Tuesday, November 29, 2016

FTU Animated "Winter Window"

Winter Window


This tutorial was written by me on November 29, 2016 using my own ideas. Any resemblance to others is coincidental and accidental. This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp and is written in PSPX6.


"Birthday Girl5" (currently a free tube) tube by Eugene Rzhevskii - tube/license available at PicsForDesign

"Winter" FTU scrap kit by WaterLO Project - this kit is part of the Waterlo Project - Singing Vivaldi

Snow animation of choice






Symphony Script - personal use



DS_Drop Shadow

ANL_Add New Layer

EC_Eye Candy

GG_Gradient Glow

AS_Animation Shop

C/P_Copy and Paste

FF_Flood Fill



First, we need to remove the background from our animation:

Open animation in AS

Select All

Paste As new Image

Effects_Transparency_Elimante White

Now we have to put some White back into the image, LOL

Selection Tool_Point To Point

Select parts of image that needs to be White, being fairly precise around the pages, hats, and fluff balls (mine looked like this:)


ANL below animations

FF selected area White

Select none

Duplicate White layer so there is one for each original animation layer

Merge 1 White layer with 1 animated layer

Save as a psp file

(Alternatively, and the way I did it: After FF the White selected area, select none. Close all but the top animated layer

Copy Merged


Paste As New Animation


Close top animated layer Open next one down


Paste After Current Frame

Repeat until all frames have been carried over

View animation to be sure it looks right)




Open White 600x600 canvas

C/P element (11)

Free Rotate_Right 90

Resize so it fits nicely on tag

Magic Wand

Click inside frame

Expand by 5

ANL below frame

C/P paper (pap) into selection

Select none

C/P ONE layer of your cleaned animation, erasing the colored music notes that are in the open

Selection Tool_Rectangle

Select a portion of the top of the frame:


Promote Selection To Layer

Select none

Move promoted frame part to the middle of the frame

Adjust the position of the animation so it looks nice thru the window

Merge animation down to the (pap) layer


C/P (42), duplicating, re-sizing, mirroring, and placing below frame as shown

C/P (8) placing at middle top of frame

C/P (41) placing under bow

Duplicate_Mirror_place under bow

C/P (23)

Free Rotate Right 90

Re-size and place under between (41) and the bow

Duplicate_Mirror_place as shown

C/P (5) placing as shown

C/P (31)

Free Rotate_Right 90

Place at bottom of pillow stack

C/P (3)

Place re-size and place under frame in the top left corner



Move beside the previous icicle layer

Repeat across frame

Merge icicle layers together

C/P tube

DS frame pieces, elements, and tube_10_10_34_15_Black

ANL to bottom of tag

Select All

C/P pap (7) into selection

Select none

Apply mask


Merge Down



Free Rotate_Right 90

Position so it shows nicely around back of tag

Add all correct copyright/license information

Name_ Symphony Script - personal use_100_ #ff0000






Copy merged (pap) layer


Paste As New Animation

Duplicate to 10 layers

Select All

Open your saved, cleaned animation file in AS

Select All


Highlight the last frame

Paste After Current Frame


Delete frames 11 and 12 (my snow animation only has 10 frames)

Select ALL


Click on Merged (pap) image

Paste Into Selected Frame aligning this with the animation already on your image

Click left mouse when you have it lined up

Click on top of snow animation

Select All


Click on top of Merged (pap) image

Paste Into Selected Frame


Close all layers EXCEPT White background, masks, merged (pap) layers

Copy Merged

Paste As New Animation

Duplicate to 10 frames

Select All

Copy animated merged pap image

Paste Into Select Frame on the background image, aligning the merged pap layer edges


Open all closed layers and close all open layers (leave White background closed)

Copy Merged

Paste As New Animation


AS Toolbar_Click "Propagate Paste" button (looks like 3 pages of paper)

Click on top of tag back image

Paste Into Selected Frame

View Animation

If happy, save!!




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