Sunday, November 22, 2009

This Christmas- PTU

Please click image for full view and copyright info.


I've used the lovely PTU artwork of Elias Chatzoudis. You can purchase his work HERE.
This is a PTU kit called White Christmas by Cora’s Creations. You can visit her blog for links HERE.
I've used Template #293 by Divine Intentionz. It can be downloaded HERE.
My supplies are for personal use only and can be downloaded HERE.
You’ll need Animation Shop or another animation software to complete the animation in this tag.
Font used is Aquarelle.


Let’s Begin!


Open the tag template, and resize the canvas from the center to 800x800 by going to
Image>Canvas Size.
Delete the credits layer, words layer, pixel words layer, dotted line3 layer, and circle3 layer.

Open paper pp06 from the kit.
Open a new canvas 600x600 and flood fill with color #af2926.
Copy and Paste pp06 as a new layer onto this new red canvas.
Change the blend mode of the paper layer by going to
Layers>Layer Properties>Blend Mode to Multiply

Copy all layers of this red paper and go to the template.
On your ciclre4 layer, go to Selections>Select All, Selections>Float, Selections>Defloat.
Paste your paper by going to Edit>Paste As New Layer.
Then go to Selections>Invert and press the Delete button on your keyboard to delete the extra paper.
Be sure to delete the original layer of the template.
(Follow this procedure when asked to Copy and Paste a paper to a layer of the template.)

Open frame03 from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the red circle.
Resize and arrange it to fit exactly around the red paper.

Open paper pp06 from kit again.
Copy and Paste it to the thin rectangle layer.

Open paper pp03 from kit.
Copy and Paste it to the rectangle2 layer.

Colorize layers named rectangle1, oval, glittered oval half 1 to match by going to
Adjust>Hue and Saturation>Colorize
Put in Hue-255, Saturation-171

Open tags from kit.
Copy and Paste it behind the glittered thin rectangle layer.
Arrange behind the thin rectangle as shown.

Open foil stars.
Copy and Paste it behind the red circle.

Open red leaf 01.
Copy and Paste it as new layer above foil stars.
Image>Mirror and arrange it behind the thin rectangle as shown in tag.

Open snowflake02 from kit.
Copy and Paste it above the red leaf.
Resize and arrange it to the upper right as shown in the tag.
Layer>Duplicate twice and resize and arrange around tag as shown.

Open ribbon01 from kit.
Copy and Paste it behind all 3 circles.
Resize and arrange it to the top left as shown in tag.
Layer> Duplicate, Image> Mirror, Image>Flip

Copy and Paste your tube as a new layer behind the glittered thin rectangle.
Arrange it to the left as shown in the tag.
Give your tube a little extra something by going to
Layer>Duplicate
Adjust>Blur>Gaussian Blur> set to 3.00
Change the blend mode of the blurred tube by going to
Layers>Layer Properties>Blend Mode to Soft Light

I used the font Aquarelle.
For the words This Christmas and your name, I set it to 72 pixels, and a stroke width of 6.
Foreground color to white and background color to black.
Duplicate the layer and select the second font layer with the font tool.
Set the stroke width to 0.
Merge the 2 font layer and convert to a raster layer.
For the words

Drop shadow everything except the adjusted tube.
Effects>3D Effects>Drop Shadow, set the drop to 3 vertical, 2 horizontal, 75 opacity, 4 blur.

Add your copyright info and your tag.

Delete the Background layer

To Animate

Go to the red circle layer.
Go to Selections>Select All, Selections>Float, Selections>Defloat.
Open a new layer by going to Layers>New Raster Layer
*Open falling snow1 from my supplies and minimize.
Click on the foreground color in your color palette in the upper right hand corner.
Click the Patterns tab and select fallingsnow1 from the dropdown menu.
Flood fill the circled selection with this pattern.
Save As Frame1.

Edit>Undo the flood fill and repeat the steps from the * opening falling snow2 and so on,
selecting the next falling snow in the pattern tab and flood filling.
Continue in this manner until you have 10 frames.

Go to Animation Shop and start a new Animation by going to
File>Animation Wizard
Click “Same Size as First Image Frame” on the first page, Next
Click “Transparent”, Next
Click “Upper Left Corner of the Frame” and “With The Canvas Color”, Next
Click “Yes, Repeat the Animation Indefinitely” and put 15 in the lower box, Next
Add Image and go to the folder where your frames are.
One by one add your frames in order from 1 to 10, Next and Finish
Your animation is now finished, Save it and that’s it!


All Finished!

2 comments:

  1. Funny dancing license number :-)

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  2. Yeah, I know! I messed up and forgot the number AFTER I had already made it, so just decided to add it afterward and of course it wasn't perfect! LOL

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