30 May 2011

You Are My Sunshine (PTU)

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You Are My Sunshine

This tutorial was written by me on May 30th, 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 kit by Jen's Sweet Temptations called "A Spring In My Step".  You can get this beautiful kit at Aussie Scrap Designs.  Thanks so much Jen!

Tube of choice: I used the colourful artwork of Shawli with a valid license.  If you wish to use the same tube, you can purchase it at MPT.

Template of choice: I used one of Daira's wonderful spring templates called "My Sunshine".  Download from her blog HERE.  Scroll down, and download Spring Set II.

Mask of choice: I used Mask #216 by Weescotslass.

Font of choice: I used CurlyCue, HERE.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open the template, duplicate and close the original.  Change the canvas size to 750 x 750 and delete the Watermark and Happy Spring layers.

Activate the Rounded Rectangle layer.  Select all, float, defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the kit and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and position, invert the selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete the original layer.  Add a drop shadow of choice, I used H&V 0, Opacity 42, Blur 12.

Follow these instructions for the Flower and Circle layers.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, arrange as desired.  Apply drop shadow of choice.

Use your eyedropper tool to pick a colour for your foreground and background.  I used #f9db09 foreground and #92cc2e background.  Change the foreground to gradient: Linear, Angle 45, Repeats 3, Invert checked.

Activate the Shapes layer, select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient.  Deselect and delete the original layer.  Drop shadow.

Activate the Sunshine layer, select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the same gradient, but with invert unchecked.  Deselect and delete original layer.  Add a light gradient glow to this layer if you wish; apply drop shadow.

Change the foreground colour to #044b05 and the background to black.  Activate the You Are My... layer.  Using the Color Replacer tool with these settings: Size: 999, Hardness: 100, Step: 10, Density: 100, Thickness: 100, Rotation 0 and Tolerance: 75, click in the center of the canvas to change the colour to dark green.  Drop shadow.

Activate the Strip layer.  Change the background colour to #404040 and use the Color Replacer tool again.  Drop shadow.

Add your elements, I used:

Bunny1: resize 50%
Bear: resize 50%
Bag1: resize 30%
Flower6: resize 70%
Decor1: do not resize

Apply a drop shadow of choice to all elements, I used H&V 2, Opacity 42, Blur 10.

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 and apply the mask, merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust size and placement to your satisfaction.

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.  I hope you enjoy your new tag!

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

Hugs, Carol

29 May 2011

For Artmama - From The Heart (BNB Blog Train)


Many of you will know from your journeys on our train we have a very dear and sweet lady called Artmama
who is currently in hospital after having one of her seizures.
She was placed into an induced coma due to swelling of the brain.
Artmama is now out of the coma and thankfully on the road to recovery.
Doctors have informed the family that it will be a slow process that can take up to a year.
But she is getting better none the less even if she can not as yet communicate with her family.
Raps of UpYourArt and the UYA CT Team wanted to do something to show Mama how much
she is loved and missed and decided on a blog train titled 'From The Heart'.
So that is the title for our next train.
If you need inspiration for you part then feel free to take a look around Artmama's blog.
Artmama is a Gemini, an absolute mermaid fanatic and loves the emo style with tattoos and piercings.
Hence our colour scheme for the next train LOL

As always you can create anything you like but for this train I would like it all to remain as freebies.
Nothing to be added into a store or for sale on your blog.
I hope you understand and will still take part in helping us show this wonderful lady how we all feel about her.

Check out the slide show at the bottom of the page to see the amazing FTU items available on this blog train!  More are being added every day, it's going to be awesome!  :-D

24 May 2011

Legendary Beauty (No Scraps)

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Legendary Beauty

This tutorial was written by me on May 24th, 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

Close-up tube of choice: I used the gorgeous artwork of Steve Baier with a valid license.  This is one of his new tubes and is a tribute to the beautiful Elizabeth Taylor.  I fell in love with this tube the minute I saw it and just had to create something with it!  You can purchase it from Up Your Art.  The new website will be opening soon, keep checking!!

My template: You'll find the download link in this post.

