This tutorial is © tagcatz designs 2015. It may not be copied or reproduced in whole or in part without my written permission.

This tutorial assumes a basic working knowledge of PSP and AS.

Scrap kit is American Girl from Hania's Design and is available for purchase HERE
The fireworks animation is by SophisticatSimone, available at CDO HERE It's one of three animations in the package.
The lady is by Elizabeth Austin and is also available at CDO HERE
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE
The mask is FTU from Moonbeams and Spiderwebs, available HERE It's mask 65
The font is Tall Paul, available HERE


Install your plugin before beginning
Put the mask in your PSP masks folder
Open a new transparent image 600 x 600 and flood fill with white
You can resize later if you wish
Open paper 3, resize to 600 x 600, copy, close and paste as new layer
Load your mask with source luminance, fit to canvas and hide all mask checked
Merge group and then flip vertical
Open element 85, resize to 475 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move up to the top
Open element 32, flip horizontal, resize to 360 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move up and to the right, overlapping the flag
Open element 108, resize to 330 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move up and to the left side
Open your Elizabeth Austin tube, copy, close and paste as new layer
Click your clock layer to activate it
Open element 104, resize to 150 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the left and up a bit
Open element 28, resize to 285 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the bottom left
I put the hamburger and the french fries on the left side, both resized
Choose other items if you wish!
Open element 92, copy, close and paste as new layer
I added a couple of flowers and the beach ball on the right size, resized
Again, use those or other items you might prefer!
Click your tube layer to activate it
I added the sunglasses and shoes in front of the girl, but depending what other elements you may have chosen, you may want something different!
Go through your layers and add drop shadows to your elements
I used 0, 3, 30, 5, black
Add the copyright info and license number for the tube you've used
Convert to raster
Effects, plugins, Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow
On the color tab, choose white
On the basic tab, 8, 25, 100, draw box checked
Lower the opacity of this layer to 60%
For my text, I used Tall Paul, #9c0213
I gave it the same gradient glow
Starting with the clock layer, merge down to and including the white background layer
Copy this merged layer and go to AS
Right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 17 frames and then minimize for now
Open animation 401 from SophisticatSimone's package 134
Edit, select all
Animation, resize animation and choose 300 width
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, select all
Edit, paste into selected frame - always frame 1
Position the "blob" where the two buildings meet and click once to set in place
Minimize for now
Back to PSP and close the eye on the merged background layer
Click any other layer to activate it
Edit, copy special, copy merged
Go to AS and right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 17 frames
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, paste into selected frame - again frame 1
Position and then click once to set in place
If you wish to resize, click animation, resize animation and choose the size you want
Save as a gif file
Thanks for trying my tut!

tagcatz