Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Heaven's Littlest Angel


1 tube of choice - I used the ever beautiful artwork of Katerina Koukiotis which can be purchased from PSP Tube Stop.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Harrington here

Monti Circular Mask here

Snow which I supply here 

Eyecandy 5: Nature - Snow Drift

Animation Shop

"Northern Exposure" is a tagger size scrap kit created by me and can be purchased from any of my stores here.  

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

Select All
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 17 Into Selection.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Copy and paste the following elements as new layers.  
El29:  Free rotate Right 60 degrees
El57: Resize 65%
El76:  Resize 70%

Move all 3 of those elements into their exact positions - see my tag for reference.

Close out the branch and bow layer.
Highlight the bauble layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer below the bauble layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Make your Freehand Selection Tool active set on either Freehand or Point to Point - whichever you feel comfortable using.
Section off the glass area:

Be sure the paper layer is highlighted.
Tap the delete key.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer below the bauble.
Move it into exact position.
Copy and paste El62 as a new layer and move into a position you like.
Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each the tube and snow layer and tap the delete key.

Highlight the paper layer.
Open up the snow that I provided.
Highlight and Copy Frame 10.
Highlight your working canvas.
Paste as a New layer just above the paper layer.
Rename Snow 10

Back to the snow layers.
Highlight and Copy Frame 9.
Highlight your working canvas.
Paste as a new layer (just over Snow 10 layer)
Rename Snow 9

Repeat the above steps until you have all 10 snow layers pasted on your working canvas.

Highlight the Paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each snow layer and tap the delete key.

Close out all snow layers but keep Snow 1 layer open.

Highlight the branch layer.
Apply Eyecandy 5: Nature - Snow Drift:

Settings Tab:
Small, First Flakes

Basic Tab:

Use Default settings.

Highlight the white canvas layer.
Select All.
Selections/Modify/Inside Outside Feather:
Both checked
Feather Amount: 25
Highlight the branch layer and tap the delete key until you get the feathered effect you like.

Add your credits.

Type your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #0e0b0a
Background: #85332b
Stroke: 1

Type your name.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel 3x's:

Apply the Snow Drift effect again accept lower the Drift Height to 4.04.
You can decorate the name with a small part of El 62.

Copy Merge.

~Time to Animate~

Open up Animation Shop.
Edit/Paste/As New Animation.

Back in PSP.
Close out Snow 1.
Open up Snow 2.
Copy Merge.

Carry into AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Close out Snow 2.
Open up Snow 3.
Copy Merge

Carry Into AS.
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Continue copy merge and carrying each into AS until you have copied and pasted all 10 snow frames in AS.

View your animation.
If you're happy then resie:
Animate/Resize Animation:
Pixel Size checked
Width: 500

View your animation again.
If you're happy then save.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it for you.
I'd really love to see your results.
Email me!