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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Let's steam it up


This tutorial was written by me on January 16, 2021. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PS.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using Adobe Photoshop 2021 but this tutorial should work with any version.

You can download the 7 day trial of PS here.

PTU Tube:  I am using Verymany's beautiful tube "Steampunk 50".  Please do not use this tube without a proper license.  You can purchase Verymany's tubes here.

PTU Kit:  I am using a gorgeous kit called "Steampunk 50" created by Bella Caribena.  You can purchase it here.

PTU Animation:  I am using Rebel Dezigns awesome animation 1954 from pack 650.  You can purchase her awesome animations at CDO here.

Mask:  316 by Mizteeques. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the png versions for this tutorial.  

Please see Rene's Animation How-to for PS here.  

Font of choice for your name. 

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

Please read all the Artist's/Designer's TOU.

To open an image, I click on the element or paper in the file folder and drag it into PS.

To transfer an element or paper in PS to my tag, I left click and drag it into my working canvas.  
The other way is to left click and drag the element from the folder right onto your tag. 

Either way you will get the same results but the resizing will be different :).  I will be using the both method for this tutorial.

For resizing and rotating I use the Ctrl+T command.

To mirror or Flip go to Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal (mirror) or Flip vertical (Flip).

Let's get started.

Open a new 800x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Go to layers, New fill layer, solid color.  When the pop up window appears type in FFFFFF and click ok.

Drag Mizteeque's mask into your tag and click the check mark.

Drag paper 5 into your tag.  Hold down the shift key and pull on the corner until the paper fills the canvas.  Click the check mark.  

Standing on the paper layer, right click and create a clipping mask.

Drag element 41 into the tag.  Click the check mark and move to the upper left of the mask. Right click on this layer and rasterize it.
Duplicate it x2.  Now move one of the lower duplicate layers to the upper right so the top right corner of the center frame is on the inside left corner of the right frame.
Move the other duplicate layer to the top right corner of the frame is on the inside left corner of the center frame.  Select the
center frame.  Using the magic wand, click in the center of the frame.  Select>Modify>Expand by 3.  Select each of the duplicate layers and hit delete on the keyboard.
Select none.  Hold down the shift key and select each frame layer in the layer pallet.  Right click on the layers and merge layers.

Your frame should looks similar to this.


Select the layer under the frame and drag paper 1 into the tag.  Resize 26% and move it into the frame.

Select the frame layer.  

Select the magic wand, holding down the shift key, click in each of the openings of the frame.  Select>Modify>expand by 3.

Select the paper layer.  Go to Layers>Layer mask>Reveal selection.

Standing on the paper layer, drag your close up tube into the tag.  Move her into a spot you like best. 
Hold down the ctrl key and click on the mask thumbnail on the paper layer.  You will see marching ants. 
Still standing on the close up layer, go to Layers>Layer mask>Reveal selection.  Change the blend mode to Luminosity and lower the opacity to 50%.

Select the layer under the paper layer of the frame as we are going to work under the frame.

Drag element 52 into the tag.  Rotate 90 degrees and move to the upper right corner of the frame.

Drag element 62 into the tag.  Click the check mark and move to the top center of the frame.

Drag element 74 into the tag.  Resize 50% and move to the upper left corner of the frame.

Drag element 83 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move to the upper left corner of the frame.

Drag element 42 into the tag.  Click the check mark and move to the left center of the frame.

Drag element 133 into the tag.  Resize 63% and move to the left over the cog.

Drag element 68 into the tag.  Resize 43% and move to the left over the green leaves.

Drag element 1 into the tag.  Resize 58% and move to the upper right corner of the frame.

Drag element 13 into the tag.  Resize 30% and move to the upper right over the black leaves.

Select the frame layer.

Drag element 78 into the tag.  Resize 60% and move to the bottom left of the frame.

Drag element 63 into the tag.  Resize 83% and move to the bottom right of the center frame.

Drag element 120 into the tag.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom center of the frame.

Drag element 90 into the tag.  Resize 18% and move to the bottom left of element 120.

Drag element 108 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move to the top left corner of the frame.

Drag element 122 into the tag.  Resize 35% and move to the top right corner of the frame.

Drag element 34 into the tag.  Resize 60% and move to the bottom left corner of the frame.

Drag element 121 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom right of the frame.

Drag element 127 into the tag.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom right of the boxes.

Drag element 126 into the tag.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom of the hat.

Drag the main tube into the tag.  Resize 35% and move to the upper right of the frame.

Drag element 82 into the tag.  Resize 52% and move to the bottom left of the tube.

Drag element 39 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left of the tube.

Drag element 61 into the tag.  Resize 49% and move to the right of the leaves.

Drag element 70 into the tag.  Resize 51% and move to the center of the piano.

Drag element 110 into the tag.  Resize 33% and move to the right side of the piano.

Drag element 115 into the tag.  Resize 32% and move to the bottom left of the tube.

Drag element 99 into the tag.  Resize 22% and move to the bottom right of the hat box.

Drag element 43 into the tag.  Resize 38% and move to the bottom right of the piano.

Drag element 35 into the tag.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom left of the hat box.

Drag element 96 into the tag.  Resize 34% and move to the bottom right of the tube.

Drag element 64 into the tag.  Resize 49% and move to the bottom right of the hat box.

Drag element 118 into the tag.  Resize 19% and move to the bottom left of the scrolls.

Drag element 73 into the tag.  Resize 34% and move to the bottom right of the bag.

Drag element 4 into the tag.  Resize 22% and move to the bottom left of the hat box.

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  

Image, Image Size and resize 650 on the longest side.  

Oh almost forgot we need to drop shadow all of our elements.  I actually do the drop shadow at the end :)

Select the element on the bottom of your tag in the layer pallet and double click it.

A layer style window will pop up.  Click on Drop shadow. and use the following settings.


Now right click on the layer you just applied the drop shadow.  Click copy layer style.

Now click on the layer above and hold down the shift key, select the layer under the paper layer.  Right click and paste layer styles.  

Select the frame layer, holding down the shift key, select the top layer.  Right click and paste layer styles.  Drop shadow complete :)

Select the tube layer, right click and duplicate.

Standing on the duplicate layer, right click and clear layer style.  Go to Filter, Blur, Gaussian Blur and type in 3.  Click ok.  Change the blend mode to soft light.

Add your copyright and name.

