29 June 2010

Wicked Girls (PTU)

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Wicked Girls 

This tutorial was written by me on June 29th, 2010 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I'm using a wonderful kit by Addictive Pleasures called "Wicked Girls".  You can purchase it from Dazzling Scraps.  I had a blast with this kit, lots of great elements and papers included!

2 Tubes of choice, ideally a full-length and a close up.  I'm using the wonderful pinup art of Ismael Rac with a valid license.  Unfortunately, due to the closure of AMI, you can no longer purchase his tubes there and as of today he still has not decided where he will be selling them in future.  According to his website, he will be making a decision soon, you can check it out HERE.

Mask of choice: I used Mask 12 by Weescotslass, available to download from her blog HERE.

Plug-ins needed: Xero Porcelain and Eye Candy Impact; Gradient Glow.

Font of choice: I used Roller Coaster

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 3, Opacity 69, Blur 8

~~~~~ Ready?  Let's make a tag! ~~~~~

Place the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.  We'll resize later.

From the kit, open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the freehand selection tool, draw a selection around the inside edge of the frame.

Open a paper of choice, resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Move the paper layer below the frame.  Do not deselect!

Open the close-up tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize if needed and arrange as desired within the frame.  Hit delete to remove the excess.  Selections > Select None.

Apply the porcelain effect to the tube using the default settings.

Copy and paste the main tube and move to the right side of the frame.

Open ribbon bow and resize 60%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the top left of the frame.

Open hanger, resize 50%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move below the bow and arrange so the bottom of the hanger ends about 2/3 of the way down the frame. Erase the bit showing above the bow.

Open the fan, resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, Image > Free Rotate > rotate left 15 degrees.  Arrange on the bottom left corner.

Open the shoes, resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, place in front of the fan.

Open the streamer, copy and paste as a new layer.  Duplicate and colorize the duplicate.  Adjust > Hue and Saturation > Colorize > Hue: 232, Saturation: 199.  Arrange so they're in front of the main tube and behind the fan.

Open the stars, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move to the right side and move down to just above the background layer.  Duplicate the layer.  Image > Flip > Duplicate > Image > Mirror > Duplicate > Image > Flip.  You should have four layers of stars.  Erase any excess on each layer and then merge these four layers together.  I erased the ones showing at the bottom of the tag, but this is up to you.

Open the scattered sequins, copy and paste as a new layer and move below the merged stars layer.  Move the sequins up slightly.

Drop shadow all your layers.

Activate the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Flood fill with a color that compliments your tube, I used black.  Apply the mask and then right click on the mask layer in the layers palette and choose Merge > Merge Group.

Add your name and then apply Eye Candy Impact, Gradient Glow using these settings:


 Add all applicable copyright and license information, crop and resize as desired and you're finished!  I hope you enjoy your new tag and thanks for trying my tutorial!

Until next time ...

Hugs, Carol
    

26 June 2010

Let Freedom Ring (PTU)

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Let Freedom Ring 

This tutorial was written by me on June 26th, 2010 and is a product of my own imagination and ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I'm using a fabulous kit by Kittie's Sinful Designz called "Americana".  You can get it HERE or HERE.

Tube of choice: I'm using the incredible pinup art of Keith Garvey with a valid license.  You can purchase his tubes at MPT.

Template of choice: I used one of Marcia's incredible templates which you can download from her blog, Babe's Designz.  I used template #46.

Mask of choice: I used Mask 5 by Witchy's Heart.  Download from her blog HERE 

Plug-ins needed: Eye Candy Impact (Gradient Glow) for your name and Textures (Texture Noise) for the fireworks animation.

Fireworks graphic: Download HERE 

Font of choice: I used Whisper

Animation Shop

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 58, Blur 7

~~~~~ Now grab a beverage of choice and let's make a new tag!  ;-) ~~~~~

Place the mask in your PSP masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Delete the copyright layer.  Change the canvas size to 750 x 750.  I like to have lots of room to work, you can resize your tag later.

Activate the circle layer.  Selections > Select All > Selections > Float > Selections > Defloat.  Select a paper from the kit and resize 70% twice.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Delete the circle layer.  Drop shadow the paper layer.  Do the same for the rectangles layer (resize 70% once).

Activate the stars layer and change the colour of random stars to red, white and blue.  For detailed instructions on how to use this tool, read the directions in my Choco-Love tutorial.  Use this tool to change the colour of the large dots and dots circle layers as well.