Plug-ins needed: Eye Candy 4000 (or equivalent)
This tutorial also uses effects that are included with PSP.

Font of choice: I used Aphrodite Slim Pro, a pay font.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Open my template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Delete the TOU layer.

Activate the circle layer, select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer.

Pick two colours from the tube for your foreground and background.  For the foreground colour, I used #4b8884 and for the background colour I used #3c5269.  Change the foreground to gradient with these settings: Gradient: Radial, Angle: 45, Repeats: 5, Invert checked.  Flood fill the selection with this gradient.  Delete the original circle layer.  Do not deselect.

Effects > Texture Effects > Blinds: Width 3, Opacity 50, Horizontal and Light from left/top both checked.  Colour: #32455a

Effects > Eye Candy 4000 > Water Drops: Under the settings tab, select "Little Round Drops" and apply using the default settings.

Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance

Copy and paste the tube as a new layer and arrange within the selection.  Invert the selection and tap delete to remove the excess.  Deselect.  Apply a drop shadow of choice, I used H&V 0, Opacity 50, Blur 12 then H&V 3, Opacity 25, Blur 20.

Activate the large rectangle layer.  Select all, float, defloat.  Add a new raster layer and delete the original layer.  Leave the FG and BG colours the same, but change the gradient settings to: Gradient: Linear, Angle: 45, Repeats: 5, Invert unchecked.  Flood fill the selection with this gradient.  Apply a gaussian blur with a radius of 15.  Do not deselect.

Apply the Blinds effect again, but this time uncheck the box beside Horizontal.  Edge Effects > Enhance.

Duplicate your tube and resize 75%, then 85%.  Move this layer above the large rectangle and arrange on the far right side as seen on my tag.  Change the blend mode to Soft Light.  Invert the selection and tap delete, deselect.  Duplicate and mirror.

Activate the top rectangle layer.  Select all, float, defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #3c5269.  Deselect and delete the original layer.

Activate the bottom rectangle layer.  Follow the instructions above, this time using #4b8884.

Activate the circle frame layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #3c5269.  Apply an Inner Bevel using these settings:


Effects > Eye Candy 4000 > Glass.  Choose "Clear Glass" from the Settings menu and click OK.

Apply a drop shadow of choice to all template layers, I used: H&V 0, Opacity 50, Blur 12.

Activate the masked layer.  Change your foreground colour to #7b97a3.  Select the "Change To Target" brush, and use these settings:

Size: 999, Hardness: 50, Step: 10, Density: 100, Thickness: 100, Rotation: 0, Opacity: 100, Mode: Color

The "Change To Target brush is found here:


Place your cursor in the centre of your tag and left click to change the colour of the mask.

Resize your tag as desired.  Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a png or jpeg and you're finished!

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

Hugs, Carol

New Template!

I created this template to use in a tut I'm writing and decided to make it available for anyone who would like to use it.  Just don't share it please, send people here to download.  :-)


Download HERE.

Hugs, Carol

23 May 2011

Think Of Me (PTU)

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Think Of Me

This tutorial was written by me on May 23rd, 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 Tootypup Scraps called "Lily Of The Valley".  This is one of my favourite flowers and Susan is one of my favourite designers so it goes without saying that I adore this kit!  Check Susan's blog HERE to find out where you can get it.  Thanks so much Susan!

Close-up tube of choice: I used the beautiful pinup art of Jennifer Janesko with a valid license.  Jennifer was with CILM when I purchased this tube but can now be found at CDO.

Mask of choice: I used one of Gem's awesome masks, #200.  Download from her blog HERE.

Font of choice: I used Aphrodite Pro, a pay font.

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 12.

~~ 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 cameoFrame-1 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand the selection by 5.

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 your tube and resize 80%; copy and paste as a new layer above the paper layer.  Arrange as shown and tap delete to remove the excess.  Deselect.

Add your elements, I used:

heart-2: resize 25%; free rotate 15 degrees left and sharpen.
deco-1: resize 40%
netDeco-1: resize 35%
giftbox-2: resize 35%
lilyOfTheValley-5: resize 50%

Apply drop shadow to all layers.

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 size and position to your satisfaction.

