Toil & Bubble

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on October 14th 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 Vista La Diva
Eye Candy 4000  Gradient Glow
PC_Mask_Halloween01  by Pinkie Creative
ScreamQueen-ByBamsSept2016 by Bams
TBT_HalloweenMask2 by Tonya
Bubble Animation of Choice – I used Ani366 by Simone
Maryline Cazenave Tube/Scrap Bundle pkg 103 by LHD Scraps

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with white
Open Ele27 and resize to 375 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Doors
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 1 / H: 3 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 11.88 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Ele19 and resize to 425 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Candles
Position on the left side of the Door
Add the same drop shadow

Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 55%, all layers unchecked
Position where it looks best in front of the Door
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele9 and resize to 175 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Cauldron
Position to the right of your tube, overlapping slightly
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele12 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Books
Position to the left of your tube, overlapping slightly
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele21 and resize to 150 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Test Tube
Position next to the cauldron where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele10 and resize to 150 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Potion
Position overlapping the Test Tube slightly
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele5 and resize to 175 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Spider Web
Position where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Grab your Freehand Selection Tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection round the spider

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer – rename Spider 1
On the original Spider Web layer, press delete
Selections, None

Duplicate Spider 1, rename the copy – Spider 2
Effects, Image Effects, Offset

Duplicate Spider 2 and rename the copy – Spider 3
Apply the same Offset
Repeat this until you have 5 spiders in total

Activate Spider Web and duplicate 4 times, for a total of 5 layers
Rename the copies Web 2, Web 3, Web 4 and Web 5
Hide all layers except Spider Web and Spider 1
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible – rename Spider 1
Hide this layer
Unhide Web 2 and Spider 2
Ensure there is no web showing below the Spider, if there is erase the web
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible – rename Spider 2
Keep going until you have merged all the web and spider layers
Remember to make sure there is no web below the spider
Once done – Layers, View, All
Now hide Spider 1, Spider 2, Spider 3 and Spider 4 layers

If you used the same tube as me
Activate the Potion layer – resize to 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Potion Bottle 2
Position where it looks best and add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background layer
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with black
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for PC_Mask_Halloween01 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group – rename Mask 1

Activate Door
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper7
Resize to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for ScreamQueen-ByBamsSept2016 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group – rename Mask 2
Change the blend mode to Hard Light

Activate the top Layer
Open another paper of choice – I used Paper9
Resize to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for TBT_HalloweenMask2 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Apply the same mask with the same settings again
Layers, Merge, Merge Group – rename Mask 3
Change the blend mode to Overlay

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Vista La Diva
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

Add the same drop shadow

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Hide the white background
Crop away any excess canvas
Ensure ALL the Spider layers, except Spider 5 are hidden
At this point you can save as a jpg/png

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

Back to PSP
Hide Spider 5 and Unhide Spider 4
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Over to AS
Edit, Paste after current Frame
Keep repeating until you have all 5 layers/frames in AS
Now duplicate each Frame ONCE
You should have a total of 10 frames

Staying in AS
Hold you CRTL key, click on Frames 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8
Edit, Copy
Activate Frame 10
Edit, Paste after current Frame
Animation, Reverse Frames
Activate Frame 10 and delete this layer ONLY
At this point you can save as a gif file

For The Bubble Animation
Open your Bubble animation in AS – I used Ani366
Edit, Select All, Resize to 400 pixels wide
Your Bubble animation should also have 15 frames
Edit, Select All, Copy
On your main tag – Edit, Paste into selected frame
Position where you want it
Save as a gif file
All Done – PHEW!!!

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