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My tutorials are written by me and are the results of my own imagination. Any resemblance to another tutorial are purely coincidental.

Please DO NOT claim any of my tutorials as your own.

You may us my tutorials for challenges but please link to my tutorial on my blog.

You may not translate my tutorials.

DO NOT RIP MY TAGS

If you have any questions regarding my tutorials, please feel free to email me at gwils2007@gmail.com

The supplies for my tutorials are by FTU or PTU designers and were available at the time I created the tutorial. Please contact the designer if you are having trouble downloading from their site. Thank you.

Animated Tutorials

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 here.

Have fun!!

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Saturday, August 29, 2020

New Blog and tutorial site

Hi Everyone.

As some of you know I suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis.

My hands have not been great lately so I am now going to create tutorials in Photoshop.

I am using my old CS 5 so feel free to join me on my new site.

I am leaving this one open but I find animating is much easier for me in Photoshop.

It should not be to hard to try and convert the tutorial from Photoshop to Paintshop with the exception of the animation.

You can find my new site here.  There is also a link up above in the link bar.
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Thursday, August 27, 2020

Autumn Mouse


This tutorial was written by me on August 23, 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 "Autumn Mouse" created by Hania's Design.  You can purchase the kit at Elegance Fly here

PTU Tube:  I am using Sheokate's beautiful tube Valentine Mouse.  Please do not use this tube without a proper license. I am using the extented license tube for this tutorial.  You can purchase this beautiful tube at Elegance Fly here.

FTU Animation:  I am using Rebel Designs's freebie 4 animation.  Thank you Rene for your awesome animation.  You can download it from her site here.

Mask:  I used the one that came with the kit.

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 element 60, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70% and move down to the bottom left.  Duplicate, resize 90%, flip and move to the top right.  Merge down.

Open element 19, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 80%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top left of the mask.  See mine for placement.

Open element 49, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top right of the mask.

Open element 31, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move up and to the left slightly.  See mine for placement.

Open element 75, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Drop shadow and move to the top of the tree so it covers the sharp edge of the web.

Open element 25, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the middle of the web.

Open element 99, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, mirror and sharpen.  Move to the bottom of the mask slightly to the right.  Select the magic wand and click inside the frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 20.  Add a new raster layer and drag this under the frame layer.  Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 59, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer and paste into selections.  Select none and drop shadow the frame.  Move the paper up and to the right slightly.

Open element 26, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, sharpen and drop shadow.  

Open element 40, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, sharpen and drop shadow. Move to the right of the frame. 

Open element 45, 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 59, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow. Move to the bottom left of the frame. 

Open element 03, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow. Move to the top of the sign. 

Open element 39, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow. Move to the bottom left of the frame. 

Open element 93, 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 element 24, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen, mirror and drop shadow. Drag this under the mushroom house layer and move to the bottom right of the house.

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 branch. 

Open element 58, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow. Move to the bottom left of the stump. 

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 so it is on top of the cheese. 

Open element 68, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow. Move to the bottom left of the door on the house. 

Open element 48, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40% and sharpen.  Move to the bottom left of the cheese.  Duplicate, mirror and move to the bottom right of the mushroom house. Drop shadow each layer.

Select the layers you wish to use.  Edit, copy special, copy merged.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 18%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move down to the bottom so it looks like she is sitting on the leaves.

Open element 69, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the tube in front of the lantern.

Open element 92, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the tube so it looks like it is resting on her leg.

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

Open element 72, 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 straw.

Open element 64, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the tube in front of the right knee.

Open element 04, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the tube by the knee of the extended leg.

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 Rebel Dezigns 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 dragged it down to just above the cloud.  Resize by 50%.  Select group 1 and mirror.  Select the pick tool and moved it up to the top of the tree.  See mine for placement.  

Expand the group layer and hide all they frames by clicking on the eyeball beside each frame.  Leave frame 1 visible.

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.  

