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 layers.


#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 pixels

INVERT selection... delete on the pink paper layer.

Apply a 3d shadow on the frame layer now.

#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 get..

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 branch)


#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 layers

have all the other layers showing.. that's a given :)


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 gold

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.. cause the

candelabra has 5 flames

after you do this 5 times... Check your animation... if it all looks good.. save as a GIF