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Saturday, July 30, 2011

♥Beach Birds (Animated) PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on July 30th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!!***
Here is what we will be making  - It is animated -
 Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Animation Shop
Scrapkit - Beach Birds By Candylicious Designz @ Scraps With Attitude

Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow (Optional, Screen Shots Provided)
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass (Optional , Screen shot provided)

Fonts Used :
AntsyPants

Elements Used :
Sand
Lei
Waves
BeachBall
Pail
Sun
Surfboard
SandCastle
PalmTree
Penquin1 & 2

Lets Begin :
Start by opening a new 800 X 650 white canvas. (Don't worry you will crop it later.)

Open your Water element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Then re-size it to 30%. Now re-size it again to 50%. Using your move tool, position your Water element to the center of your canvas.
Go to Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Then go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow.
(The settings below are my own personal preferences, you are welcome to use them if you wish, or you can set the settings to your own liking.)
Click Ok.

Open your Penguin2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20% , then re-size it again to 50%. Using your move tool position your Penguin2 element to the left side of your Water element.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
(Use the same drop shadow settings that you used on your Water element.)

Open your Penguin1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%, then re-size it again to 50%.
This time position your Penguin 2 element to the right side of your Water element.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow (Same settings as before)

Open your PalmTree element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Position your Palm Tree to the right side of your Water element.
Go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass
(You can use my settings or your own)
 Click Ok.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow. (Same settings as before)

Now go to your layers pallet - move your Palm Tree layer down so that it is below both of your Penguin layers.

Now right click on your Palm Tree layer - then click Duplicate.
Now go to Image & click Mirror.
Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Palm Tree element if needed.

Open your Sand Castle element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Use your move tool & position it to the left side of your water element. (See my tag for reference if needed)
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Apply a drop shadow.

Open your Sun element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Then re-size it again to 30%. Position it above your Water element to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Apply a drop shadow.

Open your Surfboard element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Then re-size it again to 50%. Position it to the right side. Then in your layers pallet - move your Surfboard layer below your Penquin layers. 
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Apply a drops shadow.

Open your Pail element - Copy & paste as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Then again to 40%. 
Now position to the left side & place it in front of your Sand Castle element .
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Apply a drop shadow.

Open your Beach ball element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Then re-size it again to 20%. Position it to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Apply a drop shadow.

Open your Lei element - Copy & paste it as a new layer, then re-size it to 20%. Then re-size it again to 40%. Position to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Apply a drop shadow.

Open your Sand element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Then re-size it to 50%. Position it to your liking. Go to your layers pallet - Move your Sand down so that it is just above your Water layer. Duplicate this layer 2 times. Position so that one goes to the left & one goes to the right, covering the width of your water element.

Activate your Text tool - set your Font , Size & Color
I used :
Font : AntsyPants
Size : Depends on the length of your name.
Background Color : #f9e613

Type out your name click apply.

Position your name so that it is center with your Water element.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Name layer - click Convert To Raster Layer.

Go to Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow

Click Ok.

Now apply a drop shadow.

Activate your Magic Wand tool - then click inside each letter in your name.
Go to Effects - 3D Effects - Inner Bevel
Click Ok.

Now go to Selections & click Select None

Apply your copyright/credit information

Click on your Water layer , now duplicate this layer 2 times.
For a total of 3 Water layers.
Close of your top 2 Water layers.
Click on your Water 1 layer. Go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise

Now open Wave 2 layer - Add Noise


Now open Wave 3 layer - Add Noise

Now close of your Wave 2 & Wave 3 layers again. Click on your Wave 1 layer.
Open your Animation Shop -
Go back to your PSP-

Go to Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged
Go to your Animation Shop - Right click in your grey work area - then click Paste As New Animation.

Go back to PSP -
Open & click on your Wave 2 layer & close your Wave 1 layer
Go to Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged -
Go to your Animation Shop -
Right click in your first frame you just put there - click Paste - After Current Frame.
Go back to your PSP -
Open & click on your Wave 3 layer & close your Wave 2 layer -
Go to Edit  - Copy Special - Copy Merged -
Go back to your Animation Shop -
Right click in your 2nd frame you just put there - click Paste - After Current Frame.

Now view your animation. 

