Author: Precious Beauties
• 12:52 PM
 *Click  on the preview to see animation*

Supplies Needed:
Tube of choice, I am using one by Ismael Rac found here
Scrap kit Irish Fun by Laurie Made Me Scraps
Template 82 by Scrappy Bit Of Fun
Clover Animation by Scrappy Bit Of Fun

Open the template, duplicate and close the original. Delete the copyright.

Open a paper of choice, copy and paste as a new layer above the background layer, this is going to be the new background.

Open the tube and paste as a new layer, go to Effects - Plugins - MuRa’s Meister - Copies - Wallpaper (Rotate). Here is the setting I used:
Random
Wraparound
Blend Mode
Number - 20
Shift X and Y - 50
The rest are default settings.
You may have to play around with the numbers until you have it where you like it.
Change the Blend Mode to Multiply and Opacity to about 55.

Select Rectangle 1, go to Selections - Select All - Float - Defloat.

Copy and paste a paper of choice above the selected layer, position to your liking, go to Selections - Invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Apply a drop shadow or gradient glow.

Repeat the above steps for the remaining template layers.

Copy and paste the tube as a new layer, position towards the left hand side. Apply a drop shadow.

Duplicate the long thin rectangle, change the Opacity to 100 on both. Move the copied rectangle above the other layers except for the frame. Place at the bottom of the template.

Find a nice font and type out the words IRISH FUN, apply a drop shadow. Place inside the long rectangle at the top of the tag. Duplicate and place at the bottom inside the rectangle.

Open Element 38 (clover), duplicate, resize one by 80 percent and the other by 60 percent. Go to Image - Free Rotate and rotate 15 degrees left, mirror. Copy and paste the larger clover as a new layer. Place on top of the rectangles on the right hand side. Apply drop shadow. Copy and paste the smaller clover at the bottom of the clover we just added. Apply drop shadow.

Add any copyrights and your name.

Now you can save it without animation or move on to animate your tag.

Open Animation Shop and the clover animation (open this in AS).

Lets do this, in PSP close all layers except for the background and the tube we wallpapered. Copy MERGED, go to Animation Shop and paste as a new animation.

Copy the background for a total of 36 frames. Select the first frame and go to Edit - Select All. Also in Edit make sure Propagate Paste is selected, this will allow us to copy into all frames.

Select all the frames in the clover animation, now drag the first frame of the animation into the first frame of the tag. Check the animation, look good (you can go to View - Animation to see what it looks like so far)? Cool! I placed mine about in the center but you can place it where you like it. Once you have the clovers how you like it head back to PSP.

Alright, now in PSP close off the bottom layers and open the rest of them up, the tube, elements, copyright, your name and so on. Copy MERGED, back to Animation Shop.

Copy and paste as a new animation. Make sure all layers are Selected in your tag, once they are drag the tube and frame layer into the first layer on the tag. Position so the frame in lined up. Have a look at the animation, looks great??? AWESOME!! Now save it as a .gif.

To make the smaller forum tag I used 180 x 225. I then just copied the larger tag to make the smaller one. Animate in the same manner.

PHEW, you are done! Thank you for trying one of my tuts, I hope you have enjoyed using it and will come back for more. I would love to see what you have created!
What do you think?
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