My Daughter was born on Feb 14, 2010 and she is wonderfully healthy! Thank you for all the wonderful emails about everything. I just wanted to say that for right now since life has gotten so busy I am working mainly on tags and layouts. There will be the occasional tutorial but not as many as before. I am sorry if this causes any problems, but family comes first! I hope this finds all my followers doing well! Blessed Be! ~Lori

Quick Links

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Alien Skin
Squirlz Water Reflections
Animation Shop

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Winter Ice (and external tutorial)

For this tutorial I have used the work of Dorthi and the kit is called Midnight Winter. You may buy it HERE
Sparkle tutorial by Patti found HERE
Animation Shop found in my quick links
Mask by Vix number 302 found in my quick links

FIRST do the sparkle tutorial if you do not already have your own sparkles. Remember to export them and have them named so you will be able to find them easy. Then you ar ready to start the rest of this tutorial.

From the kit pick your two papers and open them.

Apply your Vix mask to one of them (Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load mask from Disk)

Apply a drop shadow. I used 4,4,100, 4, black (Effects, 3D effeclts, Drop Shadow)

Open Ice Border, resize as needed and place off to one side. Duplicate, Mirror. You can play around with these until you get them where you would like them. Merge Down. Apply a Drop Shadow with the same settigs as above.

Open Tag 2 as well as Winter both from the kit.

Copy Winter and Paste as a new layer into the tag. Streach this out so it fills the middle of the tag. Add a drop shadow as above. Lower the transparancy to 40.

Copy and paste Winter tag again into the tag. Resize and move so it is in the top left corner in the inside of the tag. Apply Drop Shadow same settings as above. Add your wording

Copy tag MERGED and paste into your tag and place it where you would like it. Add a drop shadow.

Open Snowman 2 and copy and paste him into your tag and resize as needed. Give him a drop shadow as well.

Add any other wording or embelishments you would like to add to make your tag now. Do not forget your copyrigts!

MERGE ALL, RESIZE as desired and save the tag before we begin the animation just to be safe ;o)

Layers, New Raster layer.

With your picture tube tool, find your sparkles, resize them as needed. I used about a 15 for mine. Place them all over your tree(s)

Copy Merged

Open Animation Shop and Paste as a new animation.

Back in PSP. Delete the new raster Layer. Add a new raster layer, add sparkles again, trying to place in diffrent positions as before. Copy Merged

Animation Shop, Paste after current frame.

Run animation and save your tag =)