Scrapkit used in this tutorial is
Gimptastic Scraps '4th of July'
I also used the beautiful artwork of
Must purchase to have a license to use
is used.. put it in your mask folder
This tutorial was written on June 17th 2005 using PSP X
#1. Open the tube your going to use.. Shift
+ D to duplicate.. Now open the Frame4.png out of the scrap
kit.. Shift +D to
duplicate . Close the original
this duplicated frame image is you working
image now... go to Image/ Canvas size 900 x 900 center
#2. Copy and past the tube on top of the frame
, at the bottom.. some of the tube hangs over.. to fix this...
Use your magic wand tool and
click on the inside of the frame...(frame
layer highlighted on the layer palette) Selections/ INVERT
#3. Use your eraser tool and just erase at
the bottom where she hangs over.. don't go all the way up to
#4. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the frame
layer and on the tube layer..
5. Click the Shadow on a new layer when you
put the shadow on the tube.. so you can
erase some of the shadow just at the bottom
of the girl..
#6. I don't show it.. cause I forgot till
the last min... but I put Paper5.jpg behind the girls frame..
Copy and paste Paper5.jpg over to your working image
Just make a circle selection on top of
the girl...lil larger than the frame.. INVERT and making
sure you on the paper layer.. DELETE.
The finished animation.. shows this bkg..
#7. Now open Paper1.jpg.. copy and paste it
over to your working image making sure its layer is on the
bottom of the layer palette.
#8. Use your deformation tool (set on scale)
to pull out the corners of the paper almost to the edges of
#9. Apple the mask to the paper Vix_Mask374.
Use the settings below
#9. Merge/ group... then duplicate the
mask layer.. bring one up to left top and one to bottom right.
Be sure not to pull it out too far
so that it will go over the edges.. where it
will have a flat place..
#10 Below I cropped the image..
Resized all layers 85% then went to image/canvas size 900 x900
It didn't have enough room on the sides for
me.. so that's how I fixed it
#11. Below shows how I placed all the
elements on my image..
all three flowers are resized 60%
I re colored the tan bow that's in the kit
to a dull red.. then I adjusted the curves down.. to darken
the Heart.png I resized 65% duplicated and
The USA sign right in the middle
the StarHeart.png I used the magic wand and
selected the red heart and re colored it.. to be a brighter
#12. After I got all the elements on there
that I wanted.. I merged them all visible.. The mask layer and
white bottom background layer i merged together..
Now for the animation..
#13. Hide the merged elements layer.. Right
click on the top of the image.. and copy merged.. Open
animation shop and
right click on its desktop paste as a
Open the fireworks animation.. that's in the
supplies zip . Notice it has 32 frames to it..
your image you just brought from PSP , your
working image...Duplicate the one frame by clicking this
That will give you 33 frames.. just delete
one of them... Ctrl + A to select all the frames on both
of your images there.
Drag F:1 of the fire works animation over to
F:1 of the image from PSP. Click HOLD mouse button and drag
over.. don't let go until you place the animation where you
About in the top center of the image...
remember you can UNDO on both and start over..
Aft you've placed the fire works where you
want... go back to PSP Hide the bottom white layer and mask..
Unhide the merged elements layer ,
right click on top of image and COPY MERGED over to Animation
shop right click on the desktop
and paste as a new layer... Duplicate this
one frame like before by clicking
6 times and deleting on frame of it..
Ctrl + A to select all the frames... Drag
F:1 of the top elements over to the F:1 of the new animation
with the bkg and fire works on it..
Click hold, drag it over.. place it where
you want it.. let go... Check your animation
it all looks good.. SAVE AS a GIF
You should be done!!
Toodles till next time.