Friday, November 22, 2013

Autumn Steampunk

Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used a fantastic poser created by Ella of Designs by Norella and can be purchased at any of her stores here.

Font of choice - I used Great Victorian Swashed here 

Vix Mask 451 here

Dangerously Delicious template here - SATC Exclusive templates and can be found under Tuesday, November 19, 2013
It's in the file marked "Template Exlcusive May 11".

Plug Ins used:
Brush Strokes - Crosshatch

Animation Shop

"Autumn Steampunk" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Nette's NightOwl Works and can be purchased from TKO Scraps.  You can visit her blog here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Delete the top 3 layers, White fower, Purple Flower, Joy, Everything, Wording White, and Wordart d/s

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #ffffff
Background: #af4802

Highlight Spray layer.
Make your Color Replacer Tool active and double right click on the spray layer.
It should have changed to the background color in your color pallet.
Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance

Highlight White Square layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight Purple Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Apply Brush Strokes - Crosshatch:
Stroke Length: 27
Sharpness: 4
Strength: 2
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Highlight Yellow Square layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Highlight Blue Strip layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Duplicate
Effects/Texture Effects/Mosaic Antique -
Use Default Settings.
Deselect.
Merge Down.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Highlight Purple Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 12 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Blue Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 11 Into Selection.
Apply Brush Strokes - Crosshatch:
Stroke Length: 36
Sharpness: 4
Strength: 2
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Yellow Ring layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Gaussian and Monochrome checked
Noise: 61%
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight White Strip layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Apply Brush Strokes - Crosshatch:
Stroke Length: 27
Sharpness: 20
Strength: 2
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Open up Paper 10.
Use your Selection Tool set on Square and section out the center.
Copy

Highlight Yellow Strip layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Paste Paper 10 Into Selection.
Apply Brush Strokes - Crosshatch:
Stroke Length: 36
Sharpness: 13
Strength: 2
OK
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer over the paper layer.  If you're using the same poser as I did, Resize 15%
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper the same slight Inner Bevel.

Highlight Purple Strip layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Apply Brush Strokes - Crosshatch:
Stroke Length: 27
Sharpness: 4
Strength: 2
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Move into position to the right of all the strips - see my tag for reference.
If you used the same poser as I did, resize 15%.

Copy and paste spcogborder as a new layer.
Resize 70% and 95%
Free rotate Left 30 degrees
Move into position - see my tag for reference - and rename this "Original Cog Border"
Give it a drop shadow on its own layer.
We'll come back to this element later to get it ready for animation.

Add the elements.  I used:
spleafcluster:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
spgearcluster:  Resize 30%
spivy:  Resize 40%/Duplicate/Mirror
spposie:  Resize 15%/Dupicate
spbundlecluster:  Resize 50%/Free rotate Left 30 degrees

Highlight your blank canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Add your name:
Foreground and Background: #371b0f
Stroke 2.0
Type your name.
Give it a drop shadow.

Open up element spcogborder again.
Shit + D.
Close out the original.
Resize 70% and 95%
Use your Freehand Selection Tool set on Freehand or Point to Point (whichever you feel more comfortable using) and section off the top Left great:

Once you have it sectioned off -
Edit/Cut
Edit/Paste as new layer.
Deselect.
Section off the bottom left cog in the same way.
Edit/Cut
Deselect.

Copy the cog border now that the 2 cogs are cut off of it.
Make your working canvas active and highlight "Origianl Cog Border" layer.
Paste as a new layer and move into exact position over the Original Cog border.
Delete the Origial Cog Border layer.

Make the cog border element active again.
Close out the cog border layer.
Highlight the layer with just the single cog.
Copy.

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

Back in PSP.
(still on the single cog layer) Free rotate the cog 20 degrees.
Adjust/Sharpeness/UnSharp Mask - 
Radius: 1
Strength: 10
Clipping 4
OK
Copy

Carry Into AS
Edit/Paste/Efter Current Frame.

