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Friday, December 23, 2011

You need:
Tube of choice. I'm using the work of Neoracer. You can purchase a license to use his work here.
Background of choice. I'm using a background pack by Abstract Creations (me!) that can be purchased here.
Animation of choice. I'm using this one here. It's my personal creation and I ask that you direct people here to get it.
Kit of choice. I'm using a FTU kit by Kristin. It can be found here.
Fonts: Wintermute.

I assume you have working knowledge of Paintshop Pro and Animation Shop. This tut can be recreated in photoshop if needed.

Open a new image 600x225
Open the fractal pack (or texture of choice) and choose one that you like the most. I'm using the Infinity image.
Desaturate or color using the target tool to match your tube. What I do to desaturate is set my foreground to black or white and use the change to target tool to color it.
I'm making my tag black and white but you can do whatever color you want.
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. Position how you want. Desaturate the tube.
Open your scrap kit of choice. I'm using a freebie from Kristin that can be found on the Creative Misfits Blog.
If you aren't using the same kit, then feel free to improvise during the next few steps using elements from your kit.
Open Flower1. Copy and paste it into your tag. Resize by 75% and move to the corner of the tag. Duplicate this flower, mirror it and move it to the other corner. I rotated the second one a bit so it wasn't exactly the same. You don't have to do that.
Now open the Flame element.Copy and paste it under your flowers. Move it over to the right or left, your choice. Resize by 75% and position it right at the edge. Use mine as an example.
Open the Doodle element. Copy and paste it above your flame layer. Resize by 75% and position it so that it's just above the flame layer on the side.
Merge the doodle and flame layer together. Duplicate your merged layer and hit mirror. Position a bit lower then the other layer is. Use mine as a guide.
Open the Glitter Trail element. Paste it just above your tube. Move it down to the bottom of the tag.
Activate your top layer. Now add a new raster layer. Select all, modify and contract by 8. Paste your background layer into the image. Hit delete. Deselect.
Crop merged opaque. Now make sure your new border layer is desaturated. Mirror the layer. Apply texture effects-MosaicGlass on these settings:

Now move that layer to just above your background. Go back to your top layer and add a new raster layer.
Select all>Modify>contract by 5. Invert and flood fill with a color of your choice. Deselect. Apply noise. I had mine set to 100% and random.

Add your copyright info and name. If you are not going to animate, save as a .jpg and enjoy!
 If you are going to animate then let's get to work.

Close off your bottom layer. (your background layer) Merge visible.
Open your bottom layer and close off your top layer.
In Animation Shop, open the animation with MNG in the name. If you animate in Photoshop, I have included the psd file as well.
Minimize that animation and go back to PSP. Copy merged. Paste into animation shop as a new animation. Hit Ctrl+L 3 times. Make sure you only have 4 frames.
Go back to your first animation in Animation shop (the one I provided). Resize so that it is 250x250. Select all Frames. Copy.
In your background animation, select all and paste into current layer. Paste again and move the animation someplace else on the background.
Go back to PSP. Close off the bottom layer and open the top layer. Copy merged.
In animation shop, paste as a new animation. Hit Ctrl+L 3 times. Make sure you have 4 frames. Select all frames. Copy and paste into current layer on the background animation. This is the one we just put the other animation into.
Set your frame properties to 20. Save as a .gif and enjoy!


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