This tutorial was written on May 15,2012.
Any similarities to another tutorial is purely coincidental.
All my tutorial are register with My Free Copyright.
Please do not claim as your own.
This tutorial writer assumes you have a working
knowledge of using Paint Shop Pro.
This tutorial was done in Paint Shop Pro9,
but can be adapted to use in other
Paint Shop Pro versions.
Tube of choice: I'm using the awesome work of Selina Fenech.
Please do not use unless you have a license to do so.
You can get her tubes HERE
Scrapkit of Choice: I am using Hungry Hills PTU Scrap kit
Called Sea Breeze...You can purchase it HERE...Thank you Ali
Mask of choice:I am using Design by Vaybs mask #131
You can download it HERE...Thank you Vaybs
Template of Choice: I am using Toxic Desirez Scrapz -Template #114
You can download it HERE....Thank you Kristin
Filters used:Eye Candy 4000 gradient glow - HERE
Font for Name is Splendid...HERE
Copy write is always done in Pixelette ...HERE
Drop shadow use through out H-2/V-2/O-50/B-5.00
Please leave a thank you when you downloading for supplies.
my tag is just a guide...please use your imagination
and make the tag your own you do not have to
use any of the supplies I used.
Open up Template and ShiftD and close original...delete
copyright layer/close all layers/choose paper of choice
copy/paste and put underneath background layer/go to mask
of choice with these setting and click ok/delete background
On the following raster layers follow these directions...
activate rectangle layer/copy/paste paper of choice/go to
rectangle layer/invert/go to paper layer and delete/merge
down/add drop shadow
activate thin rectangle layer/copy/paste paper of choice/go
to thin rectangle layer/invert/go to paper layer and delete
merge down/keep activated
activate purple circle layer/copy/paste paper of choice go
to purple circle layer/invert/go to paper layer and delete
merge down/add drop shadow
delete the white circle layer/copy/paste frame4/resize to fit
circle/add drop shadow
copy/paste your tube/place underneath frame and place where it
will look best/resize if needed/duplicate and place this over top
of frame/now take your eraser tool and erase the parts that are
not showing if needed( I wanted her tail and head above the frame)
add drop shadow to both
copy/paste the splash and place underneath of the tube/label splash
1/erase all that is outside pf the frame/now copy/paste the splash
again/place on top of tube/label splash 2/take your eraser tool and
erase some on both sides so that the splash is confine to the area
between her backside and her upper thigh/copy/paste splash again
label splash 3/place this splash higher up on the tube so
that it's just touching her hair and stomach/erase any portion that's
over top of frame/copy/paste splash for the last time/label splash 4/
place this splash higher still so that part of her back and some of
her hair is covered/erase all that is outside of the frame.
you should have 4 splash layers/turn off all but the first one/that's
the one that's underneath the tube
copy/paste the turtle/resize to your liking/place the turtle at the
very edge of the rectangle layer/add drop shadow/duplicate the turtle
and label turle2/place the turtle a little bit higher than the first
turtle/duplicate this turtle and label turtle3/place this turtle a
little higher still(like he's crawling towards the mermaid)he should
be on the frame/ duplicate this turtle and label turtle4/place this
one right at the mermaid's backside(showing that he's reach her/
you should have 4 turtle layers/now close all layers except the first
activate green circle layer/copy/paste paper of choice/go to green
circle layer/invert/go to paper layer and delete/merge down/add
activate white circle layer/copy/paste paper of choice/go to white
circle layer/invert/go to paper layer and delete/merge down/I chose to
leave the circle as is/while still activated copy/paste your tube and
place just the head shot in the circle/resize if needed/go to circle
layer/selection/invert/tube layer/delete/erase everything outside the
circle/duplicate the tube/ on top tube/blend hard light/move duplicate
beneath this layer/drop shadow on both
now add any other element you wish to use to make your tag your
own/add drop shadow on each element
add your watermark and copyright credits/give it a slight gradient
glow/either add some word art or a friend's name
Now to animate
since every thing is closed that needs to be/copy merge/paste into animation
shop/now got back to psp/close splash1 and turtle1 and open up the second
ones/copy merge and paste into animation shop after current frame/go back
to psp/close the 2nd layers and open the third and copy merge/paste into
animation shop after current frame/one last time/go to psp and close third
layers and open fourth layers and copy merge/paste into animation after
current frame/ you should have four frames/edit/select none/click on first
frame/animation/frame properties/50/click on 2nd frame/animation/frame
properties/75/click on 3rd frame/animation/frame properties/95/click on last
frame/animation/frame properties/135/view animation/if you like save as gif.
You're done...thank you for trying my tutorial
please send me a copy so that I can show case it on my blog
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