This tutorial is © tagcatz designs 2013. 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. I use X5 but any version will do.

No scraps are used for this tutorial. The woman image is copyrighted to Anna Marine, and is available for purchase at CDO HERE.

You will need the plugin Mura's Meister - Copies, and Eye Candy 5 - Nature, and you can get both HERE
Supplies are HERE

Install your plugins before beginning
Open a new image 600 x 150 and flood fill with white
Open your Anna Marine tube and copy the lady layer without the wings
Paste as new layer
Effects, plugins, Mura's Meister - Copies:

Adjust blur, gaussian blur, 4
Null your foreground, black on the background
With your preset shapes tool, pull a rectangle across the tag
Convert to raster layer
Effects, texture effects, blinds

Duplicate this layer
On the duplicate layer, image, rotate, free rotate, left 90
Move to the left side of the tag
Crop to 600 x 150
On the horizontal blinds layer, reduce the opacity to 40
Paste as new layer (should still be your tube)
Move her to the right side
Open the candle, copy and close
Paste as new layer and resize to suit
Move to the left side
Duplicate this layer twice so you have three candle layers
(Don't put drop shadows on the candle layers)
Add your drop shadows to the woman and the lines layers
I used 3, 3, 20, 5, black
Click your top layer to activate it
New raster layer, flood fill with #428400
Select all
Selections, modify, contract, 5
Edit, cut
Deselect
Add your copyright info and license number for the Anna Marine tube
For my text, I used the same green, font is Weekend in Paris
For my name, I used the same green, font is Kuntsler Script
Give both a small drop shadow
Click your top candle layer to activate it
With your freehand selection tool, outline the flame on the candle
Effects, plugins, Eye Candy 5, Nature - Fire
On the settings tab, use Small Candle

Click the middle candle layer to activate it
Repeat the fire plugin, but change the random seed
Click the bottom candle layer to activate it
Repeat the fire plugin, but change the random seed
Deselect
Close the eye on the middle and bottom candle layers
Click the top candle layer to activate it
Edit, copy special, copy merged
Go to AS and right click to paste as new animation
Back to PSP, close the eye on the top candle layer
Open the eye on the middle candle layer and click it to activate it
Edit, copy special, copy merged
Go to AS and paste after current frame
Back to PSP, close the eye on the middle candle layer
Open the eye on the bottom candle layer and click it to activate it
Edit, copy special, copy merged
Go to AS and paste after current frame
Save as a GIF file and you're done!



For the avatar, I just cropped the left side of the tag at 150 x 150 (on the psp layers)
I added the frame the same way as the tag, and animated the same way also

tagcatz