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 Chili Designz called A Pirate's Life and is available at S&CO HERE
The fire animation is FTU from SophisticatSimone, available on her blog HERE It is in package 301-305, listed under Fire on the right side menu
The pirate is a commercial use tube and is available at RFIllustration HERE
The mask is FTU from Moonbeams & Spiderwebs and you can get it HERE It's mask 65
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE


Install your plugin before beginning
Put the mask in your masks folder
Open a new transparent image, 600 x 600 and flood fill with white
Open paper 16, resize to 600 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Load your mask with source luminance, fit to canvas and hide all mask checked
Merge group
Flip vertical, then flip horizontal
Open the pirate tube and choose the layers you want, then resize to 500 height
Copy, close and paste as new layer
Close your tube without saving
Activate your group layer
I'm going to stop repeating "copy, close and paste as new layer" since you know that anyway!
Open the net, resize to 350 width and move to the top left
Open sparkles 2, and move to the top left
Open the ship, flip horizontal, resize to 440 width and move up a bit and to the right side
Open the fence, resize to 315 width and move down and to the left
Open palm 4, resize to 440 width and move up and to the left
Open the fire, resize to 260 width and move down in front of the left side of the fence
Open compass2, resize to 80 width and move down beside the bottom of the pirate
Open the treasure chest, resize to 210 width and move down and to the right
Open bomb 2, resize to 80 width, and move down and to the right side, then move this layer below the treasure chest layer
You want to see part of the bomb, but not all of it
Activate the chest layer
Open one of the pirate flags, resize fairly small and move to the right a bit so you can see it, but it's partially covered by the man's arm
Open coins2, resize to 165 width and move to the bottom right in front of the chest
Open one of the birds, resize fairly small and move down and to the right overlapping the coins
Activate your tube layer
Open the hat, resize to 210 width and move down in front of the pirate
I also added the telescope and the gun in front of him, hiding the bottom of the tube
Go through your layers and add drop shadows - I used 0, 3, 30, 6, black
If you've used the pirate from RFIllustration, you don't need copyright info, but if you used another licensed tube add the CR for that
For my text I used TalkingLouder, #232218
Convert to raster layer
Effects, plugins, Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow
On the color tab choose white
On the basic tab, 7, 25, 100, draw box checked
Activate the layer with the fire on it
Starting here 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 21 frames and then minimize for now
Open the fire animation from SophisticatSimone
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, select all
Edit, paste into selected frame - Frame 1
Position over the fire on the tag and click once to set in place
Minimize for now
Back to PSP and close the eye on the 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 21 frames
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames again
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