Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Written by Gwenda on November 20th 2012
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Pussycat, found

Scrapkit is Brrrrr by Sheila at Devilish Dezines. I love this kit – lots of beautiful snowy, wintry elements. Just gorgeous, thanks Sheila!
You can purchase this kit

Tube of choice. I used the cute penguin tube that is part of the kit

Mask of choice – I used 0Mask046LT
I’m not sure where I got this mask, so I have supplied it. Please let me know if this is yours, and I will either remove, or supply credits.

My wordart


New canvas 600 x 600
Fill white.

Layers – new raster layer.
Selections – select all. Paste Paper 1 into selection.
Apply mask 0Mask046 LT
In layers palette, merge group.
Duplicate - Mirror.
Merge both mask layers together.
Duplicate again. Merge both together.
Duplicate a third time and merge together.

Element 15 (star scatter) – Flip. Resize 50%. Position top left. Sharpen.
Duplicate – mirror. Merge both star layers together.
Duplicate – flip. Merge both together.

Element 91 (globe) – Resize 90% twice. Sharpen.
Element 89 (church) -  Resize 70% and paste above globe.
Sharpen. Dropshadow. Drop opacity to 63

OK . . . now for the fun bit – the Snow!!

Click on Church layer, which should be at the top .
Go to Snow 484 x 484 and copy frame 1.
Back to your tag, and paste as a new layer. Rename SNOW1

If you don’t want to animate, do not paste any more snow layers, but go directly to ***

Back to Snow 484 x 484 and copy frame 2
Back to your tag and paste as a new layer above SNOW1.
Rename this one SNOW2.

Keep doing this with all the snow frames from Snow 484 x 484, pasting each one above the other and renaming as you go.
You should end up with 10 snow layers and a really messy looking tag lol.
Don’t Panic! Tidy-up time.

*** Click on globe. Selections – select all. Selections – float. Selections – defloat. Selections – modify – inside/outside feather. Check inside, and change feather amount to 10. Click OK. Selections – invert. Click on church and hit delete. Click on each of the snow layer(s) in order, and hit delete.

Dropshadow globe.

Now in layers palette, go to each of the snow layers, and click the little eye to the left to close it. Do this to all snow layers except SNOW1.

Element 33 – Flip. Resize 60%. Position to the left under the globe. Duplicate – mirror. Dropshadow both.

Element 69 (white blossom branch) – Resize 80% and position at the bottom to the left. Erase the stalk bit. Free rotate right  25. Sharpen.
Duplicate - mirror.
Dropshadow both.

Element 92 (green fir branch) –Resize 50% then 75%. Free rotate right 45.
Sharpen. Position above top snow layer, on the right.
Duplicate – mirror.
Duplicate again. Flip, and move down to the bottom right corner. Erase the top part sticking up.
Duplicate - mirror
Dropshadow all four layers.

Element 1 (red branch) – Resize 50%.Position bottom right above the green fir branches. Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror.
Dropshadow both.

Element 5 (candle) – Resize 40% then 75% & position on left.
Sharpen. Duplicate. Move bottom copy right and down a bit
Dropshadow both.

Element 4 (pine cone cluster) – Resize 40%.
Sharpen. Position to left over candles.

Element 73 (ribbon) – Resize 35%. Sharpen
Position to left.
Duplicate - mirror
Dropshadow both.

Element 7 (penguin) – Resize 40% then 75%. Sharpen.

Add any other embellishments of choice

Resize 97% all layers checked..

Add copyrights.

Add my wordart, (or your own of course J)
Close off white background.

Ready to Animate??

Open Animation Shop.

In PSP make sure all snow layers are closed off, except SNOW1
Edit – Copy Special – Copy merged.
Go to Animation shop. Edit – paste – as new animation.

Back to PSP.
Close SNOW1 and open SNOW2.
 Edit – Copy Special – Copy merged.
Go to Animation shop. Edit – paste – after current frame.

Back to PSP.
Close SNOW2 and open SNOW3.
 Edit – Copy Special – Copy merged.
Go to Animation shop. Edit – paste – after current frame.

Repeat this last step, closing off one snow layer and opening the next until you have 10 frames in Animation shop.

In Animation Shop.
Edit – select all
Animation – animation properties.
Check box opaque and change colour to white. Click OK.

Edit – select all
Animation – frame properties. Change display time to 5

Save as a gif file.

I hope this wasn’t too confusing, as it’s a lovely snow effect if you take the time to do it.
Thanks for trying this tutorial and I would love to see your results!

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