Scrapkit used for this
tutorial is from a blogtrain..'Around the World
Artwork is from
License # CDO-2339
Supplies (animation & mask)
off let me state that the above tag that we're going to make I
put on the brown paper background... you might want to put
on a white background.. I
did this.. so that it would blend in with the page bkg..
When you make animated
tags they always have to have some color background cause when
you save it as a GIF on a transparent
background it shows the 3d
drop shadows at harsh black lines.. which you don't want..
#1.Open sp 01.jpg paper.. resize
80% Shift + D to duplicate the image.
close the original and use
the copy for your working image.
Right click on the background
layer on layer palette and promote background layer.
#2. Go to Layers/
load/save mask/ load mask from disk.
Find the mask that was in the
supplies zip on the drop down window.
Apply with these settings
Merge/ merge group
#3. Go to image/ canvas size
900 x 900 Center justify.
Open el17.png (heart ribbon
frame) resize 60%
Copy and paste the heart
frame on top of the mask layer
go to Objects/ align/ center
in canvas... duplicate the heart frame layer.
Now use your point to point
selection tool Where the lasso icon is.. click on
freehand selection. .then
under selection type/
point to point / add feather 1 smoothing 8
#4. Below is where I want you
to select on the top layer of the heart frame.. with the point
to point... start at #1.
. follow the bows loop down
to the bottom.. go down in front of bottom loop..
encompass the whole top part.. around to where you started..
when you get that part of the
top heart frame selected hit DELETE...
#5. this is what it
looks like after you cut... take a look at my layer palette..
the full frame layer is
below the cut off frame...
#6. Open el1.png
(rose) resize 25%
(FYI some of the elements
have the same number.. cause from different designers on the
copy and paste the rose..
below the top copy of the ribbon heart.. that you cut off
#7. Apply a 3D drop shadow on
the top ribbon frame..
#8. Open paper pp06.jpg (with
the hearts) resize 75% copy and paste it over to
your working image
under the bottom heart frame.
#9. Use your magic wand and
click on the center of the bottom heart ribbon frame
go to Selections/ modify/
expand 5 pixels..
#10. Apply the same 3d shadow
on the bottom frame layer.
#11. Open element
32.png (paper green rose) resize 28% copy over to
working image.. for times sake.. when I say open
an element and resize.. its a
given that you copy it over to your working image ok? lol
Open el (15)( brown leaves)
resize 33% ,colorize using these settings
Open el (2) (fern)
resize 80% Use Adjust/ brightness and contrast/Curves
#10. Apply the 3D drop shadow
on the fern layer.
#11. Open the tube your going
to use.. and copy her to the working image. Put on the
copyright info for the tube..
Open el11.png (hugs & kisses)
Open el (6) (round Love tag)
resize 40% sharpen once
Open el (8)( White rose)
resize resize 25%
Open el(13) (hearts
spray) resize apply a inner bevel on the hearts
I erased the bottom upside
down heart.. it looked odd :)
#12. Position the hearts
layer below the flower layers.. so they won't be on top of the
Don't forget to apply a 3d
Drop shadow on ALL of the elements.
open element string 02.png
(red heart string) resize 35% move it to the top layer of the
#13. Add a new layer.. move
it to the bottom of the layer palette.. fill with white..
In my sample picture up at
the top of this page I filled the bkg layer not with
white.. but the tan paper instead
so that it would blend
in to the page.. but you might want to use white..
On the last element you added
the heart wire I erased the part of the wire so it would look
like the wire goes through the hold on the round love tag.
#14. Here is what my image
looks like.. I resized all layers at this point to 88%
You can merge all the
layers now.. Crop it to get all the extra white from around
Note: don't crop so close
that you cut off parts of the image.!!!
#15. Right click on top of
the image.. and Copy (if you had left it in layers you would
of had to copy merge instead of copy)
Open your animation
shop and right click on its desktop and paste as a new
#16. Open the heart circle
animation that was in the supplies zip. Notice it has 30
Duplicate your new animation
from PSP till it has 30 frames too. If you click the
duplicate frame button 6 times..
that will give you 33
frames.. just delete 3 of the frames so you end up with 30.
Ctrl + A to select all the
frames in each of your animations there.. do it the same way
you always do this part..
Click , hold mouse button
down and drag F:1 of the Dk heart circle animation to F: 1 of
your new animation from PSP
Drag it to the middle of the
love tag.. and let go of mouse.. Check your animation to see
if all is well..
if it is save as a GIF.
Toodles till next time.
Below is the one on white
that I made..