Back in PSP.
Free rotate the cog again 20 degrees.
Adjust/Sharpness/UnSharp Mask -
Use Same settings.
OK
Copy

Carry Into AS
Edit/Paste/After Current Frame.

Ctrl + A (to highlight all frames)
Edit/Copy
Edit/Paste/As New Animation.
Edit/Flip
Edit/Reverse Frames

Back in PSP.

Starting at the very top of your layers pallet, close out all the frame until you get to the cog border.  From the cog border and 

down those layers remain open.

Copy Merge.

Carry into AS.
Edit/Paste/As New Animation.
Press Ctrl + L 2 times.
You should now have 3 identical frames in a strip.
Press Ctrl + A (to highlight all frames).
Click on the Propogate Paste icon at the top (it looks like 3 folders with the corners bent)

Highlight one of the cog strips you made.
Ctrl + A (to highlight all of them)
Edit/Copy

Make your tag animation strip active.
Ctrl + E.
Match your cog up to the space where you cut it out of.
Once it's in position click your mouse.

Highlight the other cog strip.
Ctrl + A.
Edit/Copy

Make your tag animation strip active.
Ctrl + E.
Match it up in the other area where you cut the cog out.

Back in PSP.
Starting at the very bottom of your layers pallet, click on every single eye of every single layer.
All the layers that were closed will open and all the open layers will close.
Copy Merge.

Back in AS.
Make your tag animation strip active.
Ctrl + A.
Ctrl + E.
Position the rest of your tag into postiion and click the mouse.

View your animation.
If you're happy then resize:
Animation/Resize Animation:
Pixel Size: Width - 500
OK
Save your animation.

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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Winter Dreams


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the beautiful artwork of Zindy S.D. Nielson which can be purchased from her shop here.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Before the Rain here.

Vix Mask 451 here

Dee's Sign Post Window Template here -
You can find it under Wednesday July 24, 2013

"Winter Dreams" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Julie of Bits n Bobs and can be purchased at any of her stores here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Resize all layers 90%
Image/Canvas Size 
700 x 600
OK
Highlight bg layer and flood fill white.
Delete the top 4 layers.

Highlight Green Square layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight Dashed Square layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #95b5cb
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Large Plum Circle layer.
Copy and paste Frame 8 as a new layer and position it over the top of the circle layer - see my tag for reference.
Duplicate the frame and position it over the lower part of the circle.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Light Green Rectangle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 1 as a new layer.
Move into a position you like.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Highlight Pink Oval layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 3 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.
Duplicate the paper layer.
Change the Properties to Multiply.

Highlight White Rectangle layer.
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Gaussian and Monochrome checked
Noise: 33%
OK

Repeat the above step with Circles White layer.

Highlight Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 7 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Light Green Rectangle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 3 as a new layer.
Resize 70%
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Highlight Top Pink Strip layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Repeat the above step with Bottom Pink Strip layer.

Highlight Center Plum Circle layer.
Merge Down.
Merge Down.
All 3 circle should now be on the same layer.
Click anywhere outside of them with your Magic Wand.
Copy and paste Paper 1 as a new layer.
Resize 70%
Move into a position you like.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Add the elements.  I used:
El 30:  Resize 70%/Duplicate
El 27:  Resize 40%/Duplicate
El 41:  Duplicate 3x's/to one of them, mirror and flip
El 23:  Resize 50%

Highlight your blank canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Resize 105%

Add your credits.

Add your name:
Foreground and Background: #454545
Stroke: 1.0
Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.

Close out your white background.
Merge Visible.
Resize to your choice.
Save your tag.

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




Holiday Sparkle


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the wonderful artwork of Camilla Drakenborg which can be purchased from Up Your Art.  You must have a license to use.

