Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Always Love You


Supplies Needed:
Image Of Choice Im using the fantastic artwork of Jennifer Janesko,
you can purchase her work here
Scrapkit FTU-Dainty Love By Monica of Simply Sensational Scraps here
Mask By VIX_Mask109 here
Font I Used FTU Hole-Hearted here

Plugins:
DSB Flux - Bright Noise (If you decide to animate) here

Ok Lets Go.

Open a new image 600x600 pixels white, Open frame 3 from the kit and edit-copy, paste as a new layer, Image-Resize 80%, Using your magic wand select inside the frame making sure you select the white areas between the flowers and the ribbon, Selections-Modify-Expand by 10, Open a paper of choice, I used paper 21, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, Selections-Invert, Hit Delete, Selections-Select None.

Move this layer down in your layer palette below your frame.

Open Image of choice, edit copy and paste as a new layer, position how you wish, Layers-Duplicate, make sure you have one above your frame and one below, make the copy above your frame active and using your eraser tool delete any parts that stick out of the frame, If you have used a different image tube you may need to do this on both layers, On the copy below your frame add a dropshadow I used 3-3-34-3 Black.

Select your top layer, Open hearttag1, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, I resized this layer by 60%, then again by 80%, position and add a dropshadow.

Activate your background layer, Open heartswirl1, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, If you are going to animate then duplicate this layer two times making a total of 3. If your not animating leave as one layer. We will come back to animate later.

Open paper 12, In your materials palette change foreground to pattern and find your paper 12, Angle-0 Scale-100, Activate your background layer, Layers-New Raster Layer, Floodfill with your foreground pattern., Layer Load/Save Mask-From Disk, VIX_Mask 109. Right click the mask layer in your layer palette, Merge-Merge Group.

Add any other elements of choice.

Add your name and copyright.
If you do not wish to animate save as .png or .jpg however you prefer.

To Animate:

Activate your top heartswirl layer (copy(2) etc) Effects - Plugins- DSB Flux - Bright Noise,
Intensity 50
Click Mix once click ok.

Select you 2nd heartswirl layer (copy) DSB Flux - Bright Noise - Same settings this time hit Mix Two Times, click ok.

Select your original heartswirl layer DSB Flux - Bright Noise - Same setting, this time hit Mix three times.

Close the bottom 2 copies of heartswirl in your layer palette, Make Copy(2) active,
Edit-Copy Special-Copy Merged.

Open Animation Shop and paste as a new animation. Back to psp, close copy(2) open the copy of heartswirl, make this layer now the active layer, Edit-Copy Special-Copy Merged.

Back to Animation Shop, Edit-Paste-After Current Frame, Back to psp, close copy layer and open the original heartswirl layer, make this layer active, Edit-Copy Special-Copy Merged.

Back to Animation Shop, Edit-Paste-After Current Frame.

I changed the frame properties to 5, By pressing Ctrl A, (Selects All Frames),
then Animation-Frame Properties, changed it to 5.

Save as .gif and you are done.

I hope you found this tut easy to follow,
Any problems please let me know.

I would love to see your results.
Luv Jo.xx.

I'll Be Yours

Supplies Needed:
Two Images of choice, Im using Keith Garvey which you can purchase Here
Scrapkit FTU-Love Heart By Angelflight Scraps Here
Mask By Weescotslass WSL_Mask159 Here
Wordart By Blissfully Beth Here

Plugins:
Muras Meister Copies Here


Ok Lets Go.

Open a new white image 600x600 pixels, Open lh-sachet2 from the kit, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, Image resize by 10%, then image resize by 80% 3 times. Effects-Plugin Muras Meister- Copies, with these settings.

Click Ok, Adjust-Sharpness-Sharpen, using your magic wand select inside the frame you have just made, Selections-Modify-Expand by 5, Open paper of choice, I used paper 5, Image-Resize to 600x600 pixels, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, Selections-Invert, Hit Delete.

Do Not Deselect, open an image of choice, edit copy, and paste as a new layer, again Hit delete to remove any parts that stick outside of your frame background. Selections-Select None. Add a dropshadow to your image, I used 3-3-34-3 Black.

Right Click on your frame layer in the layer palette, Layers-Arrange-Bring To Top, Make sure your frame layer is active, Open another image of choice, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, i resized mine by 80% and position, add a dropshadow of choice, I used 5-5-57-14.85 Black.

Add any other elements of choice from the kit.

Make the background layer active, Open paper of choice, I used paper 9, Image-resize 600x600 pixels, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto your tag, Layers-Load/save mask-from disk, WSL_Mask159. Back to your layer palette, right click your mask layer, Layers-Merge-Merge Group.

Add your wordart of choice.

Add your name and copyright.

Save as .png or .jpg however you prefer.

I hope you found this tut easy to follow,

Any problems please let me know.

I would love to see your results.

Luv Jo.xx.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Valentine Goddess


Supplies Needed:
Image of choice, Im using the PTU artwork of Keith Garvey,
you can get it here
Scrapkit FTU- Country Valentine By Poundstore Scraps here
Mask WSL_Mask 17 by Weescotslass here
Wordart#25 By Lisas Creative Clutter...Too here
Font PTU Mesa Verde NF.


Plugins Used: (Optional)
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow
Lokas Software - Gel

Ok Lets Go.

Open a new image 600x600 pixels, floodfill white.
Open frame 3 from the kit, Image-Resize by 25%, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto your tag.

Using the magic wand, select inside the frame, Selections-Modify-Expand by 3.00.
Open paper of choice, I used paper 4, Image resize 600x600 pixels, edit-copy,
paste as a new layer onto your tag, Selections-Invert, hit Delete, Selections-Select None.
Move this layer below your frame in the layer palette.

Open Image of choice, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, onto your tag, position how you wish.
Add a dropshadow I used 5-5-55-14.85 Black.

