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Xmas Jollies

Post  flashy on Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:10 am

A tube of your choice. I am using the lovely artwork of Keith Garvey, which can be purchased here:

Supplies needed:

Mistletoe or holly, poinsetta and flakes, which can be found on my site under Embellishments/Christmas.
Mask 43, and the background.

Tis the seasons presents, by Rainbow Coffi, which can be found here:

Plugins needed:

MuRa Meister, and copies, which can be found here:

Penta.com, colour dot, which can be found here:

VDL Adrenaline which can be found here:

Lets begin!

Open a new image 600x500. Go to the ellipse tool and draw a circle, foreground white,
background null, width 4. Convert to raster layer.

Now draw another circle in white, this time, width 10, and leave a gap in between both circle frames.

Drop shadow both frames as follows:


I chose to use the mistletoe which is in my purchased tube for the frame. There is holly
or mistletoe on my site, which can be used instead.

With your chosen mistletoe, centre in the tag and resize so its not too big. Go to MuRa's
Meister, and copies, use the settings as shown below and apply:

With the deform tool make this layer fit with the bows showing in between the white frames,
and when you are happy, adjust, sharpen and add a drop shadow. Drag this below the frame layers.

Ellipse tool again, foreground #797e5a, background null, width around 10. Draw a frame that
fits in between the white frames. Convert to raster layer. Use the deform tool or resize if necessary. Drag this below your copies embellishment.

Now to apply a plugin, i used color dot, using the settings as below:

Highlight raster layer 1, and add the winter background as a new layer. Click on the first white frame
we made in the layer palette. Click inside it with the magic wand. Selections, modify, expand by
5. Selections, invert. Now click on the background picture, and hit delete, and deselect.
Rename this background picture as snow.

Adjust, hue and saturation, and colorize with the settings as below:

Click on raster layer 1, and add a new layer. Floodfill in #797e5a. Go to layers, new
mask layer, from image. Choose Mask 43 in the source window, making sure invert mask data,
and source luminance are checked, and apply. Merge group. Use the deform tool to make the
mask central. Use my tag as reference.

Now for your name: font used is Harrington, size 48, stroke two. Foreground #797e5a,
background #797e5a. Apply and convert to raster layer. Position on the left hand
side, and add use the color dot settings, and then drop shadow.

Wordart, font used is Harrington, size 36, stroke 1, colour #be2c2d. Drop shadow.

Add the presents, and resize till your happy. Colourise with the same colour, and settings
as before.

Add the poinsetta row, and resize to 60%. Image and rotate 90 degrees left, and place under
the presents layer. Drop shadow as before. I duplicated and used a tiny version under the word art.

Add the flakes as a new layer.

Add your credits.

Now to animate! Have Animation Shop opened and ready. Click on the snow layer we named earlier. With the magic wand, click on the background picture, tolerance around 128, till its a circle of dashes.
Go to VDL Adrenaline, and snowflakes. Use the settings as shown below:

Deselect. Copy merged into Animation Shop, and paste as a new animation. Back to PSPro,
and use the back button until the snow has gone, but the dashes are still there. Apply
snow once more using the random seed at 1. Deselect and copy merged into AS, and paste after
the current frame. Repeat this process once more, this time changing the random seed to 2.

In Animation Shop, Edit, and select all. Now go to Animation, frame properties, and display time,
change the time to 15.

Now animate! Save as a GIF file.

Thats it, we are all done! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

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