18 March 2011

Let's Celebrate Easter! (PTU)


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Let's Celebrate Easter!

This tutorial was written by me on March 18th, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used an adorable new kit by ZaZa of Scraps & Tubes by ZaZa called "Let's Celebrate Easter"  What a wonderful kit this is!!  It's filled with gorgeous flowers, many beautiful spring/Easter elements and lovely papers.  I made the tag entirely with elements from the kit.  You can get it from Butterfly Blush.  Thanks so much ZaZa!

Mask of choice: I used one of Bev's awesome masks, #1.  Download from her blog HERE.  Thanks Bev!

Font of choice: the font I used is is simply called "Easter" and I'm darned if I can find it anywhere!  I can't remember where I got it or if it's a free or pay to use font.  However, you'll find lots of free, fun-to-use Easter fonts HERE.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

From the kit, open Frame 4.  Resize 65%, copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame; modify and expand the selection by 3.

Open a paper of choice, resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move below the frame.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open Rainbow: resize 50%, move to the top of the paper layer (see my tag for placement).
Open Tree: resize 50%, copy and paste as a new layer, move to the far left side.
Open Pond: resize 60%; copy and paste as a new layer and arrange at the bottom.
Open Grass: resize 50%, then 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the bottom.
Open Flowers: resize 20% and place on the far left side (see my tag).  Duplicate and mirror, resize 85%, arrange as desired, using my tag as a reference or going your own way.
Babys Breath: resize 40%, move to the bottom right.

Activate each one of these layers and tap the delete key to remove any excess.  Deselect.

Add a drop shadow to these layers.  I used H&V 2, Opacity 46, Blur 6.

Now add your other elements, applying drop shadow as you go.  I used:

Bunny 2: resize 75%
Baby Chick: resize30%
Flowers Doodle: resize 50%; free rotate 25 degrees left and arrange on the right side of the frame.  Duplicate and mirror, place an area of the flowers above the original.  Zoom in and use the freehand selection tool with feather set to 1 to draw a selection around areas you want to get rid of.  Tap delete 2 or 3 times.  Move this layer below the original.
Flower 4: resize 15%; duplicate and resize 85%.  Use as many of these as you like.
Bird: resize 25%
Egg 4: resize 30%
Egg 5: resize 30%, then 85%; free rotate 90 degrees left

Copy and paste the tree again, move to just above the background layer.  Resize 55% and duplicate.  Mirror and move the copy down a bit.  Use the eraser to get rid of the excess.  Merge these two layers together and duplicate; mirror.  Add a light drop shadow: H&V 2, Opacity 25, Blur 6.

Activate the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Deselect.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

Crop and resize your tag, then add your name.  Save as a jpeg or png and you're finished!

Thanks for trying my tutorial, I hope you enjoy your new tag.

I'd love to see your results, email me!

Hugs, Carol

17 March 2011

Ocean Memories (PTU)

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Ocean Memories

This tutorial was written by me on March 17th, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP version used: X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used an AWESOME kit by Noelle of Lady Noelle's Buttons & Bows Scraps called "Beach Treasures".  This kit is like a warm summer breeze, filled with seaside elements and lovely papers, what a wonderful time I had creating this tag!  You can get it from Aussie Scraps.  Thanks Noelle!

Tube & Image of choice: I used the wonderful artwork of Gary George.  If you wish to use the same tube/image, you must purchase a license to do so.  His work is available from Up Your Art.  I love it when the original images are included with the tubes!  :-)

Mask of choice: I used mask #80 by Designs by Vaybs.

Template of choice: I used template #47 from Sara's Scraps.

Font of choice: I used Gaeilege 1, HERE.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Delete the copyright layer.  Resize all layers 85%, then change the canvas size to 750 x 650.  Add a new raster layer, flood fill with white and send to the bottom.

Activate rectangle 1, select all, float, defloat.  Copy and paste a paper of choice as a new layer, resize 80% and arrange within the selection.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete the original layer.  Apply a drop shadow, I used H&V 0, Opacity 45, Blur 12.

Repeat the same steps for these layers: Circle, Rectangle 2 and Rectangle 3.

