Now for the really fun part!! Making the tag sparkle.
The sparkle we're going to do in this tutorial is using the "add noise" option that comes with your PSP. There are lots of different ways to do this as you learn more about making tags. To do this, though, you must have animation shop.
1. First, if you want to cut away some of the background, we'll do that. If you're okay with your background, you can skip this step. To crop your background, click on the crop tool. Then select the area of the tag you want to keep by scrolling over your tag with your mouse. Once you have your area you want to keep chosen, go to the top of the screen and you'll see a blue check mark to the left, just click on it. Now your tag should be cropped.
2. Now on to the animation!! First, right click on your layer and click on duplicate twice, so you have 3 layers. X out your top 2 layers by clicking on the eye next to the layers. Now click on the bottom layer so it's selected to work on.
3. Go to "adjust", "add/remove noise", and "add noise". Click on "gaussian" and I used a setting of 10 and I have monochrome checked. Click ok. Now, click on the eye of your middle layer so you can see it again, select that layer to work on, and use the same settings except increase the amount of noise to 15. Now do the same for your third layer, increasing the noise setting to 18.
4. Now, save your tag as an animation shop file, very near the top of your list of file types (in PSP9). Then, open animation shop and open your file that has the noise. When you do this, you should see all three layers of your tag. Now, click on "view" and then "animation". You should see your tag sparkling!!
5. If you want to change the speed of your animation, click on "animation", "frame properties" and select another number. The smaller the number, the faster the animation will be.
6. To save your tag, view the animation, click on "file", "save as" and save your animated tag as a .giff file.
And your done!! You've made your first animated tag. Congratulations!!
Again, if you have any questions, feel free to post them on the general board and someone will help you!!
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