Activate the circle layer.  Copy and paste the fireworks graphic as a new layer.  Arrange as desired.  Duplicate this layer 3 times for a total of 4.  Hide the three copies and make the original the active layer.

Apply Eye Candy Texture: Texture Noise with these settings:  Under the Settings tab, choose Dot Noise.  Under the Basics tab, change the settings to this:


 Hide the original layer and unhide the first copy.  Apply Texture Noise using the same settings, but hit the Random Seed button once.  Continue this way for the two remaining copies.

Open Border 1, copy and paste as a new layer, move to just above the rectangles layer.  Use the raster deform tool to stretch it lengthwise and move the top and bottom in a bit to make it fit the bottom rectangle.  Once you're happy, add a drop shadow, duplicate and flip the image.  Arrange on the top rectangle.

Open two of the dragonflies, resize 30%, then 50%.  Place where desired and drop shadow.

Open Button 4, resize 30%, then 85%.  Place on the right side of the circle, about half way down.  Drop shadow and duplicate, move the copy over to the left side of the circle.  Duplicate again and move to the bottom (see my tag for placement).

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, apply drop shadow.

Using the alpha that comes with the kit, create a saying at the bottom.  I wrote "Let Freedom Ring".  I resized 20% for capital letters and 15% for the rest.  Use your grid tool to help you line everything up correctly.  Merge all the letter layers together and drop shadow.

Open Sparkled Stars, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move this layer below the text layer and arrange slightly below.  Duplicate, mirror and flip, arrange this layer slightly above the text (see my tag).

Activate the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Flood fill with a colour that compliments the kit, I used #cc0300.  Apply the mask.  In the layers palette, right click on the mask and choose Merge > Merge Group.  Resize the mask layer 80% and lower the opacity to 70%.

Hide your background layer and activate the crop tool.  Click the merged opaque button on the far right of the top tool menu and click the green check mark.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.

~~~~~ Let's Animate! ~~~~~

Open Animation Shop.

In PSP, make sure the original fireworks layer is open and the three copies are hidden.  Right click on the tag and choose Copy Merged.

In Animation Shop, right click on the workspace and choose Paste As New Animation.

Back in PSP, hide the original fireworks layer and unhide the first copy.  Right click and copy merged again.

In AS, right click the tag and choose Paste > After Current Frame.

Continue in this manner until you have 4 frames.

Now click View > Animation to see your tag in action!

Save as a gif and you're done!

Thanks for trying my tutorial, I'd love to hear from you if you try it!  :-)

Hugs, Carol

 
 

23 June 2010

Envy Me (PTU)

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Envy Me 

This tutorial was written by me on June 23rd and is the result of my own ideas, any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit by Tammy's Scraps called "Rush".  You can purchase this awesome kit from Aussie Scrap Designs.

Tube of choice: I used the wonderful pinup art of Elias Chatzoudis with a valid license.  You can purchase his tubes from MPT.

Template of choice: I used a collab template by ChaneyJo and Kat, available to download from Creative Misfit Creations.

Mask of choice, or use the one I did, HERE.  I don't remember where I got this awesome mask, if it's yours, please write and let me know so I can give proper credit or remove it.  Thank you!

Font of choice: I used Bank Gothic Md

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 62, Blur 6.

~~~~~ Let's make a new tag! ~~~~~

Place the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Resize all layers 80%, then change canvas size to 750 x 750.  Add a new raster layer, flood fill with white and send to the bottom.

Make white circle2 the active layer.  Select all, float the selection, then defloat (if you're unsure how to do this, simply look at the directions in some of my other tuts for more detail.)

Choose a paper from the kit, resize 70%, copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert the selection and delete.  Select none and delete the original layer.  Add a drop shadow.  Continue in this manner for gray rectangle, white circle 1, slash and big heart.

Adjust the hue and saturation for the two pink circle frames.  Hue: 145, Saturation: 144.

Add noise to the frames: Uniform, 50% Noise, Monochrome checked.

Float and defloat the black rectangle.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #fdfe01.  Deselect.  Add noise with the same settings as above.

Adjust the hue and saturation of the hearts layer using the same settings as above.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, move to the left side of the template.  Drop shadow.

Decorate your tag using elements of your choice.  I used a couple of the butterflies, cherry blossom 1 & 2, forget me not flower 1, heart and bow charm 1 and ribbon 1.

Make your background layer active and add a new raster layer.  Select all, copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  Deselect.

Apply the heart burst mask, merge the mask group and then resize 80%.

