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Without their beautiful creations, no tutorials could be written.

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 from PSPX4, in the later versions of PSP the functions « Mirror » and « Flip » have been replaced by --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

tubes - decorations - gradient
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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(s) into « gradient » folder of Corel PSP folder
open « brillante » and minimize it to tray. You will use it as a pattern (without installation)


VanDerLee   - Unlimited 2  -  Sqirlz Reflect

use this pencil to follow the steps
hold down Left click to grab it and move it


open a new transparent image 900 * 750 pixels
selections -> select all
copy / paste into selection « GTD In the north »
selections -> select none

layers -> new raster layer
flood fill with the gradient « winterchaos_gradient022 »

effects -> geometric effects -> perspective horizontal

effects -> VM Distortion / Circulator II

into the materials palette, set the pattern « brillante » into FG box

selections -> select all
selections -> float  -  selections -> defloat
flood fill selection with the « brillante » pattern
selections -> select none

effects -> plugins -> VanDerLee Snowscape

effects -> Alien Skin Nature / Icicles

copy / paste "decor_1" as new layer - don't move it
copy / paste as new layer « decor_2 »
effects -> image effects -> offset

copy / paste as new layer « decor_3 »
effects -> image effects -> offset

copy / paste as new layer « decor_4 »
effects -> image effects -> offset

copy / paste as new layer « Ice kit_oso »
effects -> image effects -> offset

copy / paste as new layer « Ice kit_53 »
effects -> image effects -> offset

on both layers (bear and characters) apply the plugin VanDerLee / Snowscape

(translator’s note : on both layers (bear and characters) I dropped a shadow -> 0 / -14 / 73 / 35 / #0e2d5a)

layers -> new raster layer
selections -> select all
copy / paste into selection « MD_cadre »
selections -> select none

apply your watermark on a new layer
layers -> merge -> merge all (flatten)
file -> save as... type .jpeg

to animate this tag, erydesign used the software « SqirlzReflect » (SR)
open the tag with SR
1 - select the frame, right click to close the selection

2  - select the period. Merydesig chose 20

3  - select rain/snow

4  -  select options. On the screenshots, I show you my options. You can test the result by clicking on the yellow arrow top left. Click again on the arrow to stop the preview

saves your work as GIF file.

Translator’s adding : on the tag I present, I animated in a different way,
I intention was to obtain a very lighter creation (only 511 Ko instead of 7,7 Mo....)
I duplicated the jpeg tag 4 times, (to have 5 layers )  and selected inside the frame
on each layer, I applied the plugin VDL Adrenaline / snowflakes
with the following settings

I just changed the seed on each layer -> 10 / 20 / 30 / 40 / 50
then I animated with UGA (you may use Animation Shop, but the weight will be higher)

your tag is finished
Thank you for following this tutorial

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

My tag with other scrap elements

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