This tags was made with the gothy kit of Dee's at http://dees-deelights.com/store called "The Master Returns" and a freebie add on at her blog! Please tell her I sent you when you go to purchase.
Create a new canvas 500 X 500 white background. Copy and paste the frame from the kit and resize to 75% and sharpen. Magic wand inside the frame and modify>expand by 2.
CP the Journaling paper from the free add on kit. Move to where you want it, invert and delete. Select none and move under the frame. Drop shadow the frame and background 2/2/55/6.00
CP the gate from the kit and move below your frame layers and up a bit so you can see it out the top. DS the same.
CP the Sun Dial, resize by 50% then by 75%. sharpen and place at bottom left. DS same.
CP the Lamp, resize 50% x 4 and sharpen. move to the top of the gate and DS same.
CP the Candlabra and resize 25% then 50% sharpen and move to bottom right of frame. DS the same.
CP the Time Piece, resize 75%. Image>free rotate>left 30% and sharpen. DS the same and place below candles in bottom right.
Select your journal paper layer and float, defloat. CP a tube of choice and resize/sharpen if needed. Place in frame, invert and hit delete. Hide your white background and merge all visible layers. Unhide white background.
CP a paper of choice and move below frame layer. I used paper 02. Apply a mask of your choice; I used Becky Mask 023. Merge group. FM Tile Tools> Blend Emboss> standard settings. Ok./p>
CP the metal hinge. Move it below your frame layer and to the bottom but above your maske layer. DS same and merge with frame layer.
Open paper 5 and paper 3. Set each of them as your pallet colors by clicking on the material color blocks and choosing them in the patterns tab. Hide your bottom darker pattern color.
With your preset shape tool, eclipse shape and width 3, draw an oval above the top of the gate. KEEP IT AS A VECTOR LAYER!!!! Create a new raster layer on top of it. Unhide your bottom materials pattern dark color now. With your text tool and a font of your choice (I used Black Chancery), size 48 or there abouts, and stroke width 1, click on the top left part of your vector circle. Type out your word. It will curve around your oval that you made. If not, try it again. your should see an A+ when you are over the oval line. Once your work is written, convert your text to raster layer. Now you can delete the blank layer and your oval vector layer. Move your word into position and DS same.
Apply your name and copywrites. Crop it if needed. Save as a jpg if you are not animating. You are done.
Animation: Merge all layers. Open up animation shop.
In PSP, add a new raster layer so that you have 2 layers; your blank one and your tag layer. On your tag layer with your freehand lasso tool, make little teardrops over each candle. Don't worry about being neat as we are going to be changing them.
Eyecandy4000 Fire with the following settings:
Column Length: 739.13
Flame Width: 13.86
Side Taper: 33.49
Check Denser Flames
Check Start from far side
Random Seed: 567
ok. Select none and copy MERGED.
In AS: Paste as a new animation.
Back in PSP, undo your flame until you just have the outlines again. (CTRL Z) Apply the fire again but hit the Random Seed twice. Select None. If you want to make the lantern glow, click on your lighten/darken tool in your tool bar. Size 30 and click a few times on the lantern. Copy Merged and paste in AS after current frame.
Back in psp: CTL Z to get rid of the lantern glow and again until you see your little tear drop outlines again. Repeat the fire, hitting the random seed again. Copy Merged and paste in AS after frames.
Save as a gif and you are done. Hope you liked this tut.