Scrapkit used for this
tutorial was from
Crazy Carita's 'This Christmas'
Artwork of ęBarbara Jensen is
from Pkg 77
Supplies (Snow animation,
Word text , mask , & Scenery)
#1. Open pp3.jpg
Shift + D to duplicate.. close the original the copy is now
your working image
Right click on the papers bkg
layer and promote to bkg layer. go to image/ canvas size
and type in 900 x 900
Center justify...as shown
below apply your mask to the paper layer.
#2. Merge/ Merge group
#3.Open frame 5.png and drag
its layer over to your working image.
Open the winter scene that
was in the supplies zip file. Drag its layer over to your
working mage.. below the frame layer.
Center it.. You might want to
make it a lil bit smaller so that more of the picture will
show in the frame.. Use your deformation tool
to bring in the corners of
#4. Use your magic wand and
click on the inside of the frame.. Use your magic wand tool
and click on the inside of the frame..
go to Selections/ modify /
expand 5 pixels.. INVERT and cut on the scene layer.
#5. Open the tube your going
to use...copy and paste it to your working image, apply
a 3d drop shadow on her.
Apply the same drop shadow on
the frame too.
#6. Your image should look
like below. If your mask layer isn't big enough use your
deformation tool to pull it out larger.
#7. Start opening the
elements you're going to put on this image.
element 18.png resize
duplicate... merge these two layers together.
element 33.png resize
75% duplicate... resize the duplicate 75%
#8. Don't forget to put your
3d drop shadow on ALL your elements including the tube.
Your image should look like
below.. if you're going to make it like the sample at the top
of the page..
Add a new layer... drag it to
the bottom of the layer palette and fill it with white.
#9. Open the silver text
words and resize 37%
Copy and paste it to your
working image. Place it where you want it..
don't forget to put the
copyright info for your tube on there
#10. Time to merge the layers...
below is sample on how I merged my layers...
All the top layers merged...
you need to duplicate the fencing layer 2 times.. so that you
with 3 layers of it.. I also
merged the scenery, mask and white bkg layers.
#11. on EACH of the fencing
layers.. apply Eye Candy 5/ Textures/ Texture noise on them...
with the settings below...
hit RANDOM SEED each time on the 2nd and 3rd layers of the
#12. UNHIDE the merged top
layers... where the fencing shows in the center of the frame..
erase... ALL three of the fencing layers
#12. Now hide all the layers
except the merged scenery, mask and white bkg layers
Right click on the top of
your image window.. COPY MERGED...
#13. Open your animation shop
and right click on the desktop and paste as a new animation.
Open the mng file that was in
the supplies zip... its the snow animation.
notice it has 12 frames to
it... on the new one from PSP duplicate the layers till you
have the same amount of 12 frames.. Ctrl + A to
select all frames on both animations..
Drag F: 1 of the snow
animation over to F: 1 of your new animation.. don't let
go of mouse till you have the snow over the scenery rectangle.
You can position
it on the right side of the
scenery.. no need to put it on the left side cause it will not
#13. Back in PSP hide the
bottom layers... UN hide the top merged layer and unhide the
first of the fencing layers..
Right click on the top of the
image and COPY MERGE... over to Animation shop.. right click
on it's desk top and
paste as a new animation...
back to PSP and hide the top of the fencing layers and unhide
the 2nd one...
Right click and COPY MERGE..
back to Animation shop and paste behind current frame.. on
your new animation
Back to PSP and hide that 2nd
layer of fencing and UN hide the bottom (last) fencing
layer... COPY MERGE
OVER on Animation shop...
paste behind current frame... now there is 3 layers to this
Select all frames and
duplicate till you have 12 frames.. Select all the frames
again and drag
F: 1 of the top layers over
to F: 1 of the animation with the snow you are building...
Check your new animation..
there should be now jumps or
such with it.. if so UNDO and redo till its correct...
if all is well it should be
ready to SAVE AS a GIF...
Toodles till next time