Kit I used for this tutorial is
Fayette Designs ' Claus and Co'
Mask used is
supplies (mask and animation)
#1. Open dots_multi .jpg
paper... Shift + D to duplicate the window.. close original.
the copy is now your working
image.. resize 80%. Right click on the layer palette and promote to
#2. Apply the mask using the
#3. Open the berry frame..
resize 37% Copy and paste it over to your working image
#4. Using your magic wand tool
click on the inside of the frame.. go to selections/ modify expand 5
Open the lil circles turquoise
paper and resize 80% drag it's layer over to your working
image below the frame layer
#5. INVERT the selection and CUT on
the paper layer
#6. Open the element tree strips
holly tree resize 35 % Copy and paste it over to your
#7. Open the Santa Clause
element resize 30% Copy and paste it to your working
image, place on the left of the tree
#8. Duplicate the layer , be
sure you DON'T move the layers any...using your selection tool
(point to point)
select around Santa's right hand
#9 Copy and paste as a new
layer.. on the santa's layer hit delete. Move the new pasted arm
over to Santa's side.
Use the deformation tool to make
the arm be up higher...(you're making him wave)
See below where the bottom of the
arm doesn't touch his side.. Use your warp brush, settings below
#10 Pull down towards the side of
Santa., so the arm will be connected to his side.
it should look like this below
Below is how your layer palette
HIDE the two layers of Santas
Right click on the image and do COPY MERGED
#11. Open your animation shop
This is a lil tricky.. so
#12.. Right click on the desktop of
A.S. paste as a new animation...Duplicate this one frame..
till you have 22 frames.
Open the animation that was in the
supplies zip. it should have 22 frames
#13. Back to PSP Un
hide one of the Santa layers...(there should JUST be a Santa showing
on your image.)
COPY MERGED... over to animation
shop and right click on the desktop and paste as a new animation..
Back to PSP hide the one
Santa that is showing and UN hide the other layer Santa.. right
click on top
COPY MERGE.. back to animation
shop... on the Santa animation paste BEHIND current frame.. so the
Santa animation is only
two frames.. Ctrl + A to select the
two frames.... duplicate till you have 22 frames..
You should have 3 animations on
your animation shop desktop... the background animation, the blue
swirl animation, and the Santa
animation... have all the frames
selected.. Click hold and drag F:1 of the blue swirl animation..
over to F:1 of the background
animation.. you can tell by my
finished animation where to place this. Don't let go of your
mouse till you get it positioned
like you want it. Ok when you have the blue swirl animation on the
background animation.. and it looks
right. (check it first) Now
Drag F: 1 of the Santa animation over to F: 1 of your working
animation. Position Santa to
the left of the tree... let go of
mouse.. Check your animation.. to see if it moves and looks
if all is well... Save As a GIF