Hide your background layer, activate your crop tool and click the merged opaque button at the far right of the top tool menu.  Click the green check mark to crop the excess canvas.  Unhide your background layer and resize your tag as desired.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information and you're done!  I hope you enjoy your new tag.

Hugs, Carol
    

16 June 2010

Quiet Moment (PTU)

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Quiet Moment 

This tutorial was written by me on June 16th, 2010 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work with other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit called "Memories Of Mom" by Sweet Occasion Designs.  It's available at Butterfly Blush Designs.

Tube of choice: I used the beautiful art of Irene Shpak with a valid license.  You can purchase her gorgeous tubes at MPT.

Mask of choice: I used another of the beautiful floral masks available from Creative Misfits Creations.

Font of choice: I used Lavishly Yours

Let's make a new tag!

Place the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 700 x 700, white background.

From the kit, open one of the frames.  Resize 40%, copy and paste as a new layer.

Activate your magic wand tool and click inside the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand by 4.

Open a paper of choice, resize 70% twice, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move below the frame.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  I adjusted the hue and saturation on the paper layer.  Hue: 234, Saturation: 195

Open elements8, copy and paste as a new layer above the paper layer.  Hit delete to remove the excess.  Selections > Select None.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize as desired.  If you're using the same tube I did, duplicate the tube and move the copy above the frame layer with the original below the frame.  Using the eraser tool, remove the parts of the top tube you don't want showing on top of the frame, then remove the bits you can see below the frame on the bottom tube (see my tag for reference).  Apply a drop shadow to the bottom tube only.  I used H&V 3, Opacity 58, Blur 15.

Open one of the ropes, resize 70% twice, copy and paste as a new layer.  Place across the top of the frame.  Using the eraser tool, carefully remove the parts of the rope that extend past the frame.  Add a drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 58, Blur 6.  Duplicate and free rotate right 90 degrees.  Arrange on right side of frame.  Duplicate this layer and mirror, arrange on left side.  Go to the top layer again and duplicate, move to the bottom of the frame. 

Open bow 6 (or a bow of choice), resize 20%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Free rotate 20 degrees left and place on the top left corner of the frame, where the two ropes cross.  Drop shadow, duplicate and arrange the copy on the right side.

Open LDD_TSCUFGB_C10, copy and paste as a new layer.  Move to the left side of the frame (see my tag for placement).  Duplicate and move the copy down.

Open one of the flower bunches, resize as desired and place between the previous layers.  Zoom in and use the eraser tool to erase bits of the top copy so you have some small flowers mixed in with the larger flowers.  Drop shadow each layer as you add it. 

Open one of the wraps, resize 50%, then 90%.  Copy, paste as a new layer.  Mirror.  Use the raster deform tool to move the sides in until you like what you see.  Drop shadow.


Open one of the fans, resize 40%, then 85%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Free rotate 15 degrees left.  Place at the bottom of the flowers on the left side.  Drop shadow.

Open one of the satin butterflies.  Resize 30%, then 70%.  Free rotate right or left 20 degrees.  Place where you like then duplicate and resize the duplicate 85%.  Place as desired.  Drop shadow.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all elements.  Hide the background layer and merge the rest.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  Open a paper of choice from the kit and paste into selection.  Apply FloralMask5byJenny.  In the layers palette, right click the mask layer and choose Merge > Merge Group.

Hide the background layer again and activate your crop tool.  Click the Merged Opaque button on the far right of the top tool menu, then click the green check mark.  Unhide the background layer again and resize your tag to the size you prefer (make sure resize all layers is checked).

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save your tag as a jpg or png and you're finished!

Thank you for trying my tutorial, I hope you enjoy your new tag!
Hugs, Carol

15 June 2010

Pretty In Pink (PTU)

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Pretty In Pink 

This tutorial was written by me on June 15th, 2010 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a gorgeous kit by Babycakes Scraps called "Tickle Me Pink".  I really love this designer's kits and have purchased a lot of them.  They're all beautiful with a lot of papers and elements to choose from.  You can purchase this beauty at Sunflower Scraps Boutique.

Template of choice: I used an awesome template by Kittie's Sinful Designz, available HERE.  Click the Templates link, scroll down and download template #11.  Thank you for sharing your creations with us Kittie!

Tube of choice: I used the beautiful pinup art of Keith Garvey with a valid license.  You can purchase his tubes from MPT.

Font of choice: I used Beautiful and Beautiful Caps.

