Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Christmas Frax

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Christmas Frax
Tutorial written by and © to Bits N Bobs 28th November 2012.
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Supplies needed.
Font of choice for your name.
I am using Bella Font Nouveau
Tube of  choice.
I am using Snow Maiden by VeryMany available at PFD
Tube is not to be used without the correct licence.
Christmas branch from me here
Snow animation here
Thank you to Bev at Horseplaypastures for her permission to use this.
Please do not share or include this snow animation in any other tutorials
with first obtaining Bev's permission.
Plugins needed.
Penta.com dot and cross ( Garbage collection )
Kai's Power tools (KPT5 FraxFlame) Used to be sold by Meta Creations.
Has now been bought out by Corel


Note
This tutorial was written in PSP 9.
Double click on your font and minimize.
Install your plugins.
Open a new image, 600 w x 250 h at 72 dpi.

1. Flood fill with a colour from your tube.
I am using #ce05ef
Effects/ plugins/ penta.com/ dots and cross
72 - 10 - 2
Effects/ plugins/ KPT5 Fraxflame
Choose the setting you are happy with.
Mine are in the screenshot below.



2. Activate the BG 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.

3. Copy your branch and position in the
top center.
Add a drop shadow.
I used V3 H3 O80 B9 Colour #000000

4. Copy the close up tube layer again.
Paste as a new layer.
Image/ mirror.
Position to the left.
Layers/ properties, blend mode to Luminance Legacy

5. Copy your tube close up.
Paste as a new layer.
Image/ re-size to 250 pixels wide.
Position to the right to your liking.
Add a drop sahdow.

6. Layers/ new raster layer.
Flood fill with a contrasting colour from your tube.
I am using #e3416a
Selections/ select all, Selections/  float,
Selections/ defloat, Selections/ Modify,
Selections/ Contract by 5,
hit delete on your keyboard.
Selections/ select none.
Add a drop shadow.
V3 H3 O60 B5 Colour #000000
Add a drop shadow.
V-3 H-3 O60 B5 Colour #000000

NOTE *****
If you do not wish to animate add your copyright info
name and save.
END NOTE *****

7. Close all snow layers except snow layer 1.
Edit/ Copy merged.
Open animation shop.
Paste as a new animation.
Return to paintshop.
Close snow layer 1.
Un hide snow layer 2.
Edit/ copy merged.
Back to animation shop,
edit 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.
Don't forget to create your name and copyright info in paintshop.
Copy it back to animation shop. Paste as a new animation.
Edit/ copy, activate your animation, edit/ select all, edit/ propogate paste, edit/ paste
into selected frames and save.

8. In animation shop Edit/ Select all,
Crop your signature animation so it is
roughly the 150 x 150
Animation/ re-size settings.
Resize to 150 x 150
Ecit/ copy.
Go to paintshop.
Paste as a new image.
Layers/ new raster layer.
Flood fill with your contrasting colour.
Selections/ select all, Selections/  float,
Selections/ defloat, Selections/ Modify,
Selections/ Contract by 2,
hit delete on your keyboard.
Selections/ select none.
Add a drop shadow.
V1 H1 O60 B3 Colour #000000
Add a drop shadow.
V-1 H-1 O60 B3 Colour #000000
Edit/ copy
Go back to animation shop.
Edit/ paste as a new animation.
Edit/ copy.
Activate your AV frames.
Edit/ select all.
Edit/ paste into selected frames.
Create your copyright in paintshop.
Copy and back in animation shop paste as a new animtaion.
Edit/ copy.
Activate your avatar.
Edit/ select all, edit/ propogate paste, Edit/ paste into selected frame.
Save as your avatar.
 

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