Thursday, 22 December 2011

Snowflake Kisses - Forum set

Snowflake kisses
Tutorial written by and © to Bits N Bobs 22nd December 2011.
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Supplies needed.
Font of choice for your name.
I am using Bickley Script Plain and Angelica
Tube of  choice.
I am using  one  by Susan Justice
Mine is SU0084 available at UpYourArt
Tube is not to be used without the correct licence.
Snow animation here.
Thank you to Bev at Horseplaypastures 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 required
Plugin - dot and cross ( Garbage collection)
Alien Skin Xenofex2

This tutorial was written in PSP 9.
Open all supplies in paintshop except the font
Double click on your font and minimize.
Open a new transparent  image 600 x 250 at 72 pixels per Inch

1.Copy the image from your tube and paste as a new layer on your working image.
Layers/ Duplicate layer.
Image/ mirror. Position both layers so they line up.
You will now have a woman on both sides.
Layers/ merge/ merge visible

2.Effects/ plugins/ Alienskin Xenofex2/ Classic Mosaic

Effects/ Distortion effects/ Curlicues settings
as in the screen shot below.
Re-name this layer to BG LAYER

3.Copy your bonus close up tube,
paste as a new layer.
Position to the right and add a drop shadow.
I have used V3, H3, O50, B9.0, Colour black.
Add a new layer and add the text of your choice.
I have added a gradient glow to mine with Eye Candy 6
but you don't have to.
Add your copyright info.

If you do not wish to animate add your name and save.

4.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.

5.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.

6.In animation shop open a new transparent image 150x150
Activate your signature.
Edit/ Select all, Crop your signature animation so it looks
roughly the same size as the new image.
Animation/ re-size settings in Screenshot below.

You can now close the blank new image.
Create your copy right in paintshop.
Copy and back in animation shop paste as a new animtaion.
Edit/ copy.
Activate you smaller signature image,
this is now your avatar.
Edit/ select all, Edit/ propogate paste, Edit/ paste into selected frame.
Save as your avatar.

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