For this tutorial I used the PTU scrapkit
'BOO-Tang Time ' of Creative Intentionz
that blog is not there anymore...
HERE is a direct download
come on now, its only a $1
I also use the artwork of
ŠPinup Toons which you need
to purchase and have
license to use. My License # CDO-2339
You can use any tube you like for this tutorial
The background that I used and the Boo word art is
Mask found at
Dreams (6InsatiableDreams.jpg) Put this mask
in your mask folder.
I used version PSP X6 for this tutorial.. will work
for other versions also.
It would help if you had a working knowledge of how
I use Xenofex 2/Electrify You can find it
#1. Open the ciz_bootangtime_frame1.png element from the
Name this layer FRAME.
Shift+D to duplicate then close the original. Go to Image/Canvas
size/ 900 x 900. This window
will be called your Working Image from
I start big then resize later.
#2. Open the background file (BkgGraphic.jpg)
that was in the supplies zip.
From the layers palette drag it's layer over to your working
image window. On the layer
palette be sure this bkg image is below the frame layer. See below.
Drag out the edges of your working image window..
where it shows a lot of the gray around the window. Click
K on your keyboard...your bounding box with pop
up around the bkg layer. Be sure on the tool options bar its set to
scale then scale down the bkg layer till its
within the window like you like. Refer to mine below.
#3. On the layers palette click on the frame layer. Choose
your magic wand tool. Set to 20 tolerance,
feather 0 and mode is: ADD. Click on the center of all four frames.
They all should be selected when done.
When they are.. go to Selections/Modify/Expand / 6 pixels
#4. Selections Invert.. make sure your on the bkg layer under
the frame layer and click delete or cut.
That should cut off all the extra that's
on the outside of frames.
#5. Now resize the frame by going to Image/Resize/
If you notice when you resize.. there will be left
over parts from the bkg image you cut..
#6. Just use your rectangle selection tool ,
select & delete them.
then center your frame layer.
#7. You can just do it by eye.. or go to
Objects/Align/ horizontal center then vertical center.
#8. I first used Paper #3 for the mask. You
drag the paper layer over to your working image
Go to Layers/Load-Save Mask/Load Mask from disk.
Find your mask on the drop down browse. As shown below.
#9. Use the settings below.
#10. After you apply the mask.. highlight the top
layer mask and right click/ merge/ merge group
#11. I used a second paper layer, paper #7 Drag it
over to your working image window.
Apply the same mask, same settings to that bkg
Move them as shown below. I resized both layers
I used the mummy element, PinupToon girl, Bow 6,
Boo wordart, Boo Juice bottle.
I typed 'Too Much Boo Juice' with
Playground DNA font
#12. I've decided I will animate this tag..
soooooo now that you have your elements on there the way you want..
Merge all layers ABOVE the frame layer &
You need to decide whether you want the bkg of
your working image to be white..
or some other color.. and whether you want to put
a frame around it.. I make everything into
a Incredimail letter first then make the matching
tag...that's why I start with the bigger size image
SO I think I will make the bkg to match this
light purple paper I used for this tutorial.
I had made a seamless bkg tile of this light
purple. So I added a new
layer to our working image and
moved it down to the bottom layer on layer palette.
Filled it with the light purple tile. Your layer
palette should look like this below.
#13. Duplicate your middle layer, the merged
frame and mask layers.
Use your selection tool/Freehand selection/Point
to Point. Have the Mode: to Add Click and drag around
each of the frames..
If you have probs with using
selections.. refer to my tutorial
#14. When you're done you will have
all the inter frames selected.
Try not to include any of the
frame area. Duplicate the frame layer twice,
so you have 3 layers of frames.
#15. Apply Xenofex 2/ Electrify
plugin to the first of the frame layers
#16. On the second frame layer , go
back to Xenofex 2 and
keep all the settings same,
now just click the RANDOM SEED button.
Do this to the last bottom
frame layer. Hitting the random see button.
You can select none after applying
Xenofex 2 to all 3 frame layers.
Your layer palette should look like
#17. Now hide the bottom two frame
layers click on the top of your working image
with every other layer showing.
Right click on top of image window,
Copy Merge, Open your animation
shop and right
click on it's desk top and
paste as a new animation. Go back to PSP and hide the top
frame layer and unhide the next
frame layer (middle one) right click on
top of image window copy merge.
Back to Animation.. right click on your
new animation and Paste after
current frame. Back to PSP, hide
the middle frame layer and unhide
the bottom (3rd) frame layer ..make sure the top
elements layer is always showing
and the bottom background layer too.
Copy Merge, back to Animation shop
and right click and paste behind current layer.
You should have 3 frames to your
animation. Click the check animation button
to see if all looks well. I resized
mine in Animation shop.. Animation/ Resize animation
from the 900 x 900 to 750 x 750
.gif and your done!
if you have any questions.. just
Toodles til next time!