Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Written by Gwenda on December 4th 2013
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used A&S Christmas Script, found

Scrapkit is a lovely Free to Use kit made by my good friend, Peggers.
This kit is called Christmas Scrap
You can download this kit from Creative Addictions Attitude

Tube of choice. I used the cute tubes included in the kit.

Mask of choice – I used 0Mask046. Not sure where I got this, so if it’s yours, please let me know and I will either give credit, or remove it

Snow and Winter scene

New canvas 600 x 600
Fill white.

Layers – new raster layer.
Selections – select all. Paste Paper 6 into selection.
Apply 0Mask046
Merge group.
Flip mask.

Element 10152-23 (red balls) – Resize 60%. Paste above mask layer.
Slide to top right corner
Sharpen. Duplicate. Mirror – Flip
Dropshadow both.

Element 6477-17 (frame) – Resize 70%. Paste above red balls layer.
Slide to the right.
Free rotate Right 15
Sharpen. Duplicate – mirror.
Slide the left copy to the top left corner.
Slide the right copy to the bottom right corner
Carefully erase the part of the right frame that shows in the centre.
Merge both frames together.

Scenery – Paste below frame. Don’t worry about the excess – we will be sorting that out later.
OK . . . now for the fun bit – the Snow!!

Click on the scenery, which should be sitting just under the frame.
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 inside all three parts of the frame with magic wand. Selections – modify – expand 3. Selections – invert. Click on the scenery layer and hit delete. Click on each of the snow layer(s) in order, and hit delete.

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 10449-35 (girl) – Resize 85%. Paste above Frame layer.
Slide to desired position.
Dharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 10099-7 (tree) – Resize 50%. Paste above girl layer and slide left.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 10099-10 (stocking) – Resize 40% then 80%. Paste above Tree layer and slide left.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 3502-4 (wordart) – Resize 75%.
Paste above stocking layer and slide down to bottom centre.
Selections – select all. Selections – float. Selections – defloat.
Selections – modify – expand 2.
Layers – new raster layer. Fill with white.
In layers palette, move white layer to sit below wordart layer
To red wordart, give inner bevel of choice.
Merge down to white copy.

Element 10314-2 (bear) – Resize 45%.
Paste above wordart layer and slide down.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Element 10099-12 (bow) – Resize 40%. Paste above bear layer.
Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Add any other embellishments of choice

Add copyrights

If you don’t want to do the animation, stop here.

Ready to Animate??

Open Animation Shop.

In PSP, close off white background.
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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