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.

Scrap kit is by Chili Designz called Blue Temptation and is available at SNCO HERE.
The animation is by SophisticatSimone and is available at Hania's Design Store HERE
The woman is copyright to Eugene Rzhevskii and is available at PFD HERE
Mask and font of choice
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE


Install your plugin before beginning
Open a new transparent image, 600 x 600 and flood fill with white
Open paper 3, resize to 600 x 600, copy and close
Paste as new layer
Load your mask and then merge group
Open frame 7, copy, close and paste as new layer
Click your group layer to activate it
Open the glitter, copy, close and paste as new layer
Open the sparkles, copy, close and paste as new layer
Click your top layer to activate it
Open the wood, resize to 500 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move down just below the frame
Open flower, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move up and to the right side of the frame
Open the feather, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the right, overlapping the flower
Open the grass, resize to 130 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move to the right
Open the coral, copy, close and paste as new layer
Rotate left to an almost upright position and move to the right side, overlapping the feather
Open the stones, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move down a bit
Open the palm, resize to 340 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move up and to the left
Open the chair, resize to 230 width, flip horizontal, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move down and to the left side
Open the cushion, resize to suit and postion on the chair
Open the beach bag, resize to about 120 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move to the bottom left
In front of the beachbag, I put a seashell, the cola bottle, lemmons and a small bottle but choose different items if you like!
You'll likely have to resize whatever ones you choose
On the bottom right, I chose some greenery, the shoes and sunglasses - but again, choose what you like best
Open your Rzhevskii tube, copy, close and paste as new layer
"Sit" her on the log
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 Rzhevskii tube
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
Reduce the opacity of this layer to 60%
For my text I used SNF Ambrosia, a PTU font, #0e303d
Convert to raster
Give it a gradient glow also, but change opacity to 75%
Starting with the layer below the palm tree, 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 the bubbles animation from SophisticatSimone
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your background frames
Edit, select all
Edit, paste into selected frame - frame 1
Postion so the bottom of the animation is about even with the top of the log
Click once to set in place
Minimize for now
Back to PSP
Close the eye on the merged 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, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your background animation frames
Edit, paste into selected frame - frame 1 again
Position and 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