Once you are happy with your tag - activate your crop tool in your animation shop - then crop off any canvas that you did not use.
Now re-size your tag to your desired size & save as a GIF file.



Wednesday, July 27, 2011

♥Just An Update♥

I just wanted to let everyone know that I have not forgotten anyone, that I am still here. I am doing my best to try and manage real life issues/health & writing tutorials as well.
 I have been having some pretty serious medical issues, long story short I am on massive doses of blood thinners to try & thin my blood so that I do not have another blood clot in my lungs or anywhere else for that matter, but for some reason the massive amounts of blood thinner that I am taking are not working. It is NOT thinning my blood at all.
So I am going to see a specialist on Aug 9th, so I hope to get to the bottom of whatever it is that is going on. I have also been recently diagnosed with " Sever Hypoglycemia" which is a pain in the rumpuss. I have to test my blood numerous times a day, expecially if I am about to drive, as I have had some incidents where I get really dizzy while I am driving & have to pull over & eat a quick piece of something with sugar in it, or find a place to purchase something to eat so bring my sugar back up. :-(
Not to mention the fact that I feel like I am never home any more lol, my oldest daughter started her job as a Certified Nursing Assistant a week after she graduated high school, she took the courses she needed to be certified while she was attending high school, but she works 2nd shift, and we only have the 1 vehicle. My husband has to be to work at 9am, it is a 30-45 minute drive from where we live to his work, so I get up every morning & take him to work, then I travel the 30-45 minute drive back home, then at 2:00pm I head out again for the 30-45 minute drive to take my daughter into work & she has to be there by 3pm. Then because there is only 3 hours before my husband gets done at 6pm, I choose to save gas & stay in town until he is done, with the price of gas being almost $4.00 a gallon, I can't really afford to run back home for 3 hours. Then after hubby gets out at 6pm, we go home, I make dinner, & clean up dinner & any other house hold chores that need tending too, then at 10pm, I had back out for the 30-45 minute drive to pick my daughter back up when she gets out at 11pm.
So needless to say by the time my day is done & my poor car is parked, I am exhausted & feel like I have wheels on my butt! lol
But I didn't want anyone to think that I was not doing what I need to be doing or that I quit because that is SOOO not true. I did get a tutorial written today, but I haven't had a chance to type it all up yet, but will get it posted tomorrow along with another tutorial I wrote a few days ago. So hope you will stop back and check those out.
I hope everyone is having a fantastic day !
Thanks for stopping by!!!
((HUGS))
Ronney♥
Thursday, July 21, 2011

♥Sunrise Summer (Animated) PTU

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on July 21st 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***
Here is what we will be making :
 Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Animation Shop
Scrapkit - Sunrise Summer By Creative Scraps By Crys
Mask Of Choice

Plugins -
Eye Candy Impact - Gradient Glow
Xero - Radiance (Optional)

Fonts Used :
Sweatheart Script Limited (For name)
Pixelette (For credit info)

Elements Used:
Starfish 2
Lei
Ocean
medi_tiger lily 4 & 8
Drink
Sand
Towel2
Palm Tree

Lets Begin :

Open a new 800 X 650 white canvas. (Don't worry we will crop it later.)
Open your Palm Tree element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Now re-size it to 50%.
Position it to the left side of your canvas.

Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Xero - then Radiance.
You can use my settings below or your own.


 Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.


Click Ok.

Now open your Ocean element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 90%. 
Use your move tool to position it so that the left edge is hidden behind your Palm Tree element. 
Go to Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.
Apply the same drop shadow you used above.

Open your Sand element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position it in front of your ocean element. 
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Sand layer - then click Duplicate. Use your move tool to position your duplicated Sand layer to your liking.
Now duplicate your Sand layer one more time & position where it is needed.

Once you have all your Sand elements where you need them, go to your layers pallet - right click on your top sand layer - then click Merge - Merge Down. Then on your next Sand layer - right click - Merge - Merge Down.
Now all of your Sand layers should be 1 layer.
Go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise
Set to Unifrom ,  20 & make sure your Monochrome box is checked & click Ok.

Open your Towel 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Use your move tool to position your Towel2 element in front of your Tree element.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.
Apply a drop shadow.

Now open medi_tiger lily 4 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Position it on your Towel element - 
Effects - Plugins - Xero - Radiance.
Use the same settings you used above.

