Thursday, November 24, 2011

Santa Claus

Santa Claus
This tutorial was written by Jenny on 11-24-2011. Resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional. I am using the licensed artwork of Zindy S. D. Nielsen. You need a license to use her art. Visit her store by clicking her name above.

Supplies Needed:
1 tube of choice
Scrapkit of choice (I'm using FTU Exclusive Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Cinnamon Scraps)
DBV Mask 111 by Designs by Vaybs
Font of choice (I'm using SassyFrass ROB)

Animation Shop (optional)
MuRa's Meister Copies (optional)
VDL Adrenaline (optional)

If using the same kit as I did then open the following supplies and resize 500 pixels on the longest side:
glitters, leaves, frame1, paper1, paper5, pinebranch, snowflake

Open new canvas 600 x 600 flood fill white.

New raster layer, select with magic wand, copy & paste Paper5 into selection, select none, apply mask.

Copy & Paste frame1 as a new layer, resize if needed.

Copy & Paste Paper1 as a new layer, move below frame, resize if needed.

Copy & Paste tube of choice as a new layer, resize if needed, place below frame, add subtle drop shadow to tube if needed.

Add snowflake, resize if needed and place to your liking.

Add pinebranch, resize to your liking, place above mask layer, use MuRa Meister Copies encircle (default settings), see my tag for placement.

Add leaves, resize if needed, place upward right corner, see my tag.

Add glitters, resize to your liking, duplicate, mirror, flip, see my tag.

Resize or crop canvas if needed. Add copyright info/text and you're ready to save.

If you'd like to animate:
Resize your canvas, do NOT merge any of the layers, add copyright layer.

Use the selection tool to select the frame, new raster layer, apply VDL Adrenaline with these settings or play around and come up with your own:

select none, copy merged, paste into animation shop, back to PSP, undo, apply again changing random seed to 50, copy merged, paste after in animation shop, repeat again changing random seed to 100.

You should now have 3 layers.

Edit, select all, animation, frame properties, change this to 25 or whatever you'd like.

To add your name, simply go back to PSP and get it ready, cut, paste as a new layer in Animation, cut, select all frames of your tag, propagate paste, paste name layer into selected frame.

Now you're ready to save.

Thank you for trying my tutorial. I'd love to see your results.
Please leave some love in my C-Box.