If you do not want to animate.  Hide the white background layer Save your tag and export as png.

Might want to grab a coffee :)

Open Rebel Dezigns psd file in PS.  You will notice that there is 25 layers in this animation and it does not have the group layer.  That is ok as we are going to learn how to do this so it matches the animation layers of the tube.

We need to group all odd the layers.  Starting from layer 25, hold down your control key and select each odd layer so the next one will be 23 then 21 etc.  Once all the odd layers are selected (the layers will be highlighted in blue) we need to group them.  All odd layers selected? 

Next we need to group these layers.  Go to Layers, Group layers or Ctrl + G on the Keyboard.  You will see group 1 folder at the top.  Make sure Group 1 is selected.

Select the layer you would like the animation to be placed.  I selected the close up tube layer.

Back to the animation.  Click on Group 1 and drag it into your tag.  Ctrl+T and resize 40%.  Move the animation inside the frame.  Now standing on the group layer, holding down the Ctrl key, left click on the mask icon.  You should see marching ants.  Still standing on group 1 layer, go to Layers, Layer mask, reveal selection.

Close the original animation and don't save changes.

Click on the little white arrow beside Group 1 to expand it.  Click on the eyeball of each layer to hide it but leave frame layer 1 visible.  Click on the arrow beside group one to hide it as we do not want to accidentally make any changes.

Next make sure your animation viewer is open on the bottom of PS.  I you do not see a row that has Animation (Frames) on the bottom, go to Windows, timeline.  In the timeline window at the bottom of PS, click on create animation frames.

Next is animating.

Click on the little icon at the right end of the animation screen, looks like four lines.

When the pop up shows select  Make Frames from Layers.

You are going to see a big mess in the animation window but we are going to fix this.

Click on the first frame and click on the trash can in the animation window.  Repeat this until you reach the first frame of the animation.  

Now you should be at the first frame of the animation.  Click on frame 14 and hit the trash can.  Repeat for all the remaining frames.  You should be left with 13 frames in the animation window.  This is the amount of frames for our animation.

This next step is very important.  Any changes you do from here you must be on frame 1 in the animation window. It will be highlighted in blue.

Go to the bottom of your tag in the layers pallet.  Make sure you have animation frame 1 selected.

Click on the eyeball beside each layer to make it visible.  For the white base layer you may have to click on the eyeball a couple of times to make it visible in all the animation frames.  It's a Photoshop thing.  Do not touch the group layer.

Next, I want to slow down the animation.  With the first frame selected, hold down the shift key and click on frame 13.  This will select all the frames.

Next, click on the little black arrow beside the 0 sec as we want to change the speed.  A pop up window will appear.  


I selected 0.2 Sec.  Now click on the play button to view the animation.  Click on it again to stop it.

Click frame 1 again so we don't accidentally make any changes.

Now to save our tag as a gif.

Go to File, save for web device.

A new pop up window will appear.  Change the settings to my screen shot below.  Click on the image to enlarge it if needed.  Click save.  My screen shot will look different but the settings are the same.


I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.
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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Winters Touch


This tutorial was written by me on January 14, 2021. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PS.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using Adobe Photoshop 2021 but this tutorial should work with any version.

You can download the 7 day trial of PS here.

PTU Tube:  I am using Katharine's beautiful tube "Girl in a Sweater".  Please do not use this tube without a proper license. You can purchase this tube at VM Artists here.

PTU Kit:  I am using a gorgeous kit called "Winters Touch" created by Doodle by Design.  You can purchase this beautiful kit here.

PTU Animation:  I am using Rebel Dezigns awesome animation 1244 from pack 414.  You can purchase her awesome animations at CDO here.

Mask:  Winter 2020_1 by Dangerously Delicious Designz. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the jpg versions for this tutorial.  

Please see Rene's Animation How-to for PS including animating here.  

Font of choice for your name. I am using Winter is Coming which you can purchase here.  

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

Please read all the Artist's/Designer's TOU.

To open an image, I click on the element or paper in the file folder and drag it into PS.

To transfer an element or paper in PS to my tag, I left click and drag it into my working canvas.  
The other way is to left click and drag the element from the folder right onto your tag. 

Either way you will get the same results but the resizing will be different :).  I will be using the both method for this tutorial.

For resizing and rotating I use the Ctrl+T command.

To mirror or Flip go to Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal (mirror) or Flip vertical (Flip).

Let's get started.

Open a new 800x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Go to layers, New fill layer, solid color.  When the pop up window appears type in FFFFFF and click ok.

Drag Paper 3 into your tag and click the check mark.

Drag Dee's mask into your tag.  Click the check mark.  

Make sure the mask is highlighted in the layers pallet, click on the Channels tab.  You will notice four layers. We want to work with the RGB layer.
Holding down the Ctrl key, click on the RGB mask thumbnail.  You should see marching ants.  Now select the layers tab. Select the paper layer and go to Layers>Layer Mask>Reveal Selection.
You can now delete the original mask as we no longer need it.

Drag element 120 into the tag.  Hold the shift key and pull up and down on the corners until you find a size you like.  Mine ended up being around 172%.

Drag element 117 into the tag.  Resize 65% and move up slightly.

Drage element 1 into the tag.  Resize 30% and move to the upper left of the mask.

Drag frame 2 into the tag.  Resize 30% and rotate 15 degrees.  Move to the top right of the mask.  Duplicate, mirror, resize by 27% and move to the bottom left of the mask.  The two frames should be touching.  
Hold down the Ctrl key and select each frame layer.  Right click on the layers and merge layers.

Select the layer under the first frame.  Drag paper of choice into your tag, I used paper 17.  Resize 35% and move it into a spot you like best so it shows in both frames.
Select the frame layer.  Using your magic wand, holding down the shift key, click inside each of the frames. Go to Select>Modify>expand by 3. 
Select the paper layer.  Go to Layers>Layer Mask>Reveal selection.

We are going to work under the frames & paper layer.

Select element 1 layer. 

Drag element 108 into the tag.  Resize 45% and move to the right edge of the top frame.  Duplicate, mirror and move to the left edge of the lower frame.

Drag element 63 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the top of the bottom heart.  Duplicate, mirror and move to the top of the top heart.

Drag element 66 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom left of the bottom heart.  Duplicate, mirror and move to the bottom right of the top heart.

Select the frame layer.

Drag element 11 into the tag.  Resize 15%, mirror and move to the bottom left of the bottom frame.