Click Ok
Apply a drop shadow.

Open your Drink element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 15%. Using your move tool, position your Drink element so that it is on your Towel element.
Now apply a slight drop shadow.
Open your Starfish2 - Copy & paste it as a new layer - then re-size it to 15%. Position it on your Sand element to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Apply a drop shadow.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Starfish2 layer - then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool to position your duplicated Starfish2 element to your liking.

In your layers pallet - click on your very last layer -
Open Paper 5 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. 
Go to Layers - click Load/Save Mask - then click Load Mask From Disk.
Now choose the mask you would like to use, then click Load.


Go to your layers pallet - then right click on your Mask layer & click Merge - then Merge Group.

Now re-size your Mask to 75%. Position it to the left of your canvas.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Mask layer then click Duplicate. Go to Image - click Mirror.
Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Mask layer if needed.

Activate your Text tool - set your Font, Size & Color -
I used :
Font : Sweetheart Script Limited
Size : 200 Pixels (Will depend on the length of your name)
Background Color : #e15b01
Foreground Color : set to nul

Now click on your canvas to open your text box, type out the name you want on your sig then click Apply.

Now position your name center with your Ocean & Sand elements.

Go to your layers pallet - move your Name layer down below your Towel2 & Lily4 layers.

Now leave your name layer alone for a bit. We will come back to it.
Open your medi_lily 8 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Position it so that it is at the right end of your name.
Effects - Plugins - Xero - Radiance.
(Use the same settings you used above)
Apply a drop shadow.

Open your Lei element - copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then - re-size it to 20%. Position it on a letter in your name.
Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Lei layer - then click Duplicate. Now still in your layers pallet - move your duplicated Lei layer below your Name layer.
Now click on your top Lei layer -
Activate your Eraser Tool - now erase parts of the Lei so that it appears to be hanging over the letter.
In your Layers pallet - click on your Duplicated Lei layer - apply a drop shadow.

Now add any copyright/credit information.
Most times I apply a gradient glow to my copyright/credit information so that it stands out a bit more. If you would like to do that as well, go to Effects - click Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow.
You can use my settings below or your own.-



Now you might want to save your tag as a PSP file if you intend on making it for friends/family as well at a later time.

To Animated :

Open your Animation Shop -
Go back to your PSP -
In your layers pallet - right click on your Name Layer -
Then click Convert To Raster Layer.
Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - then Gradient Glow.
You can use my settings below or your own -


Click Ok.
Now apply a drop shadow to your name .

Activate your Magic Wand tool -
Then make sure that you are on your Name layer in your layers pallet.
Now click inside each letter of your name until ALL letters have the "marching ants" around them. Depending on the font that you have used you may not have to click inside each letter. Some script fonts when they connect and you click on letter it will select them all. Also if you have an "i" in your name, make sure you also select the dot above your i. :-)

Once all letters are selected go -
Effects - Plugins - Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass
You can use my settings below or your own -
Click Ok.
Keep your letters selected -
Now go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - then click Add Noise -
Set to Uniform ,  30 & make sure your Monochrome box is checked, then click Ok.
Selections & click Select None.

Go to Edit - click Copy Special - then click Copy Merged.

Go to Animation Shop -
Right click in the grey work area - then click Paste As 
New Animation.

Go back to PSP -
Click your Undo button 2 times -
Go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise
This time change the noise setting to 35. Click Ok.
Selections - Select None.

Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged
Now go to Animation Shop -
Right click inside Frame 1 that you just put there.
Click Paste - then click After Current Frame.

Go back to your PSP -
Click your undo button 2 times -
Go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add Noise
This time change your settings to 40 then click Ok.
Selections - Select None.

Go to Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged -

Go to Animation Shop -
Right click inside of Frame 2 - then click Paste - then click After Current Frame.

You should now have 3 animation frames.

Now view your animation to make sure you are happy with it.
Then activate your crop tool in your Animation Shop -
Crop off any canvas that you did not use. Once you have your crop outlined, then double click inside of your cropped box. That will make your crop activate.

