Next, go back to your Circle Frame layers.
Next, add your elements of choice & position. This is what I added:
stocking (2): resize 35%, resize one an additional 80%
lolli- 45% (rotated 25 right)
lights- 80% (I erased some of the 'excess' on both sides)
Crop & resize your tag as desired.
Now's the time to add your copyrights & watermark.
If you're not animating, you can add your name,
delete the bottom white layer & save as a .png
If you're animating, don't add your name yet.
I tend to do my animating a bit differently,
so this part may seem lengthy, but it works for me. ;)
If you are animating, open a new image & add your name to it.
I duplicated my layer, added a gradient glow at these settings:
I added some noise to the top layer.
Merge visible & save as an animation shop image. (Mine was saved as name.psp)
We'll be using this again in Animation Shop. ;)
Back on your tag, delete your bottom white background layer.
Close out your lights layer.
Merge the rest of your tag visible.
Rename this layer 'tag base'.
Duplicate your merged layer twice so you have three.
Close out two of these duplicated layers.
Next rename your lights layer to 'lights'.
Duplicate your lights layer twice so you have three.
Close out the bottom two light layers.
On the top lights layer, use your magic wand to click on the bulbs
to select them. The whole bulb does NOT have to be selected.;)
Once selected, on your layers palette, right click & promote that layer.
Duplicate it twice so you have three. Select none.
Close out two of these layers for now.
On your opened promoted bulb layer
go to Effects, Eye Candy 4000 HSB Noise.
Here's the settings:
Once your lightbulbs are set, merge the opened layers visible, rename to '1' & close.
Open one of each layer: Tag base, lights & bulb.
On your bulb layer, apply the HSB noise again, except hit random seed first.
Merge all visible, rename '2' & close this layer.
Open your last layers: Tag base, lights & bulb.
On your bulb layer, apply the HSB noise again, except hit random seed again.
Merge all visible, rename '3'.
Open all layers.
I tend to save this 'base' for opening up in Animation Shop
if I'm wanting a transparent background for my tag, or to make multiple tags.
If you wish you can copy & paste each layer into Animation shop to proceed
or save it as an animation shop file.
Once in Animation shop, open your saved tag base you created in PSP. & your name file.
On the tag base:
Select all- Animation- Frame Properties. I set mine to 20.
* I tend to save this as a 'base' file at this point if making multiple tags.
Below is the optimization settings I have when saving my base.
Then when making more than 1 tag, I duplicate the base for how many I need. ;)
On the name file:
Animation- Insert frames- empty
Number of frames- 2
Insert before frame- 2
(leave the other settings as they are)
Once you have the three frames needed for your name,
Edit- select all /edit- copy.
Go to your tag base:
edit- select all
CTRL & E key
position your name where you want it & then click your mouse to set it.
If the animation looks good when you play it back, you can save.
Here's the 'best' settings I could get when saving:
You're done! =)
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial & that it wasn't too confusing.
I'd love to see any results any of you have trying this. =)