Vix Mask 452 here

My template 161 here

Plug Ins used:
Mura's Meister - Copies

"Flowers, Jewels, and Souvenirs" is a tagger size scrap kit  )also available in Full Size) created by Disyas Digital Designs and can be purchased from Scraps From the Heart.  You can visit her blog here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Image/Canvas Size:
700 x 700 
OK
Highlight the Background layer.
Flood fill white.
Delete the top 4 layers.

Highlight Raster 2 layer.
Merge Down.
Click on each rectangle with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 4 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give the paper layer a slight Inner Bevel:

Highlight Raster 3 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Open up Paper 8.
Use your Selection Tool set on Rectangle and section out the center of the paper.
Make your working canvas active.
Copy and Paste Into Selection.
Deselect.

Repeat the above step with Raster 5 layer.

Highlight Raster 4 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 13 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Repeat the above step with Raster 7.

Highlight Raster 7 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.
Give it the same slight Inner Bevel.

Copy and paste E65 as a new layer.
Resize 10%
Apply Mura's Meister - Copies:
Choose Encircle.
Use Default Settings accept change the top 3 number as follows:
Number: 40
Shift X: 60
Shift Y: 60
OK
Move the ring into position over the large round paper.
Duplicate
Resize 80%
Move into position over the small circle.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Add the rest of your elements.  I used:
E 26
E3:  Resize 8%/Duplicate 3x's
E42:  Resize 12%/Duplicate 2x's
E58:  Resize 60%/Duplicate
E30:  Resize 20%/Free rotate Left 25 degrees/Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 70%
E27:  Resize 50%
E5:  Resize 25%/Duplicate/Mirror/Resize 70%
E28:  Resize 60%/Duplicate/Resize 70%/To both element layers, Duplicate/Mirror/Flip

Highlight your blank canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 13 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Use your Pick Tool to pull the top down a little and the right side out.
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Add your name:
Color Pallet:
Foreground:  #ae9c79    
Background:  #7a3332
Stroke: 1

Type your name.
Give it a slght Inner Bevel:

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




Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Winter Chimes

Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the wonderful artwork of Joanna Bromley which can be purchased from PSP Tube Stop.  You must have a license to use.  The elf and robin in this tutorial are on seperate layers of the tube and the kit and tube can be purchased together for a fantastic savings only at PSP Tube Stop.

Font of choice - I used Coneria Script here

Gem Mask 55 here

"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.

Copy and paste El 11 as a new layer.
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Duplicate
Change the Properties to Multiply and Lower the Opacity to about 71.
Copy and paste EL 46 as a new layer over the paper.
Change the Properties to Soft Light.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Add the following elements below the frame - see my tag for placement.  Don't worry about anything that overhangs the frame.  

We'll clean that up in a bit.
El 6:  Resize 15%/Duplicate as many times as needed to make a fence line
El 62:  Resize 50%/Duplicate/Mirror/Move the snow in back up a little on your canvas.
El 2:  Resize 20%
El 18:  Resize 15/Duplicate and resize as you like

Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each element that overhangs the frame and tap the delete key.


Copy and paste your tube as a new layer below the frame.
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

Copy and paste the Robin from the tube.
Resize 60%
Copy and paste the Elf from the tube.

Add the rest of the elements to your tag.  I used:
El 29:  Resize 50%/Flip/Free rotate Left 60 degrees/Duplicate/Free Rotate Right 100 degrees
El 68 & 69:  Resize 25%
El 74:  Resize 30%/Duplicate
El 21:  Resize 15%/Duplicate/Use the Pick Tool to turn this way and that
El 34:  Resize 70%/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
El 31:  Resize 40%/Flip

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 13 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Duplicate

Add your credits.

Type your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #41312f
Background: #bb4d58
Stroke: 1

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

Copy and paste El 28 as a new layer below your name.
Active our Pick Tool and flatten the element a little.

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




Heaven's Littlest Angel


Supplies

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.
Deselect.
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.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer below the bauble layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Deselect.
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.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.

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.
Deselect.

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.
Deselect.

