Scrapkit used for this tutorial is from
Dees Sign Depot ' Give Thanks '
ŠAlex Prihodko is also used License # PFD_Swt60
Supplies (Mask, 2 mng Animations)
I wrote this tutorial using PSP X 9 on Oct 19,
#1. Open paper 7.jpg Shift + D to
duplicate image.. close original .The copy
is now referred to your working image. Right
click on the paper layer and promote background layer.
#2. Go to image / canvas size 900 x 1000 Center
justify. ( we can crop later on) Apply the mask that was in your
#3. Merge/ merge group . Use your deformation
tool to pull out the corners of the mask.
#4. Duplicate mask layer. Merge down.
#5. Open paper 11. jpg C & P it over to
your working image
Use the magic wand tool and click on the inside
area of the frame (have frame layer selected on layer palette.)
go to Selections/ modify/ expand 10
pixels INVERT the selection and CUT on the red paper layer.
#6. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the frame..
H= 0 V=5 Opacity 60% blur 12
black color... use this shadow setting for all your elements.
#7. Add a new layer and move to bottom of
palette, fill with white. Your image should look like the one below.
#8. Open element Swirl1.png resize 72% Use the
deformation tool to turn it where it's more up and down.
Open E34.png (dk red flower bud) go to: image
rotate left... resize 50% mirror, C & P your working image.
Open E44.png (sunflower) resize 68% (sharpen)
Open E33.png (dk red flower) resize 75%
Open E41.png (Greenish Oak Leaf) resize 55%
(sharpen) Duplicate, mirror and flip
Open E39.png (Gold leaf) resize 60%
mirror and flip, Sharpen
Open E29.png (lil pod cluster) resize 50%
duplicate mirror and flip the duplicate, Sharpen
Open E30.png (Gold Maple leaf) resize 50%
Open the tube you're going to use if you use
the same one as myself resize it 50% or to whatever size you
Open E38.png (red bow) colorize it
#9. Then go to Adjustments/ Brightness and
#10. Cut off the left tail of the bow where
both are even.
Resize 75% sharpen.
#11. Open E13b resize 90% sharpen. Position it
below the yellow sunflower.
Open Wordart.png resize 82%
Open E7.png (Owl) resize 50%
#12. Merge the background under the frame, mask
and white bkg layers
Then hide the merged bottom layers.
on the layer palette.. click on the top layer
and right click and merge/ visible
Now you should have only 2 layers on the layer
palette. Your image should look kind of like the one below :)
Don't forget all your 3D drop shadows on all
the elements and the copyright info for the tube you used.
#13. Open your animation shop
In PSP hide the merged top layers just have the
merged bottom layers showing..
Right click on the top of your image and COPY
In Animation shop right click on the desktop
and paste as a new animation.
Open the two animations that was in the
Gold Grass and gold sparkles down
The GoldGrass.mng has 14 frames... duplicate
your new working animation (merged bottom layers) till it has14 frames also
Do this the same way you've done all my
Select all the frames in each of the
animations, the new one and the gold grass one.. Click, hold mouse button down
and drag F: 1 of the grass animation over to
F:1 of your bottom layers animation.. position
it on the bottom of the red rectangle there in middle..
Check your animation now and see if all looks
ok.. if so proceed.
Back to PSP. Hide the bottom merged layers and
unhide the top merged layers.. right click and COPY MERGED AGAIN.. Over in
right click and paste as a new animation...
duplicate the one frame till you have 14 frames.. select all the frames.
Click, hold mouse button down and move the F: 1
of the top layers over to your new working animation.
be sure to line it up perfectly. don't let go
of mouse till it's positioned correctly.
Now the mng animation Gold Sparkles down... has
more than 14 frames but that wont matter this time.. select all frames
Click, hold mouse button down F: 1 of the gold
sparkles over to F: 1 of your working animation. I put it on the top
flower, but you can put it where you want
Check your animation now if all looks ok.. Save
as a GIF.
Toodles till next time