Mask of choice: I used Floral Mask 1 by Jenny and available to download at Creative Misfits Creations.

Ready?  Let's get started!

Place the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.

Image > Canvas Size > 700 x 700.  Add a new raster layer, send to the bottom and flood fill with white.

Delete Raster 1, Frame and BG Frame.

Activate BG Square.  Selections > Select All > Selections > Float > Selections > Defloat.  Open a paper of choice from the kit and resize as desired (I resized 70%).  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Delete BG Square layer.

Continue in this manner for the remaining layers, deleting all the original layers as you go.  For the Diamond square and Diamond circle layers, change the colour using the Color Replacer Tool.  To use this tool, change your background colour to the colour you wish to change, in this case #c80202 and change your foreground colour to the colour you want it to be, one that compliments your tube or the kit.  Make sure one of the diamond layers is the active layer.  With the brush size set to 700, click in the center of your tag.  Do this for all three layers.

I replaced dotted heart A and B with a heart from the kit, but this is entirely up to you.

Add your tube, moving over to the right side of the hearts.  Add a drop shadow.  I used Eye Candy Impact, Perspective Shadow, using these settings:
Open bcs_diamond_bow or a bow of your choice and resize as needed.  Place at the top of the left circle.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust the angle if necessary.  Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen More.

Open bcs_vine, copy and paste as a new layer.  Image > Mirror and place on far right side of tag.  Move below the top heart and lower strip.

Open all three roses, resize each as desired and place on the vine.  Mirror one and use the raster deform tool to adjust the angle on the third.

Drop shadow all template components with H&V 0, Opacity 59, Blur 10.  Drop shadow all tag elements with H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 6.

Make sure you're happy with the placement of all elements, then hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Flood fill with a colour that compliments your tube and kit (I used #f9a7ce).  Apply your mask, right click the mask layer in the layers palette and choose Merge > Merge Group.  Resize mask layer 95%.

Crop any excess canvas and resize your tag as desired.

Add a saying of your choice across the top strip, I added "Pretty In Pink".  Add your name and all applicable copyright and license info and you're finished!  I hope you enjoyed the tut and remember to send me your results!

Hugs, Carol

13 June 2010

Showtime (FTU)

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Showtime 

This tutorial was written by me on June 13th, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work with other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP, its tools and functions. 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used a wonderful FTU kit by ChaneyJo's Creations called "Hollywood Hottie".  You can download this fabulous kit from her blog HERE.  Please remember to leave some love (a thank you) when you grab it!

Two tubes of choice: I used the gorgeous art of Ray Leaning with a valid license.  You can purchase this wonderful artists tubes from MPT.

Mask of choice

Font of choice: I used Hollywood Hills.

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 5.

Ready ... Set ... GO!  ;-)

Place the mask in your PSP Masks folder or a folder of your choice.

Open a new image, 750 x 650, white background.

From the kit, open Cityscape1.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Open Filmstrips1, copy and paste Raster 4 as a new layer.  Move to the bottom left of the cityscape.  Duplicate the filmstrip and mirror.  Line up with the original and then use the selection tool to select the excess, like this:
Hit delete.  You should end up with something that looks like this:
 
Using the magic wand tool with Mode set to Add (Shift), Match mode set to None and Feather set to 0, click inside each of the filmstrip frames.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand 2.  Open a paper of choice, resize if desired (I resized 80%), copy and paste as a new layer.  Move the paper below the filmstrip.  Selections > Invert > Delete.

Copy and paste one of your tubes and resize if desired.  I resized mine by 80% twice.  Use your magic wand to click inside the first frame, expand by 2 and move your tube within the frame until you like what you see.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Continue in this way for the remaining 5 frames, choosing a different part of your tube to show in each.  Once you have all six images added, hide the rest of your layers and merge these images together.  Change the blend mode to Burn (or another one of your choice).  Lower the opacity if you wish, I left mine at 100%.  Drop shadow the frame and then merge these three layers (paper, images and filmstrip) together.

Add your main tube and place it in the center of your tag.  Drop shadow.

Open the wordart, copy and paste the Merged layer as a new layer and move beneath your tube.  Drop shadow.

Add any elements you wish to decorate your tag.  I used one of the clapboards, the microphone, both spotlights and their light rays and some of the flowers.  I also added the lightbeam in the center of the tag.  Make sure all the light beams are below the tube and wordart layers.

