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Make your own Animated Snow

(Preview Smaller than result)

 

This Tutorial will show you how to make your own

Animated Snow and save it as an MNG file

 

You will need:

Paint Shop Pro (any version should work)

Animation Shop

A Snowflake Brush of your choice - I used ones from Hawksmont Universe

These are Photoshop brushes but I just converted them

 

Filters:

Mura's Meister/Copies

 

 

Ok let's begin

Open a New Image 600x600 or Flood Fill it Black

Change your Foreground color to White

 

 

Activate your PaintBrush Tool and select you Snowflake

Here are the settings I used

 

 

Layers> New Raster Layer

Left click once in the center of your image ... you should have something like this

(obviously your background will be much larger I cropped for this preview only)

 

 

Effects> Mura's Meister> Copies ... *Wall Paper(rotate ) ... with these settings

 

 

Edit> Repeat Copies ... now you should have something like this

 

 

 

Effects> Image Effects> Seamless Tiling ... with the following settings

 

 

Delete the Black layer ... Edit> Copy

 

 

 

ANIMATING


Edit> Paste > As New Animation ... Edit> Duplicate Selected

Activate the 1st frame ... Effects> Insert Image Transition

 

 

Click on the Customize button

 

Click OK ... click ok again to apply the effect

 

 

Delete the 1st frame (remember to do this or it may look messy)

View your Animation ... View> Animation

 

You may wish to slow down or speed up the Animation ... To do so ... Edit> Select All

Animation> Frame Properties ... put in your number (the lower the faster the higher the slower)

 

Once happy ... File> Save As ... pop in a name and for

File Type choose Animation Shop Animation (*.mng)

 

Abother example:

For this one I painted the same snowflake a couple of times with different Opacity

 

 

Tutorial written on 14th December 2011

©David Hanslip