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This tutorial was made in PSP 9, but can also be made in the other versions.

The copyright rests solely with me.


For this lesson you need Animation Shop (AS)

and the following plugin:

 Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow.

You can download the plugin


you can download the materials.

It contains: 1 Tube - 1 Bling

You need 3 tubes for this lesson.


You may not remove the mark on the tubes, or use them as your own work.

When you use your own materials, you have to adjust the size.


Step 1

Open your tubes in PSP.

Copy them with Shift+D - close the originals.

Open a transparent image of 600 x 450 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #b8b900.

Set your background color to black (#000000).

Or choose your own colors.

Flood fill your image with your background color.

Step 2

Copy tube 'OTF_design'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Colorize - 43 - 255 (or to your own colors).

Place it left below.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 80.

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Flip - Image - Mirror.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 3

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - foreground color.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 5 pixels - background color (black).

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 15 pixels - foreground color.

Select this last border with your Magic wand.

Effects - Plugins - Graphics Plus - Cross Shadow - default settings.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - background color (black).

Layers - Promote your background to Layer.

Image - Resize - 70% - All layers checked.

Step 4

Copy tube 'Sophistication'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Step 5

Copy tube 'vw-SparklingChampagne'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it a little up and to the right - see main image.

Arrange layer 4 below layer 3.

Activate your Eraser.

Erase the little window (make sure that you are on layer 4) - see image below:

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 6

Image - Resize - Width 600 pixels.

 Add your name and/or watermark.

Save your crea as a jpg file and you're done!

Step 7

If you want to animate your crea, just go on :-)

Open your just saved crea in AS.

Click 1x Ctrl+C - click now 2x Ctrl+L.

You now have 3 frames.

Click in frame 1 - Edit - Select all.

step 8

Open animation 'blingcreatedbyronny-HAPPYNEWYEAR' in AS.

Click in frame 1 - press Delete.

Click in the new frame 1 - Edit - Select all - Edit - Copy.

Step 9

Back to your main animation.

Edit - Paste - Into selected frame.

Place it right below - see main image.

Step 10

View - Animation.

You now can see how your animaton looks.

If you are satisfied:

Save your crea as a gif file and you're done!


I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)


Translated by Zial on October 27, 2012