This tutorial is © tagcatz designs 2014. 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 Lets Go Fishing by SophisticatSimone, available at Hania's Design Store HERE
The animation is also from SophisticatSimone and is available from CDO HERE
The tube is by Dean Yeagle and is also available at CDO HERE
Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE
The mask is FTU from Moonbeams & Spiderwebs, and you can get that HERE It's mask 66


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
You can resize later if you wish
Open paper 13, 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 element 14, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move up a bit
Click your group layer to activate it
Open element 21, resize to 170 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the top left
Open element 22, copy, close, paste as new layer and move to the top right
Open element 23, resize quite small, copy, close, paste as new layer and move to the top right
Click your bridge layer to activate it
Open element 53, resize down a bit, rotate right a bit and then move to the right side of the bridge
Open elemment 11, resize to 480 width, copy, close and paste as new layer, then move to the right a little
Open element 12, resize to 140 width, copy, close and paste as new layer, them move to the left side
Open element 42, resize to 125 width, copy, close, paste as new layer and move to the right of the reeds you just added
Open element 15, flip horizontal, resize to 200 width, copy, close, paste as new layer and move over top of the reeds on the left side
Open element 9, resize to 400 width, copy, close, paste as new layer and move down a bit
Set your eraser tool as follows:
Round 25, hardness 30, density 100, thickness 100, rotation 0, opacity 20
Just gently go along the bottom of the boat once - unevenly - so it looks like the boat is "sitting" in the water
Open element 24, resize to 140 width, copy, close, paste as new layer and move to the back of the boat
Open your Dean Yeagle tube, copy, close and paste as new layer
Position her so she's just right of the shells you put in the boat
Again, use the eraser tool, same settings, across the bottom of the girl's legs so she appears to be in the water
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 Dean Yeagle 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 70%
For my text I used Funnybone JF, #286b46
I gave my text the same gradient glow, except i lowered the overall opacity to 75
Starting with the top layer, merge down, and again, and again(Text, CR and tube)
Close the eye on this 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 8 frames and then minimize for now
Open the SophisticatSimone animation
Edit, select all
Animation, resize animation, and change to 175 width
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, select all
Edit, paste into selected frame - always frame 1
Postion so the rod is over the boat and to the right of the shells in the boat and click once to set in place
Minimize for now
Back to PSP
Open the eye on your top merged layers
Copy and go to AS, right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 8 frames
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize the tag frames
Edit, paste into selected frame - again frame 1
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