*** Translation: December - 2020 ***

 

~°~ Original by Cre@nnie Design ~°~

Thank you Annie for permission to translate your tutorials.

Translated by Chris (acbdesigns)

Tested by Celine

 

Materials: 

 

Disclaimer: Each Graphic is the property of the original artist to whom the copyright belongs and may not be placed in a collection or offered for sale on-line or otherwise.

This translation is written with PSP 2020 Ultimate, if you work with older versions some things might be different but the result will be the same.

Acknowledgements:

Plugins:

AAA Frames - Foto Frame

MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

Toadies - What Are You?

Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

VanDerLee - Snowflakes

Jasc Animation Shop

 

Preparations:

Place the Selections into the Selections folder of PSP

Open all other files in PSP and minimize to tray

 

Colors:

    Set your Foregroundcolor to  #e9e9e7         

    Set your Backgroundcolor to #9a7f7c          

    Note: When working with your own colors, adjust the Blend Mode/Opacity at your own discretion

    If you are using different colors you may need to colorize some of the original elements

The tutorial:

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01

Open a new Transparent image 650 X 500px

Fill the image with the Background Color

 

02

Selections - Select All

Open "SvB Winters 31 misted.png"

Edit - Copy

Minimize for later

On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

 

03

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling - Default settings

 

04

Adjust - Blur - Radial Blur

 

05

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 50

 

06

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - Not Checked Background Color

 

07

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

08

Effects - Plugins - Mehdi - Sorting Tiles

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

 

09

Image - Add Borders - Symmetric - Not Checked Foreground Color

 

10

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 

11

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "hello-winter-1-cre@nnie"

 

12

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/35  Color: #000000

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

Selections - Select None

 

13

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

14

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Distortion Effects - Polar Coordinates

 

15

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

16

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Art Media Effects - Brushstrokes - Background Color

Lower the Opacity of this Layer to 65

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

17

Layers - Duplicate

Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame

Image - Resize - 85% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Layers - Merge - Merge Down

 

18

Magic Wand:

Select the thin White border

Fill the Selection with the Background Color

Selections - Select None

 

19

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

20

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Select All

Open "SvB Winters 31 misted.png" from tray again

Edit - Copy

You can close this now

 

21

On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste Into Selection

Change the Blend mode of this Layer to Luminace(Legacy) and lower the Opacity to 65

Selections - Select None

Image - Mirror - Mirror Horizontal

 

22

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Background Color

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "NarahsMasks_1524"

Layers - Merge - Merge group

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

 

23

Image - Free Rotate

 

24

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these parameters for the X: and Y: positions on the Toolbar

X: 50.00  Y: 30.00 

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/35  Color: #000000

 

25

Magic Wand:

Select both Rectangles

Selections - Modify - Contract - 40px

Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout

Keep the Selection

 

26

Effects - 3D Effects - Chisel - Background Color

Selections - Select None

 

27

Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling

 

28

Activate the Bottom Layer

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Perspective Tiling

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/35  Color: #000000

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

Layers - Merge - Merge Visible

 

29

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 90% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/35  Color: #000000

 

30

Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill the Layer with the Background Color

Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image - "NarahsMasks_1524"

Layers - Merge - Merge Group

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance

 

31

Magic Wand - Same settings

Select both the solid Rectangles

Selections - Modify - Contract - 40px

Press the Delete key on your keyboard

Selections - Select None

Image - Resize -  60% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/35  Color: #000000

Change the Blend Mode of this Layer to Hard Light

 

32

Activate the Bottom Layer

Effects - Plugins - Toadies - What Are You? - Same settings

Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance More

 

33

Effects - Geometric Effects - Skew

 

34

Open "SvB(1122) Beauty"  from tray

Erase the watermark

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 95% - Resize All Layers - Not Checked

Layers - Arrange - Bring to Top

 

35

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these parameters for the X: and Y: positions on the Toolbar

X: 347.00  Y: 17.00 

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/35  Color: #000000

 

36

Open "tekst-hello-winter.png" from tray

Edit - Copy

On your work image: Edit - Paste - Paste As New Layer

Pick Tool (K)

Enter these parameters for the X: and Y: positions on the Toolbar

X: 66.00  Y: 127.00 

Press M to close the Pick Tool

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow: 0/0/65/35  Color: #000000

 

37

Image - Resize - Width 800px

Layers - New Raster layer

Add your name or watermark

 

38

Activate Group Raster 1

Selections - Load/Save - Load Selection From Disk - "hello-winter-3-cre@nnie"

 

39

Layers - New Raster Layer

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Snowflakes

Selections - Select None

Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged

 

40

Open  Jasc Animation Shop

Edit - Paste As New Animation

Go back to PSP

 

41

Click on the  Undo Button twice

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Snowflakes - Change Random Seed to 50

Selections - Select None

Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged

 

42

Go back to Animation Shop

Edit - Paste After Current Frame

Go back to PSP

 

43

Click on the  Undo Button twice

Effects - Plugins - VanDerLee - Snowflakes - Change Random Seed to 1000

File - Save As

Give your animation a name and press Save

Click on Next > Next > Next > Finish

Close Animation Shop

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Extra Examples by Chris and Celine:

Celine: