Sunday, February 28, 2016


This tutorial was written
by Wicked Cupcake on
February 28, 2016
Any resemblance to another
tutorial is purely coincidental.
I am using a tube by Elias Chatzoudis.

Mura's Meisters Copies
EyeCandy4000 Gradient Glow
Animation Shop
Paint Shop ProX2

Open up a 700x700 new image.
Select a tube of choice. 

On the Materials palette,
hide the top color/stroke.
On the Fill color, choose
a main color from your tube.

Select a preset shape of choice.
For my tag, I am using the rectangle.
Draw out the shape to desired size.
Go to objects tab - align - center in canvas.
Convert this layer to raster.

Now, on the fill box on your Materials
palette again, choose a light grey color for it.
Back to the same shape. This time, draw out a slightly
longer shape and not nearly as wide. You just want a strip
of the shape. Convert to raster. Arrange it on the right
side of your tag but still make sure some of the original
shape is peeking through the other side of the strip.

Copy & paste your tube as a new layer between
the two shape layers.  On the  tube layer, apply the plugin 
Mura's Meisters Copies: Wallpaper rotate.

Select your magic wand tool. Select the original shape layer in your 
layers palette. Click on the original shape layer with it. Then
select the wallpaper layer in the layers palette. Selections
invert & press delete button. Select none.

Duplicate the wallpaper layer. On the copy layer, Go to Effects-
Art Media Effects-Brush Strokes. Default settings except I did change
the  color to the same grey I used earlier.
Move this layer below the original wallpaper layer. 
Lower the opacity on the original layer to 53 or to desired amount.

Click on the strip layer in your layer palette. Copy & paste your tube again.
The tube I am using has a grey layer so I am using that one here.
Select the tube with your magic wand tool. Now on the tube, 
selections - invert & press delete on the keyboard. Select none.
Merge the tube & strip layers together.

Select your font tool. Choose a font of choice to fit your tag.
I chose the color black for my text but this can vary depending
on your tag. Type out text of choice for your tag. Convert to raster.
If needed, apply EyeCandy 4000 Gradient glow to the text.
I used the color Fat & glow width 3.00 on mine. I also added 
a slight drop shadow as well.

Add Copyright information & name to your tag.You can also start
merging layers together. Be sure to leave the strip layer unmerged though.
We will be animating this layer.


Copy merged and paste into Animation Shop (AS) as a new animation.
Now back to PSP. Go to Effects - Image Effects - Page Curl.
Change the settings as I have them below. You can adjust which 
corner peels if you don't wish wish to peel from the top corner as well.

Once you have the corner peeling, click okay. Then Copy Merged &
paste in AS after current frame. Return to PSP. Undo the Page curl effect 
bu going to Edit Undo. You want to repeat this three more times by 
adjusting each of the number values up by 10. I have the screenshots
below to illustrate the values I used. After each one is applied, copy merged
& go to AS, paste after the last frame. 

Now staying in AS, Select the frames 2-5. Edit -Copy. Paste as a new animation.
Under the Animation tab, click Reverse Frames. Edit - Copy. Back to the main 
tag. Paste after current frame - make sure you are on the last frame. Now, on 
Frame 6, select it and right click - delete. It is only the 5th frame again & we 
don't need it a second time.

If you wish to slow down the animation, You can do this under Animation
Tab - Animation Properties. I changed it to 20 on mine. If you are happy with 
the animation, save your tag as a gif. 

Thanks for trying my tutorial!

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