This tutorial is © tagcatz designs 2014. It may not be copied or reproduced in whole or in part without my written permission

This tutorial assumes a basic working knowledge of PSP and AS


Scrap kit is Cold Snap from SophisticatSimone and is available for purchase from Hania's Design Store HERE
The tube is PTU by Stella and is exclusive to Hania's Design Store and a match for the kit HERE
The snow animation is by SophisticatSimone, available at CDO HERE
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE
Mask and font of choice


Open a new transparent image 600 x 600 and flood fill with white - you can resize later if you like
Open paper 3, resize to 600 x 600, copy, close and paste as new layer
Load your mask and then merge group
Open element 99, resize to 300 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the top right
With your magic wand click inside the frame
Selections, modify, expand 8
New raster layer
Open the paper you'd like as the scenery thru the window
Copy and close
Paste into selection
Deselect
Move this below the frame layer
Open element 39, resize to 550 width and put at the bottom of the tag
Activate your window layer
Open element 25, resize to 315 width and move to the right side and up a bit
Open element 93, resize to 200 width and move to the right side of the window frame
Open element 13, resize to 250 width and move to the left and up a bit
Open element 65, resize to 350 width and move down and to the left side
Open element 31, resize to 100 width and move to the bottom left
Open element 3, and move down a bit so it's slightly over the cold word
Open element 81, resize to 420 width and move up a bit and to the right
Open element 77, resize to 215 width and move to the bottom right
I recolored the box with #b11e29
Open element 13, resize quite small and move in front of the bottom of the O in the word cold
Open one of the characters or animals, resize and move to the bottom
Open your Stella tube, resize to 500 width and sit her on top of the word cold
Open the mouse, resize quite small and move beside the girl's feet
Go through your layers and add drop shadows to your elements
I used 0, 3, 30, 6, black
Add the copyright info and license number for the Stella tube
Convert to raster
Effects, plugins, Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow:
On the color tab, choose white
On the basic tab, 7, 25, 100, draw box checked
Reduce the opacity of this layer to 70%
For my text I used Good Vibrations ROB, #b11e29 and then gave it the same gradient glow
Activate the layer with the scenery in the window
Merge down to and including the white background layer
Copy this merged layer and go to AS
Right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 16 frames and then minimize for now
Open the snowflake animation from SophisticatSimone
Edit, select all
Animation, resize animation and choose 50% of original size
Repeat, resize again to 50%
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, select all
Edit, paste into selected frame - use frame 1
Position the animation at the top of the scenery and click once to set in place
Edit, paste into selected frame - again frame 1
Position just below the first animation and click once to set in place
Minimize for now
Back to PSP and close the eye on the merged background layer
Click any other layer to activate it
Edit, copy special, copy merged
Go to AS and right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 16 frames
Copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames again
Edit, paste into selected frame - again frame 1
Position and then click once to set in place
If you wish to resize, click animation, resize animation and choose the size you want
Save as a gif file
Thanks for trying my tut!
tagcatz