Activate the frame layer and use your color replacer tool to change the white frame to #c5b0bf.  Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > select Gaussian, 35%, Monochrome checked.  Apply the same drop shadow as above.

Activate the frame background layer.  Select all, float, defloat.  Modify and expand the selection by 1.  Copy and paste the image that comes with your tube into the selection.  Deselect.

Effects > Photo Effects > Film and Filters > Film looks: Choose Enhanced Reds; Creative Filters: Choose Cooling, do not change the Density setting.  Click OK.  Reduce the opacity of this layer 85%.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, and move to the left side of the tag.  Apply a drop shadow of choice.

Now add your elements.  I used:

envelope with vellum paper: resize 35%; free rotate 15 degrees left.
fern: resize 50%
flower 01: resize 20%, then 80%
ribbon 03: resize 40%
flower 02: resize 15%
double hearts 02: resize 40%
stardust 02: resize 60%, flip and mirror.  Add a light drop shadow: H&V 2, Opacity 25, Blur 8.
basket of shells: resize 50%
wordart 03: resize 55%

Drop shadow all other elements: H&V 2, Opacity 45, Blur 8.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.

Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection, deselect.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust the mask size and placement to your satisfaction.  Crop your tag to get rid of any excess canvas.

Add your name.  I used Gaeilge 1, size 65, stroke 1.  Foreground #e7e7e7 and background #003d7a.  Add an inner bevel using these settings:


Apply the same drop shadow you used for the elements.  Resize your tag to your preference and save as a png or jpeg.  You're all finished!

I'd love to see your results, email me!

Hugs, Carol

16 March 2011

Let Me Be Your Tweetheart (PTU)

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Let Me Be Your Tweetheart

This tutorial was written by me on March 16th, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP version used: X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used a wonderful new kit by Cinnamon Scraps called "I Love Spring".  This kit is adorable and has a very large selection of papers and wonderful elements.  It was a lot of fun to work with!  You can get it from Sophista-Scraps.

Tube of choice: I used the fun artwork of Dean Yeagle, who was with CILM when I purchased this tube.  You can now purchase his tubes from CDO.

Mask of choice: I used mask #192 by Gems.

Font of choice: I used Shalimar Swash

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 46, Blur 8

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

Open a paper of choice (I used paper 4), copy and paste as a new layer.  Apply the mask (Source luminance, Fit to layer, and Hide all mask selected).  Merge the mask group.

Activate the picture tube tool and choose Lawn from the drop-down menu.  Add a new raster layer and click multiple times at the bottom of the tag, moving the cursor slightly each time, until you have the look you want.  I'm including the lawn I created in case you're using a version of PSP that doesn't include this tube or you just don't feel like creating your own.  ;-)  Simply copy and paste as a new layer.  Download HERE.

Open the birdhouse and resize 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the left side of the mask layer (see my tag for placement).  Drop shadow.

Open branches, free rotate 90 degrees left and resize 40%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, arrange on top of the birdhouse pole and erase the excess at the bottom.  Don't worry if it looks a bit chopped off, we'll be covering it with grass and flowers anyway.  Duplicate this layer and mirror, move below the original layer and arrange as seen in my tag.  Erase any excess at the bottom.  Drop shadow both layers.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.  Drop shadow.

Add your other elements.  I used:

flowers (your choice): resize each 10%
butterflies (your choice): resize each 15%
balloon 2: resize 25%, then 85%
balloon 1: resize 25%, then 85% twice; mirror
bird 1: resize 20%; mirror
bird 2: resize 30%; mirror
bird 4: resize 20%
bird 5: resize 20%, then 85%
bunny: resize 40%
cloud 2: resize 45%; duplicate and mirror, resize 85%.
flowerpot: resize 45%
grass: resize 20%, duplicate as many times as desired
leaves: resize 20%; duplicate and mirror, resize 85%

Drop shadow all elements.

Crop and resize your tag, add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png or jpeg and you're all finished!  Thanks for trying my tutorial!

I'd love to see your results, email me!