Drag element 14 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom left of the bird house.

Drag element 106 into the tag.  Resize 30% and move to the center of the frame.

Drag wordart 3 into the tag.  Resize 60% and move to the bottom right of the top frame.

Drag element 53 into the tag.  Click the check mark and move to the bottom left of the lower frame.  Duplicate and move to the bottom of the top frame.

Drag element 95 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom right of the top heart.

Drag element 88 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom right of the top heart.

Drag element 118 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move up slightly so it's in the center of the frame.

Drag element 56 into the tag.  Resize 45% and move up slightly.

Drag element 82 into the tag.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom of the lower frame.

Drag element 5 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom right of the mask.

Drag element 23 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom of the lantern.

Drag the main tube into the tag.  Resize 35% and move to the bottom center of the mask.

Drag element 40 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom right of the tube.

Drag element 6 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom of the tube's hip.

Drag element 45 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom right of the snowballs.

Drag element 37 into the tag.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom left of the snowballs.

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  

Image, Image Size and resize 650 on the longest side.  

Oh almost forgot we need to drop shadow all of our elements.  I actually do the drop shadow at the end :)

Select the element on the bottom of your tag in the layer pallet and double click it.

A layer style window will pop up.  Click on Drop shadow. and use the following settings.


Now right click on the layer you just applied the drop shadow.  Click copy layer style.

Now click on the layer above and hold down the shift key, select the layer under the paper layer.  Right click and paste layer styles.  

Select the frame layer, holding down the shift key, select the top layer.  Right click and paste layer styles.  Drop shadow complete :)

Select the tube layer, right click and duplicate.

Standing on the duplicate layer, right click and clear layer style.  Go to Filter, Blur, Gaussian Blur and type in 3.  Click ok.  Change the blend mode to soft light and lower the opacity to 70%.

Add your copyright and name.

If you do not want to animate.  Hide the white background layer Save your tag and export as png.

Might want to grab a coffee :)

Open Rebel Dezigns psd file in PS.  You will notice that there is 25 layers in this animation and it does not have the group layer.  That is ok as we are going to learn how to do this so it matches the animation layers of the tube.

We need to group all odd the layers.  Starting from layer 25, hold down your control key and select each odd layer so the next one will be 23 then 21 etc.  Once all the odd layers are selected (the layers will be highlighted in blue) we need to group them.  All odd layers selected? 

Next we need to group these layers.  Go to Layers, Group layers or Ctrl + G on the Keyboard.  You will see group 1 folder at the top.  Make sure Group 1 is selected.

Select the layer you would like the animation to be placed.  I selected the paper layer under the frame.

Back to the animation.  Click on Group 1 and drag it into your tag.  Ctrl+T and resize 70%.  Move into the frame in a spot you like best.  Now standing on the group layer, Holding down the Ctrl key, left click on the mask icon on the paper layer under the animation.  You should see marching ants.  
Still standing on group 1 layer, go to Layers, Layer mask, reveal selection.

Close the original animation and don't save changes.

Click on the little white arrow beside Group 1 to expand it.  Click on the eyeball of each layer to hide it but leave frame layer 1 visible.  Click on the arrow beside group one to hide it as we do not want to accidentally make any changes.

Next make sure your animation viewer is open on the bottom of PS.  I you do not see a row that has Animation (Frames) on the bottom, go to Windows, Animation.

Next is animating.

Click on the little icon at the right end of the animation screen then select make frames from layers.

When the pop up shows select  Make Frames from Layers

You are going to see a big mess in the animation window but we are going to fix this.

Click on the first frame and click on the trash can in the animation window.  Repeat this until you reach the first frame of the animation.  

Now you should be at the first frame of the animation.  Click on frame 14 and hit the trash can.  Repeat for all the remaining frames.  You should be left with 13 frames in the animation window.  This is the amount of frames for our animation.

This next step is very important.  Any changes you do from here you must be on frame 1 in the animation window. It will be highlighted in blue.

Go to the bottom of your tag in the layers pallet.  Make sure you have animation frame 1 selected.

Click on the eyeball beside each layer to make it visible.  For the white base layer you may have to click on the eyeball a couple of times to make it visible in all the animation frames.  It's a Photoshop thing.  Do not touch the group layer.

Next, I want to slow down the animation.  With the first frame selected, hold down the shift key and click on frame 13.  This will select all the frames.

Next, click on the little black arrow beside the 0 sec as we want to change the speed.  A pop up window will appear.  


I selected 0.2 Sec.  Now click on the play button to view the animation.  Click on it again to stop it.

Click frame 1 again so we don't accidentally make any changes.

Now to save our tag as a gif.

Go to File, save for web device.

A new pop up window will appear.  Change the settings to my screen shot below.  Click on the image to enlarge it if needed.  Click save.  My screen shot will look different but the settings are the same.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.
GWC-Unveiling-2020-tag2
Sunday, January 10, 2021

Wing Tatoo


This tutorial was written by me on January 10, 2021. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PS.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using Adobe Photoshop 2021 but this tutorial should work with any version.

You can download the 7 day trial of PS here.

PTU Tube:  I am using Amber's beautiful tube "Angelina".  Please do not use this tube without a proper license. You can purchase this tube at VM Artists here.

PTU Kit:  I am using a gorgeous kit called "ColorPop 2 Mini" created by Karmalized Scraps.  You can purchase this beautiful kit at CDO here.

PTU Animation:  I am using Rebel Dezigns awesome animation 1700 from pack 565.  You can purchase her awesome animations at CDO here.

Mask:  56 by Vivienne's Paintbox. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the png versions for this tutorial.  

Please see Rene's Animation How-to for PS here.  

Font of choice for your name. I am using Baby Girl which you can purchase here.  

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

Please read all the Artist's/Designer's TOU.

To open an image, I click on the element or paper in the file folder and drag it into PS.

To transfer an element or paper in PS to my tag, I left click and drag it into my working canvas.  
The other way is to left click and drag the element from the folder right onto your tag. 

Either way you will get the same results but the resizing will be different :).  I will be using the both method for this tutorial.

For resizing and rotating I use the Ctrl+T command.

To mirror or Flip go to Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal (mirror) or Flip vertical (Flip).

Let's get started.

Open a new 800x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Go to layers, New fill layer, solid color.  When the pop up window appears type in FFFFFF and click ok.

Drag Vivienne's mask into your tag and click the check mark.

