The scrapkit I used for this Tutorial is my
FTU 'Sugar Plum Fairy'
(put this in your mask folder)
Plugins used: Alien Skin
EyeCandy 5 Nature/ Icicles
#1. Open SwtCreations_GlitterFrame3.png
Shift + D to duplicate window.. close original
Image/ Canvas size 900 x 900 (can
always resize later)
This is now your
Image/Resize 22% Copy and Paste to your
working image or you can
also drag its layer (from layer palette)
over to your working image
window.. Move the paper layer to the bottom of the layer
UNDER the frame layer.
#2. Highlight the frame layer on the layer
Using your magic wand tool click on the
inside of frame...Selections/Modify/ Expand 10 pixels
Click on the paper layer now and Cut/or
Delete. Select None
#3. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the frame. V2,
H3, Opacity 65, Blur 9, Black
#4. Open SwtCreations_Bkg14.jpg
Image/Resize 80% copy & paste it to your
move its layer to the bottom of the layer
palette. While bkg14 layer is highlighted on palette.. apply
the mask on it.
#5. Layers/Load/Save/Mask/Load Mask from
Disk Find the mask you want to use on the drop
down preview window
#6. Click on top layer of Group (there are 3
mask layers.. Merge/Merge Group.
#7. Not enough of the mask shows behind the
Use the deformation tool and put out the
edges of the mask... be careful NOT to pull
out too much where it goes off the edge of
#8. Open SwtCreations_SugarPlumFairy.png
Resize 23% Copy & Paste her onto your
Apply 3D drop shadow to her and kitty
#9. Open SwtCreations_FrillySnowflake2.png
Copy & paste it above the Mask layer.
I had to move the frame, bkg behind the frame and the fairy
a lil bit to the right...I didn't move the
#10. Duplicate the Snowflake.. and move to
bottom left corner.
Duplicate again.. the 3rd one and resize
just that one 80%
Position them like below..
#11. Merge the 3 snowflakes so they're one
#12. Time to add your elements.. Highlight
the Frame layer.
Open SwtCreations_Tree4.png resize 37%
mirror resize 23% 3D shadow
SwtCreations_Flower1.png resize 10%
#13. Add a new layer below the frame
Use your freehand selection tool and draw
out an area.. like below
It does not have to be perfect...
go to Effects/Eye Candy 5 / Nature/ Icicles
and apply this effect on the new blank layer.
#14. Add a new layer and drag to the very
bottom of the layer palette. fill with whatever color you
want.. on the top of this page..
I filled with the paper material so
it would blend with the page.. below I
filled it with white.. this is up to you.
#15. Below shows you duplicate the
Snowflakes layer twice.. so that you have 3 of its layer..
#16. On the top of the snowflakes layer
(highlighted on layer palette).. you go effects/AlienSkin
Xenofex2 / Constellation
#17. On the second Snowflakes layer you go
to Effects/AlienSkin Xenofex 2/ Constellation same
settings just click the
RANDOM SEED button.. then click OK.
On the 3rd snowflake layer Same thing again
but just click the RANDOM SEED button again.
#18. Open your Animation Shop
#19. Hide the middle and bottom snowflake
layers.. Have all the rest showing.. right click on the top of
the working image window..
COPY MERGE... go to animation shop and right
click on the desktop and Paste as a new Animation.
Back to PSP , hide the top snowflake layer
and unhide the middle snowflake layer.. right click on top and
COPY MERGED, back to animation shop
and right click on the new animation and Paste after
Back to PSP and hide the middle snowflake
layer and unhide the bottom snowflake layer ,
Right click and COPY MERGED again.. back to
Animation.. and right click Paste after current frame..
you should have 3 frames there now.. yes?
Check your new animation
and see if it all
looks right.. if so... Save As a GIF
if NOT.. back to drawing board :)
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.. till next