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Hi everyone.
As you have noticed I am now writing animated tutorials.
I would like to thank the amazing Artist and designers for their gorgeous creations to play with.
My tutorials are written using PSP and Animation shop but there is a difference as I mostly use the .psd file for the animation and sometimes, but not often, I will use the mng file. My tutorials are very lengthy. You can always do just the tag and save it as a pspimage file and come back and try the animation part later. If you have any questions you can find me on Facebook.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Dark Sea

This tutorial was written by me on July 9, 2020. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

Animation shop (optional)

PTU Kit:  I am using a gorgeous kit called "Dark Sea" created by Hania's Design.  You can purchase the kit at Pics for Design here

PTU Tube:  I am using Attila's beautiful tube that comes with the kit.

PTU Animation:  I am using Rebel Dezigns's animation from package 533.  You can purchase her awesome animation here.  

Mask:  Mask 54 by Viviennes Paintbox. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the jpg versions for this tutorial.  Open and minimize in PSP and mirror the mask.

Please remember to read the artists/designers TOU.

Font of choice for your name.

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

Vivienne's Paintbox has awesome drop shadow settings that I use a lot.  You can find the settings here and check out her awesome tutorials :)

Anytime you resize an element or tube you should sharpen it.  Go to adjust, sharpness, sharpen.

Let's get started.

Remember to save your tag often in case psp crashes.  I always save my tags as a pspimage.  It keeps all the layers and if you make tags for others you will always have the template.

Open a new 750x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Add a new layer and flood fill with white.

Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 5, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Layers, new mask layer, from image.  Locate Vivienne's mask in the drop down and click ok.  Merge group and resize 95%.

Open element 89, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the upper right of the mask.

Open cluster 4, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%.

Open element 6, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the cave opening.

Open element 84, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the right over element 6.

Open element 68, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the right over the bottom of the harp.

Open element 79, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the right over the top of the harp.

Open element 67, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top right of the cave.

Open element 78, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the right beside the cave.

Open element 34, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move to the upper left of the mask.

Open element 62, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the upper left over the coral.

Open element 1, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the upper left over the coral.

Open element 32, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 80%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the lower left over the mask.

Open element 3, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the lower right of the green weed.

Open element 18, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top right of the green weed.

Open element 70, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the lower right of the sand.

Open element 40, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 35%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the upper left of the seaweed.

Open element 41, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the lower left of the seaweed.

Open element 80, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the lower left of the seaweed.

Copy your tube.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 45%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move up and to the right slightly.

Open element 47, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move down to the bottom of the tube.

Open element 59, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the tube.

Open element 86, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the tube.

Open element 83, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the spooky rock.

Open element 60, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the spooky rock.

Open element 9, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the chest.

Open element 20, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the spooky rock.

Open element 5, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the chest.

Open element 65, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right in front of the chest.

Open element 51, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the sand.

Open element 4, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of element 51.

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  Resize 650 on the longest side, all layers checked.

Add your copyright and name.

If you do not want to animate, hide the white layer and save as png.

Animating the tag.  Make sure your tag is saved as a psp image file as you do not want to loose it if psp crashes.

Open Rebel Dezigns 1604 psd file in psp.  Shift + D to duplicate it and close the original.  Do not save any changes as a psd file will merge into one layer.  We do not want this to happen.  You will notice that there is 25 layers in this animation and it does not have the group layer.  That is ok as we are going to learn how to do this so it matches the animation layers of the tube.

We need to group all the odd layers.  Starting from layer 25, hold down your control key and select each odd layer so the next one will be 23 then 21 etc.  Once all the odd layers are selected (the layers will be highlighted in blue) we need to group them.  All odd layers selected? 

Next we need to group these layers.  Go to Layers, New layer group.  Scroll all the way to the top and you will see Group 1 with all the odd layers as sub layers.  

Select group 1, copy and close the original.  Select your tag layer and paste.  When you paste grouped layers it will always go to the top.  Standing on group one select the link icon to link all the layer.  Click the arrow beside the new group to hide all the sub layers.

Drag this group down the layer pallet to a spot you like.  I left mine on the top and moved over the black sea urchant with the chain.   Resize the Group 1 layer by 30% all layers not checked.

