Forget Me Not

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on July 7th 2013
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X4 but any version will do
Animation Shop
Tube & Image of Choice
Font of Choice – I used LainieDaySH
Filter Factory E – Metal Peacocks
Mask 29 by Brutal Designs

I used the awesome artwork of Rachel Anderson
You can purchase her work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Rachel’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Before we start, if you don’t have an image
Press shift + D to duplicate your tube
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with a complimentary gradient
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible

Open a new canvas 400×400 and flood fill with white
Add a new raster layer
Selections, All
Copy and paste your image into selection
Selections, None
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 30

Duplicate this layer twice so you have 3
On the original layer
Effects, Plugins, Filter Factory E – Metal Peacocks
Tile Size: 120 / Offset: 140 / Shading: 40
On the first copy
Repeat the Metal Peacocks but change the offset to 130
On the top copy, repeat the Metal Peacocks changing the offset to 120

Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 25 pixels
Selections, Invert
Now press delete on each layer except the white background layer
Selections, None

Activate the top copy
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Mask 29 by Brutal Designs or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Apply the mask to the other 2 metal peacock layer
Rename P3 (top), P2 (middle), P1 (bottom) and BG (white background layer)
Hide layers P2 and P3

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Layers, Arrange, Bring to top if not already the top layer
Position where it looks best
Crop the canvas back to 400×400
Apply the same mask to your tube layer
Change the settings to Fit to Canvas, all other settings the same
Layer, Merge, Merge Group

Add any extras to jazz up your tag
I used the flowers that came with my tube
I applied the mask to the flowers too
I also played with the blend modes and opacity
Play about until your are happy with the look of your tag

Hide the BG layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Unhide the BG layer again

Select your text tool and choose your font
Set your foreground to null, background to Fading White Gradient (Corel_06_028)
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out your name
Use the nodes to angle/stretch your text as required
Convert to raster

Add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 80 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Checked
Lower the opacity of the shadow layer to 63

Ensure layer P2 and P3 are hidden
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Open Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation

Back to PSP
Hide P1 and unhide P2
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste after current frame
Repeat, pasting again after current frame

Back to PSP
Hide P2 and unhide P3
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste before current frame

Staying in AS
Edit, Select All, Animation, Frame Properties
Set this to 30
Save as a gif file
All Done 🙂

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