Friday, 30 November 2012

Waiting for Santa

Ignore the black background. This is a transparent gif and best suited for a white background.
Click on the image to view the animation properly.

Waiting for Santa
Tutorial written by and © to Bits N Bobs 30th November 2012.
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Supplies needed.
Font of choice for your name.
I am using Whitehall
Tube of  choice.
I am using  Hot Xmas by Ismael Rac available here
Tube is not to be used without the correct licence
Waiting for Santa Frame from here
Christmas mask 5 by Vix available here
Plugins needed but not essential.. dot and cross ( Garbage collection )
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.

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

1. Flood fill your working image with a colour of choice
I am using #d1a062
Effects/ Plugins/ Dots and Cross
72 - 10 - 2
Layers/ new mask layer/ from image.
Scroll to the name of your mask and click ok.
Layers/ merge/ merge group.

Layers/ duplicate, layers/ merge/ merge visible.

2. 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 cluster frame.
Paste as a new layer.
Image/ re-size to 330 pixels wide.
All layers un tabbed.
With your magic wand select the center of the frame.
Select/ modify/ Expand by 2.
Selections/ Invert
Activate snow layer 1 and hit delete on your keyboard.
Activate snow layer 2 and hit delete.
Repeat this with all snow layers.

4. Activate the frame layer.
Flood fill with #d3e7e7
Copy your tube,
Paste as a new layer.
Position in the frame to your liking.
Hit delete.
Add a drop shadow.
I used H3 V3 O80 B9 Colour #000000
Layers/ merge/ move up.
Activate the frame layer.
Add a drop shadow.
I used H3 V3 O80 B9 Colour #000000
Copy your tube,
Paste as a new layer.
Image/ re-size to 310
Position to your liking.
Add a drop shadow.
I used H3 V3 O80 B9 Colour #000000

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.
Create your name in paintshop.
Copy and back in animation shop paste as a new animtaion.
Edit/ copy.
Activate your signature.
Edit/ select all,  Edit/ Propogate paste, Edit/ paste into selected frame.
Save as your signature.
When saving a transparent gif I blend mine with #ffffff

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