This tutorial is © tagcatz designs 2016. 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 Big Top from Tagcatz Design and is available for purchase from Hania's Design Store HERE And at Mystical Scraps HERE
The tubes are both from Toosh Toosh and can be purchased individually, or there's also a circus pack that includes them both HERE There are also some very cute freebies scattered amongst the ptu use ones so be sure to snag those too!
The animation is by SophisticatSimone, available at CDO HERE
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE
The font is Great Circus Clean, available free HERE
Mask of choice


Open a new transparent image 600 x 600 and flood fill with white - you can resize later if you like
Open paper 11, resize to 600 x 600, copy, close and paste as new layer
Load your mask and then merge group
Open element 57, resize to 390 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
I'm not going to keep repeating copy, close and paste as new layer - you know that :)
With your magic wand, click inside the frame
New raster layer
Selections modify,expand, 8
Flood fill with #64cad9
Deselect and move below the frame layer
Activate your group layer
Open element 47, flip horizontal (mirror), resize to 160 width and move to the top right
Open element 10, resize to 230 width and move to the bottom right, below the balloons
Open element 60, resize to 340 width and move to the bottom left
Open element 22, resize to 270 width and move up and slightly right, overlapping the balloons
Open element 19, resize to 300 width and move up and to the right, overlapping the yellow flower and the balloons
Open element 41, resize to 300 width and move to the top left
Activate the color fill for the frame
Open element 1, resize to 70 width and move down and to the left
Activate your frame layer
Open element 66, resize to 450 width and move so the light extends across the middle
Open element 65, resize to 450 width and move so the light extends across the middle
Open your Toosh Toosh giraffe, resize to 235 width and "hang" it from the top of the inner part of the frame
Open element 14, resize to 200 width and move to the top of the frame
Open element 39, resize to 120 width and move to the bottom right, and rotate right a bit
Open element 40, resize to 175 width and move down and to the left a bit
Open element 53, resize to 90 width and move down and to the left of the hat
Open element 58, resize to 110 width and move down overlapping the hat and the ball
Open element 61, resize to 75 width and move down to the left of the first ball
Open element 48, resize to 100 width and move to the bottom left
Open element 49, resize to 85 width and move to the bottom, just right of the cotton candy
Open element 35, resize to 80 width and move to the bottom, just right of the popcorn
Open element 74, resize quite small and put in front of the milk bottles
Open your Toosh Toosh juggling mouse, resize to 160 width and move to the bottom, right of the milk bottles
Go through your layers and add drop shadows to your elements
I used 0, 4, 35, 6, black
Add the copyright info and license number for the Toosh Toosh tubes
Convert to raster
Effects, plugins, Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow:
On the color tab choose white
On the basic tab, 7, 25, 100, draw box checked
Lower the opacity of this layer to 60%
For my text, I used Great Circus Clean, #a0101b
I gave it the same gradient glow, except changed overall opacity to 76
Starting with your frame 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 16 frames and then minimize for now
Open your SophisticatSimone animation
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag background frames
Edit, select all
Move your slider over so frame 1 is on your screen
Edit, paste into selected frame - frame 1
Position in the middle and click once to set in place
Minimize for now and go back to PSP
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 16 frames
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames again
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