Open wordart of choice, and paste as a new layer. I used Lisa's wordart#25, I selected the word "Goddess" with the freehand selection tool, edit-copy, paste as a new layer. Delete the word "Goddess" from the original layer. Activate the Goddess Layer, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper of choice, I used paper 9 and resized it to 400x400 pixels, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, make sure it covers your selected text, Selections-Invert, Delete. Selections-Select None.

Add a gradient glow of choice to the now papered wordart, My Settings below, I also clicked on the color tab, and chose white and fat setting.


I then applied Lokas Software - Gel, Settings below. Add a dropshadow I used 3-3-34-3 Black.



Delete Raster 5, Select Raster 4 and give the remaining wordart the same gradient glow and dropshadow.

Add any other elements of choice from the kit.

Select your white background layer, Open paper of choice I used paper 7, Image-Resize 600x600 pixels, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto your tag, Layers load/save mask - from disk. WSL_Mask 17, Delete the black mask layer, click yes, Layers-Merge-Merge Group.
I resized this layer by 115% and reduced the opacity to 45.

Add your name and copyright.

Save as .png or .jpg however you prefer.

I hope you found this tut easy to follow,

Any problems please let me know.

I would love to see your results.

Luv Jo.xx.

My 4th Award


Oh Wow i have received my 4th Award.
This beautiful award was given to me by my great friends Pearl & Lill
of DevineDzines Here

This award means so very much to me,
as many of you may know I only opened this blog on the 16th January this year.


Thank you so very very much.

I would like to pass this award on to:-
Lisa - Frosted Illusions http://frostedillusions.blogspot.com/
Lisa - Lisa's Creative Clutter...Too http://lisascreativecluttertoo.blogspot.com/

Please drop by their amazing sites.

Luv Josbits2.xx.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Crazy In Love


Supplies Needed:
Images of choice, Im using the amazing artwork of Elias Chatzoudis, you need a license to use his art, which you can get from here
Scrapkit FTU By Yvette of Misfits Scraps-With Love, you can get it here
Template#43 By Aquarebel - You can get it here
Wordart By Blissfully Beth here
Font I Used- PTU Martina Script.

Plugins:
Eye Candy 4000 - Glass.

Ok Lets Go.


Open template and "Shift D" to duplicate, close original template. Select the background layer, Image-Canvas Size 600x600 pixels, placement top,centre. Delete the ©credits layer.

Select Raster 4, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper of choice, I used paper 5, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto your tag, Selections-Invert, Hit delete on your keyboard, Selections-Select None, Add a dropshadow of choice, I used 3-3-34-3 Black.

Delete the original Raster 4 layer.

Repeat this process with Copy of raster 4 layer, and Raster 5 layer but with Raster 5 I used paper 3, and resized it by 80%.

Repeat this process again with Raster 3, this time I used paper 13.

Select Raster 6 layer, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Layers-New raster layer, floodfill black. Select None, Add dropshadow 3-3-34-3 Black. Delete original raster 6 layer.

Select Raster 1 layer, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, open paper of choice I used paper 12, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, Selections-Invert, Hit delete, Selections-Select None. Delete original raster 1.

Select Raster 7, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Layers-New raster layer, floodfill with a colour of choice, I used #CE0026. Selections-Select None, apply Eye Candy 4000- Glass using these settings. Add a dropshadow of choice. Delete Raster 7.


Select Raster 1, Open image of choice and paste as a new layer and position on your tag how you want, add a dropshadow of choice I used 5-5-42-9.90 Black,

Open another image of choice, edit-copy, back to tag select raster 2, using your magic wand select inside the 3rd frame, Select the raster 6 layer, and paste as a new layer, I resized my image by 60%, position inside frame, Selections-Invert, delete. Selections-Select None.
Add a dropshadow, I used 3-3-34-3 Black.
Select Raster 2 and apply dropshadow of choice.

Add any other elements of choice from the kit.

Add any wordart of choice if you wish.

Add your name and copyright.

Save as .png or .jpg however you prefer.
I hope you found this tut easy to follow,
Any problems please let me know.
I would love to see your results.
Luv Jo.xx.

Friday, 23 January 2009

OMG Wow More Awards The Same Day...


I would like to thank Pearl and Lill of Devine Dzines for awarding me this award.
Thank you ladies. These ladies have loads and I mean loads of freebies for you to download.
you can visit their site here

Is It My Birthday or something, I am like a child in a candy shop here, 3 awards in one day woohoo, Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Once again this award has been given to me by Pearl and Lill Of Devine Dzines,
Do theses ladies rock or what???
Thank you ladies I truly appreciate these.
Luv Jo.xx.




My First Award

I received this amazing award from my lovely friend Lynn of Poundstore Scraps,
You can visit her various blogs by clicking the blog names, she has some awesome Freebies, as well as PTU kits and a beautiful tut on her new blog, which I am sure will be followed by many many more.
Thank you Lynn.
Luv Jo.xx.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

All You Need Is Love

Supplies Needed:
Image of choice: Im using the awesome Pinup Toons you can purchase here
Scrapkit: PTU A Lil Bit Of Love By Frosted Illusions here
You can purchase this kit here
Font PTU Meaculpa

Ok Lets Go.
Open a new white image 600x600 pixels, Open FI_A Lil Bit of Love frame, Image-Resize by 80%, paste as a new layer onto your white image, Image-Resize 80% again, Adjust-Sharpness-Sharpen,

Using your magic wand select inside the frame, Selections-Modify-Expand by 5, Open paper of choice, I used paper 4, Image-Resize 600x600 pixels, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, Selections-Invert, Hit Delete, Selections-Select None. Move this layer below your frame.

Open image of choice and paste as a new layer, above your frame, I resized mine by 80%, position how you prefer, Layers-Duplicate, Move the original layer below the frame in your layer palette, Activate copy of raster 3, and using the eraser tool, delete any excess from the bottom of the frame. Activate raster 3 and give this layer a dropshadow, I used 5-5-60-8.91 Black.

