This Tutorial was written by Me on Dec. 13th, 2009.
Any resemblance to another tut online is completely unintentional.
You will need any version of Paint Shop Pro for this tut. I used Psp X2.
You must need a good knowledge of Psp and good knowledge working with masks.
Animation Shop, VDL Adrenaline Snowflake Plugin, or a snow animation
Of your choice.
FTU. "Magical Christmas" scrap kit by Fantasy Moments. Here
Any Christmas mask of your choice. I used 2 different mask for this tut.
Tube of choice, Font of choice.
I am using the awesome artwork of Keith Garvey. Do Not use the same tube
Without having the proper license to do so.
You may purchase a license to use his artwork, Here
"Ready? Let's Go"
Open a new blank 600x600 canvas and floodfill with white.
Open your mask, set aside for now. we will get back to the mask in a sec.
Copy and paste a paper of choice, apply your mask.
Duplicate the mask layer, on the original mask layer, adjust, blur, gaussian blur of 25%.
Click ok. Hide your white background, with deform tool, pull mask out to fit canvas.
Apply a slight drop shadow, but this is optional. Unhide the white background.
Repeat the mask layer using a different christmas mask of your choice.
Do Not pull the mask out to fit the canvas on this mask layer.
Hide your white background and merge the two mask layers visible.
Copy and paste a round frame of choice from the kit. Resize.
With the magic wand tool, click inside the frame, selections, modify, expand by 6.
Copy and paste paper of choice, selections invert, hit delete, select none.
Move the paper below the frame layer. Drop shadow the frame.
Highlight the frame layer, with magic wand, click inside the frame, selections.
Modify, expand by 6, copy and paste a garland deco, selections invert, hit delete.
Selections none. Add a drop shadow and sharpen if needed.
Make sure the garland deco is on top of the paper layer, but under the frame.
Highlight the frame layer, with magic wand click inside the frame, selections, modify.
Expand by 6, copy and paste your tube, positioning her to the right side.
Selections invert, hit delete, select none. Drop shadow the tube.
Open your choice of flowers, resize, postion the flower to the top left.
Add a drop shadow and sharpen if needed. Open another deco of your choice.
Resize, place it to the top right, Add a drop shadow, sharpen if needed.
Open the Santa Ho deco, resize, place it to the right side moving it down a little.
Add a drop shadow and sharpen if needed. Open a candle set, Resize it.
Place it to the bottom left on your canvas and place it to the bottom right.
Copy and paste a tree of choice from the kit, Resize. Place it on the bottom left.
Add a drop shadow and sharpen if needed. Open the bunch of flowers, Resize.
Place it on the bottom middle. Add a drop shadow, sharpen if needed.
Open a Santa Bear, Resize and place it to the bottom right and move it slightly.
Down making sure not to cover the candle set. Add a drop shadow.
Open your choice of ornaments, resize and place it to the top right side.
See my tag as a reference where to place it. Add a drop shadow and sharpen.
Copy and paste your tube on top of all layers, and place her to the left side.
If you are using the same tube as i did. Add a drop shadow to the tube.
Add your name and your watermark. Add artist copyright info.
If you do not wish to animate, save your tag as a .Png File.
If you wish to animate, then read on.
Hide all layers except for the merged mask layer. Edit, copy merged and paste.
Into AS as a new animation. Open your snow animation. Duplicate your tag as many frames
As your snow animation. Edit, select all, Go Back to your snow animation.
Edit, select all, copy and paste it onto your tag into selected frame.
View animation. Animation properties set to 20. You can play with the settings
Depending on how fast you want your anmation to play.
Save your tag as a .Gif File.
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Please Do Not Claim As Your Own Work.
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