Kit used for this tutorial is by Amalie Designs ' Darkness' kit

artwork of Anna Marine

CDO #CDO-2339

This tutorial was written using PSP X 6

Supplies  ( mask and animation)


#1. Open paper 27.jpg  Shift + D to duplicate the window.. close original

the copy is now your working image.

#2. Right click on the background layer and promote background layer.

Apply the mask that was in the supplies zip now using these settings below.

#3. Open element 101a.png (frame)  resize 85%  copy and paste over to your working image.

Duplicate the frame layer

Open tube now.. if you use the same one as myself.. resize it 86 % copy and paste it over to your working image

it's layer between the two frame layers.

#4. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the Angel.  V& H 4  opacity 85% blur 8.0 black.

Use your erase tool to erase part of the TOP frame layer where I have the pointing arrows

so she looks like shes on top of the frame but the bottom of the  tube is under the frame

Erase the bottom part of the tube that is showing under the frame on the bottom

#5. Merge both frames and the tube layers together.. NOT the mask layer. its on it's own layer

Open paper 18.jpg  and resize it 65%  Copy and paste it below the frames and tube layer..

Now erase all the extra that sticks out beyond the frame.

#6. When done your image should look like below.

#7. Open element 54.png (mask) resize 80%

Go to Image/ Canvas size 900 x 900 center justify.

Copy and paste the mask element  below the blue checked paper layer.

Duplicate it's layer and flip  Your image should look like this.

#8. Open element 100.png (rose cluster)  resize 75%  copy and paste it over to working image.

Use the deformation tool let on scale to turn the roses to the left like below. Don't forget shadows.

#9. Add a new layer and move to the bottom of the layer palette.. fill with white

Open element 27.png (blue flower) resize 25%Sharpen

Open element 74.png (green flower) resize 30%  copy and paste its layer below all the flower layers.

Open element 129.png (flower) resize 60%  copy and paste over.. duplicate the layer.

Your image should like the one below.


#10. Open element 9.png resize 77% copy and paste it over..

Open element  58.png resize it 77% copy and paste it over below all the layers but above the mask layer.. place it at 7 o'clock

duplicate the layer and place the other one at 2 o'clock.

Open element 120.png resize 80% copy and paste it over and move its layer to the top of palette.

Open element 96.png (candles) resize 60% copy and paste over..

open element43.png (black fencing) resize 80%  copy and past it over . Put it layer below all other layers but above the mask layer

duplicate and

Position at 2 o'clock  duplicate the layer and position it at 7 o'clock.  Merge the two fence layers.. use your erase brush set on

0 hardness.. to erase some of the edges of the fence layer.

#11. Arrange like you want.. then merge all layers visible. don't forget the copyright info for the tube.

Merge all layers visible. Resize all layers 88%  Sharpen once..

right click on top of window.. COPY


#12. Open your animation shop and paste as a new animation.

Open the flame animation that was in your supplies zip.. Ctrl + A to select all frames.. it has 21 frames to it

Duplicate the one from you pasted from PSP till you have 21 frames also..

Click , hold and Drag F: 1 of the candle flame over to F: 1 of your new animation... let go when you place it like you want..

you will have to do this 3 times to get flames on all the candles.

Open the next animation  blue and green circles.. it has 21 frames also.. select all the frames..

Click hold down mouse button and drag F: 1 of the circles over to F: 1 of your new animation.

Let go of mouse button when you get it placed where you want.

Check your animation.. if everything is ok.. no jumps and such.. Save as a GIF

You're done!

Toodles till next tutorial