Christmas Bauble


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Made in PSPX and Animation Shop

Filters needed - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Constellation

You also need my psp images - branches, bauble, star, wise men. Download supplies xmasbauble.zip

Open all in PSP

Open a new transparent image 500x500

Floodfill with white

Effects, Texture Effects, Fine Leather. Settings below

Leather

Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen More

Click on the branches tube, Edit, Copy

On your working image, Edit, paste as a new layer and move to the top of the image.

Image resize 85% bicubic all layers checked

Click on your bottom layer

Image, Canvas size, click on the middle diamond

Change the height and width to 455

With the magic wand, click in the transparent space

Floodfill with White

Selections Modify, contract 1

Floodfill with #165f1b

Selections, modify, Contract 1

Floodfill with white

Selections, Modify contract 1

Floodfill with #165f1b

Select none

Click on the bauble tube, Edit, copy

On your working image, Edit, Paste as a new layer

Layers, Arrange, Bring to top

Rename bauble 1

Duplicate the layer twice and rename bauble 2 and bauble 3

On bauble3, Effects, Plug ins, Alien Skin, Xenofex 2, Constellation, Click on Settings and choose Glimmer then use the settings below

Constellation

Effects, 3D Effects, Drop Shadow h 4, v 0, Opacity 44, Colour #404040 Blur 23.19

Click on bauble 2, Repeat Constellation but click on random seed

Repeat drop shadow as before

Click on bauble 1, Repeat constellation but click on random seed again

Repeat drop shadow as before

Click on the wise men image, Edit, Copy

On your working image, Edit paste as a new layer

Layers Arrange, Bring to top

Move into position, see completed image

Click on the star image, Edit, Copy

On your working image, Edit, Paste as a new layer and move into position, see completed image.

Click on text tool, create as vector, font and colour of your choice I used Coventry Garden font, size 60, In the materials palette, foreground colour null, background colour #165f1b

Type your text

Object, Align, Horizontal centre in canvas and move up or down as necessary to place text where you want it.

Layers, convert to raster layer

Same drop shadow as before but change the blur to 5.80

Close layers bauble 2 and bauble 3

Edit, copy merged

Open animation shop

Edit, paste as a new animation

In psp, close bauble 1 and open bauble 2

In animation shop, edit, paste after current frame

In PSP, close bauble 2 and open bauble 3

In animation shop, Edit, paste after current layer

View animation, change speed if you want. I used 15 as my speed

If it looks okay, save as a gif :-)

Tutorial written by Annesska - 5 December2007

Thamks to Silvia for testing



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