The kit I used for this tutorial is
Dee's Sign Depot ' Peppermint Pleasures'
©VeryMany is also used
Must have license # to use her
artwork Mine is # VMT_Artsyatheart
Two Masks are used for this tag..
DBV Mask 06, DBV Mask 08
Supplies (Snow animation, both Masks)
#1. Open frame 7d.png Shift +
D to duplicate close the original. The copy is now your
#2. Go to Image/ rotate right,
Resize 85% go to Image/ Canvas size 850 x 850 center
#3. Open frame 7c.png Image/
rotate right, resize75% Copy and paste it to your
working image.. on top of pink frame.
#4. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the
white frame V & H 1 opacity 65 black blur 5
then apply the shadow again but do
V -1 h-1 other settings same
#5. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the
pink frame with the settings above.. color for shadow #a1536
#6. Copy and past Paper_9 over to
your working image and apply DBV mask 06 to it
Merge/ Merge group... Duplicate the
mask layer and merge the two mask layers together.
#7. AGAIN copy and paste the
same paper _9.jpg to your working image...apply the DBV Mask 08 to
Merge/ Merge group.. duplicate this
mask layer and merge the two mask layers.
#8. Add a new layer to your layer
palette and drag to the bottom of the layer palette.. fill with
Your image should look like the one
#9. Use your selection tool and
pull out an elipse within the center of the frames...making it
bigger than the center space.
#10. Open paper_6.jpg. Resize
50%... copy and paste the paper to your working image
Position it below the two
frame layers... move it till the Christmas tree is in the middle of
the frame window.
The image should still have the
oval selection going... so INVERT and hit the delete key on
the paper_6 layer.
#11. Lets go ahead and resize
all layers 88% then go to image/ canvas size still 850 x
850..center justify..On your background white layer... fill it again
to fill in the edges. Your
image should look like below.. this is 100% of its size.. We might
have to crop some of the white off the edges later... but will see
#12. Now we start adding the
elements to the tag..
You can add the tube.. if you use
the same one as me.. I resized 85%
Open element 18b.png resize
Element 114a.png resize 55%
element _84.png 80%
for most of the elements I use this
color #89414e for the shadow color.. set at 75% for opacity
and 12 for blur
#13. Time to merge the layers... I
merged all the mask layer, white layer and the christmas tree layer
Then I hid it..
#14. Then I merged visible all the
top layers shown Hid the top layers... UN hide the bottom
merged layers... right click on the top of your working image
#15. Open your animation shop
now... paste as a new animation... Open the animation file
that was in your supplies zip...
Ctrl + A to select all the frames
of the snow animation.. notice it has 10 frames to it... on your new
animation from PSP duplicate the layers
till you have 10 frames also...Ctrl
+ A to select all the frames..
Click, Hold and Drag the F: 1 of
the snow animation over to your F:1 of your new working animation..
don't let go of the mouse till
you have placed the animation where
you want it... you have the pic of the tree there in the center to
guide you where you
should put the snow animation.
Over in PSP Hide the bottom merged
layers and UN hide the top merged layers..Right click on top of
window... COPY MERGED
Back over in animation shop...
right click on the desktop and paste as a new animation... duplicate
the frames till you have 10 just like the other two animations..
Select all the frames... do the
same as the other one...Drag F:1 of the top layers over to your
Frame: 1 of your working animation..
Pay CLOSE attention to the see if
you can see the snow past the edges of the frame...UNDO and
start again if you can see it... its not right if you
can... when you have checked your
animation and all looks well... Save as a GIF.. then you are done!
Toodles till next one..