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:

Lighting:
Use Default settings.
OK

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

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
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




Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Grateful Heart


Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the adorable artwork of Sue Miller which can be purchased from Up Your Art.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Inspiratioin

Vix Big Mask 1 here

Dangerously Delicious template 22_Grateful here

Plugs Ins used:
Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow

"Novembers Harvest" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Gina's Gems Scraps and can be purchased from Scraps From the Heart.  You can visit her blog here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Delete the top 3 layers, Sparkle Heart Layer, and Medium Blue Circle layer.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #000000
Background: #643925

Highlight Dotted Rectangle layer.
Make your Color Replacer Tool active and double right click on the dotted line.
It should have turned to your background color.

Repeat the above step with Dotted Circle layer.

Highlight Bottom Creme Square layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Repeat the above step with Creme Square.

Highlight Blue Rectangle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 41 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Rust Heart layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
Paste (Paper 41 should still be in memory) paper Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Brown Strip layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 39 Into Selection.
Apply Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow
Use Default settings accept move the Intensity bar to about 147.
Apply the same effect once more.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight White Heart Frame layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 38 Into Selection.
Adjust/Add Remove Nosie/Add Noise:
Random and Monochrome checked
Noise: 50%
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Creme Heart Layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 36 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Blue Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 41 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  Move into position over the paper layer.
Selections/Invert
Tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Add the elements.  I used:
Wreath 3:  Resize 50%/Duplicate
Berry Branch:  Resize 35%/Duplicate/Mirror
Butterfly 1:  Resize 35%/Duplicate/Mirror
Sunflower 4:  Resize 45%
Sunflower 1:  Resize 30%/Duplicate/Resize 80%
Sunflower 2:  Resize 25%/Duplicate/Resize 80%

Highlight your blank canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 40 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Type your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #430b0d
Background: #643925
Stroke: 1

Type your name.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

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

Messenger of Peace

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Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the wonderful artwork of Brynn Elizabeth Hughes which can be purchasedfrom PSP Tube Stop.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used Foglihten No 7 here

Vix mask 451 here

My Template 156 here

Snow which I supply here 

Eyecandy 5: Nature - Snow Drift

Animation Shop

"Christmas by the Pond" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Susan of TootyPup Scraps and can be purchased from any of her stores here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Image/Canvas Size:
700 x 700
OK
Highlight Raster 1 layer.
Flood fill white.
Delete the credit layer.

Highlight Raster 2 layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #5e6b0e
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Random and Monochrome checked
Noise: 23%
OK
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Raster 3 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Raster 5 layer.
Merge Down.
Raster 4 and 5 should now be on the same layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #d5bd21 
Apply the same Noise Effect.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Raster 7 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Duplicate
Mirror
Merge Visible these 2 rectangle papers and rename "Merged Rectangles"
Delete Raster 6 and Raster 7 Template layer.
Copy and paste Snow Tree 01 and Snow Tree 02 as new layers just above the merged rectangles paper.
Resize each 60%
Lower the Opacity of each to 36
Move both tree layers into a position you like
Highlight the Paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each tree layer and tap the delete key.
Deselect.

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 (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 Merged Rectangles layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each snow layer and tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Lower the Opacity of each snow layer to 36.
TIP: Keyboard shortcut - Ctrl + Y - it repeats your last action.  So change the Opacity of the first snow layer to 36 then highlight each snow layer and press Ctrl + Y on your keyboard.  It saves a heap of time!

