This tutorial is © tagcatz designs 2012. 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.

Supplies are HERE.
The polar bear image is copyright to J. W. Baker and is available for purchase from MTA HERE
Mura Meister - Copies, and you can download that HERE.
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Nature - Snow Drift, and you can download that HERE.

Install your plugins before beginning
Open your fonts and minimize to the task bar
Open AS and minimize for now
In PSP, open a new image, 600 x 250
Open your polar bear tube, copy and close
Paste as new layer
Effects, Plugins, Mura Meister - Copies:

Crop to size
Adjust, blur, radial blur:

Effects, 3D effects, Cutout

New raster layer
Repeat the cutout but change to -5, -5
Merge these three layers together
Duplicate this layer so you have three of them
On the top one, effects, plugins, eye candy 5 - nature - snow drift:
Under Settings choose Dusting - Light
Under Basic:

You can play with your random settings to get what you want - yours will likely be a bit different than mine anyway
On the middle layer, repeat the plugin but click random settings once
On the bottom layer, repeat the plugin but click random settings once
Delete your bottom empty raster layer
Click on your top layer to activate it
Paste as new layer - should be your polar bear tube still
Move to the left side and resize to suit, then give it a drop shadow
Click on the layer below the polar bear to activate it
Open the polar_grommets, copy and close
Paste as new layer and move close to the bottom, give it a small drop shadow
Duplicate this layer and move up enough for you to get text between the two
Type your text between the two grommet layers
I used simfang, #90a4c2 and gave it a small drop shadow
Add your copyright info and license below the bottom grommets
For my name I used DebonairJF, foreground #30385f and background #90a4c2, stroke with 2
Give it a small drop shadow
Effects, eye candy 5, nature, snow drift:

Now to animate!
Close the eye on the bottom two snow drift layers
Click on the top snow drift layer to activate it
Edit, copy special, copy merged (in some versions just copy merged)
Go to AS and right click to paste as new animation
Back to psp, close the eye on the top snowdrift layer
Click on the middle snowdrift layer and open the eye
Edit, copy special, copy merged
Go to AS and paste after current frame
Back to psp, close the eye on the middle snowdrift layer
Click on the bottom snowdrift layer and open the eye
Edit, copy special, copy merged
Go to AS and paste after current frame
Edit, select all
Animation, frame properties, and change the speed to suit - I used 30
Save as a GIF file and you have a new tag!


tagcatz