Hugs, Carol

14 March 2011

Moonwalk (PTU, Scrap Only)

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Moonwalk

This tutorial was written by me on March 14th, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP version used: X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used an awesome collab kit called "First Walk In Space".  This kit has papers and elements by five wonderful designers, sooo much to choose from!  The part I used was created by Kathy May of Designed by K.  This awesome collab kit is available at I Got Lucky Skraps until March 31st.

Mask of choice: I used one of Vix's awesome masks, #11.  Download from her blog HERE.  Scroll down, it's almost right at the bottom of the page.  :-)

Plug-in needed: Eye Candy Nature; Fire.

Font of choice: I used Starry Night, HERE.

Drop shadow used throughout, unless otherwise noted: H&V 2, Opacity 75, Blur 8.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

Add a new raster layer, select all, open dbk...paper8 from the kit.  Copy and paste into the selection.  Deselect.

Using the rectangle selection tool, draw out a selection covering the bottom quarter of the workspace.  Add a new raster layer, copy and paste dbk...paper10 into the selection.

Effects > Texture Effects > Texture > choose Small Stones from the drop-down menu, and apply using these settings:


Apply a drop shadow, V -2, H 0, Opacity 75, Blur 8.

Merge this layer down.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

Add the elements, I used:

rocket: resize 10%, then 85%
stars: resize 10%, then 70%
onesmallstep: resize 25%
earth: resize 10%, then 70%
planet: resize 10%, then 70%
ufo: resize 15%
alien: resize 15%, then 85%
flag: resize 15%, then 90%
astronaut: resize 20%, then 90%.  Use the freehand selection tool to draw a selection around his faceplate, then add a new raster layer, copy and paste moonwalk1 into the selection.  Reduce the opacity by 75%.

Resize your tag 85%, make sure "resize all layers" is checked.

Add your name and watermark.  If you don't want to animate, save as a jpeg or png.  If you want to animate, let's continue!

Duplicate the rocket twice for a total of three.  Rename them Rocket 1, Rocket 2 and Rocket 3.  Hide Rocket 2 and 3 and activate Rocket 1.  Zoom in and draw a selection around the exhaust with the freehand selection tool, like this:


Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy Nature > Fire.  Under the Settings tab, choose Small, Lift Off.  Change the settings under the Basics tab to this:


Hide Rocket 1, open and activate Rocket 2.  Apply the Fire plug-in using the same settings, but click the Random Seed button once.  Repeat for Rocket 3.  Deselect.

Open Rocket 1, make sure the other two rocket layers are hidden.  Edit > Copy Special > Copy Merged.

Open Animation Shop.

Right click on the workspace and choose Paste As A New Animation.

Back in PSP, hide Rocket 1 and open Rocket 2.  Copy merged.

In AS, Edit > Paste > After Current Frame.

Repeat for Rocket 3.

View > Animation to see your tag in action!  Save as a gif and you're done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial!  I'd love to see your results and show them off in my slide show, email me!

Hugs, Carol


13 March 2011

Beautiful Spring (PTU)

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Beautiful Spring

This tutorial was written by me on March 13th, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP version used: X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used a simply gorgeous kit called Steampunk Blue Spring by HF Projekte.  I LOVE the colour palette!!  Beautiful papers and wonderful elements, an all-around winner.  You can get it at Lollipops and Gumdrops.  Thanks so much Herbert!

Tube, close-up and image of choice: I used the wonderful artwork of Unholy Vault Design, which is now available from PTE.

Template of choice: I used one of Daira's awesome spring templates, available on her blog HERE.  Scroll down a bit and click the link for Spring Set 2.  I used SpringII-SoBeautiful.

Mask of choice: I used a mask I got from Creative Misfits Creations, it's one of a set of floral masks, available to download HERE.  I used floral 3.

Font of choice: I used Miss Le Gatees, which is a pay font.

Animation Shop

Drop shadow used throughout, unless otherwise noted: H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 8.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Delete the following layers: Watermark, Leaves and Flower.  Change the canvas size to 750 x 750 so you have room to work.

Activate the Left Circle layer.  Selections > Select All > Float > Defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the kit, resize 15 - 20%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, invert selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open the close-up of your tube, copy and paste as a new layer and arrange on top of the circle.  Move to the far right so it's visible beside the square frame (see my tag for reference), tap delete.  Deselect.  Change the blend mode to Soft Light and change the opacity to 75%.