Drag paper 6 into your tag.  Click the check mark.  

Standing on the paper layer, right click and create a clipping mask.

Drag element 15 into your tag.  Click the check mark and move to the left side of the mask.  See mine for placement.

Drag Frame 3 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom center of the mask.

Select the layer under the frame layer.

Drag paper 5 into the tag.  Resize 25% and move into the frame.

Select the frame layer.  Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Go to Select>modify>expand by 3.

Select the paper layer.  Go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal selection.

Select the frame layer.

Drag element 9 into the tag.  Resize 60% and move to the top right of the frame.

Drag element 39 into the tag.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom right of the frame.

Drag spray 1 into the tag.  Resize 60% and move to the left of the frame.

Drag element 12 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom inside left corner of the frame.

Drag element 11 into the tag.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom left of the frame.

Drag element 33 into the tag.  Resize 8% and move to the left of the violin.

Drag element 41 into the tag.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom left of the violin.

Drag element 25 into the tag.  Resize 25%, mirror and move to the bottom left of the frame.

Drag element 31 into the tag.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom right of the violin.

Drag element 18 into the tag.  Resize 7% and move to the left center of the frame so it looks like the beak is in the flower.

Drag the main tube into the tag.  Resize 35% and move to the bottom center of the mask.

Drag element 4 into the tag.  Click the check mark and move to the bottom of the tube.  We need to erase part of the flowers covering the tube's waist.  

Standing on element 4, right click and rasterize the layer.  Now still standing on element 4, hold down the Ctrl key and click on the tube thumbnail.  

Select the eraser tool and carefully erase the area around her waist.  Please see my example below.  


Select none.

Now it looks like she is sitting inside the flowers.

Drag spray 2 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom center of element 4.

Drag element 25 into the tag.  Resize 25% and move to the bottom of the spray.

Drag element 26 into the tag.  Resize 10% and move to the bottom left of element 25.

Drag element 40 into the tag.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom right of element 26.

Drag element 27 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the right by the tube's hip.  Duplicate and move to the lower left of the spray.

Drag Word art 2 into the tag.  Resize 10% and move to the bottom of element 4 slightly to the right.

Drag element 19 into the tag.  Resize 8% and move to the bottom left of the word art.

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  

Image, Image Size and resize 650 on the longest side.  

Oh almost forgot we need to drop shadow all of our elements.  I actually do the drop shadow at the end :)

Select the element on the bottom of your tag in the layer pallet and double click it.

A layer style window will pop up.  Click on Drop shadow. and use the following settings.


Now right click on the layer you just applied the drop shadow.  Click copy layer style.

Select the frame layer and hold down the shift key, select the top layer.  Right click and paste layer styles.  

Drop shadow complete.

Select the wordart layer.  Double click it to bring up the styles.  Select stroke and add the following settings:


Select the tube layer, right click and duplicate.

Standing on the duplicate layer, right click and clear layer style.  Go to Filter, Blur, Gaussian Blur and type in 3.  Click ok.  Change the blend mode to soft light.

Add your copyright and name.

If you do not want to animate.  Hide the white background layer Save your tag and export as png.

Might want to grab a coffee :)

Open Rebel Dezigns psd file in PS.  You will notice that there is 25 layers in this animation and it does not have the group layer.  That is ok as we are going to learn how to do this so it matches the animation layers of the tube.

We need to group all odd the layers.  Starting from layer 25, hold down your control key and select each odd layer so the next one will be 23 then 21 etc.  Once all the odd layers are selected (the layers will be highlighted in blue) we need to group them.  All odd layers selected? 

Next we need to group these layers.  Go to Layers, Group layers or Ctrl + G on the Keyboard.  You will see group 1 folder at the top.  Make sure Group 1 is selected.

Select the layer you would like the animation to be placed.  I selected the paper layer under the frame.

Back to the animation.  Click on Group 1 and drag it into your tag.  Ctrl+T and resize 40%.  Move into the frame so it starts at the top left corner.  Now standing on the group layer, we need to apply the mask layer that's on the paper layer.  
Holding down the Ctrl key, left click on the mask icon.  You should see marching ants.  Still standing on group 1 layer, go to Layers, Layer mask, reveal selection.

Close the original animation and don't save changes.

Click on the little white arrow beside Group 1 to expand it.  Click on the eyeball of each layer to hide it but leave frame layer 1 visible.  Click on the arrow beside group one to hide it as we do not want to accidentally make any changes.

Next make sure your animation viewer is open on the bottom of PS.  I you do not see a row that has Animation (Frames) on the bottom, go to Windows, Timeline.

Next is animating.  Please refer to Rene's how to animation tutorials if you do not know how to animate in PS.  Link at the top of the tutorial.

Click on the little icon at the right end of the animation screen then select make frames from layers.

When the pop up shows select  Make Frames from Layers

You are going to see a big mess in the animation window but we are going to fix this.

Click on the first frame and click on the trash can in the animation window.  Repeat this until you reach the first frame of the animation.  

Now you should be at the first frame of the animation.  Click on frame 14 and hit the trash can.  Repeat for all the remaining frames.  You should be left with 13 frames in the animation window.  This is the amount of frames for our animation.

This next step is very important.  Any changes you do from here you must be on frame 1 in the animation window. It will be highlighted in blue.

Go to the bottom of your tag in the layers pallet.  Make sure you have animation frame 1 selected.

Click on the eyeball beside each layer to make it visible.  For the white base layer you may have to click on the eyeball a couple of times to make it visible in all the animation frames.  It's a Photoshop thing.  Do not touch the group layer.

Next, I want to slow down the animation.  With the first frame selected, hold down the shift key and click on frame 13.  This will select all the frames.

Next, click on the little black arrow beside the 0 sec as we want to change the speed.  A pop up window will appear.  


I selected 0.2 Sec.  Now click on the play button to view the animation.  Click on it again to stop it.

Click frame 1 again so we don't accidentally make any changes.

Now to save our tag as a gif.

Go to File, save for web device.

A new pop up window will appear.  Change the settings to my screen shot below.  Click on the image to enlarge it if needed.  Click save.  My screen shot will look different but the settings are the same.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.
GWC-Unveiling-2020-tag2

Sweetly Enamored


This tutorial was written by me on January 10, 2021. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PS.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using Adobe Photoshop 2021 but this tutorial should work with any version.

You can download the 7 day trial of PS here.

