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 Hot New Year and is available exclusively at Hania's Design store HERE
The animation is by SophisticatSimone, available at CDO HERE
The woman is copyright to Verymany and is available 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 2, resize to 600 x 600, copy, close and paste as new layer
Load your mask and then merge group
I also blurred the mask I used - adjust, blur, gaussian blur 6
Click the white background layer to activate it
Open pine, resize to 475 width and move to the bottom
Duplicate this layer, flip vertical and move to the top
Duplicate this layer and move down a bit and to the left side
Open goldenframe, resize to 450 width, paste as new layer
Click your group layer to activate it
Open city, paste as new layer
Position it near the bottom of the frame and then erase any outside the frame
Activate the frame layer
Open the balloon, resize to 100 width and put on the left side of the frame - towards the top
Duplicate this layer and move it down a bit
Duplicate and move down a bit again
I erased the strings at the bottom of the balloons also
Open the snowflake, resize to 100 width and move to the left side and down, overlapping the bottom balloon
Open the snow globe, resize to 125 width and move down and to the left, partially overlapping the snowflake
Open the black and gold clock, resize to 115 width and move down and left, partially overlapping the snow globe
I put two candles in front of the snow globe, resized small and smaller
Open the gold string, resize to 390 width and move to the top of the frame
Open balls, resize to 280 width and move to the bottom of the frame
Open your Verymany tube, resize the full girl layer to 490 height and move to the right side of the frame
Open the champagne glass, resize quite small and put in front of and to the right a bit - of the woman
Duplicate this layer and move down and right just a bit
I put the gift and the party horn in front of the girl also - but choose other elements if you like!
I resized the mask very small and put in front of the candles
Go through your layers and add drop shadows to your elements (not the city layer)
I used 0, 3, 35, 6, black
Add the copyright info and license number for the Verymany 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 rotated mine left, 90 and moved to the right side
For my text I used Miss Lankfort, black and then gave it the same gradient glow as the CR
Crop your tag to size (600 x 600)
Activate the city scape 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 15 frames and then minimize for now
Open the animation from SophisticatSimone
Edit, select all
Animation, resize animation and choose 400 width
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, select all
Edit, paste into selected frame - frame 1 always!
Position the fireworks along the bottom edge of the cityscape and click once to set in place
Minimize for now
Back to PSP and close the eye on the merged bottom 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 15 frames
Edit, select all
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