Friday, 11 December 2009


For this tut I used the gorgeous kit Let it Snow
from Crazed's Creations. You can get it at SCRAPPETIZING

Template #18 from Ali available HERE

I also used the gorgeous artwork of Elias Chatzoudis
You need a license to use this tube which is available from MPT
Open the template, copy and close the original.
Delete layers DBA, Rantangle1 and Rectangle 2
we won't be needing those.
With your magic wand click on the large circle layer
Open paper Crazeds_papers10_LIST resize 65% and paste as a 
new layer. Invert selection, delete. 
Select none and delete the large circle layer.
With your magic wand again, Mode Add(shift), 
select each of the photo layers.  
The selections will join up but thats ok.
Open Crazeds_papers6_LIST, resize 75% paste as a new layer. 
Position the paper so the whole selection is covered. 
Invert, delete.
Delete the 3 photo layers and then drag the paper layer 
below all the frame layers.
Clicking each frame layer in turn adjust - color balance - manual color correction. Put black as the source color and change the target box to a light color from the paper. I used #ccdef2. Add a drop shadow to each frame layer. I used 1, 1, 30, 20.
Increase your canvas size to give you room to work
and add a new layer, flood fill white and drag to the bottom.

Copy and paste your tube resizing as needed. Add the same drop shadow as before.
Now add your elements, I used: Crazeds_sign1_LIST, Crazeds_tree3_LIST, Crazeds_bird2_LIST, Crazeds_bells2_LIST. Resize as needed and add your shadows.
I also used Crazeds_snowflakes1_LIST and resized to fit in the small frame on the right and duplicated for the center frame.
Once you are happy with the positioning, click on the circle layer. I moved mine a little as well. Selections - select all - float - defloat so that just the circle is selected.
Add 3 new layers above the circle layer.
Select the top one of these 3 new layers.
VDL Adrenaline - Snowflakes. Settings I used were
55, 0 20, 37, 38, basic snow and a random seed of 1.
Close off that layer, highlight the next one down and 
go to your plugin again changing only the random seed.
Repeat for the 3rd new layer.
Add your text and copyright info and watermark.
Crop off the excess space and resize if desired.

Now you are ready to copy over into AS.
Close off 2 of the snow layers, leaving the top one open.
Copy merged and paste in AS as a new animation.
Close the snow layer and open the next one down,
copy merged again and paste after current frame.
Repeat for the last snow layer.
Change your frame speeds if desired. I set mine on 20
Save your tag and you're done.

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