Open the beads layer, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, Image-Resize 60%, Adjust-Sharpness-Sharpen, position at the bottom of the frame, add a dropshadow of choice, I used 3-3-35-3 Black.
Open Bougainville1 fromthe kit, Image-Resize 60%, activate the background layer and paste as a new layer, Image-Resize 80%, Image-Free Rotate, Left 25 degrees, position the layer in your top left corner, Layers-Duplicate, Image-Mirror, Image-Flip, Add a dropshadow to both of these layers. I used 3-3-35-3 Black.
Add any other elements of choice.
Activate the background layer, Open paper 6, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, Layers-Load/Save Mask-From Disk WSL_Mask116. Click load, Delete the black Mask layer, Click Yes, Layers-Merge-Merge Group.
Add your name and copyright.
Save as .png or .jpg however you prefer.
I hope you found this tut easy to follow,
Any problems please let me know.
I would love to see your results.
Luv Jo.xx.

A Lil Bit Loved


Supplies Needed:
Image of choice Im using the artwork of Keith Garvey you can purchase here
Scrapkit PTU - A Lil Bit Of Love By Frosted Illusions Here
you can purchase the kit Here
Template-Designs By Ali 17 you can get it here
Mask Becky-mask022

Plugins:
Xero-Porcelain
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass

Ok Lets Go.

Open Template "Shift D" to duplicate and close the original, Delete the copyright layer, Image-Resize 600 width, lock aspect ratio ticked, Resize all layers ticked, click ok, Layers New raster layer, Image-Canvas size 600x600 pixels, placement middle centre, Selections-Select All, floodfill white, Layers-Arrange-Send Layer to Bottom. Select None.

Select large heart layer, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper of choice, i used paper 4, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto tag, Selections-Invert, hit delete, Select None. Delete original large heart layer.

Do the same for the rectangle frame bk layer, with a different paper, this time I used paper 8, this time after deleting the excess do not select none, Open Image of choice, edit-copy and paste as a new layer, position inside the rectangle frame bk layer, hit delete to get rid of any excess, select none. I changed the blend mode in the layer palette to Luminanse Legacy. Add dropshadow of choice, I used 3-3-35-4 Black.

Select the Rectangle frame layer apply Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact-Glass using these settings:



Select the small heart layer, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper of choice I used paper 10, Resize by 80%, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto tag, Selections-Invert, Hit Delete, Select None, Add a dropshadow of 5-5-49-5, Apply Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact-Glass (same settings as before) but change the opacity to 0.

Open another image of choice, edit copy, Paste as a new layer onto tag, position, apply plugin Xero-Porcelain default setting.

Add any other elements of your choice.

Add any wordart, I used the selection-select all process and used a paper, then applied inner bevel with these settings:


Activate raster 1 layer, Open paper of choice, i used paper 6, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto the tag, Layers load/save mask-from disk Becky Mask022, Delete the black mask layer, click yes, Layers-Merge-Merge Group.

Add your name and copyright.

Save as .png or .jpg however you prefer.

I hope you found this tut easy to follow,
Any problems please let me know.
I would love to see your results.
Luv Jo.xx.




Sweet Chocolate


Supplies Needed:
Image Of Choice-I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac you can purchase here
Scrapkit FTU - Totally Chocolate By Lynn of Poundstore Scraps here
Template By Missy tagtemplate102 here
Wordart By Blissfully Beth here
Font PTU-Caslon No 540 Swash

Plugins:(Optional)
Lokas Software-Gel You can get the demo here
VM Extravaganza - Transmission here

Ok Lets Go.

Open template "Shift D" to duplicate, Close original template layer, Delete the watermark layer,
Select Background layer, Image-Resize- change to pixels, 600 width, Lock aspect ratio ticked, Resize all layers ticked. Click ok. Image-Canvas size 600x600 pixels, lock aspect ratio NOT ticked, Placement - middle centre, Click Ok, Selections-Select All, Floodfill White.

Select shape layer, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper of choice, I used paper 3, Image resize 600x600 pixels, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto your tag, Selections-Invert, hit delete, Selections-Select None. Delete original shape layer.

Do the same with the circle layer, but this time I used paper 9, Delete original circle layer.
Select dotted circle layer, go to Adjust-Sharpness-Sharpen, add a dropshadow of choice, I used 3-3-34-3 Black.

Select hearts layer, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper of choice, I used paper 2, Image resize 600x600 pixels, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto your tag, Selections-Invert, Hit Delete, Select None. Delete the original hearts layer.

I also applied Lokas Software - Gel on the hearts with the settings shown below, Apply a dropshadow of choice, I used 3-3-34-3 Black.


Apply the same dropshadow to Raster 1.

Make Raster 3 (hearts) active, Open image of choice and paste as a new layer, position and apply dropshadow.

Add wordart of choice, I used the selections-select all process and used paper10, and a gradient glow and dropshadow, or just dropshadow however you prefer.

Select raster 1 layer, Layers-Duplicate, Make original raster 1 the active layer, Go to Adjust-Blur-Gaussian Blur, Radius 20.00. Click Ok. Then Effects-Plugins-VM Extravaganza-Transmission, with these settings:-

Line Width 6
Offset 0
Contrast 40

Add any other embellishments of choice from the kit.

Add name and copyright.

Save as .png or .jpg however you prefer.

I hope you found this tut easy to follow,
Any problems please let me know.
I would love to see your results.
Luv Jo.xx.

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Hearts Desire


Supplies Needed:
Image of Choice-Im using the amazing artwork of Elias Chatzoudis
which you can purchase here
Scrapkit FTU-Hearts Desire by Yvette of Misfits Scraps here
Template By Missy of Divine Intentions tagtemplate135 here
Mask by Weescotslass WSL-Mask117 here
Wordart By Beth of Blissfully Beth here


Plugins:
Eye Candy 4000 - Glass (Optional)


Ok Lets Go.


Open Template "Shift D" to duplicate, close original, delete the by missy copyright layer,

Activate Background layer, Image resize 90%, all layers ticked. Image-Canvas Size 600x600 pixels, placement Middle-Centre. Selections-Select All, Floodfill white, Select None.

