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Monday, 21 November 2016

Falling Snow







In this tutorial I used a tube called “The Moonlight” from
Unfortunately Suzanne’s tubes are no longer available.

The formerly pay to use and now free kit is “Art of Giving” by
You can get the kit from

I used Winter mask 4 from

You will need Animation Shop and snow animation

I use the Windows font
Impact.




Unless otherwise stated, I used a drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 75, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 750 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste Paper 5 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste Grid, resize 50% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow but with horizontal set to 2 and blur to 5.

Paste Half Moon, resize 30% and place in position (no shadow).

Paste Frame 5, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow (remember to change the settings).

Paste Parchment 2, resize 40% and rotate 20 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Frame 7, resize 53% and place in position.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5, paste Paper 8 below the frame and resize it 60%, position in the frame and hit delete, deselect, apply the drop shadow to the frame and merge it down onto the paper.

Paste your tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I resized mine 80%.

Paste Bird, resize 55%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Candle on the top, resize 40%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Cloud, resize 70% and place in position (no shadow).

Paste Glitter, resize 70%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Ribbon, resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Willow, resize 60% and rotate 90 degrees to the left, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Berries, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Paper Flower, resize 20%, duplicate and resize the duplicate another 80%, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste Leaves, resize 50% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Bead, resize 15%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste Music Sheets, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers now and make any adjustments then crop and add your copyright information and text.


Animation:

Open the snow animation in Animation Shop and note that it has 10 frames.

Copy your tag and paste it also in Animation Shop “as a new animation”.  The tag needs to have the same number of frames as the snow so duplicate it until you have 10 copies. 

Select  and copy all the snow frames (Edit – Select All – Edit – Copy), select all the tag frames, right click on the first one  and “Paste into selected frame” then position the snow on the tag.

When you are done, run your tag through the Optimization Wizard and save your tag as a gif.





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