Sittin on Santa

"Sittin' on Santa"
This is an animated tag, please click here to view

What you need:
Tube of choice, I used artwork by Jose Cano
Scrapkit, "Merry Christmas" by Sarah
Font of choice, I used Jellyka - Love and Passion
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. C/P the frame of choice
Add drop shadow
Create a new raster layer behind the frame layer
Using selection tool, Rectangle, C/P the paper of choice into selection
C/P the tube of choice as a new layer above the paper
Trim and mirror and place on the far left of the frame
Add drop shadow
Go to your layer drop down menu and select "luminance"
C/P the tube again and place on the right of the frame
Trim as needed
Add drop shadow

3. C/P the doodle tree as a new layer
Add drop shadow
Trim as needed or re-size
C/P the first Ric-Rac ribbon of choice
Rotate to the left 4 degrees
Add drop shadow
C/P a second Ric-Rac ribbon
Add drop shadow
C/P the button of choice
Re-Size as needed
Add drop shadow

Add any sayings, text and copyright info now

4. We will now begin the animated part of the tag
Using your selection tool, Rectangle, trace along the left of the frame opening
Create a new raster layer above the tube layer
Open you animation shop
Open the animated snow
The snow included in this tutorial has 19 frames, so you will be creating a total of 19 individual tags, 1 per frame
Copy the first frame of the snow
Paste as a new image inside PSP
Using your flood fill tool, add the snow frame into the selection
Save as frame 1
Delete the snow pattern in PSP so you don't use it again
Click the undo button until just the frame area is selected, and just the snow has been removed
Go back to Animation shop and copy the second frame of the snow
Repeat this step until finished

5. Now open animation wizard and open the frames of the tag inside
Select speed, I used 10
Press play, if you are happy with the speed, save and you are done!

This tutorial was written on Nov. 21st, 2009 at 1:35 AM by Pimp'd Tagz