Scrap kit used for this tutorial is from Bella Caribena's Steam Lover'

Artwork of İMark Guaglione is also used   License to use # PTE1735.

Supplies (2 animations, mask & text art )

This tutorial was written using PSP X 6  on July 17, 2016

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

the copy is now your working image.

Right click on its layer and promote background layer.

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

Merge/ merge group... duplicate the mask layer once. merge down on the two  mask layers.


#2. Canvas size 900 x 900 center justify.

Colorize the  merged mask layers using thsese settings below

#3. Open element (45).png. (necklace frame) copy and paste it over to your working image.

 Open paper (16).jpg Copy and paste it over to your working image.

Using your deformation tool pull in the edges of the paper to make it just larger than the width and height of the necklace frame.

Use your magic wand tool and select the inside of the necklace frame.. go to selection/modify/ expand  6 pixels.

INVERT the selection and CUT

#4. Below is what your image should look like.

#5. Open the tube you're going to use.. copy and paste it over to working image above the necklace frame.

Use your magic wand tool and click on the inside of the frame. Invert the selection and erase on the tube layer below where it goes past

the frame on the bottom of the tube. Refer to below.

#6. Open element 37.png (Spiral staircase)  resize 80% Copy and paste it over.

I have decided that the image is too big so I resize ALL layers 88%  go to image/ canvas size 900 x 900  center justify.

Sharpen the tube and the staircase once.

Open element (64)(blue rose) resize 37%

Open element (88) (gear cluster)

Open element (87).png (clock) resize 45%

Open element (52).png (gold leaves ) resize 75%

Open element (53).png (blue leaves) resize 75%

Open element (21).png (3 leaves)  resize 55%

Placement below.  I also mirrored the mask layer.. so that the clocks are on the left side.

#7.Open element (17).png (drop lights) resize 80%

Open element (62) (blue dial) resize 40%

 Open element (1).png (Steam Heart) erase the lil drop down clock)

Notice on the mask layer I mirrored it

Add a new layer to bottom of layer palette and fill with white

#8. Open the text art that was in the supplies zip  I resized it 23%  Copy and paste it over to your working image, To

the top layer of layer palette.

Open element (42).png (peacock)  Copy and paste it over to working image below the text layer.

Merge Visible all the top layers together. excluding the  white bkg layer, mask layer and the gear cluster.  also exclude the Text layer. Name

this layer the TOP merged layers

Merge now the white background layer, mask layer &  gear cluster layers together.. name that layer bottom merged layers

Duplicate the text layer 2 times.. so you have 3 layers of it.. Your layer palette should look like below


#9. Use your magic wand tool to select inside some of the text layers areas like it shows below.

Apply the noise effect on the 3 layers of text... starting with the settings below.. at 27%  on the top text layer,  32%on the

2nd text layer,    35% on the 3rd text layer.

# 10. Open your Animation Shop now.  In PSP on the layer palette.. Hide all the text layers and the top merge layers.. just have

the bottom merged layers showing.. right click on the top of image and COPY MERGED.

#11. Over in Animation shop.. right click on it's desktop and paste as a new animation.

Open the animation that was in the supplies zip  gage and gears.mng

It has 9 frames to it... so duplicate the one frame from PSP (bkgs ) till you have 9 frames to it also.

When you have 9 frames on the new animation..  Ctrl + A to select all frames. on the new animation and also on the gears mng one

Click , hold and drag F:1 of the gears over to F: 1 of the new animation. Let go of mouse when you have placed it where you want.

It should be on bottom left under the gear cluster. On top of the clock on the background.

#12. Go back to PSP and make sure all the text layers are hidden.. and the bkg layers too.

just have the merged top layers showing. Make sure you have the copyright info on the top merged layers there

COPY MERGED and over to animation shop and right click on it's desktop and paste as a new animation.

Duplicate the top merged layers till you have 9 frames.. then Click , hold and drag F: 1 of the (top merged layers) over to F: 1

of the new animation you're building.

Check your animation so far.. how does it look.

#13. Back in PSP, Hide all layers except the top text layer, have it showing  right click on top of image COPY MERGE 

over in animation shop right click on the desktop and paste as a new animation. Do this with each of the Text layers. You will end up with a 3 framed animation in

animation shop...Click the duplicate frames once... this will give you 6 frames... select just the last 3 frames and click the

duplicate frames again.. this will give you 9 frames of the Text layers. Ctrl + A to select all frames on each of the animations.


#14. Now open the steam2.mng animation.. it has 9 frames also.. Select all of its frames

Click hold and drag F:1 of the steam. mng over to F:1 of your new animation you are building, let

go of mouse when you have placed the steam where you want.


#15. Check your animation see if it all looks ok.. and don't jump or  anything weird

If its ok.. Save as a GIF

Then you're done!!

Toodles till next time