White Christmas

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.

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: Pattern, Font, Masks and Tubes.
 
 
Kara, Jan, King SK, Susanna and PIT Maske, thank you very much for your materials.

 

You can download the plugins Xero, VDL Adrenaline, Eye Candy 3.1 here.

 

Set everything in its folder and open the tubes in PSP.

Copy the tubes - close the originals.

If you have everything, you can start :-)

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

(my foreground color is #ffffff (white) - my background color is #cfcdcd).

Open a new transparent image of 700 x 500 pixels.

Flood fill with white.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with your background color.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - find mask "SL-WinterSeasonMask1" - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

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

2. Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with the silver pattern "silver35" - Angle 0 -  Scale 100.

Layers - New mask layer - From image - find mask "new-moon-eclipse" - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Clarity - Apply 2x.

Erase carefully the rectangular lines in the middle, as shown below:

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

3. Copy the tube "KaraT5574".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Copy the tube "JC_KGlasnap-NorthernCardinal2".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Move the tube a bit to the left.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with your foreground color.

4. Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - find mask "PIT_mask_christmas01-vi" - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Rename this layer "Ani".

This layer we use later to make it snow.

5. Copy the t"King_SK a hat for frosty".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 70% (Note: All layers not checked).

Image - Mirror.

Place it on the right.

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

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Flood fill this layer with the silver pattern.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 3 pixels.

Flood fill with your foreground color.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 40 pixels.

Flood fill with the silver pattern.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 3 pixels.

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

Selections - Select none.

6. Activate your Text tool - with these settings:

(Close your foreground color - set your background to the silver pattern)

Type your text.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

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

Place the text left at the bottom.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Clarity - Apply 2x.

Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 3.1 - Glow - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge down (the frame layer and the text layer).

7. Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - SnowScape - with these settings:

Copy the tube "Wh_Chr_Dat".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Place it at the top left - like shown below:

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow - same settings as the last time.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Mirror.

If you don't want to animate, add your watermark or name on your creation and you're done!

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)

Animation:

Activate the layer "Ani".

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - with these settings:

Save this image as 1.jpg in a folder of your choise.

Edit - Undo.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - click for Random seed in the middle.

Save this image as 2.jpg.

Edit - Undo.

Effects - Plugins - VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes - click for Random seed on a different spot.

Save this image as 3.jpg.

Open Animatie Shop.

File - Wizard Animation.

You will see a screen - click Next 3x consecutively.

On this screen, enter the number 10:

Click Next - you'll see the screen below:

Click Add image - Locate the folder where you saved the 3 files:

Repeat Add image untill you have all 3 images in the screen.

Click Next - click Finish and your animation will appear.

Click View animation:

Watch your animation.

If you like it, save it in a folder of your choise.

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial and that you like your animation :-)

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© by Daty 22. Juno 2009

Translated by Zial on December 18, 2010