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

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

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

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Sunday, August 23, 2020

You are my Sunshine

This tutorial was written by me on August 23, 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 "Autumn Breeze" created by Verymany.  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 "You are my Sunshine" created by Wicked Princess Scraps.  You can purchase the kit here.

Mask:  Autumn.mask.05 by Fecnikek. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here

Mask:  85 by Vivienne's Paintbox.  Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the png image for this tutorial.

Font of choice for your name.

Plug in: Eyecandy 4000 - Jiggle

Drop shadow of choice.

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

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.

Select the white layer, copy Autumn.mask.05 and close the original. Paste as a new layer. Resize 25%.  Select all, float, defloat and add a new raster layer.  Open paper of choice, I am using paper 6, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none and delete the black mask layer. 

Select the top layer, copy Vivienne's mask 85 and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move to the bottom right of the mask.  Select all, float, defloat and add a new raster layer.  Open paper of choice, I am using paper 9, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none and delete the black mask layer. 

Open flower 11, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 35%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the first mask just over the tree.  See mine for placement.

Open cluster 3, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the first mask just over flower 11.  See mine for placement.

Open cluster 5, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, mirror, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the first mask.  See mine for placement.

Open tree 3, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Drop shadow and move up and to the left of the mask. See mine for placement.

Open Wordart1, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the lower left of the tree.  See mine for placement.  Change the blend mode to hard light.

Open Wordart2, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the upper left of the tree.  See mine for placement.  Change the blend mode to soft light.

Open Flower 20, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the first mask.  See mine for placement.

Open Fruit 5, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the first mask.  See mine for placement.

Open owl, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move over the basket with his head at the U.  See mine for placement.

Open flower 9, 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 apple basket.

Open leaf 17, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top of Vivienne's mask.

Open leaf 4, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left the the brown leaves, duplicate and move to the right.

Open cluster 1, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 35%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right the the leaves.

Open leaf 15, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top right of the first mask. See mine for placement.

Copy your tube.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow. Move up slightly.

Open cluster 7, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the tube covering the sharp edge of the skirt. See mine for placement.

Open cage, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of cluster 7 in front of the tube's legs.

Open dog, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 35%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of cage so it is sitting on the mask.

Open clock 2, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of cluster 7.

Open cluster 2, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the tube covering her legs. See mine for placement.

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 :)

Select the tube layer and duplicate it 3 times for a total of four tube layers.

Rename Jiggle 1, Jiggle 2, Jiggle 3 and Jiggle 4.

Click on the eyeballs for Jiggle 2, Jiggle 3 and 4.  We will be working with Jiggle 1.

Select Jiggle 1 layer.

Select the free hand selection tool with the following settings.



Make a selection around the hair and skirt.  Keep the selection active until we have finished using jiggle on all the layers.  See my screen shot below.



Effect, eyecandy 4000, Jiggle with the following settings.  Click random seed once and click ok.




Hide Jiggle 1 and unhide Jiggle 2.  Apply eyecandy, jiggle but hit the random seed then click ok.

Repeat the steps above for Jiggle 3 and 4.

Time to animate.

Hide all the Jiggle layers and unhide Jiggle 1.  

Edit, copy special, copy merged.

Open animation shop.

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

**Back to psp.
Hide Jiggle 1 by clicking on the eyeball and unhide Jiggle 2 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 4 frames in animation shop.  It will tell you on the bottom right corner how many frames you have.  

Select all, Animation, Frame Properties.  Change the Display time to 20 and 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.

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Shades of Green Steam

This tutorial was written by me on August 23, 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 "Steampunk 40" created by Verymany.  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 "Steampunk 40" created by Tiny Turtle Designs.  You can purchase the kit here.

PTU Animation:  I am using Kiya Designs animation 112 from package 63.  You can purchase her fun animation here.  I am using the mng file

Mask:  83 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.  

My gold green Gradient (psp only).  Do not share and this is for personal use only.  You can download it here.  Install in your gradients folder.

Font of choice for your name.

