Let It Snow II

"Let it Snow"
*Please click the tag to view at 100% so the copyright is clear*

What you need:

Tubes of choice, I used artwork by Elias Chatzoudis
Scrapkit, "Holiday Shimmer" by Gemini Creationz
Christmas Tag Template #2 by Tracy here 
*Corrected Template/Link Sorry everyone*

Font of choice, I used Aqurelle
Animated snow of choice, or the one I used here
Graphic Program of choice, I use PSPX2
Animation Shop

Let's Begin!

1. Open a new transparent image
Open all of your supplies

2. For each layer of the template, C/P it to a paper of choice
*I did use the glitter trim layers from the template, so you can leave those layers the same
Re-Color the middle strip of the template to match the tag
C/P the tubes of choice 1 by 1
Trim a s needed
Duplicate each tube
For each top layer go to Adjust>Blur>Gaussian>3
Lower Opacity to each to your liking
For each lower layer, Go to your layer menu and choose "Luminance"
Merge the top layer down to the bottom tube layer for each

3. Create a new raster above the tubes layer on the strip
We will be returning this later
C/P any elements of choice
I used the following:
Bling Swirl
Sparkle Overlay
Add drop shadows as needed
Add any copyright info name now
Crop your tag
*We will now begin the animated portion of this tutorial*

4. Open animation shop
Open the animated snow file
Go back to PSP and select the strip layer
Go to your magic wand tool and make sure the "Match Mode" is set to NONE
Select the strip
The whole strip should now be surrounded by the "dancing ants"
Now go to the raster layer we created just above the tube layers
Go back to Animation shop and copy the first frame of the animated snow
Paste it as a new image inside PSP
Using your flood fill tool, flood fill the selection with the snow pattern

Save as frame 1
Go back to PSP and delete the snow pattern you had pasted 
Click the Undo button until the snow pattern has been removed and the strip is selected
Go back to Animation Shop and Repeat this step until you have 19 tags or the same amount of frames as the animated snow you are using
Once completed, Open the frames inside the Animation Wizard
Press play and if you are happy with your speed save and you are done!

This tutorial was written on Nov. 23rd, 2009 at 3:25 by Pimp'd Tagz