Peppermint Twist

"Peppermint Twist"

What you need:

Tube of choice, I used artwork by Elias Chatzoudis
Font of choice, I used golden 0 pony
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 your selection tool,rectangle, trace along the open area of the frame
C/P the paper of choice into selection
C/P the tube of choice above the frame layer
Add drop shadow
C/P the candy string above all layers
Add drop shadow
C/P the lollipop above the frame layer
Add drop shadow

3. Open a new piece of paper
Using your selection tool, circle, trace a circle shape sizable to your tag
Create a new raster layer and flood fill it white
C/P the paper circle as a new selection
Go to selection>modify>expand>7
Crop to selection
C/P the circle behind all layers
Add drop shadow
C/P a snowflake of choice above the circle paper
Re-Size as needed
Add drop shadow
It should now look similar to the tag above, without animation

Now is the time to add your copyright info and name before animation

4. Select the paper layer inside the tag
Save it now as frame1 or however you'd like
Go to Adjust>Blur>Gaussian Blur>Radius 4
Save as frame2 or whatever
Do it again, and save as frame3
Now hit the undo arrow once and save as frame4
Repeat the undo and save as frame5

Open animation shop

5. Using the Animation Wizard, open your 5 frames
Choose a speed, I have mine set to 15 fps
Press play and if your happy with the result, save and your done!

This tutorial was written on 11/24/2010 at 6:25 PM by Pimp'd Designz