Thanks to the creators of the tubes and mask

 Do not change the filenames

 

 

Plug in filters : Graphics Plus – VD Adrenaline can be found  here

Plug in filter : Deformations can be found  here

 

Supplies can be found  here

 

 

Open the tubes in PSP and minimize them

Let's start

Set your foreground color to #cecce8   

and background color to #cf1e1e

 

1/ Open a transparent image of 640 x 480 pixels - floodfill with your background color

Effects – plug in filters – Graphics Plus – Cross Shadow – using default settings

 

2/ Layers – new raster layer  - floodfill with your foreground color

Effects – plug in filters – Graphics Plus – Cross Shadow – using default settings

 

 

3/ Layers - mask load/save - mask load from disk - and find the mask - sdtMask186 - with these settings

Adjust to layer checked - luminance of source checked - all mask hide checked

Layers - merge - merge group 

Effects – 3D effects– drop shadow – vertical and horizontal 3, opacity 70, blur 5 and color to black

Repeat this drop shadow but now  with vertical and horizontal -3

 

4/ Image – add borders – 15 pixels - color #7a3131  symmetrical checked

Select this border with your magic wand

Effects – plug in filters – Deformations – Mosaïque de verre (hr) – with these settings

Effects– 3D effects – inner bevel – with these settings

Selections - select none

Layers -  promote background layer

 

5/ Activate your selection tool

Use these settings -  selection type: rectangle - mode: add - feathers: 0

 

Select the large rectangle

Layers - new raster layer

Keep selection active

Activate - mds7681 Christmasscene – copy raster 2 - paste in selection of your image

Selections - select none

Effects – plug in filters  – FM TileTools – Blend Emboss – using default settings

Put the opacity of this layer to 65

Layers - merge - merge down

 

6/ Activate and copy - Snowman01_de'de' –paste as new layer on your image

Image – resize – 80% - DO not check  resize all layers – move to the bottom left  – see my example

Effects – 3d effects – drop shadow – vertical and horizontal –6 ,opacity 50, blur 10 and color to black

Repeat this drop shadow but now  with vertical and horizontal  2

 

7/ Activate and copy - Christmas letterbox04_de'de' – paste as new layer on your image

Image – resize – 45% - DO not check  resize all layers  and move to the bottom right – see my example

Effects – 3d effects – drop shadow – vertical and horizontal –5 , opacity 60, blur 8 and color to black

 

8/ Activate and copy -  xmas_laterne –  paste as new layer on your image –  left top

 

9/ Activate and copy - xmas05 – paste as new layer on your image – right top – Look at my example

Effects – 3D effects – drop shadow  – with the same settings as before (step 7)

 

10/ Activate and copy - Text_MerryChristmas – paste as new layer on your image at a nice spot and give also a drop shadow with the same settings as before

 

11/Layers – new raster layer and add your watermark

 

12/ Close the eye of your background layer  ( bottom layer in your layers palette )

 

13/ Activate the top layer in your layers palette

Layers - merge  – merge visible  and close the eye of this layer 

 

14/ Activate the bottom layer in your layers palette and reopen the eye

Select the large rectangle with your selection tool

 

Duplicate this layer 3 times in your layers palette ( layers - duplicate )

 

15/ Copy (3) of background is active in your layers palette

Effects– plug in filters – VD Adrenaline – Snowflakes – with these settings and press Okay

 

16/ Activate copy  (2) of background  in your layers palette

Effects– plug in filters – VD Adrenaline – Snowflakes –with the same settings as before - put only  random seed to +- 1239 - and press Okay

Close the eye of this layer

 

17/ Activate copy of background in your layers palette

Effects– plug in filters – VD Adrenaline – Snowflakes– with the same settings as before - put only random seed to+- 2478 -  and press Okay

Close the eye of this layer

 

 

18/ Activate the background layer (bottom layer)

Effects– plug in filters – VD Adrenaline – Snowflakes– with the same settings as before - put only random seed to +- 3500 - and press Okay

Close the eye of this layer

 

19 Selections - select none

 

20/ Open the eye of the merged layer (top layer)

The eye of layer copy(3) of background is still open

Edit –copy  merged (PSP12 Edit – copy special)

 

21/ Open Animation Shop

Edit – paste as new animation 

 

22/ Back to PSP

Close the eye of copy (3) background and open the eye of copy (2) background

Edit – copy  merged

 

23/ Open Animation Shop

Edit – paste after active frame

 

24/ Back to PSP

Close the eye of copy (2) background and open the eye of background copy layer

Edit – copy  merged

 

25/ Open Animation Shop

Edit – paste after active frame

 

26/ Close the eye of copy of background and open the eye of the background layer (bottom layer) 

 

27/ Open Animation Shop

Edit – paste after active frame

 

28/ Animation  – properties of frame  (10)

 

29 Edit – save as GIF

 

This tut is done

I hope you had fun making it

 This tut is tested by Dennis

Thanks Dennis

 

 

 Written on November 24, 2009

This is a self-written and designed lesson from MarinetteDesigns

Any similarity to other lessons is purely coincidental

 

©MarinetteP

 

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