Saturday, December 14, 2013

Snow Angel


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the beautiful artwork of VeryMany which can be purchased here.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used  Nenuphar of Venus here

Vix Mask 451 here

Snow which I supply here

Animation Shop

"Making Memories" is a tagger size scrap kit created by me (HorsePlay's Pasture Designs) 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 750 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste El 7 as a new layer.
Resize 75%
Make your Freehand Selection tool active set on Point to Point and trace around the frame, keeping the dotted line to run along 

the center of the frame edge.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 10 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Give the frame a drop shadow.
Merge Visible the frame and paper.
Duplicate
Resize 90%
Move both layers into position.

Turn on your ruler - View/Rule

Copy and paste El 8 as a new layer.
Tap the letter K on your keyboard to active your Pick Tool.
Move the frame so that it's snugged up into the top left corner of your canvas.
Pull the right side of the frame in until it has a width of 450 Pixels.
Resize 70%
Free rotate Left 5 degrees - Rename this layer "Bottom Left"
Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 85% - Rename this layer "Bottom Right"
Duplicate each Frame and rename them "Top Left" and "Top Right"
To the Top Left frame Free rotate Left 5 degrees.
To the Top Right frame Free rotate Right 5 degrees.

To the Bottom Left and Bottom Right frames:
Click inside the frame with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 17 Into Selection.
Deselect.

To the Top Left and Top Right frames:
Click inside the frame with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Add the following elements below the Top Left Frame and don't worry about what overhangs the frame.  We'll clean that up in a 

bit:
El 31:  Resize 70%
El 25:  Resize 70%
Highlight the paper that belongs to the frame.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each element and tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Add the following element below the Top Right frame:
El 25:  Resize 70%
Highlight the paper that belongs to the frame.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the element and tap the delete key.
Deselect.

In your layers pallet highhlight the element that's just below the Top Left Frame layer.

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

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

Repeat the above step until you have all 10 snow layers pasted on your working canvas.
Highlight the paper that belongs Top Left Frame and click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each snow layer below the frame and tap the delete key.
Close out snow layers 2 - 10.
Keep open only Snow 1 layer.

In your layers pallet highlight the element that's just below the Top Right Frame layer.
Repeat the above steps so that you have all 10 snow layers copied and pasted below this frame too.
Remember to then close out all snow layers but keep Snow Layer 1 open.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
If you're using the same tube as I did, resize 40%

Add the rest of your elements.  I used:
El 30:  Duplicate
El 1:  Resize 40%
El 19:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror
El 65:  Resize 60%/Duplicate
El 69:  Resize 25% and 90%/Duplicate 2x's/Use Pick Tool to turn this way and that
El 21:  Resize 40%/Mirror/Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 70%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Merge Group.
Duplicate
Move each mask layer below a circle frame.

Add your copyrights.

Color Pallet:
Foreground and Background: #2d2c1f

Make your Text Tool active.
Stroke set at .5

Type your name.

Copy Merge

~Time to Animate~

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

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

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

Back in PSP.
Close out both Snow 2 layers.
Open up both Snow  layers.
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 resize:
Animate/Resize Animation:
Pixel Size checked
Width: 500
OK

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!

Hugs,
Bev

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