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In this tutorial I used the art kit Bunny Season by KatNKDA.
You can get the kit here.

You will also need a mask, I used Monty’s circle mask here.
I used the font CK Newsclips which is a free to use font.

I am using paintshop X3 but the tutorial can be done in other versions.
You will also need animation shop if you want to do the animation.


Open a new canvas 650 x 600 pixels and floodfill with white.

Open element 16 and paste as a new layer. Resize by 50% twice. Apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 40, blur 3.

Open element 52 and resize by 50% and then by 40%. Pull this layer down below the first layer. Click inside the element with your magic wand and expand the selection by 5. Make a new layer. Open paper 15 and paste into the selection. Drag this layer down below the element layer. Go back to the element layer and apply a drop shadow  the same as before.

Open one of the bunnies and paste as a new layer above the other layers. Resize by 50% and then 60% and put in him position. Apply a drop shadow vertical and horizontal 5, opacity 40, blur 10.

Open element 18 and paste as a new layer. Resize by 50% and by 40%  then rotate it by 90 degrees in either direction. Adjust, sharpness, unsharp mask, settings - radius and clipping on 5 and strength on 30.  Duplicate this layer then flip and mirror the duplicate. Place both layers at the bottom of your bunny and apply a drop shadow to each the same as before.

Open one of the bows, paste as a new layer and position, I used element 02 which I resized by 50% four times and applied the same drop shadow before.

Paste element 18 again as a new layer. Resize by 50% and then by 80%. Rotate to the right 10 degrees. Unsharpen mask as before.  Drag this layer below the bunny, position to the right and apply a drop shadow the same as for the bunny.

Open element 01 and paste as a new layer. Resize by 50% twice. Position over element 18 and apply the same drop shadow. Erase any that shows below the bunny.

Open element 35 and paste as a new layer. Resize by 50% twice. Position over to the left and apply the same drop shadow as the previous two elements.

Open element 22 or 23 whichever is your colour choice and paste as a new layer.  Resize by 50% three times. Drag this layer down to just above your background layer, duplicate it and position around the tag to your liking.  Apply a drop shadow to each layer vertical and horizontal 1, opacity 40, blur 3.

Open element 20 or 21 and paste as a new layer. Resize by 50% three times. Duplicate and position around your tag also. Apply a drop shadow to each layer vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 40, blur 5.

Click on your bottom background layer and select all. Make a new layer. Open paper 12 and paste into selection. Apply your mask.

Resize if required and add your KatNKDA copyright and license information and your text.


We will now go on to animate the bunny.

Click on the bunny layer and duplicate it. On the duplicate layer, with your freehand selection tool set on point to point, feather 0 and anti lias checked, draw a free hand selection around his nose as in my screen shot below. The selection needs to be tight around the base of his nose but just a rough outline around the rest of it.



 Click to enlarge

Open your warp brush and set it on the push mode, size 50, hardness 0, strength 100.
Hold the brush about central on his nose and push it very slightly upwards. It only needs a very slight movement. The selection will stop the mouth from moving also. De-select.

Now X out this layer. Right click on the tag, copy merged and paste it into animation shop.  Back in psp, X out the first bunny layer and open the copy. Copy merged again and paste in animation shop after the first frame.

Put your tag through the optimization wizard and save.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any problems, please email me here.


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