Friday, 16 July 2010

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas
Tutorial written by and © to Bits N Bobs 15th July 2010.
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Supplies needed.
Font of choice for your name.
I am using MTF Under Your Skin
Tube of  choice.
I am using Elf Queen by Maxine Gadd
Tube is not to be used without an MPT
Image template here
Deck the halls kit available here by Sarah
I have used the following items from the above kit.
Paper 1, Paper 4, Swag, Merry Christmas,
Plugin hsb noise - Eyecandy 4000
Eye candy 5 Impact - Gradient glow
If anyone knows of an active link ( legal ) for these 2 eyecandy's please let me know and I will add it.

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.Open the main-image.psd file.
With your magic wand select the center of the outer layer.
Flood fill with paper 1.
Effects/ 3D effects/ Inner bevel
Use the settings as in the screenshot below.

2.With your magic wand select center of the inner layer.
Flood fill with paper 4 at a scale of 50.
Layers/ arrange/ move down.
Selects/ select none.

3.Activate your top layer.
Re-size your tube to 350 pixels high.
Copy/ paste as a new layer.
Position to your liking.
Add a drop shadow of choice.
I use H 0, V 0, O 100,  B 9.0, Colour  #000000

4.Re-size your swag to 350 pixels wide.
Copy/ paste as a new layer.
Position towards the bottom center and add a drop shadow.

5.Re-size your Merry Christmas to 350 pixels wide.
Copy/ paste as a new layer.
Position towards the bottom center.
Effects/ plugins/ alien skin eye candy 5 gradient glow, I used the settings below

6.Add your copyright info.

*** Note:
Save now or continue for the animation steps
*** End note:

7.Activate the inner layer.
Press shift + D on your keyboard 5 times.
You should now have 6 images.
Close the original psd image.
Activate your new first image.
Effects/ plugins/ eye candy 4000/ hsb noise
Settings as below/

8.Activate the second image.
Effects/ plugins/ eye candy 4000/ hsb noise.
Same settings as before but this time click the random seed button once.
Repeat step 8 for the remaining images.

9.Start with your first image again.
Layers/ merge/ merge visible.
File/ save as/ image 1/ psp
Repeat this with your remaining images naming them 2, 3, 4 etc.

10.Open animation shop.
File/ animation wizard then follow the screen shots clicking next after each one.
On the add image part browse to where you saved your files and add them all, click next then finish.
View/ animation then file/save as.

11.Create your name in paintshop as normal, copy the file and paste as a new animation into animation shop.
Copy the name in animation shop, activate your animation, edit/ select all, edit/ paste into selected frame and then file/save as.

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