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you had one like this when you was a kid - I did ..
And if you shaked it began to snow..
and they even exists now, I bought my own kids globes to..
There are so many more tutorials on net, even webrings just for "Globes",
but now I thought tell how I did mine ..
This tutorial was
created using Paint Shop Pro 7
but you can use earlier versions to...
Before you begin:
Download the zipped file which include the snowglobe
and globe needed for this tutorial and unzip them. Export the globe.tub
The image I used
are a tubed Ruth Morehead images.
but you can use any image/tube you like
If you want, you
use my globe selections.
to save your work often!
.. lets started and make your own..
Open the the image (otr tube) you want to use and open the goldbase.psp and the
Create a New Image,
File - New,
Width 250 (the images width)
Height 200 (the images height)
for the Background Colour
select the OK button
Copy the top elipse (goldbase.psp)
back to your image and paste as new layer,
Or just pull the "Top Elipse"layer, into your new imge
Rightclick on the layer and rename it "Top Elipse".
(or if you want to use selection, copy the "top Elipse" layer,
and when you have your new image selected, choose Seletions - Load from
disk, find the "globe_top_elipse" selection and choose Edit -
Paste - Into selection.)
Create a new layer, name it,
and paste your image or tube, in a size that fits the "Top Elipse"
Create a new layer named Globe. Use the
Picture Tube tool and tube the globe in scale 87, see my settiungs below.
Mover tool and place it into position.
Create a new layer, named "Base", repeat step 1. but copy the
"Base" layer instead ..
.. to Delete the glow under the "Top Elipse"
- select the "Base" layer, use the
Magic Wand tool and click in a emty area.
- change layer to the "Globe" layer, hold Ctrl an click in a
- use FreeHand
tool (type freehand),
hold Ctrl and "draw" around the part in the bottom
- Selects - Invert, and press delete key ..
(Or to use selections, tube the globe, load the load the selection,
Selections - Load from disk,find the globe_inside.sel, use the
Mover tool and move the globe to fit the selection, then choose Selections
- Load from Disk, find the globe_outside.sel, and press the delete key.)
Now your image and layer palette would look like this
Now the Snow ..
And .. the more you work on it .. the better result,
and maybe this will take a little time to do and to get it just the way you want.
(For a better animation result, Create a new layer, named globe background,
choose Selection - Load selection, and find the globe selection, fill with
Layer - Arrange - Send to bottom, then back to the top of the layer
Create a new Layer, named "Snow 1".
Use the Paint
settings, see image ..
and paint out the snow .. *
on the top ..
you want to "paint" more than one at the time, try these
settings .. se image)
Go to Layers - Merge - Merge Visible.
Now you want to save this "globe". Go to File - Save As. Save this image as
globe1 and as a psp format.
Hit the "Undo" button once, (this will unmerge your layers).
Uncheck the Layer Visibility, press the "glasses"
Make a new layer and name it
Now follow the steps 1-4 a couple more times.
But for each new layers, for each step,
paint the snow a little underneath, and in the last image, just paint snow
on the ground..
see my image ..
this is my saved image 1,3,5,7,8 (75%)
Each time save the "new" image as
globe2, globe3 ..
I would recommend doing these steps at least 5 times, and save one image
without snow to..
(I made 8 new images, and one without the snow)
Now let's animate the globe!
Animating the Globe
Go to File - Jasc Software Products - Launch Animation Shop.
In Animation Shop, go to File - Animation Wizard, or press .
- In the first dialog box, choose "Same size as the first image frame" and click on Next.
- In the next dialog box, choose "Transparent" and click on Next.
- The settings in the third dialog box don't matter since all the images have all the same
so just click on Next.
- In the following dialog box, choose "Yes..", and set the value to
15. Click on Next.
- Click on "Add Image" and select your globe images
(holding down the Shift key allows you to select them all at once).
Click on Next.
- On the next window that pops up click on Finish.
Go to View - Animation, or press the View button
to see your snow globe in action. ;)
Do you like it ..
This is the frame, and your would look similar like mine ..
Select the 8th frame (F8) rightclick and choose Frame Properties, change
the Display time; 35. Select the last frame (F9) rightclick and choose
Frame Properties, change the Display time; 55.
We started big so that we could see what we were doing. Now we need to resize the animation so that the file doesn't take forever to load.
Go to Animation - Resize Animation, set the value to 150 x 120 pixel.
Then save your animation,
File - Save as .. and just follow the guide ...