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

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tis The Season (Click to see full tag)

  • For this tutorial I used the Tis The Season kit from Gemini Creationz which can be purchased HERE
  • The artwork of Keith Garvey titled Mistletoe which can be purchased with a license HERE
  • Vix Masks 14 & 297 Which can be found HERE Both pre-saved to your Masks folder.
  • Animation Shop Which can be found HERE
  • Font is Freebooter Script, it was FTU as all my fonts are and I am unsure where I got this one.

  • First you are going to want to open 2 papers of choice from the kit, a contrasting set works best.
  • With your foreground paper, Apply Vix mask 297 by Layers>Load/Save Mask>Load Mask from disk. Locate the mask and make sure Source Luminance, Fit to canvas and hide all mask are ticked.
  • Paste on to your background paper. Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow 4, 4, 100, 7, black. Merge All.
  • Apply Vix Mask 14 by Layers>Load/Save Mask>Load Mask from disk. Locate the mask and make sure Source Luminance, Fit to canvas and hide all mask are ticked. Add Embellishments of choice around the tag, I used cream poinsettea, cream star 2 and bells. Merge Visable
  • Image>resize, 30% We will call this your "Tag layer" and minimize this for now.
  • Open your frame of choice from the kit, I used frame 5. Using your magic wand selection tool (Mode:Replace, Match:Color 20, Contiguous, 0, Anti-ailas, outside) Click inside your frame. This should give you your marching ants effect.
  • Open the paper that you wish to be the background of your frame, I used 09. Adjust>blur>Gaussian Blur 5.00 Copy
  • Paste the paper onto your frame layer. Selections>Invert and tap your delete Key. Select None. Move this new layer under your frame. Add a drop shadow when you have the frame selected if you would like.
  • Inside the frame I added the xmastree and the jinglebells both with a slight drop shadow but you can add what ever you would like.
  • Apply your tag layer where you would wish with a drop shadow by Copy and paste as a new layer.
  • Add Tube of choice and all copy rights.
  • Add any wording you would like.
  • Merge all Flatten
  • Using your freehand selection tool draw around the red line of the star. Adjust>Add/remove noise>Add noise. Random should be checked, Start with a number around 15. Select None, Copy Merged
  • In Animation Shop Paste as a new Animation
  • ***Back to PSP, Undo Select None, Undo Add Noise. You should still have your marching ants at this point so what you need to do is add noice again and this time increase your number by 10. Select None. Copy
  • Paste after current frame in Animation shop.***
  • Repeat the steps between the stars at least one more time for a total of 3 frames. I have 5 framas so I did the steps a total of 3 more times, this is totally up to you. The more frames the more your glitter will shimmer.
  • Run your animation and Save!