Neujahrsgruß

Daty, herzlichen Dank für dein Erlaubnis, dass ich deine Tutorial übersetzen darf.

This tutorial was made in PSP X2, but can also be made in the orher versions.

Here you can see how a Stationery looks like.

 

Click on the flowerpin and take it with you, so you know where you are :-)

Here you can download the materials.

There is in: Brush, Font and Tubes.
 
Tinnad and Guismo, thank you so much for your tubes.
 
 
You can download the plugins Xero, VDL Adrenaline and Alien Skin Xenofex 2 here.
 
 
Set everything in the right folder and open your tubes in PSP.

Copy the tubes - close the originals.

If you have it all, you can start :-)

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1. Find 2 colors from your tube for the foreground- and background color.

(my foreground color is #dfe2e7 - my background color is #a8afbf)

Open a new transparent image of 700 x 500.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

2. Copy the tube "HG_Neujahr".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Set the Blend mode to Screen.

Copy the tube "tubes tinnad".

Past as a new layer on your wokring image.

Move it a bit down.

Rename this layer "Ani1", because you need it for the animation.

3. Copy the tube "Rand_Neujahr".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Clarity - with these settings:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow - with these settings:

Rename this layer "Ani 2".

4. Copy the tube "Christmas_girl".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked.

Place her on the left site.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Clarity - same settings as before.

Layers - Duplicate.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

5. Layers - New raster layer.

Activater your Brush tool - fint the brush "brush.mallu.fumaça" - size 500.

Click with your background color in your working image.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Eraze carefully the edges - see image below:

Place the brush as shown above.

6. Copy the tube "Dat_Tanne".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 180%.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Clarity - same settings as before.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow - with these settings:

 

Place the tree on the right site.

7. Copy the tube "calguismistwintersnow7129".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 50%.

Place it on the right site, under the tree.

Set the opacity of this layer to 85.

Erase carefully everything that you don't like on the left.

8. Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Flood fill the selection with your background color.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 pixel.

Flood fill with your foreground color.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 pixel.

Repeat this steps until you have 6 dark lines (the dark color is the first and the last line).

Hit your delete button.

Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout - with these settings:

9. Selections - Select none.

Activate your Text tool - with these settings:

Type your text.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Clarity - same settings as before.

Place the text at the bottom of your image.

Add your watermark or name and if you don't want to animate, you're done!

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

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Animation
 
a. Activate layer "Ani1".
Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - with these settings:
 
 
 
Activate layer "Ani2".
 
Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - with these settings:
 
 
Save this image as 1.jpg.
 
Edit - Undo (untill all effects are gone). 
 
b. Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - click 1x on Random Seed.
 
Save as 2.jpg.
 
Edit - Undo.
 
Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - click 1x on Random Seed.
 
Save as 3.jpg.

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c. Edit - Undo 2x - untill both effects are gone.
 
Activate layer "Ani1".
 
Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - set Random Seed to 200.
 
Activate layer "Ani2".
 
Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - click 1x on Random Seed.
 
Save as 4.jpg.

Repeat this steps untill you have again 3 images of different Constellation settings.

Repeat step c, Herhaal punt c, untill you have 9 images.

d. Open Animation Shop.

File - Wizard Animatie.

You see a screen, click Je ziet nu een scherm, klik Next 3x.

In this screen, enter the number 10:

Click Next, now you see this screen:

Click Add images untill you have all 9 images in your screen.

Click Next - Click Finish and your animation will appear on your screen.

Click View Animation:

View your animation and if you like it, save it in a folder of your choise.

I hope my explanations were clear and that you like your animation.

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© by Daty 03. Januar 2010

Translated by Zial on December 17, 2010