PTU Tube:  I am using Barbara Jensen's beautiful new bonus tube "Undercover".  This beauty is available until January 25, 2021 with any purchase of tubes $9.00 or more.  Please do not use this tube without a proper license. I am using the layered tube for this tutorial.  You can purchase Barbara Jensen's tube at Barbara's store here

PTU Kit:  I am using a gorgeous kit called "Sweetly Enamored" created by Pink Paradox Productions.  This kit is available for purchase at Barbara's store here.

PTU Animation:  I am using Kiya Designs awesome animation from pack 77.  You can purchase her awesome animations at Barbara Jensen's store here.

Mask:  341 by Mizteeques. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the png versions for this tutorial.  

Please see Rene's Animation How-to for PS here.  

Font of choice for your name. I used Baby Girl which is available for purchase at Creative Fabrica here.

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

Please read all the Artist's/Designer's TOU.

Let's get started.

To open an image, I click on the element or paper in the file folder and drag it into PS.

To transfer an element or paper in PS to my tag, I left click and drag it into my working canvas.  
The other way is to left click and drag the element from the folder right onto your tag. 

Either way you will get the same results but the sizing may be different.  I will be using the both method for this tutorial.

For resizing and rotating I use the Ctrl+T command.

To mirror or Flip go to Edit, Transform, Flip Horizontal (mirror) or Flip vertical (Flip).

Let's get started.

Remember to save your tag often in case PS crashes.  I always save my tags as a psd image.  It keeps all the layers and if you make tags for others you will always have the template.

Open a new 800x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Go to layers, New fill layer, solid color.  When the pop up window appears type in FFFFFF and click ok.

Drag Mizteeques mask into the tag.  Click the check mark.  

Drag paper 27 into the tag.  Hold down the shift key and pull up and down on the corners of the paper until it fills the canvas.  Click the check mark.  Standing on the paper layer, right click and create a clipping mask.

Drag element 140 into your tag.  Resize 156% and move to the top right of the mask.

Drag element 110 into your tag.  Click the check mark and move to the top right of the mask over the hearts.  Change the blend mode to soft light.

Drag element 127 into your tag.  Resize 30% and move to the top left of the mask.

Drag element 94 into your tag.  Click the check mark and mirror.  Move to the bottom right of the roses.

Drag element 34 into your tag.  Resize 60% and move to the right of the mask over the hearts.

Drag element 133 into your tag.  Resize 80% and move to the top right of the mask over the hearts.

Drag Frame 15 into the tag. Resize 165% and move to the top left of the mask.

Select the layer under the frame and drag paper 37 into the tag.  Resize 15% and move into the frame.

Select the magic wand and click inside the frame.  Now on the top tool bar, select the icon that looks like two papers stacked.  


This will add to a selection.  Click on the glass portion of the frame
until it is fully selected.

The selection should look like this.


Go to Select>modify>expand by 3.

Select the paper layer.  go to Layers>Layer Mask>Reveal selection.

Select the frame layer.

Drag element 100 into your tag.  Click the check mark and move to the bottom right of the frame.

Drag element 116 into your tag.  Resize 45% and move to the left of the frame.

Drag element 22 into your tag.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom left of the frame.

Drag element 104 into your tag.  Resize 70% and move to the bottom left of the heat bucket.

Drag element 70 into your tag.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom right of the heart bucket.

Drag element 5 into your tag.  Resize 60% and move to the bottom left of the bucket.

Select the layers you would like to use on your tube by clicking on the eyeball to make the layers visible.  Click on the eyeball of a visible layer to hide it.  Holding down the Ctrl key, Select each visible layer.  
Once all layers are selected hit Ctrl+G on your keyboard to group the layer.  Select your move tool and select group 1.  Drag this into your tag.  
You can close the original and do not save the changes.  Standing on group 1 in the layer pallet, right click and convert to smart object.  Your group layers are now one single layer.  
Hit Ctrl+T on the keyboard and click on the link between the H & W.  Resize 70%.  See mine for placement. 

Drag element 68 into the tag. Resize 45% and move to the bottom right of the tube.

Drag element 109 into the tag. Resize 20% and move to the bottom right of the necklace.

Drag element 43 into the tag. Resize 30% and move to the bottom of the roses.

Drag element 53 into the tag. Resize 20% and move to the bottom right of the roses.

Drag element 78 into the tag. Resize 40% and move by the tube's left hip.

Drag element 64 into the tag. Resize 28% and move to the bottom left of the balloon.

Drag element 14 into the tag. Resize 40% and move to the bottom of the balloon.

Drag element 83 into the tag. Click the check mark and move to the bottom right of the chocolates.

Drag element 46 into the tag. Resize 30% and move to the bottom left of the present box.

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  

Image, Image Size and resize 650 on the longest side.  See my settings below.

Oh almost forgot we need to drop shadow all of our elements.

Select the element on the bottom of your tag in the layer pallet and double click it.  I selected element 127.

A layer style window will pop up.  Click on Drop shadow. and use the following settings.


Now right click on the layer you just applied the drop shadow.  Click copy layer style.

Now click on the layer above and hold down the shift key, click on the layer just under the paper layer.  Right click and paste layer style.  Select the frame layer and holding down the shift key, select the top layer.  Right click and paste layer style.   Drop shadow complete :)

Add your copyright and name.

Select the tube layer.  Right click and duplicate.  On the duplicate, right click and clear layer style.  Go to Filter, Blur, Gaussian blur set to 3 and click ok. Change the blend mode to soft light.

If you do not want to animate.  Hide the white background layer Save your tag and export as png.

Might want to grab a coffee :)

Open Kiya Designs psd file in PS.  You will notice that there is 25 layers in this animation and it does not have the group layer.  That is ok as we are going to learn how to do this so it matches the animation layers of the tube.

We need to group all the layers.  Starting from layer 25, hold down your shift key and select layer one.  Once all the layers are selected (the layers will be highlighted in blue) we need to group them.  

Go to Layers, Group layers or Ctrl+G on the keyboard.  You will see group 1 folder at the top. Make sure Group 1 is selected.

Select the layer you would like the animation to be placed.  I selected the paper layer under the frame.

Back to the animation.  Click on Group 1 and drag it into your tag.  Ctrl+T and resize 40%.  Move to a spot you like best.  I moved it to the center of the frame.  Now holding down the Ctrl key, click on the mask that is on the paper layer.  
Standing on Group 1, go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal selection.