Activate Raster 1, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper of choice from the kit, I used paper5, and resized to 600x600, and rotated in 90 degrees right, edit-copy, back to tag and paste as a new layer, Selections-Invert, hit delete, Select None. Delete Raster 1 layer.

I also deleted the heart1 layer as Im not using this layer.

Select heart2 layer, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper of choice I used paper 12, edit copy, back to tag paste as a new layer, Selections-Invert, Hit delete, Select None. Delete original heart2 layer, Do the same with heart3 layer, and position.

I also applied Eye Candy 4000-Glass with these settings, this is optional.

Activate brackets layer, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper of choice, I used paper 7, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto tag, Selections-Invert, Delete, Select None, Delete the original brackets layer.

Dropshadow Raster 4, Open image of choice and paste as a new layer, I resized mine by 80% and positioned, apply dropshadow of choice I used 4-4-41-7.92 black, Activate raster 2, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Selections-Invert, Activate Raster 5 (image of choice layer) and using your eraser delete any dropshadow from the bottom that overlaps raster 2, Select None.

Dropshadow Raster 2 using the same settings.

Add wordart of choice.

Add any other elements from the kit you wish.

Activate the background layer and paste a paper of choice as a new layer,
I used paper2 Layers-Load/Save mask - From disk WSL_Mask 117,
delete black mask layer, click yes, Layers-Merge-Merge Group.

Add your name and copyright

Save as .png or .jpg however you prefer.

I hope you found this tut easy to follow,
any problems please let me know.
I would love to see your results.
Luv Jo.xx.

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

Tag Made With My Tut

This Amazing Tag was made by Diane aka Graycee using my Dottie Love Tutorial.
I absolutely love your version of the tut, it looks fabulous,
thank you so very much for sharing this with me.

I Love You Sweetheart

Supplies Needed:
Image of choice-I am using the awesome work of Keith Garvey which you can purchase here
Scrapkit Sweethearts By Monica Of Simply Sensational Scraps here
Template By Missy tagtemplate140 here
Mask By Weescotslass WSL_Mask236 here
Wordart#23 By Lisa of Lisas Creative Clutter...Too here
Font I used is PTU DianaCTT

Plugins Needed:
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass

Ok Lets Go.


Open your template and "Shift D" to duplicate, close original template. Back to copy of template and delete the copyright layer. Activate the background layer, Image-resize 120% all layers ticked. Image-Canvas size 600x600, placement middle-centre. Select all, floodfill white. Select None.

Open Paper 11 from the kit, edit-copy, back to template and paste as a new layer, Layers-load/save mask-from disk, WSL_Mask236, Delete the black mask layer, right click active layer merge-merge group.

Activate circle2 layer, Select All-float-defloat, Open Paper 16, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, Image-resize by 80%, Resize all layers NOT ticked, Selections-invert, hit delete, Select None. Delete the original circle2 layer.

Activate the thin rectangle 1 layer, Selections-select all, float, defloat, Open paper 5, edit copy, paste as a new layer, Selections invert, hit delete, Select None. Delete thin rectangle 1 layer.

Do the same with thin rectangle 2 layer, this time I used paper 4. Delete thin rectangle 2 layer.

Do the same again with the circle layer, this time I used paper 1. Delete the circle layer.

Activate the dotted circle layer, Selections-select all, float, defloat, New raster layer floodfill black, Select None. Delete the dotted circle layer.

Add a dropshadow of 3-3-34-3 Black to Raster 5, Raster 4 and Raster 1.

Activate Raster 2 and apply Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass using these settings:



Do the same to Raster 3 and thin rectangle layer.

Click on Raster 5, Open Image of choice and paste as a new layer, I resized mine by 80%, give your image a dropshadow of 6-6-52-9.90 Black.

Add any other elements of choice from the kit.

Add your name and copyright.

Save as .png or .jpg or however you prefer.


I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow,
any problems please let me know.
I would love to see your results.
Luv Jo.xx.


Sweet On You



Supplies Needed:

Image of choice I am using Elias Chatzoudis which you can purchase here
Scrapkit FTU Envy By Lynn at Poundstore Scraps here
Template Missy_tagtemplate126 here
Mask WSL_Mask241 By Weescotslass here
Font is PTU Devinne Ornament

Plugins:

Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass

OK Lets Go.


Open Template and "Shift D" to duplicate, close the original template, Click on background layer, Image-Canvas size 600x600, placement middle centre, Click ok. Selections-Select all, Floodfill white, Selections-Select None. Delete the watermark layer.

Activate circle layer, Selections-Select all, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper 7 from the kit and Image-resize change to pixels 600x600, All layers ticked. Edit-copy, Back to template and paste as a new layer, Selections-Invert, hit delete, Selections-Select None.

Delete the original circle layer.

Activate rectangle layer, Selections-Select all, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper1, Image resize 600x600 pixels, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto the tag, Selections-Invert, Delete. Selections-Select None. Delete the original rectangle layer.

Open image of choice and paste as a new layer, I resized mine by 80%, position add a dropshadow I used 6-6-49-11.88 Black.

Activate Raster 1, Selections-Select all, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Selections-Invert, activate your image layer (raster 3) and using the eraser tool, delete any parts of your tube that overlaps the bottom of your circle layer, Selections-Select None.

Activate thin rectangle layer, Selections-Select all, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Layers-New raster layer, floodfill with a colour of your choice, I used #945F46, Selections-Select None, Delete the original thin rectangle layer.

Activate the oval layer, Selections-Select All, Selections-Float, Selections-Defloat, Open paper 3, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto your tag, Selections-Invert, Delete, Selections-Select None.

Delete the original oval layer.

Add a dropshadow to raster1, raster2 and raster 4, I used 4-4-34-4 Black.

Activate Sweet on you layer, Edit effects Plugins Eye Candy 4000-Gradient Glow
with the following settings: White





Dropshadow 3-3-34-3 Black. Layers-Merge-Merge Down.

