I used the artwork of
She doesn't sell her artwork anywhere that I know of now...
If you happened to get this set when she did
Eye Candy 5/
Nature/Smoke is used
#1. Open your tag template Shift + D to
duplicate it.. close the original .
Click on the Aqua Oval layer. go to Selections/
Select all/ Float/ De-float Add a new layer above the Aqua
Oval layer and pick a
bkg paper (I used the hot-Chocolate.jpg) from the
Snowman set and fill on the new layer. Set the Scale to 50%.
Go ahead and delete the original Aqua Oval layer.
#2. Click on the blue rectangle layer go to
Selections/Select all/Float/De-float Add a new layer above the
blue rectangle layer.
Fill this added layer with the cocoa-teal-stripes.jpg
Note: this process is done
with the whole template, selecting a layer.. floating it then adding
a new layer above it and filling the new layer.
Then deleting the original
#3. I filled the rectangles on the very bottom
with the dots.jpg set at 25% fill
and put a 3D drop shadow on them first time V=2
H=2 9 blur 50% opacity then
V=-2 h=-2 9 blur 50% opacity
#4. Colorize layer 1.. using settings below.. this
is the edging around the oval layer.
#5. On the snowflake overlay layer I used
Brightness/Contrast and brought the lightness up all the way to 255.
#6. I filled the aqua stripe layer at 100% fill
with the cream knit.jpg paper.
and the white strip layer with the cocoa-snowflakes.jpg
at 35% fill
everything else I left the same.
#7. Open cup-cocoa.png resize 40%. mirror
it.. drag its layer over to your working image.
Apply a 3D drop shadow to it.
V=3 H=3 60% opacity and 9 blur
#8. Open the latte-topper resize 35% drag
its layer to your working image.. be SURE to position the cup below
the text layer and also beure
the hat of the snowman don't go off the edge of
the top.. move them down far enough,
#9. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the snowman (have
the shadow on its own layer checked)
Use the rectangle selection tool and erase some of
the shadow.. where it shows it below
#10. Use the smudge tool to smudge the shadow
layer where you can see it flattened there where the two red
(this happened when you erased the shadow part
there in the center.)
#11. Now merge the snowman layer with the shadow
Duplicate the snowman layer. Hide the orginal.
Move the duplicated snowman layer BELOW the Cup
layer.. Position like below and
erase the part of the snowman that is sticking out
of the sides of the cup.
going to call this layer the popup snowman from
Hide this popup snowman layer for now..
#12. Use the free hand selection tool set on 10
draw an area.. around the top of the mug area..
don't go below the brim area.
it don't have to be perfect.. drag it kind of like
below.. out from the sides of the cup and up.
after you get the selection there INVERT
Now duplicate the cup layer 2 times where you have
3 layers of it..
#13. On the layer palette hide all the cup layers
both the snowmen.. and the snowflake text which should be on top
Merge Visible on all the other layers.. it should
look like below.
#14. APPLY Eye Candy 5/Nature/Smoke to the first
on the settings tab choose Large, Steaming Coffee
On the Basic tab use these settings.
#15. On the second cup layer come back to EC 5
nature/Smoke and hit the RANDOM SEE button.. do the same on the 3rd
layer of the cup.. just hitting
the RANDOM SEED button.
Now on the layer palette.. hide the two bottom
cups and the first snowman layer where you see its mittens..
#16. Right click on top of image window and COPY
#17. Open your animation shop..
right click on desktop and paste as new animation.
back to PSP.
Right click COPY MERGED
over to animation shop and paste after current
Back to PSP
over to Animation shop
Paste after current frame
Right click on your 3 frames there and go to
animation properties and set the speed on 50.
Back to PSP. Hide the hiding snowman's layer and
unhide the mittens showing snowman.. un hide the top cup layer.
Right click Copy Merged
over to animation shop Paste after current
Ok in Animation shop you should have 4 frames
now... right click on the 4th frame that you just pasted and set the
speed to 120.
On the animation select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd
frames.. make sure they are blue..COPY..
then click on the 3rd frame to select it and paste
behind current frame.
You should have 7 frames.. you can always tweak
the speed settings.. find something you like.. :)
You should save as a GIF and your done!!
Toodles till next time