Activate the Right Circle layer.  Select all, float, defloat.  Open a paper of choice, resize 15 - 20%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect.

Follow these steps for the remaining layers except the Square, WordArt, Glitter and Spring layers.  For WordArt, Glitter and Spring, use the color replacer tool for these layers, changing WordArt to #d7cb98 and Glitter and Spring to #708cb8.  For more detailed directions on using this tool, see my Pretty In Pink tutorial. :-)

Drop shadow settings for WordArt and Spring layers: H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 4.

For the Square layer, I used the image that came with my tube.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, move to the right.

Add your elements, I used:

Element 1: resize 15%
Element 7: resize 10%
Element 19: resize 10%, duplicate and resize 85%, mirror.
Element 20: resize 10%, then 70%
Element 21: resize 10%, then 80%; duplicate, mirror and resize 90%; duplicate, mirror and resize 85%.  Arrange as desired.

Drop shadow all elements.

Activate the Spring layer.  Layers > Arrange > Bring To Top.  Hide this layer and the background layer, then merge visible.  Unhide both layers.

Activate the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Deselect.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust the size to your satisfaction.

Crop and resize the tag, I resized 85%.  Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.

Activate the Spring layer, then Edit > Copy.

Open Animation Shop.

Right click on the workspace and choose Paste As A New Animation.

In the top menu bar, click on Effects > Insert Image Effect and change the settings to this:


Click OK.  You will end up with an animation consisting of 12 frames (the effect frames plus your original).

Go back to PSP, hide the Spring layer and then right-click on the title bar of your tag and choose Copy Merged from the pop-up menu (or go to Edit > Copy Special > Copy Merged).

Back in AS, right click on the workspace and choose Paste As A New Animation.

Our tag needs to have 12 frames to match the animation we're going to be adding.  Go to Edit > Duplicate Selected.  Do this until you have 12 frames.  Edit > Select All.

Activate your Spring animation.  Edit > Select All.  Edit > Copy.

Activate your tag.  Edit > Paste > Into Selected Frame.  Carefully arrange the word art in its proper place, left click to place.  If you make a mistake, simply undo it and try again.

Animation > Frame Properties > change to 25.

View > Animation to see your tag in action!

Save as a gif and you're all finished!  Thanks for trying my tutorial, I hope you enjoy your new tag!

I'd love to see your results, email me!

Hugs, Carol

12 March 2011

Pink To Make The Boys Wink (PTU)

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Pink To Make The Boys Wink

This tutorial was written by me on March 12th, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit by Diane of Candy's Treats called "Pink To Make The Boys Wink".  I LOVE Diane's kits and this one is beautiful and so much fun!  You can get it at Stargazer Scraps.  Thanks so much Diane!

Tube of choice: I used the wonderful artwork of Robin McQuay.  You can find this terrific artist at Up Your Art.

Mask of choice: I used mask 201 by Gems.

Font of choice: I used Mrs. Blackfort, which is a pay font.

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 72, Blur 8.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

From the kit, open Frame 4, copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand the selection by 3.

Copy and paste a paper of choice, resize 70%.  Invert the selection and tap delete, deselect.  Move this layer below the frame.

Copy and paste FairySparkle above the paper layer.  Do not drop shadow.

If you're using the same tube I did, resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer above the paper layer.  Duplicate and move the copy above the frame.  Using the eraser, remove the parts of the copy that overlap the frame at the bottom, then activate the original tube layer and carefully remove the bits that show underneath the frame.  Apply drop shadow to the bottom layer only.  Apply drop shadow to the frame.  Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide background layer.

  Open Flower 2, mirror and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Duplicate.  Activate the original layer and free rotate 20 degrees left.  Arrange on the left side of the tag.  Move the duplicate layer below the original layer but towards the top of the frame then carefully erase the part of the branch at the top.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open Flower 3 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move between the first two flower layers.  Duplicate and free rotate 12 degrees left.  Move the original below the duplicate; free rotate right 8 degrees and erase the excess.  Drop shadow.