Ok we are now finished our tag and ready to animate.

Open Animation shop and go back to psp.

With only frame 1 of the animations visible, edit, copy special, copy merged.

Back to Animation shop.

Edit, paste as new animation or keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V.

**Back to psp.
Hide Frame 1 by clicking on the eyeball and unhide frame 3 by clicking on the eyeball. Edit, copy special, copy merged.

Back to Animation Shop.

We need to paste after current frame.  Go to edit, paste after current frame.  Keyboard shortcut  Shift+Ctrl+L**

Repeat from **to** until you have 13 frames in animation shop.  It will tell you on the bottom right corner how many frames you have.  

Select all, animation, frame properties and change the speed to 15.  Click ok.

Go to file Save as, gif and click next and next until you hit finished.  I use the default settings.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.





GWC-Beachy-Keen-Name-Tag
Monday, July 6, 2020

Champagne Wishes

This tutorial was written by me on July 6, 2020. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

Animation shop (optional)

PTU tube:  I am using a fabulous new Barbara Jensen layered tube "Champagne Evening" from package 116.  You can purchase this beauty at Barbara's store here

PTU Kit:  I am using a beautiful kit called "Magic & Moondust" created by Pink Paradox Productions.  You can purchase this  kit at Barbara Jensen's store here.

PTU Animation: I am using Kiya Designs awesome animation 58 from her new package 18.  This animation is exclusive to Barbara Jensen's store and you can purchase it here.

Mask:  Mask 353 by Mizteeques. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the jpg versions for this tutorial.  Open, mirror and minimize in PSP.

Font of choice for your name.

Plug in: None
Drop shadow of choice.

Vivienne's Paintbox has awesome drop shadow settings that I use a lot.  You can find the settings here and check out her awesome tutorials :)

Please read all the Artist's/Designer's TOU.

Anytime you resize an element or tube you should sharpen it.  Go to adjust, sharpness, sharpen.

Let's get started.

Remember to save your tag often in case psp crashes.  I always save my tags as a pspimage.  It keeps all the layers and if you make tags for others you will always have the template.

Open a new 750x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Add a new layer and flood fill with white.

Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 41, copy and close the original.  Paste as new raster layer then go to Layers, new mask layer, from Image and locate the mask in the drop down.  Apply the mask and merge group.  Resize the mask by 105%.

Open element 189, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste. Resize 80%.

Open frame 11, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top center of the mask.  Using your magic wand, click in the center of the frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 5.  Add a new raster layer and move this under the frame.  Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 39, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none and drop shadow the frame.

Open element 149, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste. Drag this layer under the frame and paper layer.   Resize 50% and sharpen.  Move to the top left of the frame.  Duplicate and mirror.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 161, copy and close the original.  Select the top lilac layer and paste. Resize 70% and sharpen.  Move to the left of the frame over the lilac.  Duplicate and mirror.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 110, copy and close the original.  Select the top mask layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the frame.  Duplicate and move to the right bottom of the frame.

Open element 199, copy and close the original.  Select the top flower layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the left of the frame.  Duplicate and move to the right of the frame.

Open element 150, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 35%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the frame.

Open element 134, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the frame.

Open element 122, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the petals.

Open element 174, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the blue rose.

Open element 73, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the lower left of the frame.

Open element 156, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move in front of the silver leaves.

Open element 109, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the frame.

Open your tube.  Select the layers you want to use.  Once happy with your choice go to Edit, copy special, copy merged and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste. Resize 80%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the center of the frame.

Open element 154, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25%, mirror, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the tube.

Open element 7, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left by the petunias.

Open element 50, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the tube.

Open element 127, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 15%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the fan.

Open element 178, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the fan.

Open element 119, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 22%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the vine.

Open element 111, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right corner of the stones.

Open element 36, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right so the bird is sitting on the fountain.

Open element 8, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 15%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the over the frame on the left.

Open element 30, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the white flower.

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  Resize 650 on the longest side, all layers checked.

Add your copyright and name.

If you do not want to animated, hide the white layer and save as png.

Animating the tag.  Make sure your tag is saved as you do not want to loose it if psp crashes.

