Scrapkit used is a FTU
'Little St Nick' by Jilbert's Bits of Bytes
Plugins: Xero/ Fritillary
Mask is WSL_Mask364 found
This tutorial was created by Norma/ Swheat
Creations.. on Dec. 22, 2014
PSP X6 was used in the creation of the tag.
#1. Open element jilbertz_littleStNick_frame.png
Shift + D to duplicate the window..
close the original. The duplicate will now be your
working image resize 75%
#2. Adjust/ Sharpness/ Sharpen once.
#3. Image/ canvas size 900 x 900 (can resize
later when done)
I wanted the colors Red to be more viberant.. so
#4. Go to Adjust/Hue and Saturation/Colorize, use
the settings below
(you will use this same red color later for
#5. Open jilbert_littleStNick_paper5.jpg
Shift + D to duplicate the window.. close the original layer
Resize the paper 80% copy and paste it over
to your working image. Close out the paper window
don't save it. Have the paper layer below
the frame layer... on the palette.. it should look like below.
#6. Go to Layers/ Load/ Save Mask/ Load Mask from
find your mask on the drop down preview window..
apply it, and merge/ merge group.. (the 3 mask layers only)
#7. Open jilbert_littleStNick_reindeer.png
I used the oval selection tool and selected just
the reindeer's nose and colorized it red , using the same setting as
and placed it on the top layer to the bottom left
as seen below.. we're not doing anything with the deer yet.. but
wanted it there to see how to place the other
#8. Open the element
jilbert_littleStNick_flower2.png resize 50%
Use the selection tool/point to point and
clicked around the green
center of the poinsettia. refer to below.
Then Inversed the selection.. and colorized
the flower with the same red..
Now resize the flower 50%
#9. After you've resized the poinsettia copy
and paste it over to your working image.. Don't forget to add your
3D drop shadows to
ALL your elements..
resize 33% Duplicate
jilbert_littleStNick_tree.png resize 58%
resize 32% Duplicate
#11. You'll have to erase some of the
berries on the foliage so they wont show beneath the flowers
DROP SHADOWS ON ALL :)
#12. Here is drop shadow settings for the
flowers and leaves..
#13. Now for the fun part.. :) Duplicate
your reindeer layer 2 times so you will have 3 layers of him.
On the top of the Rudolf layers make a selection
with the point to point selection tool.. Copy/ Paste as a new
#14. then highlight that same layer, cause when
you paste as new layer the new layer will be highlighted..
so on the reindeer layer where you made the
selection.. click delete or the scissor button
This will cut the leg off the deer...on that
layer.. now move the new pasted leg layer down to where it was
#15. Use your deformation tool and
pivot the leg out some taking real notice of there it is attached..
try to put it
right where you had cut it off at.. Line it up
good.. see below.. then merge/ down the leg on the body..
Not going to show it but you do the same thing
again except you pivot the leg the opposite direction.. so you have
one layer with the leg
kicked out.. then next would be just the original,
then the 3rd layer of the bodys.. would have the leg going opposite
You can add your 3D Drop shadow now..
#16. Put your tag together like below or
different... whatever makes you happy.
I added a new layer.. pulled it to the bottom of
the layer palette.. and filled it with this
yellow with the snowflakes.. but you could fill
with white if you wanted
I hid the 3 reindeer layers and merged all the
other layers... then un hid the one merged layer.. duplicated it 2
You want 3 layers of it.. just like the 3 layers
of the reindeer.
#17.. Use the magic wand tool tolerance set
select the areas it shows below ( all the light
#18. On the top Merged layer...I used the plugin Xero/Fritillary
with the settings below
Keep it selected.. and apply the Fritillary on the second of the
merged layers , keep all the settings but change the last one
Variation.. just a few up or down.
Do the same on the 3rd merged layer, just change the Variation a few
numbers.. (means 1 or 2)
After you get all three of the merged layers done
with the Fritillary plugin.. then Unselect
Use the magic wand again.. and select a lil of the
poinsettia .. don't select all of it...not solid..
Just scatter the selection. See Below.. to each of
the merged layers.. use these settings..
First one will start at 14% then middle one
set to 16%.. the bottom one set to 18%
Now time for animation.. Open your Animation Shop
Hide all the layers except the first of each set.. refer to below.
On the top of your working image right click and click COPY MERGED
Over to Animation shop and on its desktop right
click and Paste as a new Animation
Back to PSP
Hide the top layers of each set.. and UN hide the
middle of the sets
Right click on the top COPY MERGED.. back to
and right click and Paste behind current frame.
back to PSP do this below then COPY MERGE
Back to Animation Shop and right click, paste
after current frame.
You should have 3 frames there now on your new
Ctrl + A to select all the frames , right
click and go to frame properties
Set the speed number to 20.
Check your animation to see if it looks right...
if it does SAVE AS a GIF
If it jumps or the leg isn't lined up just right..
DON'T settle with that.. do over !!! lol
Keep doing over till its right.. that's how I
learned.. I did stuff over and over till I was happy
Toodles till next time