Friday, 18 November 2011

Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas
Tutorial written by and © to Bits N Bobs 18th November 2011.
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Supplies needed.
Font of choice for your name.
I am using Bickley Script Plain
Tube of  choice.
I am using one by Zephir d'elph
Mine is ZD0010 - Bergamotte and available at UpYourArt
Tube is not to be used without the correct licence.
Template Merry Christmas from Patricia
Snow animation here.
Thank you to Bev at Horseplayspasture for her permission to us this.
Please do not share or include this snow animation in any other tutorials
with first obtaining Bev's permission.

Plugins needed.
 Xero Fritilliary under freeware you want the full 40 plugin pack.
Plugin - Penta.com dot and cross ( Garbage collection )

Note
This tutorial was written in PSP 9 and needs animation shop for the animation.
Open all supplies in paintshop except the font.
Double click on your font and minimize.

1.Activate the template. Re-size to 600 x 600 and 72dpi. All layers tabbed.
Hit shift and D together on your keyboard to duplicate the image,
 and close the original layer, no you do not want to save it.

2.Close the copyright layer.
Activate the circle layer using the dropper tool select a forground colour from your tube.
I have chosen a dark colour from the background of mine.
Select black as the background colour.
Activate your colour replacer tool and double left click on your image.
The circle should now have changed colour.
Activate circle 2 layer and double click on the image.
Layers/ arrange/ move down, layers/ merge/ merge down.
Effects/ plugins/ xero/ fritilliary


3.Activate the circle 1 layer using the dropper tool select a forground colour from your tube.
I have chosen a red colour from the tube itself .
Select #c0c0c0 as the background colour.
With your colour replacer tool double left click on your image.
Activate circle 3 layer and double click on the image.
Layers/ arrange/ move down, layers/ merge/ merge down.
Effects/ plugins/ xero/ fritilliary, same settings so just hit ok

4.Activate the big circle layer using the dropper tool select
a forground colour from your tube.
I have chosen a lighter colour from the background of mine.
Select black as the background colour.
Activate your colour replacer tool and double left click on your image.
Plugins/ Penta/ Dot and cross


5.Activate the little circle.
Layers/ properties, change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Copy your tube, image/ re-size, re-size to 80% all layers un tabbed.
Add a drop shadow to all layers you want.
I am using H0, V0, O100, B11, colour #000000
On the tube layer only.

NOTE:

If you do not want to animate then add your copyright info, text, name and save.

Animation steps.

6.Activate the big circle  layer.
We will now begin adding the snow.
On the snow image copy frame 1,
paste as a new layer on your working image.
Rename the layer to snow 1.
Repeat until you have 10 snow layers.
Activate your big circle layer.
Selections/ select all, selections/ float, selections/ defloat
Selections/ invert.
In turn activate your snow layers and hit delete on your keyboard on each one.
Selections/ select none.
If you want to you can now change the colour of the text to your liking.
Activate the top layer.
Add a new raster layer.
Add all your copyright info and your name.

7.Close all snow layers except snow layer 1.
Activate snow layer 1.
Edit/ Copy merged.
Open animation shop.
Paste as a new animation.
Return to paintshop.
Close snow layer 1.
Un-hide and activate snow layer 2.
Back to animation shop and paste after current layer.
Keep repeating these steps until you have activated snow layer 10.
Edit/ Copy merged.
Back to animation shop and paste after current layer.
View/ Animation if you like it save it.

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