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

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

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 2, copy and close the original.  Paste as a new layer.  Layers, new mask layer, from image and find Vivienne's mask in the drop down.  Click ok and merge group. You can close the mask as we no longer need it.  

Open element 45, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste. Move to the top right of the mask. See mine for placement.

Open element 144, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60% and sharpen.  Move to the top left of the mask. See mine for placement.  Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections, modify, expand by 3.  Add a new raster layer and drag this under the frame.  Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 1, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer and paste into selections.  Do not deselect. Open your tube and mirror the close up.  Copy the close up and paste as a new layer on the tag above the paper layer below the frame.  Resize 50%, using your move tool, move her into a spot you like best inside the frame.  Once happy with placement, selections, invert and hit delete on the keyboard.  Select none.  Change the blend mode to soft light and drop shadow the frame.

Open element 38, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the frame. 

Open element 10, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom center of the frame. 

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

Open element 107, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the wheel. 

Open element 1, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the frame. 

Open element 2, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Drop shadow and move slightly to the left.

Open element 62, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the right close to the broken frame. 

Open element 133, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the jeweled broach. See mine for placement.

Open element 121, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 70%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move up so it is by the eye of the close up tube and over the horse's shoulder.

Copy your tube.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow. Move up and slightly to the left.  Select the mask layer, Select all, float, defloat and invert.  Select the tube layer, using the eraser tool, erase the bottom of the tube.  Select none.

Open element 151, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move down to the right so it is over the tube and horse.  See mine for placement.

Open element 130, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left so it is over the tube's skirt.  See mine for placement.

Open element 156, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the tube so it covers the branch bottom.  See mine for placement.

Open element 88, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Move up and to the right slightly.  See mine for placement.  Select all, float, defloat and add a new raster layer.  Flood fill with my gold/green gradient and select none.  Change the blend mode to hard light and merge down.  Apply the following inner bevel and drop shadow.  See screen shot below for inner bevel settings.



Open element 40, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the tube. See mine for placement.

Open element 95, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the packages. See mine for placement.

Open element 118, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top right of the clock. See mine for placement.

Open element 21, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 15%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the clock. 

Open element 7, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 25%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the clock. See mine for placement.

Open element 53, 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 bottom of the bottles. See mine for placement.

Open element 134, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 35%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the jewelry box.

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's animation mng file in animation shop.  In the bottom right corner it will show you there is 16 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 50.  Click ok.

Back to psp.

We need to prepare our tag to take into animation shop.

Starting from the bottom, hold down your ctrl key and click all the bottom three layers of the tag.  Layer, new layer group.

OK we are now ready to start to animate.  

Select group 1 and go to edit, copy.

Back to animation shop.

Edit, paste as new animation or Ctrl + V.

There are 16 frames in Kiya's animation so we will need 16 frames for our tag.

Holding down the Shift + Ctrl tap the L on your keyboard 15 times.  We now have 16 frames.  It will show you how many frames you have in the bottom right corner of AS.

Go to edit, select all.

Back to Simone's animation, select all, edit, copy.

Back to the base tag.  

Go to edit, paste into selected frames.  

The animation will be handing off your mouse pointer.  Move to the top left of the mask.

View your animation by going to view, animation.  If you are happy with placement continue to the next step.  If you do not like the animation placement, hit ctrl + Z on your keyboard to undo the last step then ctrl + E to paste into selected frames.

You can close Kiya's animation as we no long need it.  Do not save changes.

Back to psp.

Select the group 1 layer and click on the eyeball to hide the group.  Now we will only have the top of the tag visible.  Go to Edit, copy special, copy merged.

Back to animation shop.

Edit, paste as new animation or Ctrl + V.

Holding down the Shift + Ctrl tap the L on your keyboard 15 times.  We now have 16 frames.  It will show you how many frames you have in the bottom right corner of AS.

Go to edit, select all, edit, copy.

Back to the base tag.  

Go to edit, paste into selected frames.

I lined the face mask with the bottom of the mask.

