Romantic Steampunk

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translator’s note : I use PSPX9 to create my tags when translating
but you can follow this tutorial with any other version of PSP


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 selection into « selection » folder of Corel PSP folder
copy / paste gradient into « gradient » folder into Corel PSP folder

&<Background Designers IV>
&<Background Designers sf10I>
Eye Candy 4000
Carolaine and Sensibility
LOtis Filters / Illumination Fix Toolkit
Animation Shop (to create an animated tag)

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

open a new transparent image 900 * 700 pixels
flood fill with the gradient provided

effects -> plugins -> &Bkg Designers sf10 I> / Mirror Bevel

effects -> plugins -> &<Background Designers IV> / sf10 Slice N Dice

layers -> duplicate
opacity of the layer : 50%
layers -> merge -> merge down

effects -> plugins -> Carolaine and Sensibility / CS-Ldots

layers -> new raster layer
flood fill black
selections -> load-save selection -> from disk -> selection « MD_sta »


effects -> plugins -> Eye Candy 4000 / Glass

selections -> select none

layers -> duplicate
on first layer : effects -> plugins -> LOtis Filters / Illumination Fix Toolkit

on copy, apply this plugin once more,  changing intensity -> 47 and Spread -> 8

copy / paste as new layer « ED_Steampunk_colors_52 » (grass)
effects -> image effects -> offset

copy / paste as new layer « ED_Steampunk_colors_75 » (white spots)
effects -> image effects -> offset

copy / paste as new layer « ED_Steampunk_colors_108 » (cat)
effects -> image effects -> offset

copy / paste as new layer « ED_Steampunk_colors_116 » (gramophone)
effects -> image effects -> offset

copy / paste as new layer « merydesig_femme» (woman)
effects -> image effects -> offset

copy / paste as new layer « ED_Steampunk_colors_110 » (butterfly)
effects -> image effects -> offset

copy / paste as new layer « ED_Steampunk_colors_01 » (clock)
effects -> image effects -> offset

copy / paste as new layer « MD_cadre » (frame)
don’t move it

apply your watermark on new layer
your layers palette looks like this

close the eyes of « copy of decoration » and « white spots 2 »
edit -> copy special -> copy merged
into Animation Shop, paste as new animation
back into PSP
close the eyes of « decoration 1 » and « white spots 1 »
open the eyes of « copy of decoration » and « white spots 2 »
edit -> copy special -> copy merged
into Animation Shop, paste after current frame
image property : 10

your tag is finished
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