Silent Night

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 other versions.


 

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

Here you can download the materials.

There is in: Selection, Texture, Pattern and Tubes.
 
 
I want to thank Grace Winter, Eri, Cher Switz, Tini en Christine for the accesories.

 

You can download the plugin Factory Gallery B, Xero and Fun House here.

 

Set everything in it's folder and open the tubes in PSP.

Copy them - close the originals.

If you have everything, you can start :-)

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1. Choose 2 colors from your tube as foreground color 

and background color.

(my foreground color is #ae401f - my background color is #531e0e).

Set your background to gradient - with these settings:

Open a new transparent image of 700 x 500 pixels.

Flood fill with your gradient.

Effects - Texture Effects - Texture - find texture textuur Leinwand15 - with these settings:

2. Effects - Plugins - Filter Factory Gallery B - Flutterring Flag - with these settings:

Effects - Plugins - Fun House - Radial Moirror - with these settings:

(Note: for many there is only Moirgnitude - enter the number 36)

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

Copy the tube "tube305_tbe_adventskranz_grace_winter".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

3. Image - Resize - 170% - All layers NOT checked.

Adjust - Blur - Radial blur - with these settings:

Slide the rays as shown below:

Duplicate - Effects - Edge effects - Enhance - repeat 1x.

Activate the layer below this one - Opacity of that layer to 50%.

4. Close the bottom layer - Merge the other layers visible.

Duplicate - Image - Mirror - Image - Flip.

Open the bottom layer.

Errase carefully a bit of the 2 rays layers of the background pattern, as shown below:

5. New raster layer.

Selections - Load/save selection - Load selection from disk - find selection "WeihRa_Daty".

Flood fill the selection with gold pattern "goldbeads" - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Select none.

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

Call this layer Ani.

Layers - New raster layer.

6. Activate your Selection tool - Rectangle - Feather to 0.

Custom selection

with these settings:

Flood fill the selection with the gold pattern.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 3.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient - select none.

7. Copy again the tube  "tube305_tbe_adventskranz_grace_winter".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80%.

Place it in the middle of your picture.

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

Activate again Custom selection - same settings.

Selections - Modify - Contract with 3 - Selection - Invert - click on the delete button.

Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

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

8. Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - with these settings:

Image - Resize - 90% - Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Mirror.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Activate your top layer.

9. Copy the tube "CherSwitzScan~CatolagScanSML".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80%.

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

Place the tube at the top left.

Give the same Drop shadow as before.

Copy the tube "Tini2".

Past as a new layer on your working image - place it in the upper right corner of the little image - see example.

10. Copy the tube "chrismist_crbs05".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 80%.

Place in the lower right corner.

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

Layers - New raster layer.

11. Selections - Select all - flood fill the selection with the gold pattern.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 3 - click on the delete button.

Select none.

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

If you don't want to make the animation, add your watermark of your name and your creation is finished.

I hope you had fun making this tutorial :-)

Animation:

12. Activate the layer "Ani" - Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - with these settings:

13. Save this image as 1.jpg - place it in a folder of your choise.

Edit - Undo.

14. Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - same settings - just click 1x on Random seed.

Save this iamge as 2.jpg.

15. Edit - Undo.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation - same settings as before - click 1x on Random seed.

Save this image as 3.jpg.

16. Open Animation Shop.

File - Wizard Animation.

There will be a screen, where you click  Next, 3 times.

In this screen, enter the number 10:

Click Next - you will see this screen:

Click on: Add picture - find the 3 images you just saved.

Repeat add image untill all 3 of the images in the screen are - click Next.

Click Finish and your animation will appear.

Go to this image:

Or: View - Animation.

Watch your animation, if you like it, you can save it in a folder of your choise.

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17. If you also want to let the candles burn, we go a little further :-))

There are 2 flames at the materials.

18. Open the Flamme-gross (big flame) in Animation Shop.

Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

19. Open your saved animation in AS.

Edit - Select all.

20. Edit - Past - In selected frame.

The flame now hangs on your mouse - put the flame on the 1st candle you see in your image - see picture below:

If you want to know if the flame is alright, you can here

  see how it looks.

Minimize this sample image.

Do the same with the candle on the extreme left.

Since the copied flame is still active, you only have to do 'edit - Past - In selected frame'.

21. Open now Flamme-klein (little flame) in AS.

Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Activate your image (all layers must still be activated, if it's not: Edit - Select all).

Edit - Past - In selected frame.

It should look like this:

Now the last candle in the same way and your animation is finished with Glitter and Candlelight :-)

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© by Daty 11. Dezember 2009

 

Translated by Zial on December 1, 2010