Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas
Tutorial written by and © to Bits N Bobs 11th December 2013.
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Supplies needed.
Font of choice for your name.
I am using Silent Reaction
Tube of  choice.
I am using Winter Girl by Eugene Rzhevskii available at PFD
Tube is not to be used without the correct licence.
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 )

Scrap kit Winter Dreams by Bits N Bobs
I am using Elements 1, 2, 9, 16,

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 #3070b8 from the tube background.
Effects/ plugins/ penta.com/ dots and cross
72 - 10 - 2
Copy the background from your tube.
Paste as a new layer onto your working image.
Image re-size to 200 pixels wide.
All layers un-tabbed.
Lower the layer opacity to 65%

2. Copy element 1, paste as a new layer.
Image re-size to 50 pixels high.
Position to the top left hand side.
All layers un-tabbed.
Copy element 2, paste as a new layer.
Image re-size to 50 pixels high.
All layers un-tabbed.
Position to the top next to but slightly
lower down to the previous one.
Layers/ merge/ merge down.
Edit/ copy, paste as a new layer and
position next to the previous 2.
Edit/ copy, paste as a new layer and
position next to the previous.
Edit/ copy, paste as a new layer and
position next to the previous.
See tag for exact positions.
Merge/ merge down.
Repeat until snowflakes are all on the same layer.
Add a drop shadow of choice.
I have used...
V3, H3, O55, B5, Colour #000000

3. Copy your tube.
I am using the blue version.
Paste as a new layer.
Image re-size to 400 pixels wide.
Position to the left hand side so only
 the face is showing.
Add a drop shadow of choice.
Change blend mode of this layer to overlay.
Add a drop shadow of choice.

4. Copy your tube again.
Paste as a new layer.
Image re-size to 400 pixels wide.
Image/ mirror.
Position slightly to the right.
Add a dropshadow of choice.
I have used....
V0, H0, O100, B11, Colour #000000

5. Activate element 9.
Use your freehand selection tool to cut away the tree.
Copy element 9.
Paste as a new layer.
Layers/ arrange/ move down.
Position to your liking.
See the tag for my positioning.

6. Copy element 16.
Paste as a new layer.
Change layer blend mode to overlay.
Position to your liking.

NOTE *****

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

6. Close off the top five layers.
Active your bottom layer.
Layers/ merge / merge visible.
Rename this layer to BG.
Close the BG layer and open up the other 5.
Activate the top layer.
Layers/ merge / merge visible.
Open and active the BG layer.
We will now begin adding the snow.

7. On the snow image copy frame 1,
paste as a new layer on your working image.
Repeat until you have 10 layers of snow.
Now for the animation.

8. 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.

9. In animation shop Edit/ Select all,
Crop your signature animation so it is
roughly 150 x 150
Animation/ re-size settings.
Resize to 150 x 150
Create your copyright and initial 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.

Thank you for trying this tutorial and if you notice any errors do please let me know :)

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