Now if you need to re-size your sig you can do that now.
(For new to animation shop tut followers - to re-size in Animation Shop - On your keyboard, press your Shift & S keys , that will open your re-size menu. Then set it to pixels then the size you need. I re-sized mine to 650 pixels, but if you need it a different size just type in the size that you need. :-)

Then all that is left is for you to save your signature as a GIF file & you have completed this tutorial!!♥

Monday, July 18, 2011

♥Cutie Patootie (Animated) PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on July 18th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***

Here is what we will be making :
It is a simple but yet a cute little signature.



Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 ( Any version should work)
Animation Shop
Scrapkit - Cute Patootie By PolkaDot Scraps @ PMTW/S
Mask Of Choice

Fonts Used :
Sweetheart Script Limited (For main name)
AL Sandra (For phrase)
Pixelette (For credit info)


Plugins Used :
Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow


Elements Used :
Girl
Butterfly
Flower 8
Scatter 2
Balloon
Swirl 3

Lets Begin :

Start by making a new 800 X 650 white canvas. (Don't worry you will crop it at the end of the tutorial)

Activate your Text tool - now set your Font , Size, & Color of choice.

I used :
Font : Sweetheart Script Limited
Size : 175 Pixels
Background Color : #e03e71
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Now click on your canvas to open your text box, type out the name you wish to add to your tag.

Then click Apply.

Now position your name so that it is center on your canvas. Leaving room on both ends of your name.

(Leave your name layer for now , we will come back to it.)

Open your Swirl 3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Now use your move tool & position your Swirl 3 element to the left side of your name. 
Now go to Adjust - click Sharpness - then click Sharpen.
Then go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then from the slide out menu click Drop Shadow.
You can use my settings below or your own.

Click Ok.

Open your Girl element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas. Re-size it to 50%. Then position it to the left side of your name & place it on top of your Swirl 3 element.

Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - then click Glass.
You can use my settings below or your own.

Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow.
Apply the same settings you used above.

Open your Balloon element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Use your move tool to position your Balloon element to the left side of your name & place it on the left side of your Girl element.
Go to your layers pallet  & move your Balloon layer down just below your Girl layer.
Now go to Adjust - click Sharpness - then click Sharpen.
Go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow
Use same settings as before.

Now go back to your layers pallet - right click on your Balloon layer & click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to position your duplicated Balloon element to the right end of your name.
Now in your layers pallet, make sure your duplicated Balloon layer is below your Name layer.
Now right click on your duplicated Balloon layer - then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool & position your 3rd Balloon element to the center of your name. Also making sure this Balloon layer is below your name layer as well.

Now go to your layers pallet - click on the white background layer at the bottom -

Open your Scatter 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 70%. 
Position your Scatter 2 element towards the top of your name.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.
Go to layers pallet - right click on your Scatter 2 layer - then click Duplicate.
Then go to Image - click Flip. 
Use your move tool to adjust the 2 Scatter2 elements if needed.

Open your Flower 8 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Use your move tool to position your Flower 8 element to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Flower 8 layer - then click Duplicate. Use your move tool to position your duplicated Flower8 element to your liking.
Now duplicate your Flower 8 element again & position, then duplicate one more time then position it to your liking.

Open your Butterfly element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 20%. Use Go to Image - click Free Rotate, set to Left , 20.00 & click ok.

Position your Butterfly element to your liking.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Butterfly layer - then click Duplicate. Use your move tool to position your duplicated Butterfly element to your liking.
Duplicate your Butterfly element 1 more time, then position to your liking as well.

Now you can add any phrase you would like to use. I used "Cutie Patootie" but you can add whatever you would like.
For my phrase I used :
Font : AL Sandra
Size : 50 Pixels
Background Color : #000000 (Black)
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Once you have applied your name & positioned it to your liking , then apply a drop shadow.


Now add any credit/copyright information that is required.

If you would like to make this tag for multiple friends then you might want to save it here as a PSP file, that way you can open it at a later time & change the name to what you would like.

Now activate your Crop tool & crop off any access canvas that you did not use.
Now open your Animation Shop -

Go back to your PSP -
Right click on your main Name layer, then click Convert To Raster Layer.
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 4000 - then from the slide out menu click Gradient Glow.
(You can use my settings below or your own.)



Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.
Use the same settings you used for your elements & phrase above.

Now activate your Magic Wand tool - then on your canvas click on each letter in your Name. Once all of your letters are selected, (they should all have the "marching ants" around them) go to Adjust , click Add/Remove Noise, then from the slide out menu click Add Noise, set to Uniform, 40, & make sure your Monochrome box is checked, then click Ok.