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

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

Hugs, Carol


14 May 2011

Paw-fect Friend (PTU)

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Paw-fect Friend


This tutorial was written by me on May 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 was written assuming you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed


Scrap kit of choice: I used an adorable kit called "Wags n Whiskers" by Stina of Designs by Stina.  If you're an animal lover like me, you'll adore this kit as much as I do!  Visit Stina's blog HERE to find out where you can get it.  Thanks so much Stina!


Tube & close-up of choice: I used the art of Anna Liwanag with a valid license.  If you wish to use the same tube, you may purchase it from PTE.

Mask of choice: I used mask #11 by Dee, HERE.

Plug-ins needed: Xenofex 2, Little Fluffy Clouds (demo available HERE) and Eye Candy Impact, Gradient Glow (demo available HERE).


Font of choice: I used A&S Jiggy Roman, HERE.


Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, 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 Frame01 and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand the selection by 5.


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


Open Kennel and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and position within the frame (see my tag for placement).  Tap delete, do not deselect.


Copy and paste your close-up tube as a new layer.  Mirror and resize 70%.  Position inside the frame, on the far left side.  Tap delete and deselect.


Hide the tube for now.  Using the freehand selection tool, draw a selection around the top two thirds of the frame, like this:



Add a new raster layer above the paper layer.  Apply Xenofex 2, Little Fluffy Clouds.  Click Settings and select In The Clouds.  Leave all other settings as is and click OK.  Unhide the tube.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer and move to the far right side of the frame.

Add some fun elements, I used:


Tree01: resize 40%; duplicate and mirror; resize 70%
Dog_Lab: resize 25%, then 70%
Bowl: resize 60%
Ball: resize 30%
WordArt05: resize 20%
WordArt01: resize 60%
Puppy01: resize 12%


Apply all your drop shadows, then hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Deselect and apply the mask.  Merge the mask group.


Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name and apply the gradient glow effect using these settings:



Apply drop shadow to your name.  Add all applicable copyright and license information, save as a jpeg or png.  You're finished, thanks for trying my tutorial!

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

Hugs, Carol

13 May 2011

Check out this wonderful offer from Up Your Art!!

Is there anyone out there interested in getting some free tubes?

Yep, I thought so!  ;-)  Check out this awesome offer from Up Your Art:

Free Tubes, two of them when you purchase Artmama's store...It's only $15.00 for soooooo many goodies!!!! Once you make your purchase email your receipt to customerService@UpYourArt.com  Please include your registered email addy, license number, full name and your two tube choices...
BONUS....On May 31'st I will draw one name to get an additional 5 tubes!!!!

Artmama makes absolutely gorgeous kits, I bought her store myself recently and her kits are breathtaking!  This is such a wonderful deal.  You can purchase her store at either Stargazer Scraps or Exquisite Scraps, links are below.

Artmama's kits plus free tubes from Up Your Art = amazing tags!!

10 May 2011

Welcome Spring! (PTU)

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Welcome Spring!

This tutorial was written by me on May 10th, 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 bright and beautiful kit by Karin Kreates Scrapz called "Spring Cheer".  This is such a lovely cheerful kit and it was a pleasure to work with!  You'll find it at I Got Lucky Skraps.  Thanks so much Karin!

Tube of choice: I used the adorable artwork of Suzanne Woolcott aka Gorjuss with a valid license.  If you would like to use the same tube, you can purchase it from her store HERE.

My word art here:

It's a png file, right click and save to your computer.

Mask of choice: I used mask #7 by Dee, download from her blog HERE.

Font of choice: I used LHF Wade Grotesque Swash, a pay font.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open a new image, 800 x 750, white background.

Open my word art in PSP and minimize for now.

From the kit, open Frame05 and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame and expand the selection by 5.  Open a paper of choice, resize 55%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move below the frame.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Deselect.

Copy and paste the word art as a new layer, arrange within the frame.

Add some fun elements, I used:

Lazy Flower Cluster: resize 60%
Tag 02: resize 70%
Flower 02: resize 60%
Flower 06: resize 60%, then 85%
Dragonfly 01, 02 & 03: resize each 25%; free rotate left or right 15 degrees, sharpen
Butterfly 01: resize 25%; free rotate left 30 degrees, sharpen
Butterfly 03: resize 25%; free rotate right 30 degrees, sharpen

Add your tube and arrange on the right side of the frame.

