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translator’s note : Merydesig uses PSPX9 and I use PSP2018 to create our tags
but you can follow this tutorial with any other version of PSP
according to the version you use, the results might be slightly differents
Merydesig uses Animation Shop to create her animations
 I use Ulead Gif Animator

Hints & Tips
TIP 1 -> if you don’t want to install a font -->
open it in a software as « Nexus Font » (or other font viewer software of you choice)
as long as both windows are opened (software and font), your font will be available in your PSP
TIP 2 -> from PSPX4, in the later versions of PSP the functions « Mirror » and « Flip » have been replaced by -->
« Mirror » --> image -> mirror -> mirror horizontal
« Flip » --> image -> mirror -> mirror vertical

Material

tubes - selection - pattern - images to create brushes

open all tubes and duplicate them (window -> duplicate)
Close original tubes and work with the copies (to preserve the originals)
don’t forget to erase tubes’ watermarks before using them
copy / paste gradient into « gradient » folder of Corel PSP folder
open « dorado » and minimize it to tray. You will use it as a pattern (without installation)
you will find 18 images of « small debris ». Chose some of them to create brushes -> name your brushes

translator’s note : I used only 3 of them....

Plugins

VM Toolbox

Use the pencil to follow the steps
hold down left click to grab it and move it

Realization
1
open a new transparent image 900 / 700 pixels
flood fill with the gradient « Night Light-FK » provided

2
effects -> plugins -> Blast

3
effects -> Distortion effects -> Warp

4
copy / paste as new layer « luces »

5
layers -> new adjustment layer -> brightness/contrast

6
layers -> new raster layer
flood fill with « dorado » (gold pattern provided)

7
load-save selection -> from disk -> selection « MD_dance »

DELETE on your keyboard
selections -> select none

8
blend mode of the layer -> Luminance (Legacy)
layers -> duplicate
rename both layers « selection 1 » and « selection 2 » from bottom to top in the layers stack

9
highlight « selection 1 » -> add-remove noise -> add noise -> 60

highlight « selection 2 » -> add-remove noise -> add noise -> 70
closeqe the eye of « selection 2 »

10
copy / paste as new layer « guitarre »
don’t move it

11
copy / passte as new layer « tache_blanc »
effects -> image effects -> offset

12
make sur the blend mode of the layer is : Overlay

13
copy / paste as new layer « 1 .pspimage »
don’t move ite

14
copy / paste as new layer « 2 .pspimage »

15
layers -> duplicate
move it slightly to the right (use the right arrow of your keyboard)
layers -> merge -> merge down

16
layers -> new mask layer -> hide all
yopur layers palette looks like this

you have created a new group

17
in the materials palette, set white as FG color and black as BG color

18
apply the brushes you created at the begining from place to place

19
the small dots are visible in the transparent layer

20
you may change the size and the rotation of the brushes, to show small colored dots

21
when the result is to your liking, highlight top layer -> duplicate
--> you have duplicated the whole group

22
you now have 2 groups in the layers palette (I wrote the numbers of the groups in red)

23
highlight Group 1 -> add-remove noise -> add noise
this window appears

answer OK, and the group is converted to a single layer -> « group - raster 6 »
add noise -> 60 (see step 9)

24
do the same with group 2 -> add noise / 70 -> « copy of group - raster 6 »

25
close the eye of « copy of group - raster 6»
highlight "image 1" ( the character) -> layers - > bring to top
add your watermark on a new layer

26
to animate -> edit -> copy special -> copy merged
open Animation shop and merge as new animation
back into PSP
close the eyes of « selection 1 » and « group - raster 6 »
open the eyes of « selection 2 » and « copy of group - raster 6 »
edit -> copy special -> copy merged
back into Animation Shop -> paste after current frame
image property ; 10
save as... type .gif

your tag is finished
Thank you for following this tutorial

My tag with my tube

I didn't place the guitar, instead I duplicated the White Stain tube, and applied the image effect -> mirror horizontal

if you have any problem with this translation, or notice any error, mistake or oversight
Don’t hesitate to write to me, I’ll fix the problem as quickly as I can

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