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 by DnScraps called Enchanted Forest and is available at Mystical Scraps HERE
The animation is from SophisticatSimone and you can get it at CDO HERE
The fairy is copyright to Elias Chatzoudis and is available at his store HERE
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE
The mask is FTU from SophisticatSimone, available on her blog HERE It's mask 99


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
Open paper 7, 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
Open window, resize to 500 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Open flowerstree, resize to 310 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the top left
Open the sunflower, resize to 300 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move so it's overlapping the top part of the frame
Duplicate this layer, flip horizontal, and resize quite small, then move down and to the left
Open basket 2, resize to 300 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the right side
Open tree 2, resize to 310 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the right a bit
Open one of the birds you like, resize quite small and sit on the basket to the right
Open lawn 3, resize to 500 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the bottom of the frame
Open stoness, resize to 230 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the bottom right
Open the flat green leaves, resize to 500 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the bottom
Open the multi colored leaves, resize to 500 width, clopy close and paste as new layer
Move to the bottom, overlapping the previous ones
Open your Elias Chatzoudis tube, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move so one knee is on the rock
Open the boat, resize to 300 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the bottom left
Open the big pink flower, resize to 240 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the left side and down
Open the frog, resize to 110 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the bottom left
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 Elias Chatzoudis 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 Riesling, #d2b301 in the foreground, #06652f in the background, stroke with 1
I gave my text the same gradient glow except changed overall opacity to 75
Starting with the small sunflower 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 23 frames and then minimize for now
Open the 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
Position near the bottom of the center of the big sunflower 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 23 frames
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your background frames
Edit, paste into selected frame - 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