There are many ways to do a
snow globe.. Thought Id show you one of those ways :)
I've included the penguin
tub and the globe stand in a zip file below
You will need this free plugin
Visual Manipulation/Natural/ Sparkle
can download it
You can use any graphic that
Ok start with a 400 x 400
wht bkg new image
Use your selection tool
and set it to Circle shape
and draw you a
circle in middle of your image window. Fill
with what ever color you'd like.
I used #8a9cc8 here.
On your layer palette always
right click on the layers and RENAME them as to what they are.
As shown :)
You now have 2 layers on
your layer palette the background white
layer and the blue globe
Time to RIGHT click on the
globe layer and DUPLICATE it.
You have 3 layers now.. One
bkg layer and 2 blue globe layers.
Go to Effects/Plugins and go
to your VM Natural plugin/Sparkle
You will apply this plugin
to EACH of the Blue Globe layers Setting the
size setting different for each layer.. first blue globe layer
Max size to 12.. next one set to 11. This depends on how many
sparkles you'd like.
Next to EACH of the blue
globe layers you apply an Inner Bevel
using these settings here
Then go to
EFFECTS/ 3D drop
Shadow/ and apply this setting to EACH of the blue globe
Time for your tube.. You can
use the lil penguin I supplied in the zip
you can use any one of your own you'd like. COPY and PASTE it in NEW
layer onto your working canvas.
You might have to RESIZE it
using your deformation tool
Center him on the globe.
**Remember ALWAYS when you resize
anything you have to use
SHARPEN on it, it
makes the image blurry if you don't*
I applied a drop Shadow to
the penguin using # 000080. Use what ever color suits your tube
OK now your tube is on
there.. positioned.. shadow on it.. so right
click on the tube layer
on the layer palette and duplicate
You've been renaming your
layers yes???? :)
This is what your layer
palette should look like now.
DRAG and pull down each of the tube *penguin* layers
above EACH of the Blue globe layers like here below.
click on the TOP layer which
is COPY of penguin layer and right click
MERGE/MERGE DOWN. This just
merges that top layer and the next layer below it.
the Copy of Penguin and the
Copy of Blue Globe
now have.. from top to bottom.. the merged layer of one blue globe
penguin and next layer down you have another merged layer of the
next two ..
Should have 3 layers now..
BKG and 2 globe layers with a penguin on EACH of them...
if you don't have this UNDO
UNDO till you back up a few steps.. to get straight!!
Now its time to DUPLICATE
the white BKG layer..
a white background layer under EACH of the globe layers.
so from top to bottom.. you
have globe layer- wht bkg layer- globe layer- wht bkg layer
You drag the wht bkg layers
on the layer palette where you need to put them..
MERGE/MERGE down the layers
again merging ONE globe layer
with a BKG layer ending up with only
2 layers now.. 2 globe layers on a white bkg..
Remember on the layer palette the EYE that's there if you click it
that layer.. you might have to do this to 'look' underneath it.. it
comes in handy sometimes
You have 2 layers on
palette.. COPY and PASTE
the glass globe I
supplied in zip and use the deformation tool on it
size of blue globe. Click your move tool and position it in right
place over blue globe.
When you get it correct size
and positioned right.. DUPLICATE
globe once and drag each of them ABOVE EACH of the blue globe
Down each.. wont go into details on how to do that.. cause you've
done it 3 other times or so :)
How your layer palette looks
duplicating glass globe
Not shown.. I COPY & PASTED
a globe stand on my graphic.. do it same way as you did the glass
When your done and have your
TWO finished layers. You SAVE AS
Animation Shop [*.psp] file
format.. NOT pspimage format..
Animation shop will NOT see a file
with pspimage format ONLY the Animation Shop[*.psp] one
Now some people don't have
this format.. DON'T know why..
if you don't have it.. then your
going to have to click on EACH of
the finished layers COPY then go
to animation shop and PASTE as
NEW animation.. then on the second
layer COPY and go to Animation shop
and RIGHT click on the existing
animation * the one layer* which is a frame
now and PASTE
behind the existing frame.. SAVE AS a .gif file and your done.. :)
If you have any probs with this. let me know.. will be glad to help
More Samples of Globes below
Hey you can make your own
SNOW like the Reindeer globe above
by making a 500 x 500
new image, fill it with a dark color then add a new layer.
Click your Paint Brush
tool/AIRBRUSH set the size to 500 and square..
Hardness 100, Step 25,
Opacity 100. Position your brush over
the canvas and click ONCE..
this makes perfect 'SNOW' .
Save AS a tube or a pspimage. When you
get ready to use it just copy and paste into a new window or
Hope you enjoyed the