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Here you find all my tag tutorials using Paint Shop Pro (I use PSPX) and Animation Shop 3.
They're all made with FTU elements ;) And if I'm doing my job right you might pick up a few new ideas and tricks on the way.
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20 Nov 2011

Winter Wonderland Forum Set

Tutorial is made in PSP10 and Animation Shop 3


My old Winter Wonderland kit HERE

and my supplies HERE

(Add the 2 Alien skin filter settings to your installed folder 
alien skin - eye candy5 nature - settings- snowdrift folder.)

I've used licenced artwork by Zlata M, available at PFD

Plugins used;

Alien skin eye candy5 Nature
Alien skin eye candy5 Impact

Font used is Snowgoose and Bank Gothic on the avatar.

Let's start

Open a new image 650 x 250 flood fill white.
Add your closeup of choice and place her to the far right.
Add paper3 below and move it to the left so it covers the white.
Add nameplate2, reize to 70%, place it top center, Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Add the 2 trees, resize one 65% the other 60%, place them together on the left,
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.
Then add Alien skin eye candy5: nature - Snow Drift - under settings find: Snowdrift1Vaybs
Add it to both trees.

Add snowornament2 move it behind the nameplate2 (so it's just sticking out above and below), 
duplicate it and resize 65% move that one behind the top of the left tree, sharpen.

To make the frame:
Add a new raster layer on top Selections - Select all, 
Selections - Modify - Contract 7
Selections - Invert
Flood fill tool - make a gradient - foreground/background, angle 45, repeats 5, linear style.
pick a dark and a light blue from your tag and flood fill, deselect.
Adjust - Add Noise, random 70.
Effects - 3D effects - inner bevel with these settings

Duplicate the frame, then on the top one
add Alien skin eye candy5: nature - Snow Drift - under settings find: Snowdrift2Vaybs
(If you don't get the supplied settings to work, here are the numbers ; 
Basic: 25.17, 71, 40, 100, 0, 0
Lighting: 145, 15, #118ccf) 

Use the selection tool on rectangle and select the top of the frame, then delete (we don't 
want the snow on top, just at the bottom)
merge the 2 frames down on eachother.
Duplicate it and on the bottom one add Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur - Radius 3.

Give a drop shadow to the elements, I've used settings 2,-2, 30, 5, black.

Crop the banner to remove the access we don't see.

Remember to add proper ©

Merge down all the layers below the closeup, copy and paste as new animation
in Ani shop 3, then paste after current until you've got 10 frames.

Open the snow animation from the supplies, select all, copy.
Then on the banner hit Ctrl+E to see the snow, place it
and view animation to see if it turned out right, if not just undo, and try again.

Back in PSP, close the backgroundlayer you've already used and copy merged the rest of the tag
paste as new animation in Ani shop and then paste after current until you've got 10 frames.
Select all and copy, redo Ctrl+E on the banner and place the frame correctly, if you misplace it 
just undo and try again.

Back in PSP add your name using the font Snowgoose, I made it with the same gradient as on the frame
gave it the same Noise and Inner Bevel then a white glow 
using Alien Skin eye candy5: Impact - Gradient Glow. Give it a drop shadow same as before, but change
it to -2,2.
Copy it and add it the same way as you did with the frame and snow ;)

To make the avatar, open a new image 150 x 150, make the same frame as you did with the banner
only difference I did was, Selections - Modify - Contract 5. copy merged the banner and 
add to the avatar, resize 80% and move the closeup visible in the avatar. 
Add proper © and save it as a jpeg.

And you're done

Hope you've had fun.

1 comment:

  1. I love this set I made a set for an auction in a forum that I belong to and it was a hit. Thank you very much for sharing your wonderful tutorials.


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