On Fire

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on May 10th 2019
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 Farmhouse
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Animations of Choice – I used Ani 1220 from pkg 406 and Ani 1181 from pkg 393 both by Rebel Dezigns
IB Simona Candini May 2019 BT kit by Chaos Priestess

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with white
Open El21 and resize to 500 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename BG
Open El08 and resize to 500 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Gears

Open Frame01 and resize to 400 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Position on the left side and move between BG and Gears layers
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 9 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open El12
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Pink Flower
Position over the Frame where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Frame

Open El14
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Position the knot of the bow behind the top right gear

Add the same drop shadow again

Open El20 and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon 2
Position on the right side so it curves round the left end gear
Add the same drop shadow again

Activate Gears
Open El17
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Roses
Position towards the bottom edge of the BG
I lowered the opacity on the screen shot

Activate the BG layer
Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Activate the Roses layer and press delete
Selections, None

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 75%, all layers unchecked
Duplicate your tube and on the copy
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 48
On the original Tube layer, add the same drop shadow

Hide the white background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Increase the canvas size to 20 pixels on each side – central placement selected

Activate your Copy of Tube
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Farmhand
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

Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Add the same drop shadow as used throughout BUT change the H to 5

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
At this point you can save as a jpg/png

To Animate
Activate and unhide the white background layer
Flood fill again with white
Layers, View, Current Only
Unhide the BG layer too
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Open Animation Shop (AS)
Edit, Paste as a new animation

Staying in AS
Open your first animation of choice – I used Ani 1220 from pkg 406
Resize the animation so it’s a little smaller than your tag – I set mine to 525 pixels wide

On your tag, duplicate so it has the same number of frames as the animation
Edit, Select All
On the animation – Edit, Select All, Edit, Copy
On the tag – Edit, Paste into current Frame
Position where it looks best
Close the animation

Back to PSP
Hide the white background and BG layers
Unhide all layers unto and including the Roses layer
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste as a new animation
Duplicate so it has the same number of frames as your tag
Edit, Select All, Edit, Copy
On the tag – Edit, Select All, Edit, Paste into current Frame

Staying in AS
Open your second animation – I used Ani 1181 from pkg 393
I rotated mine 90 degrees to the left, this will depend on your animation choice/tag
Reszie if required, I resized to 450 pixels high
Edit, Select All, Copy
On your tag – Edit, Select All, Paste into current frame
I added this second animation twice

Back to PSP
Hide all layers (Layers, View, None)
Unhide Tube, Copy of Tube, Name and Credit
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS – Edit, Paste as a new animation
Duplicate so it has the same number of frames as your tag
Edit, Select All, Copy
On your tag – Edit, Select All, Paste into current Frame

Phew!
Save as a gif file
All Done 😀

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