Might want to grab a coffee :)

Open Kiya Designs animation 58 psd file in psp.  Shift + D to duplicate it and close the original.  Do not save any changes as a psd file will merge into one layer.  We do not want this to happen.  You will notice that there is 16 layers in this animation and it does not have the group layer.  That is ok as we are going to learn how to do this so it matches the animation layers of the tube.

We need to group all the layers.  Starting from layer 16, hold down your control key and select each layer so the next one will be 15 then 14 etc.  Once all the layers are selected (the layers will be highlighted in blue) we need to group them.  All layers selected? 

Next we need to group these layers.  Go to Layers, New layer group.  Scroll all the way to the top and you will see Group 1 with all the layers as sub layers.  

Select group 1, copy and close the original.  Select your tag layer and paste.  When you paste grouped layers it will always go to the top.  Standing on group one select the link icon to link all the layer.  Click the arrow beside the new group to hide all the sub layers.

Drag this group down the layer pallet to a spot you like.  I dragged it down to just just above the frame layer.  Resize the Group 1 layer by 40% all layers not checked.  Select the group 1 layer if you have not already and move it up to the top of the frame.  
Ok we are now finished our tag and ready to animate.

Open Animation shop and go back to psp.

With only frame 1 of the animation visible, edit, copy special, copy merged.

Back to Animation shop.

Edit, paste as new animation or keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V.

**Back to psp.
Hide Frame 1 by clicking on the eyeball and unhide frame 2 by clicking on the eyeball of each animation. Edit, copy special, copy merged.

Back to Animation Shop.

We need to paste after current frame.  Go to edit, paste after current frame.  Keyboard shortcut  Shift+Ctrl+L**

Repeat from **to** until you have 16 frames in animation shop.  It will tell you on the bottom right corner how many frames you have.  

Select all, Ctrl+A on the keyboard.  Animation, Frame properties and change the animation speed to 15.

Go to file Save as, gif and click next and next until you hit finished.  I use the default settings.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.



GWC-Beachy-Keen-Name-Tag
Sunday, July 5, 2020

My Angel

This tutorial was written by me on July 5, 2020. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

Animation shop (optional)

PTU tube:  I am using a fabulous new Barbara Jensen layered tube "Pinky" from package 116.  You can purchase this beauty at Barbara's store here

PTU Kit:  I am using an awesome kit called "My Angel" created by Gimptastic Scraps.  You can purchase this exclustive kit at Barbara Jensen's store here.

PTU Animation: I am using Kiya Designs awesome animation 52 from her new package 16.  This animation is exclusive to Barbara Jensen's store and you can purchase it here.

Mask:  Mask 8 by Vivienne's Paintbox. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the jpg versions for this tutorial.  Open and minimize in PSP.

Font of choice for your name.

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

Vivienne's Paintbox has awesome drop shadow settings that I use a lot.  You can find the settings here and check out her awesome tutorials :)

Please read all the Artist's/Designer's TOU.

Anytime you resize an element or tube you should sharpen it.  Go to adjust, sharpness, sharpen.

Let's get started.

Remember to save your tag often in case psp crashes.  I always save my tags as a pspimage.  It keeps all the layers and if you make tags for others you will always have the template.

Open a new 800x700 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Add a new layer and flood fill with white.

Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 11, copy and close the original.  Paste as new raster layer then go to Layers, new mask layer, from Image and locate the mask in the drop down.  Apply the mask and merge group.  Resize the mask by 95%.

Open Frame 3, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, free rotate to the right by 15 degrees,  and sharpen.  Move to the upper left of the mask.  See mine for placement.  Select the magic wand and click in the center of the frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 5.  Add a new raster layer and drag this under the frame.  Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 5, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none and drop shadow the frame.

We are going to be working under the frame and paper layer for a bit.

Open element 13, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top right corner of stamp on the mask.  

Open element 7, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top right corner of the frame.  Duplicate and move to the bottom left corner of the frame.

Open element 10, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 40% and sharpen.  Move to the top right about center of the frame edge.  Duplicate, mirror horizontal, mirror vertically, move to the left center of the frame edge.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 14, copy and close the original.  Select the top leaf layer and paste.  Resize 40% and sharpen.  Move to the top right so it is under the white flower.  Duplicate, mirror horizontal, mirror vertically, move to the left under the white flower.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 6, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top left corner of the frame.

