Thursday, December 1, 2016

No Scraps Forum "Christmas Wishes"

Christmas Wishes

 
 
 

This tutorial was written by me on December 01, 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.

 

Supplies:

"Elf Santa" tube by Robin Pushay - tube/license currently available at ADI

Forum Masks 16 and 21 from Moonbeam and Spiderwebs

Snow animation of choice

Gold Gradient of choice

 

Filters:

Funhouse_Patchwork

Mehdi_Weaver

Xero_Fritillary

 

Fonts:

KBJellyBean

CrazyCrazy

 

Abbreviations:

DS_Drop Shadow

ANL_Add New Layer

EC_Eye Candy

GG_Gradient Glow

AS_Animation Shop

C/P_Copy and Paste

FF_Flood Fill

 

Open blank 600x250 canvas

ANL_FF#610828

ANL_FF with Gold Gradient_angle 0_repeats 0

Apply Mask 21

ANL_FF #36000e

Apply Mask 21 again

Blend Mode_Overlay

Highlight original mask layer

Adjust_Add Noise_Uniform 44

C/P tube

Place to the far right

Duplicate

On original tube layer_Adjust_Blur_Motion Blur_270_100

Repeat twice more

Duplicate_Mirror_Flip_Merge Down to the original motion blur layer

Funhouse_Patchwork_15

Mehdi_Weaver_150-300_170

Effects_Edge Effects_Enhance

Apply Mask 16

Xero_Fritillary_5_30_10_10

Add Noise_Random_20

Blend Mode_Luminance (L)

Rectangle Pre-Set Shape Tool_stroke 0_fill #610828

Draw a fairly wide rectangle across width of tag, slightly down from center, and going past edges of canvas

Convert to raster

Effects_Distortion Effects_Wave:

Amplitudes: 0 and 5

Wavelengths: 5 and 35

Repeat Checked

Select All_Float_De-Float

Selections_Modify_Select Selection Borders_Both Sides_2

ANL_FF selection with the Gold gradient

Add Noise_Uniform 44

DS_0_0_100_5_Black

Text Tool_KBJellyBean_60_#36000e

Type "CHRISTMAS WISHES"

Use nodes to adjust it to fit canvas

Convert to raster

Effects_Distortion Effects_Wave:

Amplitudes: 0 and 5

Wavelengths: 5 and 35

Repeat Checked

Place wording in solid wave area

 

Highlight top tube

Adjust_Sharpen

DS_10_10_35_15_Black

ANL to top of canvas

Select All

FF #36000e

Contract 2

FF Gold gradient

Contact 1

Delete

FF #36000e

Contract 2

Delete

Select none

Sharpen More

DS_0_0_100_10_Black

Crop to 600x250

Add all correct copyright/license information

Name_CrazyCrazy _28_#f5dfe5

 

ANIMATING

 

Close all layers EXCEPT masks and background

Copy Merged

AS
Paste As NEw Animation

CTRL+L until you have the same number of frames as your snow animation (mine had 20)

CTRL+A

Open Snow Animation of choice

CTRL+A

CTRL+C

Click on top of tag back

CTRL+E, then click inside frame to place snow

PSP

Close all open layers

Open all closed layers

Copy Merged

AS
Paste As New Animation

CTRL+C

Be sure the "Propogate Paste" button is clicked in the AS toolbar

Click on tag back

Roll mouse ball to enlarge slightly (I find this makes it easier to paste the frame layer)

CTRL+E

Click in tag back to set frame layer (if you do not move the mouse, this layer will automatically be centered when you click CTRL+E)

View Animation

If happy, save!!

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