Hi there time for another tutorial from
Scrap kit used for this tutorial is from
Dee's Sign Depot 'Love you Snow much'.
Artwork of © Alex Prihodko (Angel of Love )also
used. My License to use # PFD_Swt60
Alien skin Xenofex 2/ Constellation plug in
used You can find it
I used PSP X 9 to write this tutorial on Nov
You can use any winter mask you'd like but I
used one I had bought from Pickleberry Pop store
Indigo Designs ' Snow Kissed '
When I bought these photo masks.. they were PNGs
so I merged all flattened on all 3 of them and saved them as .jpgs.
Deleted the pngs and kept the jpgs of the
#1. Open paper 1.jpg Shift + D to
duplicate the image, close the original. The duplicated image is now your
Right click on the paper layer on the layer
palette and promote to background layer.
Opened the mask you want to use and minimized
it. Then go to Layers/ new mask layer/ from image.
Find the name of the mask on the drop down
list, Use these settings below. Merge/ merge group.
#2. Duplicate the mask layer and merge the two
Open Frame 4.png C&P it over to your
Don't put a 3d shadow on it yet..
Open the tube your going to use. If you use the
same one as I do, there is no need to resize it.
C & P it below the holly frame. Try to position
it exactly where you want it ( all the decorations will be on the left )...
cause afterward it will be hard to move and you
will understand that in just a min.
#3. Use your magic wand and on the holly frame
layer click on the inside of frame
Go to selections Modify/ expand 5 pixels
INVERT... now making sure you are on the tube layer
Erase just the bottom part of her legs that are
below the frame layer.
Duplicate the tube layer and bring the
duplicated one ABOVE the holly frame layer.
Erase the bottom of the tube layer at the
bottom, that's close to the frame.
Apply a 3D drop shadow on just the top tube
layer using this color #0b556f and make sure you CHECK the Shadow on
a new layer box
#4. Erase part of the shadow that shows under
the part that you erased.
#5. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the frame TWICE
using these settings here. Shadow on it's own layer still checked!!
#6. Use this same 3D drop shadow settings on
all the elements.
Open Paper9.jpg C & P it to your working
image. Below the holly frame. Use your deformation tool to pull in the
not too small but large enough to cover all the
inside of the frame. Go to selections/ modify/ expand 5 pixels. Invert and cut
on the paper layer.
#7. Here is what your layer palette should look
like, the order of the layers. Add a new layer move new layer
to the bottom of the layer palette, fill with
#8. Open element 26.png colorize, Go to
image rotate right C & P on your working image Duplicate and flip
Open element 11.png resize 68% Duplicate
and flip vertical
#9. Open element 40.png, (Rose
)resize 50% Sharpen once
#10. Open Element 18.png (White
flower) put its layer below the blue rose layer. resize 50% sharpen once,
duplicate and flip vertical
V = 0 H=2 Opacity 60 Blur 7 Same color as
before #083f50 Just use this 3D drop shadow settings on the two white
flowers go back to the
settings before for all the other elements.
Open element 17.png ( side view of the rose )
resize 65% Sharpen twice duplicate and flip vertical Have this layer
below the full size rose
but on top of the white flower layers.
#11. Open element 29.png( 2 hanging Christmas
Ornaments) resize 80%
Open element Wordart 1.png Move its layer to
the top of the layer palette, position it to the bottom of your image.
Open element 58a.png resize 75% (tag) put its
layer below the flowers and such.
#12.Below is how you merge your layers. The
mask and white bkg layer is merged down.
the paper that's under or behind the frame is
on it's own layer.
Remember the holly frame SHADOW is still on a
Merge the holly frame and the and the tube
BEHIND the frame together.
Duplicate this layer 2 times , so that you end
up with 3 layers of it. This is the layers that you will
be applying the Xenofex 2/ constellation on.
Don't forget to put 3D drop shadows on
all the elements. and also the copyright info
for your tube.
#13. Apply Xenofex 2/ constellation on each of
the frame and tube behind it layers. Use these settings first time.
then hit the random seed button on the other 2
#14. Hide the 2nd and 3rd layers of the holly
frame and tube (Your layer palette should look like the one below.
Right click on top of image and COPY
#15. Open your animation shop now.
Right click on it's desktop and paste as a new animation
Hide the top layer of Holly frame and tube,
Just have the 2nd or middle layer showing plus all the other layers.
Your layer palette should look like below..
Right click on top of image and COPY MERGED
over in animation shop paste behind current
#16. in PSP hide the top and middle layers of
the holly frame just have the bottom one showing.
Right click on the top of image and COPY MERGED
Over in Animation shop paste behind current
frame. You should now have 3 frames to your new animation.
Check your animation if all looks well... Save
as a GIF
That's it you should be done now.
Toodles till next time