Scrapkit used for this tutorial is from Carita Designz 'Cute Christmas'

artwork from ©Maryline Cazenave also used License CDO-2339

Supplies (mask, 2 bkg papers, 2 clusters)

Plugins used: Eye Candy 5 Textures/ Textured noise and Xenofex 2/ constellation.

Both can be found HERE

I used PSP X 6 to write this tutorial on Dec 3, 2016


1. Make a new image 900 x 800 (working image)

fill with white. Add a new layer on top. Open the background paper Bkg PaperA.jpg that is in the supplies zip

Right click on the top of the paper image and copy. On your working image go to Selections/ select All.

Paste into selection. Now the paper will be on the new layer on top.

Apply the mask that was in the supplies zip to the paper layer.

Merge group.

#2. Open el15.png (gold frame) resize it 90% sharpen it twice  C & P over to your working image.

Open PaperB.jpg  resize it 60%  C & P it over to your working image below the gold frame.

Use your magic wand tool to select the center of the frame.

Selections/ modify/ expand 10 pixels.  INVERT  CUT or delete on the paper layer.

#3.  I use a drop shadow on all elements V=0  H=5  Opacity 60% 10 blur.

#4. Open element Spray1.png that was in the supplies zip... C& P it over to

your working image.. to the right side on bottom.  Duplicate it and mirror it

The duplicated one to the left side .

Open the tube you're going to use.. resize accordingly I resize the one that I used 70%

Then sharpened it twice.

#5. Open element 13.png (gold star)  C &P over to working image.  Use your deformation tool to turn it some to the right.

Duplicated it and resized the duplicated one 60% Sharpen the duplicated one twice.

#6. Open element 30b.png (word art) and C & P it over to your working image in the center of the frame.

#7. Position the stars so that they aren't in the way of the words.

#7. Open Spray1.png  C & P it to the right side of your image  below the tub layer.

#8. Use your deformation tool to turn it a lil to the right. Don't forget to apply the drop shadow on all your elements.

#9. Open el12.png (gold heart) resize 50% C & P it to the left side below the green spray.

#10. Resize all layers now.. 88%.

Open el19.png  C & P it to the right side above the mask layer. duplicate and mirror . Have it where it shows behind the sides

of the frame.

#11. Duplicate the MASK layer 2 times so that you have 3 layers of it.

On each of the mask layers apply Eye Candy 5 Textures/ Textured noise on them

Use these settings on the first (top) Mask layer. on the other two.. just hit the random seed button.

#12. This time you use Xenofex 2/ constellation plugin on the same Mask layers

Use this setting on the top MASK layer then on the other two hit the random seed button each time.


Merge all the layers also from the frame on UP.

Hide the 2nd and 3rd layers of the mask layer.. have all other layers showing.

Right click on the top of the image and COPY MERGED

#13. Open your animation shop. Right click on animation shop's desktop and paste as a new animation.

Back in PSP hide the top mask layer and have the 2nd one showing...COPY MERGED.

in animation shop  right click on the one frame there and paste behind current frame... do this again

with the 3rd mask layer  Hide the 2nd mask layer and have the 3rd one showing... COPY MERGE.

over in animation shop right click and paste behind current frame  When done you should have 3 frames to the animation.

Check your new animation and see if it looks ok.. if so save as a GIF.


Toodles till next time.