This kit is a FTU from
HorsePlay's Pasture Designs 'On a
On Horseplay's blog she just
made all her PTU Christmas kits FTU... go snag them!! They are
(Put your mask in
your mask folder where PSP can see it.)
the animation placement template, frame and snowflake
This tutorial was created by Swheat
Creations Nov 10, 2014. I use PSP X 6..should work the same in
No plugins needed. As usual we start large
then when done resize down the size you'd like.
It would help if you have a working
knowledge of how PSP works... if you are a beginner.. don't
get discouraged... just read over till
you understand... and UNDO is your friend!!!
#1. Open the Template.png
that's in the supplies zip
#2. Shift + D to duplicate,
close original, this is now your working image
#3. Open hpd_OAWD_P6.jpg
Copy and paste it into your working image.
(or simply drag the
papers layer from layer palette to your working image window)
#4. Close the paper. Have the
paper below the template layer on the layer palette.
#5. Apply the mask to the
Mask/Load Mask from Disk,) you should see the mask on the
preview mask drop down)
Then on the layer
palette highlight the top mask layer right click and
#6. Use your deformation tool
(click K on the keyboard in PSP X
tool's Mode set on SCALE
Pull out the
mask's corners to enlarge it , be careful and not
pull out too
far where it goes off edge.
#7. Add a new layer..
(as you add the new layer if you hold down
the Shift key, the add
layer window won't pop up.. that saves a step)
Arrange/ Send to Bottom or just drag it down on the
now on your working image window and Copy Merged
#8. Open your
Animation Shop.. and right click on it's desktop and
Paste as a
#9. Back in PSP, Open
the Frame.png that was in the supplies zip.
Shift + D to duplicate..
I will give the list of the
elements and resize % for how I built mine .
You can 'build' your
frame the way you like..
100% (Add your 3D shadows
to all elements)
V3, H3, Opacity 65%, Blur 9,
Black (I used this on all
80% (this layer goes below the
80% (duplicate once and
The ice drips
goes below the frame layer on top and on middle refer to pic
ends that go past the frame edges.
(duplicate and flip, sharpen on both
deformation tool to move it up and down on the side of the
hpd_OAWD_El6.png (duplicate and
flip, sharpen on both layers)
deformation tool the same as in step #14
Tip: when working with
flowers.. Odd number is supposed to be used..
paint the same.. Always an odd number of something..
don't ask me why lol In the capture above I have 4.. that's
not right :)
#17. Once you
get all the elements placed how you want..
(try to not cover all the spaces
in the frame..
you need them for the animation to show through.)
on the top of your
image right click and copy paste..
(remember you can't just copy.. it
has to be copy paste
because when you just copy it will crop the image close to
but copy pasting
get all the space around the image.. the whole image)
#18. Back to
Animation shop, right click on the desktop and paste as a new
#19. Open the
Snowflake.gif animation that's in the zip... Select all or
Ctrl + A on keyboard.
have 3 animations there.. on the Animation Shop desktop the
Mask layer animation, the
animation and the Snowflake animation..
animation has 13 frames to it..
will need to have 13 frames for the Mask layer animation
and 13 frames
for the Frame layer animation.
the button shown to duplicate frames,
then delete/cut the last 4 frames..
made 17 frames.. clicking it 4 times isn't enough frames
that's the easiest
way to tell you I think lol
#21. Click on
top of each animation and Ctrl + A to select all frames.. have
where you can
see F:1 on all of them
now minimize the frame animation.. so it wont confuse you
#23. Click , hold mouse
button down.. Drag F:1 of Snowflake animation
to F:1 of Mask
animation window.. do NOT let go of your mouse
till you have the snowflake
animation lined up perfectly over one of the black
rectangles. When its lined up
right let go of mouse..
you let go.. the Snowflake animation will be blank.. click on
its window and UNDO
frames should be there again. Don't forget always click, drag
and drop F:1 on to
it wont be right.
#25. You do
this same thing 3 more times till you
have all four
of the black rectangles covered by the snowflake animation.
#26. You should have all 4 of
the rectangles covered now..
you can either close or
minimize the Snowflake animation.
Maximize your Frame animation
now.. Make sure all frames are
#27. On the F:1 of the Frame
animation, click, hold and drag to the F:1 of the
Be sure and line it up
perfectly before letting
go of the mouse button.
#28. The new animation needs
cropping some.. so click the crop tool and draw out
Don't let it get too close to
your sides.. or it will crop it too close
#29. Click Crop. The
animation is still pretty large so go to
#30. Using these settings
Click this button
to see if your new animation looks good.. if everything ok..
Save as a Gif
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial
Toodles till next time