Go to Effects-Plugins- Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact -Glass with these settings:-


Repeat the glass effect.
Activate Background layer, Open paper 4, Image-Resize 600x600 pixels, edit-copy, back to tag and paste as a new layer. Go to Layers-load/save mask WSL_Mask241, Delete the black mask layer, Click yes in the popup box, Layers-Merge-Merge Group.
Add any other elements of choice from the kit and dropshadow, I used 3-3-34-3 Black.
Add your name and copyright.
Save as .png or .jpg however you prefer.
I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow,
any problems please dont hesitate in letting me know,
I would love to see your results.
Luv Jo.xx.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Dottie Love



Supplies Needed:


Tube of choice- I am Pinup Toons which you can purchase here
Scrapkit FTU - A Little Dottie By Lisa of Frosted Illusions here
Template DBA_Valentine Template 10 By Designs By Ali here
Wordart#23 By Lisas Creative Clutter...Too here
WSL_Mask81 By Weescotslass here
Font I used is PTU Whisper.

Plugin:
Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass.

Ok Lets Go.

Open Template and Shift D to duplicate, close original template layer,
delete the copyright layer,

Layers new raster layer, Image Canvas Size - 600x600, Lock aspect ratio NOT ticked, Selections-select all, floodfill white, Selections-select none. Layers-arrange-send to bottom.

Make Raster 1 active, Selections-select all, Selections-float, Selections-defloat, Open FI_A Little Dottie Paper 4, edit-copy, Back to template and paste as a new layer, Selections-invert, hit delete, Selections-select none. Delete Raster 1 layer.

Do the same with Raster 2 layer, but this time I used FI_A Little Dottie Paper 6,
Delete Raster 2 layer.

Activate Raster 3 Selections-select all, Selections-float, Selections-defloat, Layers-New raster layer, floodfill Black, Select None, Delete Raster 3, Do the same for copy of raster 3.

Position these layers how you prefer.

Make Raster 4 Active, Adjust-Sharpness-Sharpen. Add dropshadow I used 2-2-34-4 Black.

Activate Raster 5, Selections-select all, Selections-float, Selections-defloat, Open FI_A Little Dottie Paper 1, edit-copy, back to tag and paste as a new layer, Selections-invert, delete, Select None. Delete Raster 5 Layer.

Activate Raster 8 layer, go to effects plugins Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass using the settings below. Click Ok.



Open Image of choice, edit-copy, and paste as a new layer, I resized mine by 80%, add dropshadow of choice, I used 5-5-47-12.87-Black.

Add any other elements of choice from the kit.

Add wordart of choice or the one I used from Lisa's Creative Clutter...Too, I also added a gradient glow of 3 white (fat setting). and dropshadow 3-3-34-4 Black.

Dropshadow all layers excepy those already dropshadowed and the hearts layer as it doesnt need it.

Activate Raster 6, Open FI_A Little Dottie Paper 1, edit-copy, Paste as a new layer, Layers-load/save mask-from disk, WSL_Mask81, Delete black mask layer ,click yes, Layers-merge-merge group,

Add your name and copyright.

Save as a .png or .jpg however you prefer.

I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow,

any problems please dont hesitate in letting me know,

I would love to see your results.

Luv Jo.xx.



Friday, 16 January 2009

Lollipop Love



Supplies needed:
Tube of choice- I am using the fantastic art of Elias Chatzoudis you can purchase
Here

Scrap kit is FTU called Dusky Days By Frosted Illusions Here

Mask WSL_Mask241 By Weescotslass Here

Template DBA_Template125 By Designs By Ali Here

Font I used is MoonDanceTwo


Plugin:

Lokas Software - Gel

O.K Let's Go

Open your template layer and SHift D to duplicate, Image-canvas size 600x600 (all layers ticked), Delete original template layer, back to duplicated template and delete the copyright layer, Layers-new raster layer, Selections-select all, floodfill white. Layers-arrange-send to bottom.Select Raster 2 layer, Selections-select all, Selections-float, Selections-defloat, Open paper FI_DuskyDays Paper2, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto duplicate template, Selections-invert, Hit delete, Selections-select none. Delete Raster 2 layer.

Do the same for copy of Raster 2 layer, then delete copy of Raster 2.Select Raster 1, Selections-select all, Selections-float, Selections-defloat, Open FI_Dusky Days Paper1, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto template, Selections-invert, hit delete, Selections-select none. Delete Raster 1 layer.

Do the same with Raster 3 using FI_Dusky Days Paper4, but I resized this paper to 500x500 pixels before pasting as a new layer.Make Raster 1 the active layer, Open image of choice and paste as a new layer I resized by 85%, add dropshadow of choice I used 3-3-34-3 Black,

Select Raster 6, Selections-select all, float,defloat,selections invert, select raster 3, using the eraser tool delete any parts of your image that overhangs from Raster 6, Select None.

Add a dropshadow to Raster 6, 2, 5.

Activate Raster 1, effects plugins - Lokas Software - Gel, with settings shown below.

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Add dropshadow.Select Raster 4, Open FI_Dusky Days Paper5, resize 600x600, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, Layers load/save mask from disk, WSL_Mask241, Delete Black Mask layer, select yes from popup box, Layers-Merge-merge group.

Select Raster 1, Open FI-Dusky Days Frame2, resize (pixels) length 600 pixels, then resize again by 80%, paste as a new layer onto tag, Image free rotate 35degrees right, all layers NOT ticked. move to the right slightly.

Using magic wand select inside the frames, selections-modify-expand by 3,Open FI_Dusky Days Paper6 resize to 400x400, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto tag, move across so that the paper covers the inside of both frames, Selections-Invert, delete, select none.

Move this layer below the frame layer. You can now add parts of your orginal Image to the frame or another image,

Add any other elements of choice to the tag.

Add your name and copyright.Save as .png or.jpg or however you prefer.

I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow,

any problems please don't hesitate in letting me know.

I would love to see you results.

Luv Jo.xx.

