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 Red Macaw and is available at S&CO HERE.
The animation is by SophisticatSimone at CDO, available HERE
The woman is copyright to Lori Kajenna and is available at PFD HERE
Mask and font of choice
You'll need the plugin Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow and you can get that HERE


Install your plugin before beginning
Open a new transparent image, 600 x 600 and flood fill with white
Open paper 16, resize to 600 x 600, copy, close and paste as new layer
Load your mask and then merge group
Open frame 9, resize to 340 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Rotate it left a bit
Duplicate this layer, and then rotate right a bit
Click inside the frame with your magic wand
Selections, modify, expand 5
New raster layer
Open paper 14, copy and close
Edit, paste into selection
Deselect and then move this below the frame layer
Repeat for the other frame
Open your Lori Kajenna tube and choose the layers you want
You'll have to resize to about 500 height
Paste as new layer
Click your group layer to activate it
Open palm 4, resize to 495 width, copy, close and paste as new layer
Move to the top left, and then erase any of the tree trunk that shows below the girl
Open flower 8, resize to 300 width and move to the left side
Open sand, resize to 600 width and move to the bottom
Open flower 9, and move up and to the right side
Activate the left side frame layer
Open grass, resize to 400 width and move down a bit and to the left side
Open leaf 4, resize to 250 width and move to the top right
Open red macaw parrots, resize to 175 width and move to the left
Open pineapples, resize to 160 width, and move to the bottom right
Open fruit, resize quite small and move in front of the pineapples
Activate the girl layer
In front of the girl, I put a hat, a drink and the limes - all resized quite small
Go through your layers and add drop shadows
I used 0, 3, 30, 6, black
Add the copyright info and license number for the Lori Kajenna 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 Yaquote Script, #e82325
Give it the same gradient glow
Starting with your top layer, merge down to and including the girl layer
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 16 frames and then minimize for now
Open animation 417 from SophisticatSimone's package
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, select all
Move your slider over so frame 1 is on your screen
Edit, paste into selected frame - frame 1
Position about the middle of the tag and click once to set in place
Minimize for now
Back to PSP and open the eye on the merged layer
Copy and go to AS
Right click to paste as new animation
Duplicate until you have 16 frames
Edit, select all
Edit, copy and then close
Maximize your tag frames
Edit, paste into selected frame - 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