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 Queen Goth and is available at Hania's Design Store HERE
The animation is FTU from SophisticatSimone and you can get on her blog HERE It's ani package 318-320
The tube is copyright to Arthur Crowe and is available at his store - it's a bonus tube for an $8 purchase HERE
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE
The mask is FTU from Moonbeams & Spiderwebs, available HERE It's mask 65


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
Open paper 4, 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 birds, resize to 425 width, and move to the top right
Open tower, resize to 210 width, move up and slightly right
Duplicate this layer, resize it a bit smaller and move to the right and down a bit
Open darktree, resize to 485 width, and move to the right so the roots overlap the bottom of the 2nd tower
Open trees, resize to 430 width and move to the left side
Duplicate this layer, resize a bit smaller and move to the right
Open the fence, resize to 370 width and move up a bit and to the left
Open candles, resize to 105 width and move to the left side
Duplicate this layer, resize a bit smaller and move to the right of the first candle
Open ribbons, resize to 220 width and move over the candle stands
Open mushroom, resize quite small and move to the bottom right
Open your Arthur Crowe tube, select your layers, resize to 500 height, copy and close without saving
Paste as new layer
Move the 2nd candle stand and the black bow above the tube layer - you want it to hide the left edge of the man's arm
Open poison, resize quite small and put over the bottom of the candle stands
Open lights, resize to 170 width and move down and to the left
Click on your tube layer to activate it
With your eraser tool, set the density to 30 and just gently soften the bottom of the tube so it's not such a straight line
Click your top layer to activate it
Add the copyright info and license number for the Arthur Crowe 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
Lower the opacity of this layer to 60%
For my text I used DK Crayon Crumble, #1f1541
I gave it the same gradient glow as the cr
Starting with the fence 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 31 frames and then minimize for now
Open animation 318b
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, select all
Edit, paste into selected frame - Frame 1
Position slightly up and to the right of center and click once to set in place
Minimize for now
Back to PSP
Close the eye on the merged background 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 31 frames
Edit, select all
Edit copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, paste into selected frame - again Frame 1
Position and then click once to set in place
Animation, cull animation and choose 1 in every 5 frames
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