Create an animated snowglobe using Photoshop and PicturesToExe
Photoshop action by Panos Efstathiadis
Animation files and PDF tutorial by Lin Evans
For the first snow globe action (Snow globe - Version 1) please read Lin's instructions here
For the second snowglobe action (Snow globe - Version 2) please read the following text:
Here are the steps you need to take:
1. At first you need to download and install PicturesToExe (PTE).
2. Once you install PTE you need to download the necessary files for this effect:
3. One of these 4 files is called panostest.jpg. This is the flat (non-layered) product of my snow globe action. You will replace this image with your own. The steps which I am briefly discussing below are presented in detail in the PDF tutorial Lin created for us which you can download it here.
3.a Start by running my Snowglobe action (Snow globe - Version 2).
3.b When the action finishes turn off the visibility icons for the 2 snowflake layers (click the little eye-icon, on the left of the respective layer thumbnails):
3.c Flatten the image (Image > Flatten) and save it as panostest.jpg, replacing the default image which you decompressed earlier.
4. Run PicturestoExe. Select File > Open and navigate to the folder where you decompressed the 4 files. Open the panostest project. Click on PREVIEW to see the effect! Click on CREATE to save it. Simple as that!
I would like to thank Lin Evans for this great effect. For more information please read his detailed PDF tutorial.
I hope you enjoy the effect as much as I did.