Materials can be found here http://www.marinettedesings.be/tutorials%2014/zippie.gif

Filters / Funhouse / Eye Candy 5 Nature you can find here

 

Thanks to the creators of the tubes, Mask and scrapkit

Do not remove watermarks and names the creators images

 

Open the Mask / sg_braided/star / in PSP and minimize

1/ In your Materials Palette set your Foreground color to #76aab6 and the Background color to #e6d5cb

Make a linear gradient with these settings

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2/ Open a Transparent Image of 800 x 800 pixels

Flood Fill with the Gradient

Layers / New Mask Layer from Image / sg/braided star (with these settings)

Layers / Merge / Merge Group

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen and repeat this 1x

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 1 / Opacity 60 / Blur 50 and color black

 

3/ Activate and Copy / Frame_WhiteChristmas_MarinetteDesigns / Paste as New Layer on your Image

 

4/ In your Materials Palette set your Foreground to Gold Pattern (with these settings)

Activate / Pen Tool (with these settings)

Line Style / Point to Point

Now draw a dotted line on the frame (see my example)

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Layers / Convert to Raster Layer

Effects / 3D Effects / Inner Bevel (with these settings)

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 2 / Opacity 50 / Blur 5 and color black

 

5/ Activate and Copy / Kerstraam (Christmas Window) / Paste as New Layer on your Image

Image / Resize 85% / Resize all Layers not checked

Layers / Arrange / Move Down and do this again so it will be under the frame

 

6/ Activate Layer “Raster 1” in your Layers Palette (the frame)

Effects / Plugins / Alien Skin / Eye Candy 5: Nature / Snowdrift (with these settings)

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

 

7 / Activate the scrapkit / Cold Christmas Mary / Copy / Cold Christmas Element_27_Maria / Paste as New Layer on your Image

Image / Resize 70% / Resize all Layers not checked

Place against the upper edge of the frame

Activate / Eraser Tool and remove the stars thar are outside the frame

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow / Vertical and Horizontal 2 / Opacity 40 / Blur 5 and color black

Layers / Arrange / Move Down (so it’s under the frame)

 

8/ Activate the top Layer in your Layer Palette

Activate and Copy / Klokje  (pine bough, cone and bell)/ Paste as New Layer on your Image

Place Left on the top frame

Effects / Plugins / Effects / Plugins / Alien Skin / Eye Candy 5: Nature / Snowdrift (with these settings)

9/ Activate the scrapkit / Copy / Cold Christmas Element_44_Maria / Paste as New Layer on your Image /

Image / Resize 70% / Resize all Layers not checked

Image / Mirror and place top left on the Pine bough and Bell / make sure that the Bell can still be seen

Adjust / Hue and Saturation / Colorize (with these settings)

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow (same settings as before)

 

10/ Activate and Copy / lantern / Paste as New Layer on your Image

Place to the right / on top of the frame

Effects / 3D Effects / Drop Shadow (same settings as before)

 

11/ Activate and Copy / Anny_09122011_Candlelight / Paste as New Layer on your Image

Image / Resize 75% / Resize all Layers not checked

Place just above the snowdrift near the bottom frame

Adjust / Sharpness / Sharpen

 

12/ Layers / New Raster Layer / Flood Fill with the Gradient / invert not checked

Layers / Arrange / Rear

Effects / Plugins / Funhouse/Sierpenski's Mirror (default settings)

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13/ Image / Add Borders / 35 pixels color white / symmetrical checked

Select this Border with your Magic Wand

Flood Fill with your Foreground color /#76aab6 (blue)

Selections / Invert

Effects / Plugins / Alien Skin / Eye Candy 5: Nature / Snowdrift (with these settings) http://www.marinettedesings.be/../../AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Temporary%20Internet%20Files/FrontPageTempDir/wpwu5cs0.jpg

14/ Layers / New Raster Layer

Effects / Plugins / Alien Skin / Eye Candy 5: Nature / Snowdrift (with these settings)

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Selections / Select None

Layers / Duplicate

Image / Flip

Layers / Duplicate

Image / Free Rotate 90 degrees / Right / Place to the Left

Layers / Duplicate

Image / Mirror

 

15/ Layers / Merge / Merge all Layers

 

16/ In your Materials Palette Foreground color and Background color to white

Activate / Text Tool / Font / Bickham Script Fancy / size of your choice and type White Christmas

Layers / Convert to Raster Layer and place it in a nice spot

 

17/ Layers / New Raster Layer and add your watermark

 

18/ Layers / Merge / Merge all Layers

 

19/ Edit / Copy

 

We will add the Animation

 

20/ Open Animation Shop

Edit / Paste as New Animation

Edit / Copy /  

 

Edit / Paste /  7x and do this so you have a total of 8 frames

Edit / Select All

 

21/ File / Browse / Materials / kaarsvlamblauw (blue flame)

Press the Ctrl key on your keyboard and select the flame from frame 3 to frame 10 (see my example)

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22/ File / Open and search in your folder for kaarsvlam.mng (candle flame)

Edit / Select All

Edit / Copy

Edit / Paste After Current Frame and then you have this

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23/ Activate your Image / see that all your frames are selected

Activate / candle flame and slide the candle flame of the first frame in the first frame of your Image on the big candle left

 

24/ Activate the candle flame

Edit / Undo Drag

Activate / candle flame and slide the candle flame of the first frame in the first frame of your Image on the smaller candle right

 

25/ Activate / candle flame and slide the blue flame of the third frame in the first frame of your Image on the candle in the candlestick

 

Image / Animation / now you can see whether your candles burn

Edit / save as a gif.

This lesson is over

I hope you found it fun to create

 

Conceived and written by MarinetteDesigns on 15 December 2012

 

© Marinette P

 

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