This is just a guideline, and I know not everyone is going to be using the same tube... so use your imagination as you go!
You will also need:
Animation Shop. This is from now a pay-for product, through Corel. That changed a while ago. I don't know why!!
A tube of your choice. I'm using the artwork of Greg Horn. You must have a license to use his work. You can get that license and art at C.I.L.M.
The scrap kit is by Artmama, of Artmama's Studio. This is a FTU kit called "Kisses." Leave lots of love for the freebies, ladies!
Filters: No outside filters used in this tutorial.
Font: I used Karnac Two.
Supplies: Just my current favorite mask, which you may find here. It is again by Becky, who has dropped off the 'net, it seems. At least in PSP form. So thank you once again, Becky, wherever you are!!
Okay, here we go!
Open your mask and minimize in PSP. Alternatively, you could save it in with those already in your masks file, for use at a later date!
Open a new canvas, 700 x 700, white.
Open embellie 08. Rotate it 45° right. Copy and paste as a new layer.
Add your tube. Resize, position, and drop shadow to your taste.
Highlight your emb 08 layer. Grab your magic wand and click inside the frame.
Selections > Modify > Expand by 1. Selections > Invert
Highlight your tube layer. Grab your eraser brush and erase any portion of the tube you don't want showing at the sides or on the bottom of the frame.
Selections > Select none.
Highlight your white background layer.
Open paper 08. Resize to 700x700 pixels. Copy and paste as a new layer.
Apply your mask. Delete mask layer, answer "yes" to the pop-up question, and merge group.
Open emb 17. Copy and paste as a new layer. Duplicate this layer. Image > Mirror. Merge these two layers down.
Open emb 10. Resize 65%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Position this on the left side of your frame. Duplicate this layer. Image > Mirror. Merge these two layers down. Drop shadow.
Drop shadow your frame.
Go back to the top and add your name. I used color #5a1c1e as the fill and #e8bec8 as the stroke, stroke set on 2.
I added the following bevel:
Drop shadow your name.
Resize your canvas to a size with which you are comfortable.
Add your copyright, license information if applicable, and taggers'/watermark.
If you choose not to animate, you're now done, and you can merge your layers and save!
A N I M A T I O N
Highlight your emb 17 layer. Duplicate this twice, for a total of three emb 17 layers.
Now highlight the bottom emb 17 layer.
Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise with the following settings:
Highlight the middle emb 17 layer.
Add Noise again, this time changing the "Noise" setting to 45.
Highlight the top emb 17 layer.
Add Noise once more, this time changing the "Noise" setting to 50.
Close out the top two emb 17 layers, leaving the bottom layer open.
Edit > Copy Merged.
Open Animation Shop. Right-click on the desktop area and paste as a new animation.
Return to PSP. Close out the bottom emb 17 layer, and open the middle layer.
Edit > Copy merged.
Back to Animation Shop. Edit > Paste > After Current Frame.
Return again to PSP. Close out the middle emb 17 layer, and open the top emb 17 layer.
Edit > Copy merged.
Again, back to Animation Shop. Edit > Paste > After Current Frame.
View > Animation.
YAY! You're done! Thank you for using my tutorials! I appreciate that you appreciate it!