Just Friends



Supplies needed:
Tube of choice- I am using the fantastic art of Pinup Toons you can purchase
Here
Scrap kit is FTU called Just Kimberley By Poundstore Scraps Here
Mask WSL_Mask59 By Weescotslass Here
Wordart by Lollypops Candyland (Site has gone)
Font I used is Signature

O.K Let's Go


Open a 600x600 white image, Open paper 2 from the kit and resize to 600x600 pixels, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto your white image, Layers load/save mask from disk WSL_Mask59, delete black mask layer, hit yes, merge-merge group.

Open double frame from the kit, image resize by 80%, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, position how you wish. Open Image of choice and paste as a new layer and position. Activate Raster 1, Using magic wand select inside each frame, Selections-modify-expand by 5, Open paper 1, Image resize by 60%, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, Selections-invert, delete, select none.Move this layer below your raster 1 frame layer.

Open your wordart of choice and paste as a new layer and position, I gave mine a gradient glow and dropshadow, but that is for you to decide.

Activate Raster 4, Selections-select all, float, defloat, paste another image of choice as a new layer, I resized by 80% and position under the right hand frame, Selections-invert hit delete, do not deselect, do the same with another image of choice for the left hand side of the frame. Select None.Dropshadow raster 5 and 6 (I used 3-3-34-3 black)

Activate raster 2 and dropshadow I used 5-5-44-9.90 black

Add any other elements of choice.

Add your name and copyright.

Save as .png or.jpg or however you prefer.

I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow,
any problems please don't hesitate in letting me know.
I would love to see you results.
Luv Jo.xx.

Kiss Kiss Cupid



Supplies needed:

Tube of choice- I am using the fantastic art of Elias Chatzoudis you can purchase Here
Scrap kit is FTU called Kiss Kiss By Bel Vidotti Here
Template Bittersweet Designs #17 Here
Mask WSL_Mask14 By Weescotslass Here
Heart Hanger Freebie By Pearl Here
Wordart by Lisas Creative Clutter Here
Font I used is RowdyHeavy

O.K Let's Go

Open Template Shift D to duplicate and close original template layer. Go to Image-resize by 80% make sure resize all layers IS ticked. Delete the copyright layer. Activate Raster 1, go to Image-Canvas Size 600x600 -placement centre. Click Ok. Selections-Select All, Floodfill White.

Activate Raster 2, Selections-select all, Selections-float, Selections-defloat, Open paper kkp03 - edit-copy, back to template image and paste as a new layer, Selections-invert, hit delete on keyboard, Select None. Dropshadow 3-3-34-3 Black. Delete Raster 2.

Activate Raster 3, Selections-select all, Selections-float, Selections-defloat, Open paper kkp06, edit-copy, back to template tag and paste as a new layer, Selections-invert, delete, Select None. Drop shadow same settings. Delete Raster 3.

Activate Raster 4, using magic wand, select inside the frame, Selections-modify-expand by 2, Open paper kkp08, edit-copy, back to tag and paste as a new layer, Selections-invert, delete, Select None. move this layer below the frame (raster 4), activate raster 4 and apply dropshadow 4-4-43-6 Black.

Make Raster 3 active, Open element kke38, Image resize 40%, edit-copy, paste as a new layer, see my tag for placement, dropshadow 4-4-43-6 Black.

Make raster 4 active and paste image of choice as a new layer, Dropshadow 5-5-53-15.84 Black.

Delete Raster 5 and 6, If like me you wish to add your own wordart.

Add any other elements of choice, I added a heart hanger which is free to download from Pearls blog, and a bow from the kit.

Open paper kkp26 from the kit, Image resize (Pixels) 600x600, edit-copy, back to tag, activate raster 1, and paste as a new layer, Layers load/save mask from disk WSL_Mask14, Delete mask-raster 10, hit yes in popup box, merge-merge group.

Add Name and copyright and save as .png or.jpg or whatever you prefer.

I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow, any problems please don't hesitate in letting me know below.
I would love to see you results.

Luv Jo.xx.

Ruby Valentine


Supplies needed:
Tube of choice- I am using the fantastic art of Elias Chatzoudis you can purchase
Here
Scrap kit is FTU called Ruby By Lynn @ Poundstore Scraps here
Template DBA-Valentine_Template5 Here
Valentine Balloon Freebie Here
Font I used is PZ Heart

Plugins.

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass.

O.K Let's Go...

Open your template "Shift D" to duplicate close off the original, delete the copyright layer. Go Image Resize-Change the pixel dimension setting to pixels and width to 600. Make sure lock aspect ratio is ticked, and Resize all layers is ticked, Apply.Layers New Raster layer, select all and floodfill white. Select none, layers arrange - send to bottom.

Open paper 9 from the kit and resize to 20%, edit-copy, back to tag and make raster 1 the active layer, Selections-select all-float-defloat, paste paper 9 as a new layer, selections invert- hit delete on your keyboard, select none. Delete raster 1 layer.

Open paper 5, resize by 20%, then resize again by 80%, back to tag, make raster 2 the active layer, again selections - select all-float-defloat, paste paper 5 as a new layer, selections-invert, hit delete, select none. Delete raster 2 layer.

Select raster 3 and give a dropshadow of choice, I used 3-3-34-3 Black. then repeat dropshadow but change Horizontal and Vertical to -3.Open image of choice and paste as a new layer, I resized by 80% and gave a dropshadow of 3-3-34-3 Black.

Select Raster 8 Selections - select all, Selections - float, Selections - defloat, Selections -invert, activate your image layer should be raster 2, using your eraser tool delete any excess from the bottom of the heart. select none. Move your image down slightly to cover the line showing from the heart below. Then make raster 8 active and give a dropshadow (3-3-34-3 Black)Delete raster 5 and copy of raster 5. we aren't using these.

Activate raster 4 and dropshadow 3-3-34-3 Black.Make raster 6 the active layer, Open flower1.png and resize by 20% and paste as a new layer, I placed mine bottom left, see above for placing. Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen, add dropshadow.

Open your Valentine Balloon, resize by 60% and paste as a new layer below your flower layer, move the balloon to the left so the end of the string is being held by the flower. Adjust-Sharpness-Sharpen, add dropshadow 3-3-34-3 Black.

