Scrapkit used for this tutorial is by Tiny Turtle designs ' Gothic Ruby'

Artwork of ŠAnna Marine

Supplies (2 animations, Vix_Mask349, Wordart)

This tutorial was written using PSP X6


#1. Open paper 3.jpg  Shift + D to duplicate the image.. close the original

the copy is now your working image.  Right click on the background layer.. on palette and

promote background layer.

Apply the mask that was in the supplies zip to the paper using these settings below

#2. Go to image/ canvas size  900 x 900  center justify.

Open myframe1.png  Copy and paste it over to your working image.

#3. Use your deformation tool to pull out the edges of the mask layer to enlarge

Flip the mask then mirror it.

#4. Use your magic wand tool to select inside of the frame...besure you are on it's layer.

Selections/modify/ expand  10 pixels.

Open paper 7.jpg  copy and paste it over to your working image. like below..

Selections/ INVERT now Select the paper layer and CUT or delete.

#5. Apply a 3D drop shadow on the frame layer  V& H 4  75 opacity  9 blur color black

Duplicate the mask layer..

Add a new layer on the bottom of the layer palette and fill with white.

your image should look like below. Make sure none of the mask gets too close to the edge where it cuts it off.

#6. Open the two tubes by ŠAnna Marine  Duplicate the frame layer

put the larger of the two between the top and bottom frames

On the tube layer Select/ Select all/ float/ de-float.  Highlight the top frame's layer

and erase the top part of the frame

#7. Then highlight the tubes layer and erase the part of the dress that sticks out of the bottom of the two frames

Open the other tube.. and resize her 80 % copy and paste her over to your image between the two frames layers.

#8. Set the layer mode for her on screen... Get your eraser tool and erase some of her edges.. that sticks out of the frame area

and the fencing that is on the tube. Sharpen a few times

#9. Open element 140.png and use colorize to change it's color.. if you have to recolor something

else use the same settings  . You will have to erase the extra roses on the outside.

#10. Use your deformation tool to turn the roses like below.


#11. Open element 37.png colorize it using the same settings.. resize it 77% copy and paste it over to working image

duplicate it's layer.. flip and mirror... use the deformation tool to turn it like you want it.

Open element 77.png  colorize it to match  Copy and paste it over to working image.  take its layer below all other layers.

Use the deformation tool to turn it... Sharpen two times.

#12.Open element 137 (candle) resize 70 %  I  re-colored the candle.. just the wax part.. Have the shadow on a separate layer

so I could erase part of the shadow where the flame was.

Open element 45.png  resize 50% (bow)

#13. Open element 131.png (dangle)  resize 50%  sharpen

on the element 131.png (daggle) select/ select all/ float/ de-float..

then click on the bow's layer and use your erase tool to erase part of the bow that's in front of element 131.png

the dangle looks like its through the bow.

#14. Open rose element 121.png resize 50%  colorize  sharpen twice..

Have it's layer on the top of layer palette.

Open the text wording that was in the supplies zip.. Resize it 37%

copy and paste over to your working image. Crop if you need to.

I ended up Resizing all layers 88% To bring the size down.

Don't forget your copyright info.. to make the symbol for copyright hold the Alt key down + 0169 on the number key pad


#15. Merge all layers...right click on the top of image window and COPY

Open your animation shop and right click on the desktop and paste as your new animation.. (from PSP )

 Also open  the  two animations that were in your supplies zip.

Notice they have 21 frames each... Ctrl + A to select all the frames

duplicate the one framed animation from PSP till you have 21 frames on it.. Select all frames on it too.

do the candle flame first... Click , hold and drag F: 1 of the candle frame animation over to F: 1 of your new working animation.

let go of mouse button when you get it placed in correct position.

do the same for the pink circles animation..

Check your animation and see if it looks right to you... when done doing that..

Save as a GIF. You're done!

Toodles till next time