One Of A Kind

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on May 26th 2018
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. All tutorials are for non-profit personal use only. No distribution allowed except via text link.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X9 but any version will do
Animation Shop
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Just Write Solid
RD_Mask703 by Rachel
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Animation of Choice – I used Ani85 from pkg22 by Rebel Dezigns
Creative Scraps by Crys portion of the CDO Rainbows & Unicorns Collab 2018

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

You can get the CDO Rainbows & Unicorns Collab 2018 for FREE with the purchase of ANY 3 scrap kits before 10pm on May 31st. You can find all the information {here}

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 500 x 500 and flood fill with white
Open Frame2 and resize to 350 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Select your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 10 pixels
Add a new raster layer – name it Frame Back
Move below the Frame layer
Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection – I used Paper3
Selections, None

Select your Change To Target brush with these settings:
Shape: Square / Size: 550 / Hardness, Density, Thickness and Opacity: 100 / Step: 10 / Roatation: 0 / Mode: Color
Set your foreground to Blue, I used #9CC4EF
Click once on your Frame Back

Activate Frame
Open Leaves4 and resize to 350 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves
Position over the left edge of your frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I usedL
V: 0 / H: 2 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 10.89 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Scatter and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Scatter
Image, Flip
Using your Change To Target brush with the same settings
Click once on your Scatter layer so it’s blue
Add the same drop shadow

Open RainbowClouds and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rainbow
Position about 3/4 of the way up the Frame
Erase the raindrops from the left cloud
Duplicate your Rainbow twice
On the first copy – rename Base Blur and move below the Rainbow layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 7
On the top copy, rename Top Blur and apply the same Gaussian Blur
Change the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 63

Activate your Leaves layer
Select your eraser tool, with these settings:
Shape: Circle / Size: 32 / Hardness, Density, Thickness & Opacity: 100 / Step: 10 / Rotation: 0
Erase the leaves that are above the Rainbow
Now also erase the Frame and Frame Back that you can see above the Rainbow

Activate your white background layer
Open Cloud and resize to 325 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Cloud
Image, Mirror
Position so the top of the cloud is above the Rainbow
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5

Activate Top Blur
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized by 50%, all layers unchecked
Add the same drop shadow
If the bottom of your tube covers your Leaves and Frame
Grab your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the bottom part of your tube that covers your Frame
Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original tube, press delete
Selections, None
Move the promoted selection below the Frame layer
Erase any tube that is visible below the Frame

Activate the Tube layer
Open Wordart and resize to 200 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wordart
Position where it looks best
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 1 / Opacity: 36 / Blur: 3.96 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate your white background layer
Open a paper of choice and resize to 500 pixels, I used Paper3
Copy and paste as a paper of choice – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RD_Mask703 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 90%, all layers unchecked
Reduce the opacity to 75

Select your top layer on your layer palette
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used: Just Write Solid
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Use the same settings as before, changing the color if needed
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Wordart layer

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Hide the white background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
You can if you want save as a jpg/png

To Animate
Unhide the white background
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Open Animation Shop (AS)
Paste as a new animation

Open your animation of choice
Duplicate your tag until you have the same amount of frames as your animation
On your animation – Edit, Select All, Copy
On your tag – Edit, Select All, Paste into current frame
Save as a gif file
All Done 😀

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