Drop shadow all layers, I used: H&V 2, Opacity 45, Blur 8.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize the merged layer 90%.

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 size to your satisfaction.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name and free rotate 40 degrees right, arrange on top of tag.

Add all applicable copyright and license info, save as a jpeg or png.  You're finished!  Thanks for trying my tutorial!

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

Hugs, Carol

Dear Diary (PTU)

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Dear Diary


This tutorial was written by me on May 9th, 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 kit called "Dear Diary" by Clarey of Clarey's Designz.  Clarey always makes gorgeous kits and this one is no exception, I LOVE it!  You can get it from her store HERE.  Thanks so much Clarey!


Tube & close-up of choice: I used the beautiful artwork of Anna Liwanag with a valid license.  Anna was with MPT when I purchased this tube but is now with PTE.


Template of choice: I used template #70 by Scrap Rebellion, HERE.


Plug-ins needed: Xero - Porcelain HERE; Penta - Color Dot HERE; Eye Candy - Gradient Glow Demo HERE (optional, used on name only)

Font of choice: I used Mr. Leopolde, a pay font


~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Resize all layers 90%, then change the canvas size to 800 x 750.  Unhide Raster 1 and flood fill the blank space with white.


Delete Raster 9 and 10.  Activate copy of Raster 2 > Selections > Select All > Float > Defloat. Open a paper of choice from the kit, copy and paste as a new layer.  Resize if you wish, I did not.  Selections > Invert > tap delete.  Deselect and delete the original layer.


Follow the above instructions for Raster 5, 6, 4, 3, 8, 2 and copy of Raster 3.


After adding the paper layer to Raster 3 and copy of Raster 3, apply the Penta Color Dot filter using these settings:




Activate Raster 8, select all, float, defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #a7244e.  Deselect.  Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Random, 65%, Monochrome checked. Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen.  Delete original layer.  Repeat these steps for the copy of Raster 8.


Activate Raster 7, select all, float, defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #c0e8f0.  Deselect and apply the same noise effect as above.  Delete original layer.


Using the magic wand, click inside this frame and expand the selection by 3.  Copy and paste the close up tube and move to the far left.  Invert the selection and tap delete, deselect.  Apply Xero - Porcelain with the default settings.


Apply a drop shadow to all template layers, as well as the tube.  I used: H&V 0, Opacity 42, Blur 12.


Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, move in front of the front right square (see my tag for placement).  Apply drop shadow above.


Now have some fun and add your elements!  I used:


Diary1: resize 40%, then 90%
EnvelopeString2: resize 80%
Glittertrail: resize 70%
Epoxyvine2: resize 50%; mirror; free rotate 20 degrees right
KeyandPadlock2: resize 45%
Doodlepad2: resize 50%; free rotate 15 degrees right
CurledRibbon1: resize 60%, flip
CurledRibbon2: resize 60%, mirror
CurledRibbon3: resize 60%
Flowers: resize 25%
Epoxyvine1: resize 35%
Pen3: resize 35%; mirror; free rotate 90 degrees left


Apply drop shadow to all elements, I used: H&V 2, Opacity 45, Blur 8


Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize the merged layer 90%.


Copy and paste Wordart1 as a new layer and move below the merged layer.  Arrange at the top of the tag.  Duplicate and move the copy to the bottom (see my tag for reference).  Merge these two layers together and add a light drop shadow.  I used H&V 0, Opacity 25, Blur 10.


Add your name and apply Eye Candy Gradient Glow (if using).  Here are the settings I used:



Add all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a jpeg or png and you're done! Thanks for trying my tutorial!

I'd love to see your results, email me.  :-)

Hugs, Carol

08 May 2011

Fire & Fantasy (PTU)

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Fire & Fantasy

This tutorial was written by me on May 8th, 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 kit by Creations by Grazy called "My Fantasy World".  You can get this wonderful kit at Aussie Scrap Designs.

