Scrapkit used for this tutorial is from
Tiny Turtle Designs 'Sugar Plum'
5 Textures/Texture Noise is used If you don't already have
this plugin installed.
you need to do so.. Install into your mydocs/pspfiles/plugins
folder. If you don't know how to do that refer to my tutorial
In the supplies zip I have
included some PSP brushes..
(put the brushes in your brush folder).
Also there is a Merry Christmas
word art and Mask. (put the mask
in your mask folder)
#1. Open Sugar Plum Papers
(5).jpg Shift + D to duplicate window... close original.
Right click on the paper layer on
the layer palette.. Promote Background layer.
go to Image/ canvas size
900 x 900 center justify
This is now your
#2. Now to
apply your mask to the bkg layer. Go to Layers/ Load/Save Mask/ Load
Mask From Disk
Click on the lil
arrow by the mask drop down preview window, top left. Find the mask
your going to use.
#3.Merge/ Merge group on the 3
mask layers.. You should have one layer there on palette.
#4. Open Sugar Plum Elements (30).png Copy and
paste it into your working image
#5. I used my deformation tool to pull out the
size of the frame some.. it was a lil bit too small.
#6. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the frame.
#7. You can start 'building' your project now..
Open element (127) 100% mirrored
element (82) 75% sharpen 2 times
duplicate and flip
Use deformation tool to position it like you want.
#8. Elements (10) 35% duplicated
flipped and mirrored
Elements (12) 40% Sharpen
Duplicated 2 times.. make one smaller 80%
Don't forget to apply 3D Drop shadows to all your
#9. Element (16) 40%
Element (39) 27%
Element (52) 27%
Element (94) 75%
#10. elements (120) 80%
after you copy and paste it...duplicated and
flipped, drag its layer below the flower layers
elements (126)duplicate 2 times.... refer to the pic
below on placement
I use my deformation tool ALL the time...in PSP 6..
you just click the K button on the keyboard.. not sure if that works
in all versions though..
sorry I don't know.. and can't remember how it was in
PSP 9 that I used for years :) There is a tool button I know!
Hint: when you use deformation
tool.. on elements most times you need to SHARPEN once..
FYI... I had to move EVERYTHING over to the
right a lil... ran out of room on the left :)
#11. I used elements (57)
Elements (99) 100%
Elements (29) 45% On top of everything
#12. Add the tube your going to use now.. there on
right bottom. Merge all the layers from the FRAME and UP now..
Add a new layer, fill with white... drag to the bottom on layer palette.
Now to animate this graphic.
#13. Duplicate the merged frame layer twice.. (you
should have 3 layers of it now)
Duplicate the Mask layer twice ( 3 layers of it too)
#14. Use your magic wand tool and select some of the
golds in the top merged frame layer.
#15. Adjust/ Add/Remove Noise Use these
settings on the TOP of the frame layers
#16. Highlight the 2nd frame layer and do the noise
on it.. but this time.. set it to 20%
on the 3rd frame layer do 22% So with EACH
frame layer you use a diff noise setting
#17. Unselect...after you do all three..
now using your magic wand tool select on the purple
Select the TOP Frame layer again... use Add Noise
again but use these diff settings
#18. Start with 15% on the top layer, 17% on the 2nd
frame layer and 19% on the 3rd Frame layer.
#19. Use your round selection tool now and drag a
circle over the top frame layer.. but
Highlight the top MASK layer on the palette.
#20. Go to Effects/Alienskin Eye Candy 5/ Texture
Use these settings
#21. Highlight the next (middle) Mask layer.. back to
texture noise and leave settings same just hit the RANDOM SEED
Highlight the 3rd/ bottom of the Mask layers go
back to Texture Noise and click the RANDOM SEED button again.
#22. Open the Merry Christmas word art and copy
and paste it onto your working image.
ok ONE thing I forgot.. and this is a good thing..
cause it will show you how to add things...when forgotten.. ADD a
new layer right ABOVE the
first Mask layer.. I forgot the paint splatter.. soo
using several colors that's in the image.. apply splatters on this
Below shows you which layers to Show...hide the
others... RIGHT click on the top of the
working image and click COPY MERGED
#23. Open your Animation Shop and right click
on its window Paste as a new animation.
Back to PSP and hide the top Merged Frame layer and
UNHIDE the middle one.... Hide the top of the mask layer and UNHIDE
the middle Mask layer..
After you have it like below.. Right click on the top
of the window and COPY MERGED
Back to Animation Shop and right click on your new
animation window and paste behind current frame.
Back to PSP... set your layer palette like below..
then Right click on the top of the working
image window and COPY MERGED
Back to Animation shop for the 3rd time and right
click on the new animation and paste after current frame.
Check your animation now..
to see if it looks good.. Now is
the time if you want it smaller to resize...
In animation shop go to Animation/resize... and
make it 80% or whatever size you want.. use these settings
If its ok.. then save as a Gif.. and you're done!
Toodles till next time