The creation of this tutorial is my own, any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly a coincidence.
Do not copy this tutorial or claim it as your own. If you would like to share it, please share the link to blog ONLY.
This tutorial was written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 and is for those with a working knowledge of Photoshop. This tutorial can be adapted for anyone with a working knowledge of PSP.
Before we start, I would like to remind you to save frequently. This is in case your program closes on you as mine is known to do. J I save as a .psd file. This keeps your elements in layers instead of merging everything the way a .png file does. I also do not say copy and paste your element onto your canvas. In Photoshop, it is possible to drag and drop. But if you are more comfortable copying and pasting, then by all means do what is easier for you. I use a white background while I’m making my tag but I delete it when I am finished.
I’m using the very beautiful Women of Fashion from trinita. You can get it here. This tube has so many possibilities to choose from.
Ooo Shamrock scrap kit by Hania’s Designs. You can find where to buy it here.
Evil St. Patty’s animation from SopisticatSimone. You can find that here. Be sure to leave some love.
Mask: Mask 485 by Insatiable Dreams, you can find it here. Scroll down the page, it’s under Masks 12.
Font used is called 36. I bought it many years ago at an office supply store. You can use any font you want though.
Open a canvas 500x500
Create your mask using paper 02. Place on your canvas to your liking.
E3 – Reduce 54.0%. Place on the right side of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
E97 – Reduce 65.2%. Place in the center of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
E71 – Reduce 19.8%. Place in the lower right of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
E48 – Reduce Width: 97.2%. Height: 100. Duplicate twice. Lock all 3 layers together. Place over the pot of gold, looking as if it’s coming out of it.
E30 – Reduce 61.5%. Place towards the bottom, slightly off center to the left.
E16 – Reduce 46.8%. Place on the branch of the tree. Add an outer glow and a drop shadow using the default settings.
E62 – Reduce 20.6%. Place in front of the pot of gold. Add a drop shadow.
E09 - Rotate 20.9. Place over the frame to your liking. Add a drop shadow.
E61 – Reduce 49.3%. Place towards the top left of your canvas to your liking. Add a drop shadow and outer glow.
E85 - Reduce 42.6%. Place near the crow. Add an outer glow and drop shadow to your liking.
E07 – Place in the center of your canvas to your liking.
E77 – Place on the right side of your canvas. Duplicate and place on the left side of your canvas to your liking.
Open your animation. Lock all layers and drag it onto your canvas. Reduce it to 39.7%. Place on the left hand of your canvas. I created a group, putting all the layers into it.
E14 – Reduce 17.9%. Place on the side of the red grass.
E23 – Reduce 56.5%. Place towards the top left of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
E26 – Reduce 28.8%. Place in front of the mushrooms. Add a drop shadow. Duplicate and place slightly in front of the original.
E59 – Reduce 22.3%. Place in the lower left corner of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
Open your tube. Reduce it to the size you want and place in the middle of your canvas. Add a drop shadow.
E50 – Reduce 39.8%. Place on the left side of your canvas. Add and outer glow and a drop shadow.
Type the name. The color settings are D60101. Size 68 points. After you type in your name, go to your blending options.
Check Drop Shadow using the default settings.
Check Bevel and Emboss using the default settings.
Check Stroke size 2, color is 000000. Place the name on the top left of your canvas.
Add your license and your watermark.
Now it’s time for the animation.
Open your animation window if it’s not already active. To do this, go to your Menu>Window and click Animation. It will appear at the bottom. Make sure your Animation Set Layer is active. You will have 16 frames.
In your animation window, you will only see 1 frame. First thing you do is click on the 0 Sec, this will bring up the Selects Frame Time Delay box.
Click Other. A Set Frame Delay box will come up. Set the time for 0.15 and click okay. You’ve set the time for the animation.
Now click on the copy frames icon. Do this until you have 16 frames in the animation window.
Next, you will highlight the first frame in the animation window. In your layers box, uncheck all but the first frame.
Next click on Frame 2. In the layers palette, uncheck Frame 1 and check Frame 2.
Do the same for each remaining frame in your Animation Window. Click on the play button to make sure it’s at the speed you want.
Once everything is how you want it, go to File>Save For Web & Devices. If you want to see what it will look like, click Preview. Click on Save. This will save as a .gif file and you’re done.
I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. Again, you do not have to follow this step by step. Add your own touch to it.