Go to Selections & click Select None.

Go to Edit - click Copy Special - then from the slide out menu click Copy Merged

Go to your Animation Shop -
Right click on your grey work area then click Paste As New Animation.

Go back to your PSP -
Click your undo button 2 times,
Now apply your Add Noise again, this time changing the Noise to 45 then click Ok.
Selections - Select None.
Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged

Go to Animation Shop -
Right click in the 1st frame you just put there, then click Paste - then click After Current Frame.

Go back to PSP -
Click your undo button 2 times -
Now add your noise again, this time change the Noise setting to 50 & click Ok.
Selections - Select None.

Go to Animation Shop -
Right click inside your 2nd frame that you just put there, then click Paste - then click After Current Frame.

Now view your animation to make sure you are happy with it.

Then re-size your tag if needed. (To re-size something in Animation Shop, press your Shift & S keys to open your Re-size box) set your pixels to the desired amount then click Ok.

Now all that is left is to save your tag as a GIF file & you have completed this tutorial!!♥


♥Sleepy Time PTU♥

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on July 18th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!!***

Here is what we will be making :

Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Scrapkit - Sleepy Time By PolkaDot Scraps @ PMTW/S
 Mask Of Choice
Fonts Used :
Sweetheart Script Limited (For name)
Pixelette (For credit information)

Elements Used :
Papers 6 & 7
SparkleStars
Ribbon 2 & Ribbon 3
Swirl 1 & Swirl 2
Flower 3
Leaves 1
Star 2
Clock
TeddyBear
wa2
Clouds
Rainbow
Frame 1

Lets Begin :

Open a new 800 X 650 transparent canvas.

Open your Frame 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 65%.
Position it so that it is center with your canvas.

Now activate your Magic Wand & click inside your Frame 1 element.
Go to Selections & click Modify - then click Expand, set to 9 and click Ok.

Now open your Paper 6 - copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Selections - click Invert. Now on your keyboard press your Delete key 1 time.
Go back to Selections & click Select None.

Now in your Layers Pallet - click on your Paper 6 layer & move it just below your Frame 1 layer.

Then click on your Frame 1 layer  - go to Adjust - click Sharpness - then click Sharpen.
Then go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.
(You can use my settings below or your own)
Click Ok.

Now open your Rainbow element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position your Rainbow so that it is inside your frame towards the left side.
In your layers pallet - move your Rainbow layer below your Frame 1 layer.

Now open your Clouds element - copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position them on the inside of your frame. Go to Image & click Flip. Now reposition to your liking.
Go to Adjust - click Sharpness - then click Sharpen.
Now go to Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow.
Use the same settings you used for your Frame 1 element.

Now open your wa2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Now position your wa2 element inside the lower part of your Frame1 element.
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow.

Open your TeddyBear element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position your TeddyBear element to the right side of your frame 1 element.
Go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - then click Glass.
(You can use my settings below or your own)


Click Ok.

Now apply a drop shadow. (Same settings you have been using.)

Open your Clock element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Now position it to the lower left corner of your Frame 1 element .
Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.
Apply a drop shadow.

Open your Star2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Now position your Star2 element to the top left corner of your Frame1 element.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Leaves element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Position your Leaves element to the lower right corner of your Frame 1 element.
Apply your Glass effect - then apply a drop shadow.

Now open your Flower 3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Now position your Flower 3 element and place it on top of your Leaves element.
Apply the same Glass effect & drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Flower 3 layer - then click Merge - then on the slide out menu click Merge Down.

Now right click on your newly merged layer & click Duplicate. Go to Image & click Flip. Now use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated element to your liking.

Open your Swirl 1 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Now position your Swirl 1 element to the left side of your Frame1 element.

In your layers pallet - move your Swirl 1 layer below your Paper 6 layer.
Right click on your Swirl 1 layer - then click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror.
Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Swirl 1 element if needed.

Open your Ribbon 2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position it to the corner of your frame that your Clock element is on.
Go to your layers pallet - move your Ribbon 2 layer below your Clock layer.

Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Ribbon 3 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Position it on your Star element.
Now go to your layers pallet & move your Ribbon 3 layer below your Star layer.
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.