View your animation by going to view, animation.  If you are happy with placement continue to the next step.  If you do not like the animation placement, hit ctrl + Z on your keyboard to undo the last step then ctrl + E to paste into selected frames.

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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Saturday, August 22, 2020

Secret Garden

This tutorial was written by me on August 22, 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 "Secret Garden" created by Hania's Design.  You can purchase the kit at Elegance Fly here

PTU Tube:  I am using Attila's beautiful tube Mia.  Please do not use this tube without a proper license. I am using the extented license tube for this tutorial.  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 4hwmask2 by Fecnikek. 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.

Select the white layer, copy 4hwmask2 and close the original. Paste as a new layer. Resize 20%. Select the pick tool and pull the sides of the mask in slightly.   Select all, float, defloat and add a new raster layer.  Open paper of choice, I am using paper 11, copy and close the original.  Select the new raster layer, edit, paste into selections.  Select none and delete the black mask layer. 

Open element 75, 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 3, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the house.

Open element 18, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the right so it is beside the tomb stone of the mask.

Open Wordart 1, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the right of the mask so the B lines up with the bottom cloud.

Open element 32, 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 50, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the dirt.

Open element 97, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste. Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the T in the wordart.

Open element 13, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Drop shadow and move to the top right of the dirt.

Open element 2, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 50%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the dirt.

Open element 66, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top of the hill.  See mine for placement.

Open element 55, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom right of the book.

Open element 39, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the hill.

Open element 14, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom over the weed layer.  Duplicate and drag this layer under the hill layer.  Move so it is by the G in the wordart.

Open element 59, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the top branch.

Open element 36, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 60%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the hill.

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

Open element 29, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the top of the mushroom.

Select the layers you wish to use.  Edit, copy special, copy merged.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 20%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move down to the bottom so it looks like she is sitting on the leaves.

Open element 42, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 30%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom of the tube by her shoe.

Open element 19, copy and close the original.  Select the top layer and paste.  Resize 40%, sharpen and drop shadow.  Move to the bottom left of the basket.

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.

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

Might want to grab a coffee :)

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

Open Sophisticat Simones Animation mng file in animation shop.  In the bottom right corner it will show you there is 3 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.

We need to prepare our tag to take into animation shop.

Starting from the bottom, hold down your ctrl key and click all the layers up to and including the bottom branch layer just above the hill.  Layer, new layer group.

OK we are now ready to start to animate.  

Select group 1 and go to edit, copy.

Back to animation shop.

Edit, paste as new animation or Ctrl + V.

There are 3 frames in Simone's animation so we will need 3 frames for our tag.

Holding down the Shift + Ctrl tap the L on your keyboard 2 times.  We now have 3 frames.  It will show you how many frames you have in the bottom right corner of AS.

Go to edit, select all.

Back to Simone's animation, select all, edit, copy.

Back to the base tag.  

Go to edit, paste into selected frames.  

The animation will be handing off your mouse pointer.  Move just on the right side of the hay bale

View your animation by going to view, animation.  If you are happy with placement continue to the next step.  If you do not like the animation placement, hit ctrl + Z on your keyboard to undo the last step then ctrl + E to paste into selected frames.

You can close Simone's animation as we no long need it.  Do not save changes.

Back to psp.

Select the group 1 layer and click on the eyeball to hide the group.  Now we will only have the top of the tag visible.  Go to Edit, copy special, copy merged.

Back to animation shop.

Edit, paste as new animation or Ctrl + V.

Holding down the Shift + Ctrl tap the L on your keyboard 2 times.  We now have 3 frames.  It will show you how many frames you have in the bottom right corner of AS.

Go to edit, select all, edit, copy.

Back to the base tag.  

Go to edit, paste into selected frames.

I lined the leaves with the dirt layer on the bottom.

View your animation by going to view, animation.  If you are happy with placement continue to the next step.  If you do not like the animation placement, hit ctrl + Z on your keyboard to undo the last step then ctrl + E to paste into selected frames.

Select all, Animation, Frame Properties.  Change the Display time to 20 and 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.
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