Make a Snow Globe

As requested by Cordelia

  1. Take your image and open it in MSpaint
  2. Save that image as a 24bit bitmap (save as then choose a format from the scroll down menu)
  3. Create a new MSpaint image, and create a black circle on yellow, floodfill the inside of the circle with RED. Save this as circle.bmp


  4. Go back to your chosen image, choose the select tool, set it to transparent with the background color as RED
  5. Paste the black and red circle onto your picture. The red part should be transparent, position it so it shows the part of the image you want in the snowglobe.
  6. Cut the result out and save it as snowmain.bmp (it must be the same dimensions as circle.bmp)

  7. In the glitter tutorial we learnt how to make a glitter background, this time take that glitter background and make it's background color red (this is so that we paste only the sparkles onto our snowglobe image). Click for an example
  8. Open up snowglobe1.bmp, choose the select tool, set it to transparent with the background color as red
  9. Copy and paste the glitter on top of the snowglobe and save the image as snowa.bmp
  10. Undo the glitter then paste it again in a slightly different position, save as snowb.bmp, do this again for snowc.bmp
  11. Open snowa to snowc.bmp, choose the select tool, set it to transparent with the background color as RED
  12. Open up circle.bmp, you can add a black box with text to the bottom now if you want.

  13. Paste it on top of the three snowglobes so as to block out sparkles outside of the circle. Save the files.

  14. Convert the three snowa snowb and snowc files to transparent gifs with Giffy and animate with Unfreeze (10ms/frame)

Here is what I made:

This one was made by pasting the glitter slightly lower each time: