Hi there, time for a tutorial... so grab a seat..
open your PSP and get a Dr. Pepper lol.. or whatever your preference
I am using PSP Pro X5...Using any version of PSP
Plugins used: AlienSkin/EyeCandy5/Textures/
(if you don't already have it you can get it
The kit I used is a FTU kit by Dee's Sign
Depot. You can pick up the kit
HERE She does not offer it anymore...
You can get the mask #141 at
creations blog ( you can save it into your mask folder or
where ever you save your masks..)
The girl tube I used is a PinupToon from the
You must purchase it and have a license to use.
My license is #CDO-2339
Any tube will work for this tag though. That is
up to you.
Ok if you have all your supplies ready... we
#1. Open a new image 850 x 850 I tend
to make all my tags large cause I end up making an
with them...you can always resize later when you're finished.
#2. Open Frame_2.png from the kit. Click
hold and drag its layer over to your new working image. Close the
#3. Use your magic wand tool and click inside
the frame, go to selections/modify/expand /10 pixels.
#4. Open the bkg paper you want to be
within the frame. Add a new layer.
Either copy and paste it into the selection
OR drag its layer to the new
working image window...While on the paper
layer Invert/cut or delete.
That should get rid of all the outside edges.
#5. Add a 3 D drop shadow on your Frame now.
#6. You can open which ever tube you'd like to
use.. copy and paste it into a new layer, UNDER the frame layer.
#7. Add all the elements you'd like to use
on the tag now. Resize each.
You can arrange them like I did below.. or
do your own thingy.. It is not set in stone
on how exactly you put together your tag.
#8. Using your selection tool draw a rectangle
selection around the working image.. Add a new layer drag it to the
very bottom of the layer palette. Fill this selection with the bkg
paper you'd like to use.
#9. Go to Layers/Load/save mask/Load Mask from
#10. Find the WSL_Mask121 on your dropdown
list of Masks. Apply it.. and Merge Group.
#11. Your image should look like this below
#12. You can either put a white bkg on this tag..
or whatever color to coordinate with your colors.. I put this light
green paper so it would blend in the top of this page. So you add a
new layer, drag to bottom.. and there ya go
#13. Now.. As I always tell my tutorial readers..
always name your layers.. easier to deal with when you have so many
#14. On your layer palette , highlight the layer
that is underneath the frame... that is that green paper layer on mine.
Duplicate it two times so you have 3 layers all
#15. With the first of the green layers
highlighted on the palette.. apply the Eyecandy 5 Textures/Textured
on it using these settings below as shown
#16. On the next two layers of this green
bkg.. use the textured noise again
but clicking the Random Seed
button each time.. leaving the settings the same though.
#17. What I did to condense the layer
palette.. I merged visible all the elements
that I had added to the tag.. so my layer
palette looks like this below. It shows
each of the backgrounds behind the frame layers..
and to each of these I applied the textured noise.
#18. Open your Animation Shop now. On your
working image in PSP , hide the bottom
2 layers of the bkg behind
the frame layers, this is the ones we applied the textured noise to.
Sample below on pic
#19. Right click on the top of the working
image and click Copy Merged.
#20. In Animation shop right click on
the desktop and Paste as new animation.
Back to PSP, Hide the top bkg behind frame layer
and unhide the second one...right click on image top and Copy Merge.
Back to Animation Shop right click on top of your
new animation and click Paste AFTER current frame.
Back to PSP hide the middle or 2nd behind
frame layer and UNHIDE
the bottom layer of the grn bkg.. yours might
be diff color.. don't let
that confuse you. Right click on the
top of the image like before and
Copy Merge, Back to Animation shop
and right click on top of new
animation.. and Paste After current
frame.. you should have 3 frames
now to your animation... check how
your animation looks by clicking the
animation preview button
if you need to
slow it down or speed
up right click on the top of the animation
window.. not the animation
preview window.. and click on Frame
Properties and change the number..
the smaller the number the faster it is.. the
larger the number is slower.
When its like you like... SAVE AS a gif. and
Hope you enjoy this tutorial...
Toodles till next