Monday, May 20, 2013


Please click on TAG to see in full size.
•••  Supplies needed to complete this tutorial. •••
Programs: Paint Shop Pro, I'm using version 10. Animation Shop 3.
Plugin : Gradient Glow by Eye Candy 4000 (for name)
Font used: Carpenter
Tube of choice: I'm using "Zip It" by Barbara Jensen found in Package 32.
Scrap Kit : I'm using "Nina 2" by SkyScraps from SATC.
Animation: SimoneAni-HOT
Mask: Masks0120
Save your tag often. Nothing like working long and hard on a tag and PSP crashes.

Open a new image 700 x 700.
C/P element 33 as a new layer.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer and add drop shadow. Activate your frame layer.
Grab your selection tool and set your feather to 0. Selection type: rectangle, MODE: add shift, anti-alias checked.
Select the lower portion of your frame, (the portion covering your tube) and select it. Now promote selection to layer.
Drag this layer above your tube.

If you have a close up of your tube, copy and paste it on your canvas. Move it to bottom in layers palette.
Activate your frame layer. Select your magic wand tool, tolerance 12, feather 0, match mode, RGB Value.
Click inside the frame. Go to Selections, Modify, expand by 10.
Go to Selections, Invert.
Activate your close up. Hit delete on your keyboard.

Copy and paste paper8 as a new layer and move to bottom.
Hit delete on your keyboard to remove extra.
Now activate your frame.
Go to Selections, Select all.
Go to Edit and Crop to Selection. This will remove any extra paper that we don't see on canvas.

C/P element 59 and move to the left, duplicate and mirror. Merge them and move down as last layer.
Click on frame layer.
C/P element 83 and paste as new layer. Re-size by 75%. If you need to enlarge your canvas, do so now, we can crop and re-size later.
Position castle at center and behind your frame. Make sure nothing is poking out anywhere.
Add drop shadow.
You can crop your tag now.
C/P element 7 and paste as new layer. Re-size by 50%. Move to the right side and over frame edge. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 13 and paste as new layer. Re-size by 25%. Move to the right side and over flower. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 35 and paste as new layer. Re-size by 55%. Move to the left side and at bottom of frame. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 65 and paste as new layer. Re-size by 60%. Move to the left side and at bottom of frame. In front of candle. Add drop shadow.
C/P element 88 and paste as new layer. Re-size by 80%. Move to the left side upper hand side and behind the frame. Duplicate and mirror. Add

drop shadow to both. Merge them together.
C/P element 10 and paste as new layer. Re-size by 80%. Position above frame layer and below the deep fushia flower layer. Add drop shadow.

Should be on the right hand side of frame.
C/P element 60 as a new layer. Re-size by 66%. Move to the right lower hand side of tag.

Open Paper 7 and duplicate. Re-size by 21%  at 72 dpi.
Apply Mask 0120 and merge group.
Copy and paste as a new layer on your tag and send to bottom.
Merge visible.
Add your Artist Copyright.
Add your name and save as png.

If animating.

Go to Selections, select all.
Go to Edit and copy merged. Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop.
Hold your Ctrl key down and repeatedly hit letter L on your keyboard for a total of 22 frames you can cull animation afterwards.
You can watch the count on the lower right hand side of your screen in AS.

Open SimoneAni-HOT
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, copy.

Activate your tag.
Go to Edit, select all.
Go to Edit, make sure Propagate Paste is selected.
Go to Edit, Paste, paste into selected frames.

Position on your tag and click into place.

Play and save.
Don't forget to add your name.
You can see my name tutorial HERE.

To save:
Go to File, Save as, enter the name of your file and select the folder to save to.
Now click on Customize:
Number of colors: 255 Colors
Create palette by: OPTIMIZED OCTREE
Reduce colors by: Error Diffusion
set a check mark beside the second, third and forth choices. UN-check the 1st and last.
check Convert pixels less than 92
Yes, blend with this color: change to white #FFFFFF
Click OK. Click Next, next, next, next.
Play your animation.
At times your animation may or will come out terrible. Optimization in Animation Shop is not the greatest.
You can play around will your settings, especially under the Tab: Optimization. I change this setting at times from anywhere between 70 and 100.
Some people add a white background.  To add background, go to Animation: Animation Properties, select Opaque and change color to white.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial,
Hugs Simone
Please, always direct people to my blog to download my animations.
Do not load to any other download site and don't claim as your own.
Tutorial written by SophisticatSimone aka Lorraine Halle on Monday, May 20,  2013.


Post a Comment


Back to TOP  

Kits used: Sanguine Alice SkyScraps Designs

♥ Designs and Installation by © SkyScraps Designs 2013

Please do not use any parts of this template , this blog has been designed exclusively for Lorraine.