Open element 2, copy and close the original.  Select the mask layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top left corner of the frame.

Open element 28, copy and close the original.  Select the second leaf layer from the mask and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left side of the frame above the white flower.  Duplicate and move to the right side of the frame under the white flower.

Open element 32, copy and close the original.  Select the top white flower layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left corner of the frame by the white flower.  Duplicate and move to the left side of the of the top white flower.

Open element 18, copy and close the original.  Select the top white flower layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top center of the frame.

Open element 5, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Move to the bottom of the frame and drop shadow ( I changed the color to C0C0C0).

Open element 16, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the left side of the frame about 1/2 way up.

Open element 1, copy and close the original.  Select the white heart layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the middle of the white heart.

Open element 17, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the very bottom of the white heart.

Open element 12, copy and close the original.  Select the frame layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the white heart.

Open element 11, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 90%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move up and slightly to the left.

Open element 20, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left at the N.

Open element 21, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the gift.

Open wordart, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the lower left just at the pink flower.  Duplicate and move to the bottom right of the frame.

Open your tube.  Select the layers you would like to use.  I used mostly pink layers.  Edit, copy special, copy merged.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 65%, mirror, sharpen and drop shadow. Move up slightly.

Open element 5, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, sharpen and drop shadow ( I changed the color to C0C0C0).  Move to the bottom of the tube.

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  Resize 650 on the longest side, all layers checked.

Add your copyright and name.

If you do not want to animate.  Hide the white background layer Save your tag and export as png.

Animating the tag.  Make sure your tag is saved as a psp image file as you do not want to loose it if psp crashes.

Might want to grab a coffee :)

Open Kiya Designs animation 52 psd file in psp.  Shift + D to duplicate it and close the original.  Do not save any changes as a psd file will merge into one layer.  We do not want this to happen.  You will notice that there is 14 layers in this animation and it does not have the group layer.  That is ok as we are going to learn how to do this so it matches the animation layers of the tube.

We need to group all the layers.  Starting from layer 14, hold down your control key and select each layer so the next one will be 13 then 12 etc.  Once all the layers are selected (the layers will be highlighted in blue) we need to group them.  All layers selected? 

Next we need to group these layers.  Go to Layers, New layer group.  Scroll all the way to the top and you will see Group 1 with all the odd layers as sub layers.  

Select group 1, copy and close the original.  Select your tag layer and paste.  When you paste grouped layers it will always go to the top.  Standing on group one select the link icon to link all the layer.  Click the arrow beside the new group to hide all the sub layers.

Drag this group down the layer pallet to a spot you like.  I dragged it down to just just above the frame layer.  Resize the Group 1 layer by 45% all layers not checked.  Select the group 1 layer if you have not already and move up and slightly to the left.  

Ok we are now finished our tag and ready to animate.

Open Animation shop and go back to psp.

With only frame 1 of the animation visible, edit, copy special, copy merged.

Back to Animation shop.

Edit, paste as new animation or keyboard shortcut Ctrl+V.

**Back to psp.
Hide Frame 1 by clicking on the eyeball and unhide frame 2 by clicking on the eyeball of each animation. Edit, copy special, copy merged.

Back to Animation Shop.

We need to paste after current frame.  Go to edit, paste after current frame.  Keyboard shortcut  Shift+Ctrl+L**

Repeat from **to** until you have 14 frames in animation shop.  It will tell you on the bottom right corner how many frames you have.  

Select all, Ctrl+A on the keyboard.  Animation, Frame properties and change the animation speed to 15.

Go to file Save as, gif and click next and next until you hit finished.  I use the default settings.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.

GWC-Beachy-Keen-Name-Tag

Cute Sailor

This tutorial was written by me on July 3, 2020. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

Animation shop (optional)

PTU Tube:  I am using a beautiful tube called "Cute Sailor" created by Verymanny.  Please do not use this tube without a proper license.  
You can purchase this tube at Verymany's store here

PTU Kit:  I am using a gorgeous matching kit called "Cute Sailor" created by Tiny Turtle Designs.  You can purchase the kit at Tiny Turtle Desigsn here.

PTU Animation:  I am using Kiya Designs super fun aninimation 1 from her new Gone Fishing animation tube pack 1.  You can purchase it here.

