to your image..
then mirror... and duplicate
placement is below..
#9. Use your warp tool
with these settings
Push in the netting as shown below
#10 It should look like this below
#11. Open ele7.png resize 75% Copy
and paste to your image.. Duplicate and resize the duplicated one
75%... Duplicate that smaller one..
and resize it 75%
#12. I used Curves to make
the smaller one a lil lighter in color... cause they were all so
dark.. couldn't tell where one started
and the other ended
#13. Open ele18.png resized
75%.. desaturated it...
Copy and paste the leaves over to
under the roses layers
#14. Open ele8.png resize 77%
position under the rose layers.. use deformation tool to turn to the
BTW... I pulled out
the round signet layer.. so it would show behind the girl tube..
#15. Ok... when I
went to put the Gothic Winter text on my image.. there wasn't enough
room on the bottom
for it.. and I
didn't want it cramped..
#16. I shifted
everything up a lil higher.. pay attention that you don't move
things where it goes over the edges.. and will be cut off
I went to
image/ canvas size.. and changed the height to 900. Justification is
set to TOP... so that makes it 850 x 900
so I had to fill
the white background where the space was on the bottom was again..
Mine looked like this when done...
#17. Merging the layers
(Don't forget to put the
copyright info on there for the tube you use..)
I merged all the
top layers from the frame layer on up
Then merged the
bottom layers... If you want to resize your image now is good time
to do that..
I resized mine to
85%. all layers.. (there should be two )
#18. These are the bottom layers
showing... hide the top layers that were merged.. and right click on
the top of window..
#19. Open your animation shop...
right click on it's desktop and paste as a new animation..
Open the .mng animation that was in
the supplies zip.
#20. The .mng animation has
10 frames... Duplicate your new animation you pasted from PSP till
it has 10 frames also
Click Hold mouse button... Drag F:
1 of the .mng snow animation over to F: 1 of the new animation from
PSP letting go of mouse
button when you have positioned the
snow over the winter bench scene.
Over in PSP... hide the bottom
merged layer and Un hide the top merged layer... Right click and
over in animation shop.. right
click on it's desktop.. Paste as a new animation... Duplicate that
till you have 10 frames..
Drag F: 1 of the top layers over to
your working animation...Be careful and position it correctly...
where you don't cut any thing off..
Check your animation afterward.. if
all looks well... Save as a GIF..
Done!! Toodles till next time