I created this tag with the wonderful kit called Firefly Garden of Helga's and can be purchased at: www.helgasclassiecreationz.blogspot.com or at the store under classiecreationz here: http://www.digi-shoppe.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=49_50
My supplies that I used additional including the rain animation can be downloaded here: http://www.4shared.com/file/96061989/a44d3782/Faery_Tears_Tut_Supplies.html
Alrighty then, on to the tut......
Open a new canvas 500 x 500 white. CP the Celtic Template I made onto the canvas. Float and Defloat ( CTRL AF then defloat). CP Paper 11. Resize 75% and sharpen. Select>Invert>delete. Select none. Now you can delete the template layer that I made. DS 2/2/45/3.00
CP the patterned flower 1 from the kit. Resize by 25% and sharpen. Center it as best you can on the canvas. Effects>Muria Meister Copies> with these settings: Preset Menu= encircle, Shift mode = Circle. All other settings, leave as they are. ok. Resize by 95%, sharpen and center on your template circle. DS 2/2/45/5.00
Hide your template layer now and magic want the center of your flower circle. Selections>Modify>Expand by 8. Paste a scenery of choice onto the canvas and center on your circle. Selections>Invert>Delete. Seelct none and move it under your flower circle. Unhide your template layer.
CP Your main tube onto the canvas, resize to your liking, sharpen and position. DS 2/2/75/10.00 CP the Raindrops from the kit. Resize 25% and move under the flower circle. CP the Pearl Dragonfly 1. Resize 35% then 50%. Sharpen and DS 2/2/45/5.00 Position to your liking. CP the Spiral Heart. I erased the spring part of it. Resize 20% and sharpen. Position between your 2 Celtic Bars. Duplicate and move one to the opposite side. DS the same.
Hide your white background, template layer, and scenery layer. Merge visible. Unhide all.
CP Paper 12 and resize by 65%, sharpen. Apply Mask 179. (Layers>New Mask from layer>invert data NOT checked). Now before you merge group, resize by 90%. Merge Group and sharpen. Center it behind your template layer. Still on your mask layer, erase any of the mask that you can see in the celtic symbols on the bars.
Merge your template layer, mask layer and wht background together. Open my word template and paste onto the canvas. Position where you want it and DS the same. Add your name and any ©. If you are not animating it, then you are done and can save as a jpg.
Open Animation Shop.
In PSP, merge down your Scenery Layer to the background. Hide your top tag layer and Edit>Copy Merged. Paste as a new animation in AS. Duplicate this twice to give you a total of 3 screens. There is a little duplicate icon button on the task bar for those new at AS.
Open the rain template I supplied. CTRL AC on that template. Select your tag background and CTRL AE. Now center your rain on the scenery BEFORE you click on your mouse.
Back in PSP.... Hide your background layer and unhide your tag layer. Edit>Copy Merged. Paste AS A NEW ANIMATION in AS. Duplicate this twice to make 3 screens. Then CTRL AC. Click back on your background with the rain you just made and CTRL AE. Position the tag layer onto the background, centering the circle BEFORE you click on your mouse.
Save as a gif. You are done. Hugs, Lana