Friday, 17 August 2012

WINTER BLUES



This tutorial was written by me on 29th November 2010 It assumes you have working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop and it's tools, was written in Version 9, feel free to merge layers as when needed, unless otherwise stated
You will need:
Scrap Kit 'Winter Blues' which you can download here
Tube of choice, I am using the work of Elias Chatzoudis and you will need alicence to use his work
Vanderlee ~ Snowflakes
Visman Sparkle
On to the tut

Open a new transparent image 600 x 600 and flood fill white > open element56 from the kit and paste as a new layer > image resize > 65% > all layers un checked
using your magic wand tool click inside the frame > modify expand > 5 > open paper3 and paste as a new layer > invert and hit delete > select none > drag the paper below the frame
resize the frame and paper > 80% > duplicate both > mirror both
use your deform tool to rotate both slightly at angles
use your magic wand tool and click inside both of the frames > modify > expand > 3
open element45 and paste as a new layer > invert and hit delete > lower opacity to around 75
open element52 > resize 25% > position in the frames > duplicate > use your deform tool to straighten them > when happy merge the trees visible and add a drop shadow of choice
using your freehand selection tool draw around each of the frames insides > effects > plug ins > vanderlee > snowflakes, settings:amount 20 > all other keep at default
hide the background layer > merge visible > drop shadow
open your tube of choice and paste as a new layer > position > drop shadow
activate the bottom layer > open paper13 and paste as a new layer > apply mask of choice > merge group
open element45 and paste as a new layer above the mask > using your eraser tool erase any that overhanging the bottom of the tag > duplicate > image > mirror
open element34 > resize 55% and paste as a new layer on the right hand side of the tag below your tube ( see mine ) duplicate > resize 80% and position other side > drop shadow both and merge together
open element13 > resize > 35% and paste at the bottom of the left frame to cover the rose stems > drop shadow
open element46 and paste as a new layer over the tag and place below the tube layer
activate te layer with the frames > duplicate twice and rename 1, 2 and 3
on layer one > visman > sparkle > settings of choice
layer 2 > same but change random seed
layer 3 > same but change random seed
add copyrights > your mark and any text you would like > resize if you wish
hide layers 2 and 3 and copy merged and paste into animation shop
hide layers 1 and 3 and copy merged and paste after current frame
hide ayers 1 and 2 and copy merged and paste after current frame
view animation and save as a .gif
If you have any questions or comments regarding this tutorial , please leave me a comment below or write a message
in my Chat Box, alternatively you can email me at clare_33@live.co.uk

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