Open your Swirl2 element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 90%. Position it to the bottom of your Frame 1 element .
Sharpen & apply a drop shadow.
In your layers pallet - move your Swirl 2 layer below your Ribbon2 & Clock layers.

Open your SparkleStars - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Then move your SparkleStars element to the lower left corner of your frame. Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your SparkleStars layer & click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Adjust the position of your duplicated SparkleStars element using your move tool if needed.

Now in your layers pallet - click on the bottom layer -

Open your Paper 7 - copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 80%. Go to Layers - click Load/Save Mask - then click Load Mask From Disk. Locate a mask of your choosing, then click Load.
Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Mask layer & click Merge - then click Merge Group.

Now re-size your Mask again to 80%. Now go back to your layers pallet - right click on your Merged Mask layer then click Duplicate. Then right click on your duplicated Mask layer & click Merge - then click Merge Down.
Now right click on the new mask layer & click Duplicate. Now go to Image & click Mirror. Use your move tool to adjust the position of your duplicated Mask element if needed.


Now activate your text tool - set your font , size & color
I used :
Font : Sweetheart Script Limited
Size : 70 Pixels
Background Color : #523e95
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Now click on your canvas to open your text box, type out the name you want on your tag & click Apply.

Now go to your layers pallet - right click on your Name layer - then click Convert To Raster Layer.
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - Gradient Glow.
(You can use my settings below or your own.)

Click Ok.

Now apply a drop shadow to your name. 

Click Ok.

Now add any credit/copyright information that is required.

Once you are happy with your tag, go to your layers pallet - right click on any layer then click Merge - then from the slide out menu click Merge Visible.

Now activate your Crop tool & crop off any access canvas that you did not use.

Now you may or may not want to re-size your tag. If you do this is the time to do that.

Once your tag is re-sized go to Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Now all that is left is to save your tag as a PNG file & you have completed this tutorial!!♥

♦Beach Bum Girl (Animated) PTU♦

**This tutorial was written & posted by DitzyDezigns on July 18th 2011**
***Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental & completely unintentional!**
Here is what we will be making :
 Supplies Needed :
Paint Shop Pro X2 (Any version should work)
Animation Shop
Scrapkit - Beach Bum Girl By Pimp'd Designz @ PMTW/S
Mask Of Choice
 
Fonts Used :
Impact (For main name)
Al Sandra (For 2nd part of name)
Pixelette (For credit info)

Elements Used :
Waves
Sun
Sandcastle
Island
Floatie
Bucket
Bubbles
Boat
Beach Bum Girl

Lets Begin -

Start by opening a new 800 X 650 white canvas. (Don't worry you will crop it later.)

Open your Waves element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 90%. Position it using your move tool so that it is center on your canvas.
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - then from the slide out menu click Glass.
(You can use my settings below or your own.)
 

Click Ok.

Now go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.
(You can use my settings below or your own.)



Open your Island element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Use your move tool to position it to the left side of your Waves element .
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - then click Glass. Use the exact same settings you used on your Waves element.
Go to Effects - click 3D Effects - then click Drop Shadow.
Apply the exact same settings that you used on your Waves element.

Open your Sandcastle element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Now position it to the left side of your Waves element.
Now apply your Glass effect & drop shadow.

Open your Bucket element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 40%. Use your move tool to position it to the left side of your Sandcastle element - 
Now apply your Glass effect & then your Drop Shadow.

Open your Bubbles element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position it using your move tool so it is on your Waves element towards the left side. 
Now go to your Layers Pallet - move your Bubbles element below your Waves layer.
Now right click on your Bubbles layer - then click Duplicate. Now use your move tool & position your duplicated Bubbles element towards the right side.

Open your Boat element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 30%. Now position it using your move tool so that it is sitting on top of your waves.
Go to your layers pallet - move your Boat layer down below your Waves layer. You want your boat element to still show above your waves on the top. (See my tag for reference.)

On your Boat layer - apply the Glass effect & a drop shadow.

Open your Beach Bum Girl - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%. Position it to the right end of your Waves element.
Apply your Glass effect & drop shadow.

Open your Sun element - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 25%. Position it above your Waves element to the right.
Apply the Glass effect & drop shadow.

