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Posted by: Vaybs 20 Nov 2011, 06:13 PM

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My old Winter Wonderland kit
and my supplies
(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

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

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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 kir10.gif

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.

Would love to see your results so you're more than Welcome.gif to add them below.

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Tutorial is

Posted by: Betsy E. 20 Nov 2011, 07:48 PM
638.gif tut snuppa,I have looking all over the forum,and I didn't find any winters tut,but I guess they will be coming in December,
I love it hun.
I must find some time to try it.
thanks .hugs xxx

Posted by: Jane 27 Nov 2011, 07:57 PM
love this tut, but I'm unable to get settings to work in my eyecandy.
Can you post a screen shot of the settings please and thankyou xoxo

Posted by: Vaybs 28 Nov 2011, 06:16 AM
Did you see the numbers I put up for the snowdrift 2 one
though that was enough in case you didn't get the files
saved to the right places kir10.gif
but I'll see what I can do about putting up a preview too then.

Posted by: puarose 29 Nov 2011, 04:21 AM
638.gif tutorial!
Here is mine.
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Posted by: Vaybs 29 Nov 2011, 05:19 PM
that's gorgeous Pua, love your choice of tube yahoo.gif

Posted by: GeorgiaGirl 5 Dec 2011, 05:15 AM
Beautiful tut Vaybs
Hugs Tammy

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Posted by: Vaybs 5 Dec 2011, 09:57 PM
beautiful result Tammy, glad you enjoyed it yahoo.gif

Posted by: RobinLynn 27 Oct 2012, 01:11 AM
Here is mine...s_%2832%29.gif s_%2832%29.gif for offering this!

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Posted by: LadyAries 28 Nov 2012, 06:25 AM
Fantastic tut Vaybs. I had so much fun doing this one. I have made 2 different sets with it so far. lol.gif Here is one for you sweetie.

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Posted by: Dino 28 Nov 2012, 02:40 PM

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Posted by: Vaybs 28 Nov 2012, 09:14 PM
Great results girls, glad you enjoyed the tut
TYSM for my pressie Rita hun th_smiley-hug.gif

Posted by: etxMimi 10 Dec 2012, 05:21 AM
I like tuts like this....easy to follow. Thanks.
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