Mask:  Mask 767 by Rachel Designs. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her site here. I am using the jpg versions for this tutorial.  Open and minimize in PSP.

Please remember to read the artists/designers TOU.

Font of choice for your name.

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

Vivienne's Paintbox has awesome drop shadow settings that I use a lot.  You can find the settings here and check out her awesome tutorials :)

Anytime you resize an element or tube you should sharpen it.  Go to adjust, sharpness, sharpen.

Let's get started.

Remember to save your tag often in case psp crashes.  I always save my tags as a pspimage.  It keeps all the layers and if you make tags for others you will always have the template.

Open a new 750x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Add a new layer and flood fill with white.

Open paper of choice.  I a using paper 3, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Go to, layers, new mask layer, from image.  In the drop down, locate Rachel's mask and click ok.  Merge group.

Open element 40, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move to the top left of the mask and drop shadow.

Open element 29, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top right of the mask.

Open element 8, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, free rotate to the left by 15 degrees, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top left of the mask.

Open element 79, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move to the left slightly and drop shadow.

Open element 41, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the beach sign.

Open element 42, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the right just at the bottom of the fence.

Open element 76, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the right just slightly overlapping the white flower.

Open element 4, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70% and sharpen.  Move about half way down the mask.  Using the magic wand, click inside each opening of the frame.  Add a new raster layer and drag this under the frame.  Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 11, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer, edit, paste into selections.  Keep selected.  Copy the close up tube and paste as a new layer.  Move into a spot you like best inside the frame.  Once happy with placement, go to selections, invert and hit delete on the keyboard.  Select none.  Change the blend mode to hard light and lower the opacity to 40.  Drop shadow the frame.

Open element 37, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move slightly down and to the left.  Drop shadow.

Open element 60, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left corner of the frame.

Open element 52, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the frame between the first and second part.

Open element 91, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 65%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the frame between the third and fourth part.

Open element 7, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the beach ball.

Open element 9, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the crate.

Copy your tube.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow. Move up and to the left slightly.  See my example for placement.

Open element 6, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 35%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the tube. 

Open element 19, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the left side of the books by the book tie.

Open element 49, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste. Move to the bottom right of the books and drop shadow.

Open element 50, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 35%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the right of the books.

Open element 23, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the books. 

Open element 46, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the mask. 

Open element 5, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 35%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the flowers. 

Open element 18, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the boat. 

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  Resize 650 on the longest side, all layers checked.

Add your copyright and name.

Animating the tag.  Make sure your tag is saved as you do not want to loose it if psp crashes.

Might want to grab a coffee :)

Open animation shop.

Open Kiya Designs Animation 1.psd in psp.

There are 20 frame layers that we need to group.  

Holding down your Ctrl key, click on each frame layer starting from 20 and ending at 1.  Once all your layers are highlighted, go to layer, new group layer.  

With group1 highlighted, click on the chain link icon.  

Still on Group 1, copy.  You can close the original ani as we no longer need it.  Do not save changes.

Select the tag and paste as a new layer.  

When you paste the animation it will always go to the top of the layer pallet.

Still standing on the Group 1 layer, click on the little white arrow to collapse the animation.  This will make it easier for moving the ani.

Drag the animation down the layers pallet until it is between the close up tube layer and paper layer.

Resize the animation by 50%, all layers not checked.

Next, select the paper layer, go to select all, float, defloat.  Select group 1 layer.  Go to Layers, new mask layer, Show selections.

In the layers pallet you will notice a new group layer Group - Group 1 with the mask layer under it then the Group 1 under that.  We want this :).  Standing on Group - Group 1 layer, click the link icon so it links the mask to the ani.  

Click on the little down arrow beside Group 1 to expand it.  We will need Group - Group 1 selected or highlighted when we start to copy and paste to animation shop.

Only frame 1 should be visible. If not, click on they eyeball next to each of the frame layers to hide them.

Go to Edit, copy special, copy merged.

Open Animation shop and paste as new animation for Ctrl + C.

****Back to psp.  

Hide frame 1 and unhide frame 2.

Edit, copy special, copy merged.

Back to Animation shop.

