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Materials:

mask starburst, tube, preset inner bevel metaliek, 2 fonts, download here
filter: FM Tile Tools-Blend Emboss, VDL Adrenaline-Snowflakes, filters here

Snow Fun

Open your fonts and minimize them.
Put your mask in the mask folder  and your filters in the folder plug-ins.
Put the preset inner bevel in de folder presets.
Take 2 colors from your tube. 1 light for the foreground and a dark color for the background.

1. Open a new raster image 650x450 transparent
2. Flood fill this with the gradient.

3. New rater layer, flood fill with your background color.
4. Layers-Load/Save mask-Load mask from disk- Starburst

5. Layers-merge-merge group.
6. Effects-3D Effects-Drop Shadow with this settings.

7.Effects-FM Tile Tools-Blend-Emboss-standard setting.
8. Copy your tube amd paste as a new layer. Place it right.
9.Effects-3D Effects-Drop Shadow-H & V 3, Opacity 50, Blur 8 color black
10.Go to your selection tool-Custom selection

11. With this setting.

12. New raster layer, flood fill with this color #6869a2
13. New raster layer flood fill with white.
14. Selection-Modify-Contrast 3.
15. Selection-Modify-Invert and click on the delete key of your keyboard.
16. Go to your magic wand, select the blue square, copy your tube tree.
17. Paste a a new layer and put him in the middle, selections-Invert and click at the delete key.
18. Opacity of this layer at 50. Let selection stay.
19. Duplicate this layer twice.
20 Close the layers of copy 1 and 2(clicking on the eye in the layer palette).
21 Activate the original layer.
22. Go to Effects-VDL-Adrenaline-Snowflakes with this settings.

23. Close this layer and open the layer of copy1. Repeat point 22, but now the random seed at 50, All the others the same.
24. Close this layer and open the layer of copy 2, repeat point 22, but now the random seed at 100, all others the same.
25. Select none.
26. Go to your text tool, size 72 font Alominte Snow, for and background at white, stroke width at 1, vector.
27. Write Snow Fun, or something else, convert to raster layer.
28. Effects-3D Effects-Drop Shadow H & V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 5, color black.
29. Go to your text tool again, size 200 font KR Snow People, for and background at white, stroke width at 2, vector.
30. Type the letter g, or another one, put this in the left corner (see example upstairs). The same Drop Shadow as point 18.
Minimize this image, we use that later.
With this we work later in the Animation Shop.

Now we make the border.
31. Activate the first layer (gradient layer)
32. Edit-copy-paste as a new IMAGE.
33. Image-Add border 25 white, select,
34. selections-Modify-Expand 2, flood fill with #6869a2
35. Adjust-Add/Remove Noise-Add Noise Gaussian at 10.
36. Effects-3D Effects-Inner Bevel-preset inner bevel metaliek- with this setting.

Select none.
37. Image-Add border 2, white
38. Image-Add border 2, #6869a2
39. Image-Add border 2, white
40. Image-Add border 25, #6869a2, select, repeat point 35 and 36.
Select None.
41. Image-Add border 2 white.
42. Select all-selections Modify-Contract 58
43. Selections Invert.
44. Edit-Copy and paste as a new image.
45. Put your watermark in the border of in the image.

Now we go work in the Animation Shop.
46. Open Animation Shop.
47. Go back to PSP to your first image, close the copy 1 and 2 of the snow.
48. Activate raster 3 (the layer of the snow) and click with the mouse button right on the image, copy merged.
49 Go to Animation Shop and paste as a new animation.
50. Back to PSP, close the first snow layer and open the second snow layer, repeat point 48 and 49, but now paste after active frame.
51. Back to PSP, close the second snow layer and open the third snow layer, repeat point 48 en 49 paste after active frame.
52. Go back to PSP and copy the frame (second image you made) and paste this as a new animation.
53. In Animation Shop duplicate this frame two times.
55. Activate your snow image, edit-select all-edit copy.
54. Activate your frame-edit-select all-click in your frame- paste into selected frame.
56. Resize the image, go to Animation- Resize animation, 75%
57. File-save as...give it a name,

click on next, next, next and complete.

Ready is the tag
I hope that you like this tutorial.
greetings Emmy,

 

 

                         

      

Tutorial written 09-11-2009