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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Let of Steam!





In this tutorial I used the fabulous art of
I just adore Jeff’s cats!”
You can purchase his tubes at

I used the kit “The Werks” from
This is the second tutorial I have written with
this awesome kit which can be purchased at

You will need my mask

You will need Animation Shop for the animation.

Font is



I use drop shadow of vertical 0, horizontal 5, opacity 85, blur 10.


Open a new transparent canvas 700 by 800 pixels and fill with white.

Make a new layer, select all, paste paper 10 into the selection, deselect, apply the mask and resize 90%.

Paste element 40, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 121, resize 40%, duplicate, place in position and apply the drop shadow to each.

Paste spray 6, resize 40% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 27, resize 45%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 91, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.  I recoloured this to bring in a bit of the lilac colour in my tube.

Paste element 65, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 43, resize 43%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste frame 3, resize 40% and move into position.  Select the interior the frame with your magic wand, expand the selection by 5, make a new layer below the frame and paste paper 20 into the selection, deselect and apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Paste the tube, resize 65%, apply the drop shadow and position in the frame.

Paste wordart 3, resize 55%, drag below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 42, resize 25%, drag below the wordart, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 80 on the top, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 115a, resize 35%, duplicate and place both copies in position.   I recoloured these elements also.

Paste element 100, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 41, resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 3, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 38, resize 35% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 21, resize 30% and mirror, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 63, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 99, resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 44, resize 20%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Paste element 114, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check your layers and make any adjustments then crop your tag and add your copyright information and text.



Animation:

Duplicate your tube and close off the original.  Open your Lighten/Darken brush and change the size to 20 then left click on the two light bulbs on the tube a few times to bright them.




Right click on your tag, “Copy Merged” and paste in Animation Shop “As a new animation.”   Back in Paint Shop, close off this copy of the tube, open the original, again copy merged and paste in Animation Shop “Before Current Frame” then change the frame properties on both frames to 40  (Animation – Frame Properties).


When you are done, run your tag through the Optimization Wizard and save as a gif.







2 comments:

  1. Wow! I love this! Hope to try it really soon!!!

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  2. Thank you Gayle! It as a real fun one to do!

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