In the supplies zip I included a few brushes to
use.. but you can use any brushes you would like...
There should be two brushes, angel tube, grunge
overlay tube and preset set shape set...
put the 4 files for the
brushes in your mypspfiles/brush folder...
the preset shape file in mypspfiles/preset shape
The tubes where ever you want to... just so you
can find them!!
creating this tag I used
Flaming Pear's Twist.. but you could also use Eye
Candy 4000's Swirl on the frame.
Open your tubes that came in the supplies zip.
Minimize for use later.
#1. Ok lets start with a 500 x 500 new image.
Fill the canvas with a color that blends with your
tube. I used #69536b for this.
Go to Effects/Artistic Effects/Halftone.
Using these settings below.
#2. Bring your Grunge overlay up and click on the
top and Ctrl + C to copy.
Then go to your working image and right
click on the top of that window and paste as a new layer.
#3. Do the same thing with the Angel tube copy and
paste it on to your working canvas.
#4. Go to your preset shape tool
and find the shape you would
like to use for your mirror image, using the
drop down preview window...
to find it.. Make sure you have BLACK set for your
background color and foreground set to
Null/transparent or OFF
#5. Draw out your mirror shape... don't get to
close to the edge..
cause later you will have a frame around the image
and you don't want any of the mirror cut
#6. While holding down the Shift key on the
click, hold and drag the bottom left node up some.. doing
same with the top left corner.
Try to have the mirror positioned
straight across from the angel...
in reality you couldn't see the
face if the mirror is down by her waist. lol
See below... how the mirror looks turned now?
Its important to always try to keep
your layers named on the layers palette like
below.. you get less confused if you will get in that habit.
#7. Open your angel tube up again and copy and
paste it on your image again..
then go up to IMAGE/ MIRROR.. this makes it like a
mirror reflection of the angel.
Position the angel over the mirror in the right
placement, as my samples show.
#8. *Not shown* but use your magic wand tool
and click on the CENTER of the black frame..
it should be selected now or have the
'marching ants' around just
the oval of the center. Go to Selections/INVERT.
the angel layer you just copied and pasted
is selected on the
layer palette then CUT or Delete. This should cut
all the angel out
except what's inside the frame. If it didn't
JUST UNDO.. a couple of steps and try again.
Take note on how the layers are named below.
#9. Using your magic wand again
click on the outside of the mirror,
the decoration, if yours has that .. if not skip
Make sure your on the black mirror layer.
#10. I applied a drop shadow on the outside deco of the
#11. IF YOU WANT... on the background layer.. you can
apply some brushes..
to decorate it.. I used several on mine..
Like the WORDS brush....
* make sure you don't
have it too close to the edge cause of the frame you add later.*
now HIDE the angel reflection layer by
clicking the eye there
to the right of the layer name. MERGE
visible layers now.
You should end up with just 2 layers on the layer
#12. Merged background layer and the angel
the angel reflection layer 5 times.. so you will
have a total of 6 layers of her...
then do the same to the merged background layer..
so you end up with 6 layers of it too.
#13. Drag or move a reflection angel layer down on top
of a merged background layer..
So you have angel on top.. bkg.. angel bkg..
etc... there should be 12 layers at this point.
#14. The TOP angel layer don't do any thing to her..
just MERGE DOWN with a bkg layer.
The second angel layer
down... set the blend mode of that layer to Dissolve,
the opacity at
100.. then merge down with a bkg layer.. hide it now..
the 3rd angel layer down.. you set the layer mode
on dissolve again and
set the opacity of that layer to 92 and merge down
#15. You do same thing with next angel layer.. this
time.. opacity is 84.
#16. 62 opacity, don't forget to merge down with a bkg
#17. The last angel layer.. you set on 22 opacity ,
merge down with a finished bkg layer.
#18. You should have 6 layers now.. ADD a
new layer on top and fill with the same
purple color you did at the beginning.
Select ALL/ FLOAT...
the Selections/Modify/ Contract 12 pixels, CUT.
that should have a frame selected around the edge
of your canvas.
Apply the Halftone effect again... change opacity
of it this time.. to 6-8
#19. Flaming pear's/Twist.. with these settings..
or use Eye candy
4000 Swirl... don't have settings for
that... cause I didn't use it :)
#20. I applied an inner bevel. with these settings
#21. And a 3D drop shadow.
#22. Not shown ** You duplicate your new frame 5
times.. so you have 6 layers of it..
then drag each layer on top of
a bkg layer, merge down with each one..
you end up with 6 layers
again.. SAVE AS...
an Animation shop (*.psp) file format then open
it in Animation shop...
SELECT all the frames by clicking Ctrl + A
and go to
Animation/ reverse frames... You animation should
the frame that has no dissolve effect to it..
#23. Selecting all the frames and right clicking
on any frame.. go down to
animation properties and set the speed to 30 you
might want to adjust the
last frame to speed of 100.. depends on how
you want your animation to look .
Hope you enjoyed this... till next tutorial