Add your other elements.  I used:

CuteRibbon2: do not resize, use your raster deform tool to adjust the size.  Don't worry about it fitting perfectly, you can place other elements over it to hide the edge (I used a butterfly).
DoodlewCharms: resize 58%, arrange on top of the ribbon.
Rouche2: resize 70%, use the raster deform tool to adjust.
Bracket: resize 10%; free rotate right  90 degrees; duplicate and mirror.
PinkWA2: resize 70%.
PinkWA6: do not resize.
Butterfly1: resize 65%; duplicate and mirror.
Bubbles: resize 35%; duplicate and mirror, merge down.  Duplicate merged layer and flip.  Do not apply drop shadow.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all elements, then hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into selection.  Deselect.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

Crop and resize your tag, add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.

Save as a jpeg or png and you're finished!  Thanks for trying my tutorial!

I'd love to see your results, email me!

Hugs, Carol

11 March 2011

A Pirate's Life For Me (FTU)

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A Pirate's Life For Me

This tutorial was written by me on March 11th, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP version used: X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used a fabulous FTU kit by Cindy of Puddicat Creations called "A Pirate's Life".  What a wonderful kit this is, so much fun!!  You can download it from Cindy's blog HERE.  Please leave a thank you when you grab it, it's a small gesture for hard work freely shared.

Tube of choice: I used the incredibly hot artwork of Armando Huerta.  You can purchase his tubes from MPT.

Mask of choice: I used mask #27 by Bev of Horseplay's Pasture.  Download HERE.  Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful masks hun!

Plug-in needed: Eye Candy Nature; Fire.

Font of choice: I used Moskovia Script, download HERE.

Animation Shop

Drop shadow used throughout, unless otherwise noted: H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 8.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Save the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

From the kit, open frame2 and resize 75%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand the selection by 3.  Open paper10, resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move below the frame layer and arrange to your satisfaction.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Open ship2 and resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer above the paper layer.  Arrange as desired and tap delete.  Deselect.  Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy).  Apply a drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 4.

Activate the paper layer.  Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance.

Apply drop shadow to the frame, then hide the background layer and merge visible.

Add your elements, I used:

chest2: resize 45%
gold2: resize 30%
candles3: resize 45%
candles2: resize 50%, duplicate and resize 85%
rum: resize 25%
papernquill: resize 30%
parrot4: resize 27%
chair1: resize 65%
globe1: resize 30%
bow1: resize 35%

Apply drop shadow to all elements.  Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, move to the left  (see my tag for placement).  If you're using the same tube I did, I resized 90%.  Drop shadow.

Merge the three candle layers together and duplicate twice for a total of three.  Rename them Candle 1, Candle 2 and Candle 3.  Hide Candle 2 and 3 and activate Candle 1.  Zoom in and using the freehand selection tool - Selection Type: Point to Point; Mode: Add (Shift); Feather 0; Smoothing: 0; Anti-alias checked; draw a selection around each one of the flames, like this:



Effects > Eye Candy Nature > Fire > Under the Settings tab, choose Small, Candle.  Change the settings under the basic tab to this:


Do not deselect!

Hide Candle 1, open and activate Candle 2.  Apply Eye Candy Fire again, using the same settings as above but click the Random Seed button once.  Do the same for Candle 3.  Deselect.

Activate the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all, copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Resize the mask layer 90%.

Crop and resize your tag.  Activate the text tool and add a saying to the top of the tag, I used "A Pirate's Life For Me".  Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information. Now it's time to animate your tag!

Open Animation Shop.

In PSP, hide the Candle 2 and 3 layers and open Candle 1.  Right click on the title bar of your tag and choose "Copy Merged" from the pop up menu.

In AS, right click on the workspace and choose "Paste As A New Animation" from the pop up menu.

Back in PSP, hide Candle 1 and open Candle 2.  Right click and copy merged.

In AS, right click on the tag title bar and choose Paste > After Current Frame.

Repeat these steps for Candle 3.

In AS, click the Animation tab on the top menu bar, then select "Frame Properties".  Change the Display Time to 25.

Click View > Animation to see your tag in action.

Save as a gif and you're done!  Enjoy your new tag!

Thanks for trying my tutorial and I'd love to see your results.  Email me!  :-)

Hugs, Carol

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