2 Tubes by the same artist: I used the gorgeous fantasy art of Renee Biertempfel with a valid license.  Renee was with CILM when I purchased these tubes and is now with CDO.

Mask of choice: I used mask #166 by Gems.  Download from her blog HERE.

Plug-ins needed: Eye Candy Impact, Gradient Glow & Eye Candy Nature, Fire.

Animation Shop

Font of choice: I used Tension, a pay font.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open a new image, 800 x 700, white background.  Select all.

From the kit, open Paper 4 and copy.  Paste into selection and deselect.

Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

Open the house (element 15) and resize 15%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the right side of the tag (see my tag for placement).  Apply a drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 42, Blur 8.

Open element 11, resize 10%, then 30%.  Place beside the house and drop shadow.
Open element 4 and resize 10%, then 50%, place in front of the house.  Drop shadow.  Merge these 3 layers together.

Activate the masked layer and start adding your greenery and flowers to the left side of the tag, lining up along the bottom edge of the masked layer.  I used:

#5: resize 40%, duplicate and mirror
#7: resize 10%, then 50%
#8: resize 20%
#55: resize 20%, then 85%
#59 & 60: resize each 10%
#62: resize 20%, then 85%
#63: resize 20%
#71: resize 10%, then 60%
#78: resize 20%, then 85%
#79: resize 25%

Arrange these elements as desired, apply drop shadow, then hide all other layers and merge visible.

Unhide the other layers and activate the eraser tool with the following settings:

Size: 40
Hardness: 12
Step: 10
Density: 100
Thickness: 100
Rotation: 0
Opacity: 15

Move the merged layer away from the left edge.  Using the eraser, carefully remove the harsh edge of the merged layer.  Once you're happy with what you see, move the layer back into position, using the mask layer as a guide for placement.

Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer.  Position as shown in my tag.  Apply drop shadow.

Open element #75 and resize 10%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, position as shown in my tag.  Open # 81 and resize 10%, copy and paste as a new layer, move below and to one side of element 75.  Duplicate and arrange the copy on the other side of element 75 (see my tag for reference).

Open your dragon tube and resize 35% (assuming you're using the same tube I did).  Copy and paste as a new layer and position on top of the large mushroom.  Zoom in, and draw a selection using the freehand selection tool.  Here's mine:


Add a new raster layer and move this layer below the tube.  Apply Eye Candy Nature, Fire.  Under the Settings tab, choose Small, Long and Smooth Flame.  Change the settings under the Basic tab to this:


Click OK.  Name this layer Fire 1.

Add a new raster layer and name it Fire 2.  Apply Fire using the same settings, but click the Random Seed button once.

Add a new raster layer and name it Fire 3.  Apply the Fire plug-in once again, following the instructions above.  Deselect.

Link the three fire layers together by clicking the button that looks like a chain link in your layers palette.  Activate this link for all three layers.  That way, if you need to adjust the position of your fire effect, you will move all three layers at the same time and avoid having your animation look choppy or jumpy.

Hide all the fire layers.  Add your name and apply Eye Candy Impact, Gradient Glow using these settings:


Apply drop shadow.

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

Time to animate!

Make sure all fire layers are hidden, then right click on the title bar of your tag.  Choose "copy merged" from the pop up menu.

Open Animation Shop, right click on the workspace and choose "paste as a new animation".

Back to PSP, open the Fire 1 layer.  Right click and copy merged.

In AS, right click on your tag and choose "paste after current frame".

In PSP, hide Fire 1 and open Fire 2.  Right click and copy merged.

In AS, right click on your tag and choose "paste after current frame".

Follow the above directions for the Fire 3 layer.

In AS, highlight frame 1 of your tag and copy.  Highlight frame 4, right click and choose "paste after current frame."  You should now have 5 frames, with frame 2, 3 and 4 having the fire animation.

Highlight frame 1.  Animation > Frame Properties > change to 50.  Do the same for frame 5.

Highlight frames 2, 3, and 4.  Change the frame properties to 15.

View > Animation to see your tag in action!

Save as a gif and you're finished!  I hope you enjoy your new tag!

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

Hugs, Carol



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