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 Gothic Poison and is available at Hania's Design Store HERE
The smoke animation is FTU from SophisticatSimone and you can get it on her blog HERE It's animation 277 in the smoke package
The woman is copyright to Alex Prihodko and is available at PFD HERE
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE
Mask and font of choice


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, close and paste as new layer
Load your mask and then merge group
Open the moon, resize to 390 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move up and to the left a bit
Open the walk, resize to 580 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move to the bottom of the tag
Open the castle, resize to 210 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move to the top right
Open the lantern, resize to 80 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move up and to the right to hang it from the castle
Open the dark tree, resize to 425 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move to the top left
Open the closet (bookcase), resize to 200 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move to the left, so it's under the moon
Open the cave skull, resize to 150 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer, drag below the bookcase layer and to the left side of the tag
Click your top layer once to activate it
Open your Alex Prihodko tube and choose the layers you want
You'll need to resize her also - to about 500 height
Paste as new layer and move her slightly right
Open the cauldron, resize to 220 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move down and to the left, in front of the bookcase
Open the poisons, resize to 85 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move down to the right, beside the castle at the bottom right
Open the witch hazel, resize to 120 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move down and to the left of the poison bottle
Open the book, resize to 125 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move down, overlapping the witch hazel
Rotate a bit right
Open the cup, resize to 65 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move to the bottom left, in front of the cauldron
Open the cat, resize to 280 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move down in front of the woman
Open the hawk, resize to 125 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move on top of the witch hazel container
Open the rose, resize to 100 width, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move down and to the left, in front of the cauldron
I had to erase part of one knee of the girl and part of one foot also
Go through your layers and add drop shadows to your elements
I used 0, 3, 30, 5, black
Add your copyright info and license number for the Alex Prihodko 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%
I gave my text the same gradient glow except changed overall opacity to 75
Merge all flatten
Copy and go to AS, and right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 21 frames and then minimize for now
Open animation 277 from SophisticatSimone
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, select all
Edit, paste into selected frame - Frame 1
Postion over the cauldron and click once to set in place
Edit, paste into selected frame - Frame 1
Position over the cauldron again - close to the same place if you can!
Click once to set in place
If you want to resize, click animation, resize animation and choose the size you want
Save as a gif file
Thanks for trying my tutorial

tagcatz