Close the original animation and don't save changes.

Click on the little white arrow beside Group 1 to expand it.  Click on the eyeball of each layer to hide it but leave frame layer 1 visible.  Click on the arrow beside group one to hide it as we do not want to accidentally make any changes.

Next make sure your animation viewer is open on the bottom of PS.  I you do not see a row that has Animation (Frames) on the bottom, go to Windows, Timeline.

In the timeline window click on Create Frame Animations (if you do not see it click on the down arrow then select it).

Next is animating.

Click on the little icon at the right end of the animation screen then select make frames from layers.

When the pop up shows select  Make Frames from Layers

You are going to see a big mess in the animation window but we are going to fix this.

Click on the first frame and click on the trash can in the animation window.  Repeat this until you reach the first frame of the animation.  

Now you should be at the first frame of the animation.  Click on frame 26 and hit the trash can.  Repeat for all the remaining frames.  You should be left with 25 frames in the animation window.  This is the amount of frames for our animation.

This next step is very important.  Any changes you do from here you must be on frame 1 in the animation window. It will be highlighted in blue.

Go to the bottom of your tag in the layers pallet.  Make sure you have animation frame 1 selected.

Click on the eyeball beside each layer to make it visible.  For the white base layer you may have to click on it a couple of times to make it visible in all the animation frames.  It's a Photoshop thing.  Do not touch the group layer.

Next, I want to slow down the animation.  With the first frame selected in the animation window, hold down the shift key and click on frame 25.  This will select all the frames.

Next, click on the little black arrow beside the 0 sec as we want to change the speed.  A pop up window will appear.  


I selected 0.2 Sec.  Now click on the play button to view the animation.  Click on it again to stop it.

Click frame 1 again so we don't accidentally make any changes.

Now to save our tag as a gif.

Go to File>Export>save for web device.

A new pop up window will appear.  Change the settings to my screen shot below.  Click on the image to enlarge it if needed.  Click save.  My screen shot will look different but the settings are the same for animating.


I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.
GWC-Unveiling-2020-tag2

Kiss at Midnight


This tutorial was written by me on January 9, 2021. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PS.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using Adobe Photoshop 2021 but this tutorial should work with any version.

You can download the 7 day trial of PS here.

PTU Tube:  I am using Verymany's beautiful tube "Emilie".  Please do not use this tube without a proper license.   You can purchase this beauty here.

PTU Kit:  I am using a gorgeous kit called "Kisses at Midnight" created by Deedles Dun It.  You can purchase it here.

PTU Animation:  I am using Rebel Dezigns awesome animation from pack 632.  You can purchase her awesome animations at CDO here.

Mask:  351 by Mizteeques. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the png versions for this tutorial.  

Please see Rene's Animation How-to for PS here.  

Font of choice for your name. 

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

Please read all the Artist's/Designer's TOU.

To open an image, I click on the element or paper in the file folder and drag it into PS.

To transfer an element or paper in PS to my tag, I left click and drag it into my working canvas.  
The other way is to left click and drag the element from the folder right onto your tag. 

Either way you will get the same results but the resizing will be different :).  I will be using the both method for this tutorial.

For resizing and rotating I use the Ctrl+T command.

To mirror or Flip go to Edit>Transform>Flip Horizontal (mirror) or Flip vertical (Flip).

Let's get started.

Open a new 800x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Go to layers, New fill layer, solid color.  When the pop up window appears type in FFFFFF and click ok.

Drag Mizteeque's mask into your tag and click the check mark.  Move up slightly

Drag paper 13 into your tag.  Hold down the shift key and pull up and down on the corners until it fills the canvas. Click the check mark.  

Standing on the paper layer, right click and create a clipping mask.

Drag element 106 into the tag.  Click the check mark.

Drag frame 1 into the tag.  Click the check mark and move to the upper right corner of the mask.

Select the layer under the frame and drag paper 12 into the tag.  Move into a spot you like best inside the frame.

Select the frame layer.  Using the magic wand, click inside the frame.  Select>Modify>expand by 3.

Select the paper layer.  Layers>Layer Mask>Reveal selection.

Drag the close up tube into the tag.  Resize 50% and move it into the frame.  Holding down the ctrl key, click on the mask layer on the paper.  You should see marching ants.
Standing on the close up tube layer, go to Layers>Layer Mask>Reveal selection.  Change the blend mode to screen.

Select the frame layer.

Drag element 110 into the tag.  Resize 55% and move to the top right of the frame.

Drag element 29 into the tag.  Click on the check mark and move to the top right of the frame.

Drag element 38 into the tag.  Resize 60% and move to the left side of the balloons.

Drag element 7 into the tag.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom left of the frame.

Drag element 28 into the tag.  Resize 40%, rotate 10 degrees and move to the bottom of the balloons.

Drag element 67 into the tag.  Click the check mark and move over the disco ball.

Drag element 76 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom of the fan.

Drag element 74 into the tag.  Resize 30% and move to the bottom of the disco ball.

Drag element 27 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left of the disco ball.

Drag element 114 into the tag.  Click the check mark and move over the frame.

Drag element 51 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the bottom right of the frame.

Drag element 86 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom of the bird cage.  Duplicate and move to the bottom of the star.

Drag element 47 into the tag.  Resize 10% and move to the bottom left of the star.

Drag element 58 into the tag.  Resize 18% and move to the bottom left of the present.

Drag the main tube into the tag.  Resize 35% and move to the upper right of the mask.

Drag element 17 into the tag.  Resize 60% and move to the tube in front of the bent leg.

Drag element 1 into the tag.  Resize 20% and move to the tube in front of the bent leg.

Drag element 35 into the tag.  Resize 40% and move to the bottom left of the cake.

Drag element 14 into the tag.  Resize 12% and move to the bottom right of the cake.

Drag element 46 into the tag.  Resize 10% and move to the bottom of the bucket.

Drag element 42 into the tag.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom left of the bucket.

Drag element 31 into the tag.  Resize 45% and move to the bottom left of the cake.

Drag word art 4 into the tag.  Resize 50% and move to the bottom right of the black present.

Drag element 54 into the tag.  Resize 15% and move to the bottom of the cat.

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  

Image, Image Size and resize 650 on the longest side.  See my settings below.

Oh almost forgot we need to drop shadow all of our elements.  I actually do the drop shadow at the end :)

Select the element on the bottom of your tag in the layer pallet and double click it.