Make Raster 3 active - apply your plugin Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass with these settings.


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Click Ok.

Activate raster 8 and apply glass plugin again changing the Bevel width to 13.85, Click Ok.

Add any other elements you wish.

Add your name and copyright and save as .png or .jpg as you prefer.

I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow, any problems please don't hesitate in letting me know.

I would love to see you results.

Luv Jo.xx.

Be My Valentine



Supplies needed:
Tube of choice- I am using the fantastic art of Keith Garvey you can purchase
Here
Scrap kit is FTU called Valentine By Bluey @ Bluedream Designs Here
Mask is WSL_Mask116 By Weescotslass Creations Here
Font I used is PTU Minerva
Plugins.
DSB Flux - Bright Noise.

O.K Let's Go
Open a new Image 600x600 white,Open BD-Valentine-frame2 and paste as a new layer, I resized mine by 90%, magic wand select inside the frame,selections-modify-expand by 3.Open paper of choice, I used BD-Valentine-paper 3, edit-copy, Back to working layer and paste as a new layer, selections-invert-delete-select none.Move this layer below your frame.
Open your image of choice and paste as a new layer, I resized mine by 90%, see above tag for placement, delete any bits that overhang on your frame at the bottom, To do this I activated my frame layer then went selections-select all, selections-float, selections defloat, then I activated my image layer and deleted any overhang.Apply dropshadow I used 3-3-34-3 Black, then reactivate the frame layer and selections-select all, selections-float, selections-defloat, activate your tube layer and delete any dropshadow overhang. Select None.
Open BD-Valentine-Heart Ribbon1 and paste as a new layer, I resized mine by 90%, Activate the frame layer and Selections-select all, selections-float, selections-defloat, selections-invert.
Re-activate the ribbon layer and delete any overhang from the sides of the frame on both sides.Select the burn tool, my settings are round, size 25, hardness 50, step 10, density 100, thickness 100, rotation 0, opacity 30. run the burn brush over the edges of the ribbon where they wrap round the frame.Dropshadow your ribbon and frame layer I used 3-3-34-3 Black.
Make ribbon layer active, open you BD-Valentine Charm1, edit-copy, back to working image and paste as a new layer, I resized mine by 80% and moved mine to the right hand side of the tag-check above for placement. Dropshadow same setting as before.
Open BD-Valentine-Bow2, edit-copy, paste as a new layer onto your tag, I resized mine by 40% and placed over the staples of the charm, adjust-sharpness-sharpen,Dropshadow as before.Open BD-Valentine-flowers1 and copy and paste as a new layer resize to your liking i resized by 80%, I moved this layer above the frame but below the image and the ribbon, I then duplicated the flower and Image Mirror, then moved it back to original flower so it looked like one, add dropshadow to both flower layers then merge these two layers together.
Open BD-Valentine-Bow1, copy and paste as a new layer above the ribbon layer, I resized mine by 60%, adjust-sharpness-sharpen, and dropshadow.Make the Background layer active and paste BD-Valentine-Paper8 as a new layer, Layers-Load/Save mask-from disk WSL_Mask116, delete the black mask layer and click yes on the pop-up box, then right click the mask merge-merge group.
Open the BD-Valentine-Diamond Doodle1 and paste as a new layer above the mask layer, Image resize by 80%, Click on the eye for raster 2 in your layer palette, (You will now see your diamond doodle, move top right, when happy with placement, layers-duplicate, Image-Mirror. Layers-Merge-Merge Down. Then duplicate this merged layer, Image-Flip, Layers-merge-merge down.
Reopen the raster2 layer by unticking the eye.Make Raster 9 the active layer and duplicate twice for a total of 3 layers, make the copy 2 of raster 9 active, go effects-DSB Flux - Bright NoiseIntensity 36, make sure mix is highlighted and click mix 2 times.Activate copy of raster 9 layer and go to Effects DSB Flux Bright Noise, same settings but this time click mix 3 times.Activate Raster 9 DSB Flux-Bright Noise Click Mix 4 times.
Add your name and correct copyright.
To Animate.
Make raster 2 the active layerx out copy of raster 9 and raster 9.Go to Edit-Copy Special-Copy Merged.
Open Animation Shop Edit-Paste-As a new animation.
Go back to PSP x our copy 2 of raster 9 and re-open copy of raster 9, Edit-Copy Special-Copy Merged.
Back to Animation Shop Edit-Paste-After Current frame.
Back to PSP x out copy of raster 9 and reopen raster 9, Edit-Copy Special-Copy Merged.
Back To animation shop Edit-Paste-After Current Frame.
Save as a .gif file and your done.
I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow,
any problems please don't hesitate in letting me know below.
I would love to see you results.
Luv Jo.xx.

Peachie Beauty



Supplies needed:
Tube of choice- I am using the fantastic art of Pinup Toons you can purchase
Here
Scrap kit is FTU called Peachie By Lynn @ Poundstore Scraps Here
Mask is Becky Mask_22
Font I used is FTU Dahrlin
Here
Template BabesDesigns Template_6 Here

O.K Let's Go

Open template and "Shift D" to duplicate, close off original template, delete the copyright layer, and the hearts layer, as we wont be using these.Go to image resize make sure lock aspect ratio is ticked and resize all layers is ticked, change width to 600 pixels. Activate rec 1 layer - Selections-select all, Selections-float, Selections-defloat.

Open paper of choice from the kit, I used paper 2, edit>copy, back to working image and paste as a new layer, Selections-invert, Hit delete, select none.Add dropshadow, I used 3-3-34-3 Black.Now you can delete the original rec 1 layer.Select rec 2 layer and once again select all, float,defloat.Open another paper of choice this time I used paper 6,edit>copy, back to working image and paste as a new layer, selections invert, delete, select none, again dropshadow I used the same setting as before.

Now you can delete the original rec 2 layer.
Select the large rec layer and as previous layers select all, float, defloat,Open paper of choice this time I used paper 4.edit>copy, back to working image and paste as a new layer, selections invert, delete, select none. Add dropshadow as above.

