Friday, December 18, 2009


Image/tube of choice
Font of choice
Animation Shop
Xenofex 2
My supplies - HERE

New canvas-600x600-white

Preset Shapes- Star2 - width 10
White as your foreground colour-null background
Draw out a large star shape-convert to Raster Layer.
With your magic wand, click inside of star- go to Selections-
modify-Expand by 2. New Raster Layer- Flood Fill with a colour from your
tube/image. Keep selected - copy & Paste your tube/image, position it inside the star.
Invert-Eraser Tool, erase any of the tube/image outside the star.Select non- drop shadow
the tube - 1/1/75/8.50-black. Do the same with the star shape.

Duplicate your combined star & fill-resize 45%, place at side of main star.
Duplicate a few more times to get a gathering of small stars as shown with mine.
When you have the small stars placed - cross out all other layers, leaving small stars
active - merge-merge visable.

Duplicate your small stars 3 more times - cross out top 3 stars making original small stars active.
Go to Xenofex 2-Costilation with these settings

Repeat the Constilation for other 3 layers of small stars, clicking the Random Sppeed each time

Now, go to bottom layer (white) add a new Raster Layer-flood fill it with a colour from your tube/image
Apply the mask-then merge group.

Add your name & copyright.Crop any excess white background - resize all layers if needed.


Merge all layers except small stars

Make Small Stars active layer - copy merged - over to animation shop-paste as a new animation
Back to PSP - make copy 2 of small stars active, crossing out original small stars layer - copy merged,
back in AS - paste after currant frame. Back to PSP - finish copying other 2 layers of small stars as we have
been doing & pasting in AS as well.
When you have completed copying & pasting - in AS - go to Edit-Select All & Save as a Gif

This tutorial was written by ©Kate on 25th February 2009.
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