Thanks Dennis for your cooperation in translating this tutotorial

 

Thanks to the makers of the tubes and masks

Leave names and watermarks intact from their creators

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 You can find the materials here http://www.marinettedesings.be/tutorials17-2/zippie.gif

 Filters used in this lesson

Unlimited 2.0

{AFS IMPORT} sqBorder 2

Frames Wood Wood Patchwork 08

Alien Skinss Xenofex 2 / Constellation

VDL Adrenaline / Snowflakes

 

Save the Selection in the Selections folder of PSP

Open the tubes and masks in PSP and minimize

 

We are going to start 

 In your materials Palette set your Foreground Color on #f8f1df and Background Color on #404137 wp56k9ipwp1w2h80

Make a Linear Gradient with these settings

Angle 43 /Repeats 10 / Invert checked

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 1. Open a transparent Image of 900 x 600

Activate Flood Fill Tool and fill with the Gradient

Effects / Edge Effects / Enhance More

 

2. Layers / Duplicate

Image / Mirror / Mirror Horizontal

Set the Opacity of this Layer in your Layer Palette to 50

Layers / Merge / Merge Down

Effects / Edge Effects / Enhance More

 

3. Layers / New Raster Layer

Tools / Flood fill and Fill with Foreground Color #f8f1df wp56k9ip

Layers / New Mask Layer / From Image / EvG_Diamond_mask1 and use these settings

Layers / Merge / Merge Group

Image / Resize / 120% / Resize all Layers not checked

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen More

 

4. Selections / Load/Save Selection / Load Selection from Disc / 2018 Merry Christmas 2

Selections / Promote Selection to Layer

 

 

5. Activate / 13508436235_noel_nikita .png

Edit / Copy / Edit Paste into Selection

 

6. Selections / Modify / Select Selection Borders

Fill the Selected Border with your Background Color #404137 wp1w2h80

Selections / Select None

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 5 / Opacity 50 / Blur 20 and color black

Repeat this Drop Shadow but with Vertical and Horizontal -5

 

7. Layers / New Raster Layer and fill with the Gradient 

Angle 43 /Repeats 10 / Invert checked

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8. Layers / New Mask Layer / From Image / GA_Slats_Wave and use these settings

Layers / Merge / Merge Group

 

9. Effects / Plugins / Unlimited 2.0 / {AFS IMPORT} / sqBorder 2 (default settings)

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Effects / Edge Effects / Enhance

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 5 / Opacity 50 / Blur 20 and color black

Layers / Arrange / Move Down

 

10. Activate the top Layer in your Layer Palette

Activate / 13508436307_noel_nikita.psp / (girl with cat)

Edit / Copy

Edit / Paste as a New Layer

Image / Resize 65% / Resize all Layers not checked

Image / Mirror / Mirror Horizontal

Effects / Image Effects / Offset

Remove the name of the tuber with the Eraser Tool

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical 0 / Horizontal 10 / Opacity 50 / Blur 15 and color black

 

11. Activate / 13508436335_noel_nikita.pspImage (Christmas tree)

Edit / Copy

Edit / Paste as a New Layer

Effects / Image Effects / Offset

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical 0 / Horizontal 10 / Opacity 40 / Blur 15 and color black

 

12. Activate the bottom Layer in your Layer Palette

Edit / Copy (is now in memory)

 

13. Image / Add Borders / Symmetric checked

5 Pixels / Background Color / #404137 wp1w2h80

5 Pixels / Foreground Color / #f8f1df wp56k9ip

5 Pixels / Background Color / #404137 wp1w2h80 

15 Pixels / Color white

 

5 Pixels / Background Color / #404137 wp1w2h80

5 Pixels / Foreground Color / #f8f1df wp56k9ip

5 Pixels / Background Color / #404137 wp1w2h80

 

40 Pixels / random color

 

14. Select this Border with the Magic Wand

Edit / Paste into Selection (The image that is in memory)

Effects / 3D Effects / Inner Bevel

Selections / Select None

 

15. Activate your Magic Wand and select the white Border

Effects / Plugins / Unlimited 2.0 / Frames Wood / Wood Patchwork 08

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Effects / Plugins / Alien Skins Eye Candy 5 Impact / Glass / Settings / Clear

Selections / Select None

  

17. Activate/ Wordart / 2018 Merry Christmas 2

Edit / Copy and place in a nice spot

 

18. Place your watermark

 

19. Layers / Merge / Merge all Layers

Layers / Promote Background Layer  

 

We are going to add Animation

 

20. Select the quadrilateral with the Selection Tool / Freehand Tool

Selection type / From point to point and mode to add

See example

 

Selections / Promote Selection to Layer and do this twice

Give each one a name

21. Activate the Layer / Snow 1 in your Layer Palette

Effects / Plugins / VDL Adrenaline / Snowflakes

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Close the eye of this Layer in your Layer Palette

 

22. Activate the Layer / Snow 2 in your Layers Palette

Effects / Plugins / VDL Adrenaline / Snowflakes

Random Seed / change does not matter only 0

Close the eye of this Layer in your Layers Palette

 

23. Activate the Layer / Snow 3 in your Layers Palette

Effects / Plugins / VDL Adrenaline / Snowflakes

Random Seed / change does not matter only 0

Leave the eye of this Layer open in your Layers Palette

Selections / Select None

 

 Now we are going to edit the Christmas tree

24. Activate the bottom Layer in your Layers Palette

 

25. Select your Christmas tree with the Selection Tool / Freehand Tool

 See example

Selections / Promote Selection to a Layer and do this 2 x then give each Layer a number

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26. Activate Layer number 1 in your Layers Palette

Effects / Plugins / Alien Skins Xenofex 2 / Constellation

Close the eye of this Layer in your Layers Palette

 

27. Activate Layer number 2 in your Layers Palette

Effects / Plugins / Alien Skins Xenofex 2 / Constellation

Settings are good but press Random Seed

Close the eye of this Layer in your Layers Palette

 

28. Activate Layer number 3 in your Layers Palette

Effects / Plugins / Alien Skins Xenofex 2 / Constellation

Settings are good but press Random Seed

Let the eye of this Layer remain open

Selections / Select None

 

29. The eyes of Layer 3 / snow 3 and your Image are open

Edit / Copy Special / Copy Merged

 

Open Animation Shop

Edit / Paste as a New Animation

 

Back to PSP

Close the eyes of Layers number 3 and snow 3 and open the eyes of Layers number 2 and snow 2

Edit / Copy Special / Copy Merged

 

Back Animation Shop

Edit / Paste After Active Frame

 

Back to PSP

Close the eyes of  Layers number 2 and snow 2 and open the eyes of Layers number 1 and snow 1

Edit / Copy Special / Copy Merged

 

Back Animation Shop

Edit / Paste after Active Frame

Edit  / Select All

Animation / Properties for frame / 30

 

File / Save as GIF

 

This lesson is ready

 

Creation of Dennis without animation

 

This lesson was conceived and written by MarinetteDesigns

 4 December 2018

 

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