Scrapkit used for this tutorial is
a PTU kit from Carita Creationz
artwork of ęBarbara Jensen also
used.. License to use BJ3511
Supplies (mask and candle animation)
Put your mask in your mask folder
#1. Open pp1.jpg Shift + D to
duplicate the image.. close the original. The copy
is now your working image.
Right click on the papers bkg layer
and promote background layer.
#2. Layers/Load/save mask/ load
mask from disk . Find your mask on the drop down preview window..
and apply it using these settings.
Merge/ merge group.. Duplicate the mask layer and merge the two
#3. Open element f4.png Copy and
paste it to your working image
Open pp2.jpg resize 80% copy and
paste it over to your working image below the frame layer.
Use your magic wand tool and click
on the inside of the frame.. go to selections/modify/ expand 10
INVERT selection... delete on the
pink paper layer.
Apply a 3d shadow on the frame
#4. Open element 15.png resize 60%
copy and paste to your working image... duplicate the rose layer.
Open element 25.png resize 75%
Duplicate and mirror.. Apply your shadows.
(you do this as you go along)
#5. Open element37.png.. resize 50%
copy and paste to working image.. duplicate..
Open element 7.png and resize 65%
duplicate and mirror
Open element 14.png resize 65%...
bring this layer to the top..... duplicate and mirror...
#6. Open the tube your going to
use... if you use the same as myself... resize 80%
I positioned the tube layer on top
of the the flowers, leaf layers and gold bows
Open element 36.png resize
85% Position its layer below all the flower and bow layers.. then
duplicate and mirror
#7. Check you canvas size... is it
smaller than 900 x 900? Mine was 720 x 720.. Usually I do this
step at the beginning of the tutorial.
if yours is smaller .. go to Image/
canvas size 900 x 900 center justify
#8. Use the deformation tool and
enlarge the mask layer
#9. Add a new layer drag it
to the bottom of the layer palette.. fill with white
#10... here is what my image looks
like so far.. Above capture
open element 24.png resize
85% flip... put its layer above the tube layer.
It kind of helps to hide the bottom
of the tube..
Open the text art element 43.png
resize 80% Move its layer to the top of the layer palette.
Go to image/ resize all layers 88%
then do your crop
I never use the crop tool... I
always select.. and crop to selection.. its the same results you
be careful not to cut off part of
the mask area..
#11. Below is how I merged my
layers.. you have to pay CLOSE ATTENTION to the placements of
the layers.. I tried to tell you in
the steps of the tutorial where to
put each element etc...
/#12. The green bows I had
moved both of them to the top of the layer palette..
and merged the two bow layers
then have element 43.png the text.. above the green bows. NOTE:
I added at the last min.
element 42.png Candelabra BELOW the
text layer! and
element 35.png butterflies resize 50% and duplicated and mirrored
next till be element 24, the
gold lace... then the rest of the layers.. excluding the element 36
layer ( I merged the two gold branch layers)
Reason that it is so important on
how the layers are merged. .is that on the gold lace layer and the
gold branch layers are going
to have noise effect applied to
them...they need to be duplicated twice.. so you will have 3 layers
of the gold lace (Element 24)
and 3 layers of element 36 (gold
#13. Apply the noise effect on the
gold lace layers..27% on the top gold lace layer
30%on the 2nd gold layer layer.
34%on the 3rd gold lace layer.
#14. Now apply noise on the gold
branches layers use the same %'s for those 3 layers.
On the layer palette... hide the
2nd and 3rd of the gold lace layers..
and the 2nd and 3rd layers of the
gold branch layers.. Your layer palette should look like this when
you hid the correct
Right click on the top of the image
and COPY MERGE.
#15. Open your animation shop..
Right click on its desktop and
paste as a new animation
back to PSP AND hide the top layer
of the gold lace and gold branch... unhide the 2nd of each of those
have all the other layers showing..
that's a given :)
COPY MERGE.. and
Right click on the new animation in
animation shop and paste after current frame.. do the same thing
Back in PSP.. hide the 2nd of the
gold lace and gold branch layers and unhide the 3rd layers of the
lace and gold branch.... COPY MERGE
back to animation shop and paste
after current frame.. Ctrl + A to select all the frames in
your new animation.. it should
have 3 frames to it... Open the
flame animation that was in the supplies zip.. Ctrl + A to select
all it's frames
Drag F: 1 of the flame animation
over to F: 1 of your new animation... you have to do this 5 times..
candelabra has 5 flames
after you do this 5 times... Check
your animation... if it all looks good.. save as a GIF