A layer style window will pop up.  Click on Drop shadow. and use the following settings.


Now right click on the layer you just applied the drop shadow.  Click copy layer style.

Now click on the layer above and hold down the shift key, select the top layer.  Right click and paste layer styles.  

Drop shadow complete :)

Select the tube layer, right click and duplicate.

Standing on the duplicate layer, right click and clear layer style.  Go to Filter, Blur, Gaussian Blur and type in 3.  Click ok.  Change the blend mode to soft light.

Add your copyright and name.

If you do not want to animate.  Hide the white background layer Save your tag and export as png.

Might want to grab a coffee :)

Open Rebel Dezigns psd file in PS.  You will notice that there is 25 layers in this animation and it does not have the group layer.  That is ok as we are going to learn how to do this so it matches the animation layers of the tube.

We need to group all odd the layers.  Starting from layer 25, hold down your control key and select each odd layer so the next one will be 23 then 21 etc.  Once all the odd layers are selected (the layers will be highlighted in blue) we need to group them.  All odd layers selected? 

Next we need to group these layers.  Go to Layers, Group layers or Ctrl + G on the Keyboard.  You will see group 1 folder at the top.  Make sure Group 1 is selected.

Select the layer you would like the animation to be placed.  I selected the disco ball layer.

Back to the animation.  Click on Group 1 and drag it into your tag.  Ctrl+T and resize 30%.  Move it in front of the disco ball.  

Close the original animation and don't save changes.

Click on the little white arrow beside Group 1 to expand it.  Click on the eyeball of each layer to hide it but leave frame layer 1 visible.  Click on the arrow beside group one to hide it as we do not want to accidentally make any changes.

Next make sure your animation viewer is open on the bottom of PS.  I you do not see a row that has Animation (Frames) on the bottom, go to Windows, Timeline.

Next is animating.

Click on the little icon at the right end of the animation screen then select make frames from layers.

When the pop up shows select  Make Frames from Layers

You are going to see a big mess in the animation window but we are going to fix this.

Click on the first frame and click on the trash can in the animation window.  Repeat this until you reach the first frame of the animation.  

Now you should be at the first frame of the animation.  Click on frame 14 and hit the trash can.  Repeat for all the remaining frames.  You should be left with 13 frames in the animation window.  This is the amount of frames for our animation.

This next step is very important.  Any changes you do from here you must be on frame 1 in the animation window. It will be highlighted in blue.

Go to the bottom of your tag in the layers pallet.  Make sure you have animation frame 1 selected.

Click on the eyeball beside each layer to make it visible.  For the white base layer you may have to click on the eyeball a couple of times to make it visible in all the animation frames.  It's a Photoshop thing.  Do not touch the group layer.

Next, I want to slow down the animation.  With the first frame selected, hold down the shift key and click on frame 13.  This will select all the frames.

Next, click on the little black arrow beside the 0 sec as we want to change the speed.  A pop up window will appear.  


I selected other and typed 0.15 Sec.  Now click on the play button to view the animation.  Click on it again to stop it.

Click frame 1 again so we don't accidentally make any changes.

Now to save our tag as a gif.

Go to File, save for web device.

A new pop up window will appear.  Change the settings to my screen shot below.  Click on the image to enlarge it if needed.  Click save.  My screen shot will look different but the settings are the same.


I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.
GWC-Unveiling-2020-tag2
Sunday, January 3, 2021

Jaded Garden


This tutorial was written by me on January 3, 2021. The results are of my own imagination.  Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.  

Please DO NOT claim this tutorial as your own.

This was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PS.

Please keep in mind that I write the tutorial as I am creating it.

Sometimes I may not explain properly where to place things so please see my example if you are ever in doubt :)

Supplies needed

I am using Adobe Photoshop 2021 but this tutorial should work with any version.

You can download the 7 day trial of PS here.

PTU Tube:  I am using Barbara Jensen's beautiful tube "Golden Guardian" from her new package 121.  Please do not use this tube without a proper license. I am using the layered tube for this tutorial.  You can purchase Barbara Jensen's tube at Barbara's store here

PTU Kit:  I am using a gorgeous kit called "Jade Afterglow" created by Pink Paradox Productions.  This kit is available for purchase at Barbara's store here.

PTU Animation:  I am using Kiya Designs awesome animation from pack 64.  You can purchase her awesome animations at Barbara Jensen's store here.

Mask:  Mask_Viv_0084 by Vivienne's Paintbox. Thank you for your awesome masks.  You can download it from her blog here. I am using the png versions for this tutorial.  

Please see Rene's Animation How-to for PS here.  

Font of choice for your name. I used Dripping Zombie which can be purchased here.

Plug in: None

Drop shadow of choice.

Please read all the Artist's/Designer's TOU.

Let's get started.

To open an image, I click on the element or paper in the file folder and drag it into PS.

To transfer an element or paper in PS to my tag, I left click and drag it into my working canvas.  
The other way is to left click and drag the element from the folder right onto your tag. 

Either way you will get the same results but the resizing may be different :).  I will be using the both method for this tutorial.

For resizing and rotating I use the Ctrl+T command.

To mirror or Flip go to Edit, Transform, Flip Horizontal (mirror) or Flip vertical (Flip).

Let's get started.

Remember to save your tag often in case PS crashes.  I always save my tags as a psd image.  It keeps all the layers and if you make tags for others you will always have the template.

Open a new 800x800 transparent image.  We will resize later.

Go to layers, New fill layer, solid color.  When the pop up window appears type in FFFFFF and click ok.

Drag Vivienne's mask 84 into the tag.  Resize 40% and click the check mark.  

Drag paper 25 into the mask.  Hold down the shift key and pull on the top and bottom corner until it fits the canvas.  Standing on the paper layer, right click and create a clipping mask.

Drag element 146 into the tag. Click the check mark and move to the top right of the mask.

Drag element 123 into the tag. Click the check mark and move to the top center of the mask.

Drag element 124 into the tag. Click the check mark and move to the bottom of the tree and slightly to the right.

Drag element 73 into the tag. Resize 50% and move to the bottom right of the tree.

Drag element 78 into the tag. Resize 60% and move to the left of the mask.

Drag element 121 into the tag. Click the check mark and move to the bottom of element 73.

Drag element 106 into the tag. Resize 40% and move to the bottom left of the tree with the pot.

