Kit used for this tutorial is
Winter Roses by Crazy Carita.
tube used is a
My license to use# BJ3511
(mask, brush & snow animation)
#1. Open paper pp6.jpg
Shift + D to duplicate the paper... Close the original
The duplicated image is now your
#2. Right click on the paper layer
on the layer palette.. and promote background layer.
#3. Apply the mask from supplies
zip that you put in your mask folder.. using the settings below
Merge/ merge group... that should
leave one layer on the layer palette. Name this layer Mask.
#4. You have to load the .ABR brush
that was in the supplies zip. Go to File/ Import/ Custom
Open... then browse to where you
saved the ABR brush file.
it should show the brushes on the
left.. ADD ALL , it will move them to the right side. .then click OK.
#5. Add a new raster layer...
#6. Click on your brush tool...
find some of the snowflakes brushes on the drop down menu..
and scatter some brushes around on
the new layer.. around the edges of the mask.
I used a darker color that was in
the paper on the mask layer and a lighter color too...
#7. When I get through putting some
snowflakes around the edges of the mask... I applied an Inner bevel
these settings below
#8. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the
snowflakes too Settings below.
#9. Merge the snowflakes and the
mask layer together.... I used Colorize to change the color of the
#10 You image window should look
look like below.
#11. Open element 15.png now Resize 50%
Copy and paste the frame to your working image.. Duplicate the frame
layer...position like below.
Merge both frame layers.
Open pp1.jpg.. copy and paste it over to your working image.. Use
the deformation tool to bring in the edges of the papers below the
using the same settings as before.
Using your magic wand tool.. click on the inside of the two
frames... go to Selections Modify/ expand 6 pixels.. INVERT and
#14. Now go to Effects/
Brightness and contrast/ Curves and darken the circles...
Your image should look like below
Copy and paste the tube you're going to use.. Duplicate it and
mirror it like below.. set the opacity to 73.
#17. Move the duplicated tube to below the blue
circles layer. Erase the extra hang over below the
#18. Add a new layer to your image and move it down
to the bottom of the layer palette.. Fill with white
Begin adding elements to your working image.
Remember to colorize when needed.. using the same
settings as before
Below is showing
the 3D drop shadow on the tube.. I used the same color and setting
on all the elements.
Element 5.png resize 50%
Element 1.png resize 40% colorize
Element 29.png resize 60 colorize
Element 19.png resize 60% colorize
Element 13.png resize 50%
This is what my image looks like with the elements.
#20. Merge just the bottom layers.. Mask. .round
circles.. white background. .tube that has the low opacity... then
Hide that merged layer.. and then
merge all the visible top layers.. You should just
have two layers on the layer palette.
#21. Open your animation shop now.. in PSP hide the
top merged layers... just have the bottom layer showing.. right
click on the image window and click
copy merged... over in animation shop... right click
on the desktop and paste as a new animation...
Open the round snow image that was in your materials
zip. Notice it has 10 frames.
Duplicate your new animation you just pasted from PSP
till it has 10 frames.
Ctrl + A to select all the frames on both
animations... Click hold and Drag F: 1 of the snow over to one of
the blue circles on the new animation.
Check to see if the snow looks ok.. if not you can
UNDO on both animations. .if ok.. do it again to the remanding blue
Go back to PSP and hide the bottom merged layers and
Unhide the top layers where all the elements are.. (don't forget to
put your copy right info on the tag..
right click on the image and copy merged.. over to
animation shop and right click on it's desktop and paste as a new
Duplicate its one frame by clicking the duplication
button... till you have 10 frames.. do the same as before.. select
all the frames...
click hold and drag F:1 over to your working
animation... to it's F: 1 let go of mouse button when you have
placed it exactly where it needs to be..
Check the animation if all looks well... Save
as a GIF...if not remember to UNDO.
that's it.. your done!!
Toodles till next time