Baubles & Snow

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on December 15th 2015
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. All tutorials are for non-profit personal use only. No distribution allowed except via text link.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X8 but any version will do
Animation Shop
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Janda Stylish Script
Snow Animation of Choice
IB Maryline Cazenave December2015 bt kit by LHD Scraps

I used the awesome artwork of Maryline Cazenave
You can purchase her work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Marylines’s work without purchasing a license first.

Note: This is the December 2015 bonus tube from Maryline, it will be emailed to you when you spend $10 (after discounts) on ANY Maryline’s tubes before December 31st. You read more {here}

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with grey #929292
Open Element 17 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer
Rename Cluster
Apply a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 6 / Opacity: 65 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: #4A4A4A / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed – I resized by 45%
Apply the same drop shadow as used on the Cluster

Open Element 30 and resize to 375 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Snow
Position across the bottom of your tube
Apply the same drop shadow BUT change the color to #7C7C7C
Activate the Cluster layer and erase any that is below the Snow

With your Cluster still the active layer
Open Element 13 and resize to 375 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tree
Apply the same drop shadow again BUT change the color back to #4A4A4A
Position to right side of your tube
Erase any of the Tree that is below the Snow

Open Element 28 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Snowflakes
Move below your Tree layer
Add the same drop shadow BUT change the color to #568ED0
*optional* Erase any snowflakes you don’t want

Activate your Snow layer
Open Element 25 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Apply the same drop shadow again BUT change the color back to #4A4A4A
Position along the snow where it looks best

Open the Baubles that came with your tube
Resize to to 25%
Copy and paste as a new layer- rename Baubles
Apply the same drop shadow again
Move the Baubles below the Ribbon layer on your layer palette
Position where they look best

Activate your Grey background layer
Open Paper 5 and Paper 6
Copy and paste Paper 6 onto Paper 5
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Resize to 350 pixels, all layers checked
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer onto your main canvas

Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for DBV Xmas Mask 6 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Erase any of the mask that is below the Snow

Duplicate your mask layer
On the copy – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 65

Select your text tool and choose a font
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Add the same drop shadow as used throughout

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Hide the grey background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
At this point you can save as a jpg/png

To Animate
Unhide the grey background layer and activate it
Flood fill with white
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged

Open Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation
Open your Snow animation of choice
Check how many frames it has
Activate your main image and duplicate until you have the same amount of frames as the snow

Back to the Snow, Edit, Select All, Edit, Copy
Back on your main image, Edit, Select All
Edit, Paste into current frame
Adjust the speed if needed (Animation, Frame Properties)
Save as a gif
All Done 🙂

 

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