Edit, paste after current frame or Ctrl + Shift + L.****

Repeat from **** TO **** until you have 20 frames in Animation shop.  It will show you in the bottom right corner of AS.

Go to file Save as, gif and click next and next until you hit finished.  I use the default settings.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Amazon

This tutorial was written by me on July 3, 2020. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using PSP 2018 but this tutorial should work with any version.

Animation shop (optional)

PTU Kit:  I am using a gorgeous kit called "Amazon" created by Hania's Design.  You can purchase the kit at Elegance Fly here

PTU Tube:  I am using Attila's beautiful tube Amazon.  Please do not use this tube without a proper license.  You can purchase this beautiful tube at Elegance Fly here.

PTU Animation:  I am using Sophisticat Simone's animation that is included with the kit.

Mask:  Mask 63 by Vivienne's Paintbox. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the jpg versions for this tutorial.  Open and minimize in PSP.

Please remember to read the artists/designers TOU.

Font of choice for your name.

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

Vivienne's Paintbox has awesome drop shadow settings that I use a lot.  You can find the settings here and check out her awesome tutorials :)

Anytime you resize an element or tube you should sharpen it.  Go to adjust, sharpness, sharpen.

Let's get started.

Remember to save your tag often in case psp crashes.  I always save my tags as a pspimage.  It keeps all the layers and if you make tags for others you will always have the template.

Open a new 750x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Add a new layer and flood fill with white.

Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 9, copy and close the original.  Go to layers, new mask layer, from image.  Locate Vivienne's mask in the drop down and click ok.  Merge group.

Open element 95, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top of the mask.

Open element 102, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the rock layer.

Open element 43, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move up and to the right slightly.  Drop shadow.

Open element 106, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the tree.

Open Wordart 3 copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top right of the rocks.

Open element 64, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the mask.

Open element 105, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the mask.

Open element 2, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top left of the bamboo.

Open element 100, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40% and sharpen.  Move to the bottom left of the bamboo.

Open element 45, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right so it covers the lion partially.  Duplicate and mirror.  Move slightly to the left.  Drop shadow each layer.

Open element 10, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the lion.

Open element 19, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the of the rock.

Open element 23, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top left of the mask.

Open element 110, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the trees and bamboo.

Open element 94, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left so he is sitting on the rock.

Open element 47, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the right so it covers the bottom of the leaf.

Open element 69, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the left so it covers the bottom of the rock.

Open element 116, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the rock on the left.

Open element 113, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top of the grass.

Open element 40, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom so it is above the grass.

Open element 27, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right.

Open element 25, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the head.

Copy your tube.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move down to the bottom of the grass.

Open element 37, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right so it covers the tube's knee.

Open element 76, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the tube.

Open element 41, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of element 76.

Open element 51, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the book.

Open element 61, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom center of the tube.

Open element 82, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top left of the leaf.

Open element 54, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the tube on the grass.

Open element 99, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top of the palm tree.

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  Resize 650 on the longest side, all layers checked.

Add your copyright and name.

If you do not want to animate, hide the white background and export at png.

Animating the tag.  Make sure your tag is saved as a psp image file as you do not want to loose it if psp crashes.

Might want to grab a coffee :)

Open animation shop.

Open Sophisticat Simone's Animation 27.mng  In the bottom right corner it will show you there is 22 frames.  We will need this many frames for our tag.

Go to Animation, resize animation and when the pop up box show up, select percentage of Original and change the number to 40.  Click ok.

Back to PSP.

Edit, copy special, copy merged.

Back to animation shop.

Edit, paste as new animation or Ctrl + V on the keyboard.  Now hold down the Shift + Ctrl and tap the L on your keyboard 21 times.  If you look in the bottom right corner you will see you now have 22 frames for the tag.

Select all or Ctrl + A.

Select Simone's animation and select all and copy, Ctrl + C on the keyboard.

Select the tag and go to edit, paste into selections or Ctrl + E on the keyboard.

The animation will be hanging off your mouse pointer.  Move it into a spot you like best.  I moved mine over the bottle.  Once happy with placement, left click your mouse button.  If you do not like the placement just hit Ctrl + Z to undo it and then hit Ctrl + E again.

Go to file Save as, gif and click next and next until you hit finished.  I use the default settings.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.

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