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

Highlight Raster 9 layer.
Select All/Float/Defloat
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #d5bd21
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Raster 10 layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Invert
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with the same color.
Apply the same Noise effect.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Raster 11 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 11 Into Selection.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
Selections/Invert
Use your Eraser Tool and erase the parts of the tube you don't want to overhang the paper layer.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Add the elements.  I used:
Wreath Frame 03:  Resize 47%
Holly Vine 02:  Resize 70%/Duplicate/Mirror/Flip
Stocking 02:  Resize 35%

Highlight your blank canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 10 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Resize 105%
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Type your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground & Background: #780019

Type your name.
Select All/Float/Defloat
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below the name.
Flood fill with Brass Metal Gradient
Style/Linear
Angle: 325
Repeats: 0
Stroke: 1
Deselect.
Give your name that's in red a slight Inner Bevel:

Merge Visible both name layers.
Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance

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
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




Count Your Blessings

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Supplies

1 tube of choice - I used the wonderful artwork of Lori Karels which can be purchased from Up Your Art.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used LD Hot Betty which came with my version of PSP

Vix mask 451 here

Dangerously Delicious template 21_Blessings here

Snow which I supply here 

Animation Shop

"Christmas by the Pond" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Susan of TootyPup Scraps and can be purchased from any of her stores here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Resize all layers 90%
Image/Canvas Size:
700 x 600
OK
Highlight bg layer.
Flood fill white.
Delete the top 2 layers, Creme Circle Frame, Francy Frame, Fancy Frame DS

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #ecdcbb
Background: #6d2022

Highlight Side Creme Dotted layer.
Make your Color Replacer Tool active and double right click on the dotted line.
It should have turned to your background color.

Repeat the above step with:
Top Creme Dotted 
Bottom Creme Dotted

Highlight Top Rust Circle layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 8 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Repeat the above step with:
Bottom Rust Circle
Center Brown Rectangle

Highlight Bottom Blue Square layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 9 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Repeat the above step with:
Top Blue Square
Right Blue Rectangle
Left Blue Rectangle

Highlight Top Brown Strip layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 10 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Repeat the above step with Bottom Brown Strip layer.

Highlight Top Creme Square layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 11 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Delete the template layer.

Repeat the above step with Bottom Creme Square layer.

Copy and paste Wreath Frame 03 as a new layer.
Resize 25%
Duplicate
Move both frames over Left and Right Rust Circle layers.
Delete both Circle templates.

To each frame:
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 6.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Deselect.

Merge Visible both Circle papers.

Merge Visible both frame layer.

Copy and paste the following elements below the left frame: (see my tag for reference)
Snow 01:  Resize 25%
Snow Tree 02:  Resize 25%
Snow Tree 01:  REsize 30%
Your tube.  If you're using the same as I did, Resize 20%

Highlight the merged paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each element that's below the frame and tap the delete key.
Deselect.
If any of the elements show up in the right frame then erase it.

Copy and paste the following elements below the Right Frame: (see my tag for reference)
Snow Pond 01:  Resize 40%
Your tube.  If you're using the same as I did, resize 20%/Mirror
Duplicate your tube/Flip/Move to match it up over the ice to look like a reflection.  Change the Properties of this tube to Burn.

Highlight the merged circle paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each element and tube layer below the frame and tap the delete key.
Deselect.
If any of the elements appear in the Left frame then erase it.

Highlight the element layer that's just below the merged 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 (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 merged circle layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight each snow layer and tap the delete key.
Deselect.
Close out all Snow layers except Snow 1 layer.

In your color pallet change the foreground color to #8b2829

Highlght Blessings Brown layer.
Use your Target Tool and change to your foreground color.

Add the elements.  I used:
Flower 01:  Resize 20%/Duplicate
Flower 03:  Resize 20% and 70%/Flip/Duplicate
Deco 2:  Resize 45%/Duplicate/Mirror
Ribbon 01:  Resize 40%
Bells 01:  Resize 15%/Duplicate
Snowboots 02:  Resize 25%
Bow 03b:  Resize 20%/Duplicate

Highlight your blank canvas.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 10 Into Selection.
Deselect.
Apply the mask.
Resize 110%
Merge Group.

Add your credits.

Type your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground: #430b0d
Background: Gradient/Metal Brass
Style/Linear
Angle: 325
Repeats: 0
Stroke: 1

Type your name.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:

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 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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