Delete the large rec layer.Select layer frame bk- Select all-float-defloat.Open paper of choice I used paper 3, edit>copy, back to working image and paste as a new layer, selections invert-delete-select none. Dropshadow as above.Delete layer frame bk.Select layer frame - selections>select all, selections>float, selections>defloat.Open another paper of choice I used paper 7, edit>copy paste as a new layer onto working image, selections invert-delete-select none. Add dropshadow.

Delete layer frame. Activate layer dots and add dropshadow as above settings.Make the top layer your active layer and your image of choice as a new layer and position, I resized mine by 80%, and applied a dropshadow of 5-5-42-10.89 Black.You can now add any scenery to the frame background, and add any extra elements.Select the background layer and add new raster layer, floodfill ith a colour that compliments your layers and your tube, I chose #EE9D61. Go to layers>load/save mask>from disk I used BeckyMask_22. Right click layer mask delete, it will open a pop up box, select yes, go to mask layers - merge-merge group.

Add any wordart tubes or brushes, and add your name and correct © copyright.Save as .png or.jpg file.

I would love to see you results.
Luv Jo.xx.

Made With Chocolate


Supplies needed:


Tube of choice- I am using the fantastic art of Rion Vernon's Pinup Toons
you can purchase
Here
Scrap kit is FTU called Made With Chocolate By Lynn which you can download
Here
Template No.87 From Dezigns By Ali Here
Font I used is Clarendon

Plugins:
Xero: Porcelain
VM Extravaganza: Transmission


O.K Let's Go

Open your template and duplicate (Shift D) close the origainal,
Delete the copyright layer and delete raster 3.

Activate your merged layer and resize by 80%, selections-select all, selections-float, selections-defloat, open paper of choice I used paper 3, edit copy, go back to working image and paste as a new layer, selections-invert, hit delete on your keyboard, select None. Delete the original merged layer.

Make raster 2 the active layer, selections-select all, selections-float, selections-defloat, open paper of choice I used paper 5, edit copy, go back to working image and paste as a new layer, Image resize 80% (Make sure resize all layers is NOT ticked), selections-invert, hit delete on your keyboard, select None. Dropshadow 3-3-34-3 Black. Delete original raster 2 layer.

Open your tube of choice and paste as a new layer, position however you prefer, I centred mine. Layers arrange bring to top. Dropshadow 3-3-34-3 Black.


Select raster 1 layer, selections-select all, selections-float, selections-defloat, layers-new raster layer, floodfill with a colour that matches your tag I used #443322, select None, Dropshadow 3-3-34-3 Black. Delete original raster 1 layer.

Open flower 3 and paste as a new layer, image resize 30%, resize again to 80%, i positioned mine at the end of the bars and duplicated and flipped till we had four, as shown on the tag above, adjust sharpness-sharpen each of the flower layers and add a dropshadow of choice, I used 3-3-34-3 black,

Select your tube layer and apply effect Xero-Porcelain I used the default setting.

Select raster 3, layers duplicate, on the copy of raster 3 apply dropshadow
3-3-34-3 Black.
Then activate the original layer - adjust blur-gaussian blur- radius 20.
Apply VM Extravaganza - Transmission line with=6, Offset=0, Contrast=40
Apply.


Add copyright and name and wordart of choice.


Save as a .png or.jpg and you have finished.

I would love to see your results.
Many Thanks. Jo.xx.




Coffee Break


Supplies needed:

Tube of choice- I am using the fantastic art of Keith Garvey
you can purchase Here
Scrap kit is FTU called Coffee Break By Lynn from Poundstore scraps which you can purchase
Here

Font I used is Rosemary Roman

Plugins:
DSB Flux : Bright Noise

O.K Let's Go

Open a new image 600 x 600 white image, open the scalloped frame and paste as a new layer and resize by 20%, selections-select all, selections-float, selections-defloat,

open paper 8 and edit copy go back to working image and paste as a new layer, selections invert, hit delete, select none.

Delete raster 1 layer, activate raster 2 layer, use magic wand and select inside the frame, selections-modify-expand by 25.

Open paper 6, edit copy, paste as a new layer, selections invert, delete.
Select None, move this layer below your frame layer.

Open your tube of choice and paste as a new layer, I resized mine by 80%. Duplicate this image and move original below the frame layer but above paper 8 layer.

Activate your frame layer, selections-select all,selections-float,selections-defloat, activate your top tube layer (Should be copy of raster 3) click on your eraser tool and delete any over hang on your frame at the bottom, Select None, activate your original tube layer and drop shadow 3-3-34-3 Black, then dropshadow your frame with the same settings.

Activate your background layer and paste glitterdoodle.png as a new layer, image resize 60%, move near the top left of your tag, layers duplicate, image mirror, image flip, layers merge merge down. rename this later glitter.

Activate the top layer, open flower1.png and resize 40% move to bottom of frame and place as shown in above tag, layers duplicate and move across slightly, layers duplicate, image free rotate right 15degrees (all layers NOT ticked) Image resize 80% move to the centre of other flowers, dropshadow all flower layers and merge visible.

Add any other elements of choice.

Add copyright and your name etc.

To Animate.

Select your layer glitter and duplicate twice a total of three layers.

Go to the top layer effects DSB Flux - Bright Noise Intensity 49 Select Mix (Click Mix 2 times) Click ok

2nd Layer Effects DSB Flux - Bright Noise (same settings click Mix 3 times.)

3rd Layer Effects DSB Flux - Bright Noise (same settings click Mix 4 times.)

x out the bottom 2 glitter layers, activate any open layer.

Go edit >copy special >copy merged.

Animation Shop paste as a new animation.

Back to PSP, close off 1st glitter layer and open the 2nd.
edit>copy special>copy merged.
Back to A.S. Paste after current frame.

Back to PSP, close off 2nd layer and open 3rd.
edit>copy special > copy merged.
Back to A.S Paste after current frame.

Save as a .gif image and you are done.


I would love to see your results.
Many Thanks. Jo.xx.