Now add your name.  If you want to add the same gold highlight as the wordart and cityscape do this to your text layer:  Selections > float > Selections > defloat > Selections > modify > expand > expand by 4.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gold paper (paper 7) from the kit (set the scale to 50%).  Selections > Select none.  Now go to Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > select the Uniform radio button, set the Noise to 50% and check the Monochrome box.  Adjust > Sharpness > Sharpen.  Merge this layer with your text layer and add your drop shadow.

Activate your background layer and add a new raster layer.  Selections > Select All.  You may paste a paper of choice into the selection or flood fill with a color that compliments your tube.  I chose to flood fill with black.  Selections > Select None.

Apply your mask and merge the mask layers together.

Resize your tag to the size you prefer and add all applicable license and copyright information.  Save as a jpg or png and you're all finished!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, please leave some love if you try it!  It's nice to know people actually do these and it inspires me to write some more.  ;-)

Until next time ...

Hugs, Carol   

10 June 2010

Rocker Chick (PTU)

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Rocker Chick 

This tutorial was written by me on June 10th, 2010.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

PSP Version used: PSP X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP and Animation Shop 

Supplies Needed 

Scrap kit of choice: I used Rocker Chick, an awesome kit made by Angel's Designs.  You can purchase this beautiful kit from Scrapper's Secret.

2 tubes of choice (one should be a close-up): I used the lovely pinup art of Celine with a valid license.  You can purchase this talented artist's tubes from MPT.

Font of choice: I used Carattere 

Plug-ins needed: DSB Flux (Bright Noise) and Eye Candy Impact (Gradient Glow)

Animation Shop 

Ready?  Let's make a new tag!

Open a new image, 750 x 650, white background. 

From the kit, open AD_RC_Frame12 and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Selections > Modify > Expand > expand 5. 

Open a paper of choice from the kit and resize if desired (I resized 70%).  Copy and paste as a new layer, arrange as desired within the frame.  Selections > Invert > Delete.  Move this layer below the frame.  Do not deselect!

Open your close-up tube, resize if desired, copy and paste as a new layer.  Place where you like within the frame and delete the excess.  Selections > Select None.  Add a drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 85, Blur 10.)  Change the blend mode of this layer to Luminance Legacy.  Add a drop shadow to the frame, I used H&V 2, Opacity 65, Blur 8.

Open AD_RC_Barbwire and resize 60%, then 80%.  Use the raster deform tool to tip it to the right.  Place on the right side of the frame.  Add a drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 45, Blur 5 (I used this for all elements).  Duplicate and Image > Mirror > Image > Flip.  Arrange on the left side of the frame.

Open AD_RC_GlitterStar, resize 40%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the bottom right of the frame.  Drop shadow.

Open AD_RC_Wordart1 and resize 70%.  Move to the top right of the frame, drop shadow.

Open AD_RC_Glitter4 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, move to the top right side of the tag.  Move this layer down to just above the background layer.  Duplicate and mirror.  Arrange as you like and then merge these two layers together.  Duplicate the merged layer and flip.  Arrange as desired, see my tag for reference.

Add your main tube and drop shadow.  Place on the left side of your tag.

Now scatter some of the music notes around the tag.  I resized most 30%, but vary the sizes and use the raster deform tool to slightly tilt them to the right or left.  Drop shadow.  When you've added all you like, hide the rest of the layers and merge the music notes together.  Duplicate this layer twice for a total of three.  Hide the two copies and activate the original.  Apply DSB Flux, Bright Noise with the Intensity set to 55, click the Mix button once.

Hide the original layer, unhide and activate the first copy.  Apply Bright Noise again with the same Intensity setting, but click the mix button twice.  Do this again for the final layer, clicking the Mix button three times.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  I added a thin white gradient glow to my name as well, but this is optional.

Hide the background layer and activate the crop tool.  Click the merged opaque button on the far right of the top tool menu, then click the green check mark.  This crops your excess canvas without cutting off any of your drop shadows.  Resize all layers to your preferred size.

Let's animate!

Open Animation Shop.

In PSP, make sure the original music note layer is open and the two copies are hidden.  Right click on your tag and choose Copy Merged.

In AS, right click on the workspace and choose Paste As A New Animation.

Back in PSP, hide the original music note layer and unhide the first copy.  Right click on the tag and copy merged.

In AS, right click the tag and choose Paste > After Current Frame.  Do the same for the second copy of the music note layer.

In AS, click View > Animation to see your tag in action!

Now save as a gif and you're all finished, I hope you like your new tag!

Hugs, Carol

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