Open your Floatie element - copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then re-size it to 50%.  Go to Image - click Mirror. Now position it on the right side of your Sandcastle element.
Apply the Glass effect & drop shadow.

Go to your layers pallet & click on the very bottom layer -

Now open your PP-10 - Copy & paste it as a new layer onto your canvas - then go to Layers - click Load/Save Mask - then click Load Mask From Disk. 
Now choose a mask of your choice & click Load.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Mask layer - then click Merge - then from the slide out menu click Merge Group.

Now re-size your Mask to 80%. 
Use your move tool & position your Mask to the left side of your tag.

Go to your layers pallet - right click on your Mask layer - then click Duplicate . Now use your move tool to position it to the right side of your tag.

Now right click on your duplicated Mask layer & click Duplicate, then go to Image & click Flip. Now use your move tool to position your 3rd Mask element to the middle of your tag.

Now add the name you would like on your tag:
Activate your text tool - set your font, size & color.

I used :
Font : Impact
Size : 175 Pixels
Background Color : #b4e327
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Click on your canvas to open your Text box, type out the name you wish to have on your tag. Click Apply.
Then go to your layers pallet & move your name layer below all other layers except for your Waves layer.


Leave this name alone for a bit. We will come back to it.

Now if you have a second part to your name that you would like to add then follow this next step, if not, skip to the adding your credit.

Activate your text tool again - click on your canvas, 
Set your font, size & color of choice for the second name.

I used :
Font : AL Sandra
Size : 50 Pixels
Background Color : #b4e327
Foreground Color : Set to nul

Now leave that for a moment.

Add any credit information you need to add.

Now if you are going to make this tag for multiple people you might want to save it here as a PSP file.

To complete the tag continue :
Activate your crop tool - crop off any access canvas that you did not use. 

Now go to your layers pallet &  right click on your Main (the bigger) name layer -
Then click Convert To Raster Layer.
Now go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 4000 - then from the slide out menu click Gradient Glow.
The settings below are what I prefer to use, you are welcome to use them, or your own.


Color Tab Settings



Click Ok.

Now apply a drop shadow.
Using the same settings you have been using.

Now follow the same steps for the second part of your name if you have one. Only this time use the following Basic tab setting for the Gradient Glow -


Click Ok & apply a drop shadow.

Now go back to your Main name layer - 
Activate your Magic Wand tool & click inside each letter in the name on your tag. (If you have an "i" in your name remember to click inside the dot above your i.

Once all of your letters are selected - go to Effects - click Plugins - then click Eye Candy 5 Impact - then click Glass - use the same settings you used for all of your elements .

Click Ok.

Go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - then from the slide out menu click Add Noise
Set to Uniform ,  30 , then make sure your Monochrome box is checked & click Ok.

Now go to Selections & click Select None.

Go to Edit - click Copy Special - then click Copy Merged

Go to your Animation Shop -
Right click on the grey work area - then click Paste As New Animation.

Go back to your PSP -
Click your undo button 2 times -
Go to Adjust - click Add/Remove Noise - then Add Noise
This time change the noise setting to 35 & click Ok.
Selections - Select None.

Edit - Copy Special - then Copy Merged.

Go to Animation Shop -
Right click inside the frame you just put there, click Paste - then click After Current Frame.

Go back to your PSP -
Click your undo button 2 times
Go to Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - then click Add Noise
This time change your noise settings to 40 & click Ok.
Selections - Select None.

Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged

Go to Animation Shop -
Right click in the 2nd frame you just put there, click Paste - then click After Current Frame.

Now view your animation.
If you are happy with it, re-size your tag.
(To re-size in animation shop, press your shift & s keys on your keyboard & that will open your re-size menu. Set your Pixel size to what you need for where you are using it & click Ok.

Now save your tag as a GIF file & you have completed this tutorial!!♥

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Hiya Everyone! My name is Ronney, I have 3 wonderful teenagers, and have been married to my husband for 20 years. I LOVE to design signatures, tags & avatars, I design with PSP, and have been designing for over 2 1/2 years. I will be not only designing signatures, tags & avatars but will also be writing & posting tutorials as well. I will also be making some templates to share with you all as well. So I hope you enjoy and can use everything I have available on my blog :-) If you ever try any of my tutorials,please send me your completed designs and I would love to showcase it here on my blog!
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