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 by DnScraps called Dark Queen and is available at Hania's Design store HERE
The Queen is copyright to Stella and is also available at Hania's Design store HERE
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE
You'll also need the plugin Greg's Factory Output Vol II - you can get that at the same site - it's called Factory Output there
Mask and font of choice


Install your plugins before beginning
Open a new transparent image, 600 x 600 and flood fill with white
Open paper 1, resize to 600 x 600, copy, close and paste as new layer
Load your mask and then merge group
Open walk, resize to about 550 width and move to the bottom of the tag
Duplicate this layer and move it up a bit so it overlaps the first one at the top
Open mirror, resize to 440 width and move up a bit and to the left
With your magic wand, click inside the mirror frame
Use your freehand selection tool to select the part of the background that the magic wand didn't capture
Edit cut
Selections, modify, expand 6
New raster layer
Fill the selection with #c4c5c5
Effects, plugins, Greg's Factory Output Vol II - Pool Shadow, default settings except change intensity to 87
Open your Stella tube and with rectangle selection tool, select from the top of the tube to just below her elbow
Deselect, copy and then minimize for now
Paste as new layer on your tag
Selections invert
Edit, cut
Deselect
Reduce the opacity of this layer to 60%
Merge down so the mirror and the lady are one layer
Move this below the frame layer
Click your group layer to activate it
Open moon, resize to 260 width and move to the top right
Open flowerss, resize to 510 height and move to the top left
Open roses, resize to 490 height and move up a bit and to the left
Open the bat, resize quite small and move to the top of the moon
Open the castle, resize to 380 width and move up and to the right, partially covering the moon
Open curtains, resize to 35 width and move up and to the right side, draping on the castle wall
Open branches, resize to suit and place on the tag - you'll need to fiddle a bit to get it where you want it!
I rotated mine left 90
Click your mirror frame layer to activate it
Open parchment, resize to 200 height then paste as new layer
Rotate left 90 and move to the bottom left of the mirror frame
Open crow, resize to 160 width and move to the bottom left of the mirror frame
Open whichever one of the keys you like, resize to suit and move to the bottom left
Open whichever cup you like, resize to suit and move to the bottom and slightly left
Open the armour, resize to 130 width and move to the right of the mirror frame
Open angel, resize to 125 width and move to the bottom right
Open the candle, resize fairly small and move in front of the angel
Open your Stella tube, resize to 235 width and "sit" her on the edge of the mirror frame slightly to the right of center
Go through your layers and add drop shadows to your elements
I used 0, 3, 30, 6, black
Add the copyright info and license number for the Stella tube
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
Reduce the opacity of this layer to 60%
For my text I used Baltimore Goth, #981f20
I gave it the same Gradient Glow except changed the overall opacity to 76%
Starting with the layer below the mirror (mirror and girl merged), merge down to and including the white background layer
Copy this layer and go to AS, right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 21 layers and then minimize for now
Back to PSP and close the eye on the merged background layer
Copy the mirror layer (mirror and girl)and go to AS, right click to paste as new animation
Effects, insert image effects

Animation, frame properties, change to 20
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then minimize for now
Maximize your tag background frames
Edit, select all
Edit, paste into selected frame - frame 1
You need to position this so that the mirror frame is going to cover it when we add the next layer
Once you're happy with the position, click once to set in place
Minimize for now and go back to PSP
Close the eye on the mirror layer
Click any active layer, then edit, copy special, copy merged
Go to AS and right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 21 frames
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then minimize for now
Maximize your tag frames again
Edit, paste into selected frame - again frame 1
Position so the mirror frame is over the mirror and image of the girl and then click once to set in place
If your mirror isn't where you need it to be, just redo - you have all three layers now in AS so if you need to fiddle a bit it's fairly easy :)
If you wish to resize your tag, click animation, resize animation and choose the size you want
Save as a gif file
Thanks for trying my tut!

tagcat