Merry Christmas Tutorial

Merry Christmas Tutorial
         "Merry Christmas"
        By Donna
                 I wrote this Tutorial on Nov. 28th, 2008.
        Any other resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidence.
              "You Will Need"
          Psp, any version will work, Animation Shop, Alien Skin's
                Constellation Effect.
        PTU Christmas Scrap Kit By Lisa, called...Merry Christmas.
               Thank You Lisa For Permission To Use Your Kit.
             You may find the kit here at
         Tube of choice, font of choice. christmas Mask of choice.
   I am using the Artwork Of Keith Garvey. Please Do Not use the same tube
        without the prpoer license. you may find his tubes here at
       "Ok, Let's Go"
         Open a new 550x550 blank canvas, floodfill with white.
   Choose a bow from the scrap kit, copy and paste onto your canvas.
Resize to your liking. Effects, Mura Meisters's Copies with these settings.
     Circle, Tile mode, Behind, Encircle, background color white.
    Number 12, X and Y 50, and click ok. add a drop shadow, sharpen.
              Resize to 110%, all layers unchecked.
   With magic wand, Tolerance 10, Feather 0, click inside the circle,
sel modify expand by 1, copy and paste a paper of choice from the kit,
     sel invert, hit delete, sel none. add a drop shadow, sharpen.
              move the paper layer under the circle layer.
On the circle layer, sel all, float, defloat, copy and paste tube of
     choice. position the tube like she is coming out of the frame.
       drop shadow the tube.
On the white background layer, new raster layer, sel all, copy and
      paste a paper of choice and paste into selection. sel none.
Open your mask of choice, layers, new mask from image, source luminance
checked, apply mask, merge group. add a drop shadow, sharpen if needed.
New raster layer, sel all, copy and paste another paper of choice, paste
into selection. apply mask again, add a drop shadow, lower the opacity to 64.
   Use the deform tool to pull the mask out on all sides. merge down.
Choose the 3 frames from the kit. resize them. position them on top of
each other. merge these 3 frames together. click inside each frame, with
magic wand, sel modify, expand by 8 depending on the size of the frames.
copy and paste a paper of choice, sel invert, hit delete, sel none.
 back on the frame layer, click with magic wand, add your tube, sel invert
hit delete, sel none. drop shadow the tube. hide all layers except for
the frame layer, paper layer, and tube layer,  unhide
all other layers. move the tube above the paper layer, merge the 3 visible.
Unhide all other layers. image rotate 15 degrees to the right, or  to  Your liking.
Now add any embellishments you want from the kit. add drop shadows,
          sharpen if needed. or use my tag as a reference.
   Add your name and your watermark. add all Artist copyright info.
Highlight your merged mask layer, effects, constellation effect with
these settings. Star Size=2.00, Size Variation=18, Edge Star Density=75,
Twinkle Amount=75, keep original image, Random Seed=1, click ok.
      Edit/copymerged, paste into animation shop as new animation.
Back to Psp, undo effect, repeat constellation effect, but hit random seed
edit, copy merged, paste into animation shop after current frame.
Back to Psp, undo constellation effect, repeat constellation effect, but hit
random seed, click ok, paste into animation shop after current frame.
View Animation. If you like the animation, save it as a .gif file.
        That's it, All Done.
        Thank You For Trying My Tutorial.