Saturday, September 18, 2010

Merry Christmas Girls ♥


Supplies Needed
PSP – I used X2 but will work in any version
Tube/s of choice
ScrapKit (FTU) First Snow by BlueDreams Designs
Please visit her site Here
 Fonts used: Palatino Linotype and Vivaldi
Mask of Choice
 Brush of Choice
I used the beautiful artwork of  Suzanne Woolcott you will need to
purchase a license to use this work.
You can be purchase from  Here

My Supplies please do not share.

Okay let’s get started

Open a new image 600 X 600 (we can resize later)
Open frame folder and choose a frame I used frame 6
Resize and Duplicate see my tag above
Layers Merge – Layers – Merge Down.
Using Magic Wand click in both frames then
Selections  - Modify – expand by 3
Select paper 11 or a  paper of choice and rezise by 80%
Paste as new layer then Selections – Invert – Delete
Move down under frames.
Don’t Deselect
Copy and past your tube/s -  resize to fit frame/s then hit Delete.
Give these a light Drop Shadow
Move below the frames.
Drop Shadow your frame with
V & H 1
Opacity 75
Blur 5.00
Color:  #000000
Add paper above your background  - and use a mask of choice.
Layers – New Mask-New Image – select mask and hit OK.
Add any Brushes you would like to use.
Click on frame – Select –Preset Shapes
Ellipse use any color -  close off background color
Make a circle and flatten it on top.
Color #a80101 or your choice
Font I used Palatino linotype size 48
Click on vector layer open box and X out the circle then covert to raster
then give this a drop shadow
Repeat this again for the second word then position them as I have above the frames.
Add your artist © and your name or watermark. Resize and crop.

If you would like to animate yours then please follow instructions below

Close out all layers EXCEPT  background, mask and paper layer-Merge visible.
Copy and take into animation shop
Paste as a new animation
Hit Crtl  L till you have 10 frames
Open snow gif and select all then copy and paste into frame till you are happy with it.
Back to Psp close out merged background and merge the other layers and copy
Paste in animation shop as new.
Then Edit –Copy and Past into 1st frame making sure you have Propagate Paste button on
This will then copy and paste  into all the other frames.
Click on the View Animation button to view
Save as a Gif and your done!

I would love to see your result. Thank you for trying my tutorial
© Maree

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