Drag element 120 into the tag. Resize 50% and move to the bottom right of the rose branch.  Duplicate and move to the left of the rose branch.

Drag element 122 into the tag. Resize 40% and move to the bottom of element 120.

Drag element 116 into the tag. Resize 30% and move to the middle of the rose branch.

Drag element 125 into the tag. Resize 70%, mirror and move to the left of the tree.

Drag element 87 into the tag. Resize 60% and move to the bottom left of the mask.

Drag element 13 into the tag. Resize 70% and move the wolf onto element 87.

Drag element 95 into the tag. Resize 30% and move to the bottom right element 87.

Drag element 99 into the tag. Resize 40% and move to the bottom right element 87.

Drag element 121 into the tag. Click the check mark and move to the bottom of element 87.

Drag element 86 into the tag. Resize 70% and move to the bottom right of the ivy.  See mine for placement.

Drag element 103 into the tag. Resize 30% and move to the right of the rock path.  See mine for placement.

Drag element 28 into the tag. Resize 40% and move to the bottom right of the wolf's paw.

Drag element 60 into the tag. Resize 30% and move to the bottom of the pot.

Drag element 22 into the tag. Resize 8% and move to the bottom left of the books.

Drag element 154 into the tag. Click on the check mark and move to the bottom of the mask.

Drag element 156 into the tag. Click on the check mark and move to the bottom of the books.

Select the layers you would like to use on your tube by clicking on the eyeball to make the layers visible.  Click on the eyeball of a visible layer to hide it.  Holding down the Ctrl key, Select each visible layer.  
Once all layers are selected hit Ctrl+G on your keyboard to group the layer.  Select your move tool and select group 1.  Drag this into your tag.  You can close the original and do not save the changes.  

Standing on group 1 in the layer pallet, right click and convert to smart object.  Your group layers are now one single layer.  Hit Ctrl+T on the keyboard and click on the link between the H & W.  
Resize 65% and move to the bottom right of the mask.  See mine for placement.

Drag element 120 into the tag. Resize 60% and move to the bottom left of the tube.

Drag element 102 into the tag. Resize 40% and move to the bottom right of the tube.

Drag element 57 into the tag. Resize 40% and move to the bottom right of the tube.

Drag element 111 into the tag. Resize 40% and move to the bottom left of the tube.

Drag element 3 into the tag. Resize 12% and move it so it looks like it is sitting on the chair.

Drag element 17 into the tag. Resize 25% and move to the bottom left of the cat.

Drag element 119 into the tag. Resize 50% and move to the bottom right of element 111.

Drag element 100 into the tag. Resize 35% and move to the bottom of element 119.

Add any other elements you like and make any adjustments to the layers.

Crop away any extra space.  

Image, Image Size and resize 650 on the longest side.  

Oh almost forgot we need to drop shadow all of our elements.

Select the element on the bottom of your tag in the layer pallet and double click it.

A layer style window will pop up.  Click on Drop shadow. and use the following settings.  Click on the image to enlarge it.


Now right click on the layer you just applied the drop shadow.  Click copy layer style.

Now click on the layer above and hold down the shift key, click on the top layer.  Right click and paste layer style.    Drop shadow complete :)

Select the tube layer.  Right click and duplicate.  On the duplicate, right click and clear layer style.  Go to Filter, Blur, Gaussian blur set to 3 and click ok.  

Add your copyright and name.

If you do not want to animate.  Hide the white background layer Save your tag and export as png.

Might want to grab a coffee :)

Open Kiya Designs psd file in PS.  You will notice that there is 25 layers in this animation and it does not have the group layer.  That is ok as we are going to learn how to do this so it matches the animation layers of the tube.

Starting from layer 25, hold down your control key and select each odd layer so the next one will be 23 then 21 etc.  Once all the odd layers are selected (the layers will be highlighted in blue) we need to group them.  All odd layers selected? 

Next we need to group these layers.  Go to Layers, Group layers or Ctrl + G on the Keyboard.  You will see group 1 folder at the top.  Make sure Group 1 is selected.

Select the layer you would like the animation to be placed.  I selected the moon layer.

Back to the animation.  Click on Group 1 and drag it into your tag.  Ctrl+T and resize 65%.  Move to the center of the mask.  Now standing on the group layer, Holding down the Ctrl key, left click on the mask icon.  

You should see marching ants.  Now right click on the moon Icon and select Add Transparency Mask.  This will include the moon in the selection.  


Select group 1 animation, go to Layers, Layer mask, reveal selection.

Close the original animation and don't save changes.

Click on the little white arrow beside Group 1 to expand it.  Click on the eyeball of each layer to hide it but leave frame layer 1 visible.  Click on the arrow beside group one to hide it as we do not want to accidentally make any changes.

Next make sure your animation viewer is open on the bottom of PS.  I you do not see a row that has Animation (Frames) on the bottom, go to Windows, Timeline.

Next is animating.

Click on the little icon at the right end of the animation screen then select make frames from layers.

When the pop up shows select  Make Frames from Layers

You are going to see a big mess in the animation window but we are going to fix this.

Click on the first frame and click on the trash can in the animation window.  Repeat this until you reach the first frame of the animation.  

Now you should be at the first frame of the animation.  Click on frame 14 and hit the trash can.  Repeat for all the remaining frames.  You should be left with 13 frames in the animation window.  This is the amount of frames for our animation.

This next step is very important.  Any changes you do from here you must be on frame 1 in the animation window. It will be highlighted in blue.

Go to the bottom of your tag in the layers pallet.  Make sure you have animation frame 1 selected.

Click on the eyeball beside each layer to make it visible.  For the white base layer you may have to click on the eyeball a couple of times to make it visible in all the animation frames.  It's a Photoshop thing.  Do not touch the group layer.

Next, I want to slow down the animation.  With the first frame selected, hold down the shift key and click on frame 13.  This will select all the frames.

Next, click on the little black arrow beside the 0 sec as we want to change the speed.  A pop up window will appear.  


I selected 0.2 Sec.  Now click on the play button to view the animation.  Click on it again to stop it.

Click frame 1 again so we don't accidentally make any changes.

Now to save our tag as a gif.

Go to File, save for web device.

A new pop up window will appear.  Change the settings to my screen shot below.  Click on the image to enlarge it if needed.  Click save.  My screen shot will look different but the settings are the same.


I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.  I would love to see your results.
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