For this Tutorial you will need

PSP and Animation Shop

Both sold by Corel

I used art by Keith Garvey

Tubes and License can be found at MPT

Do not use this art without a proper license

Filters:

VM Instant Art-Vernissage

AAA- Foto Frames

DSB Flux-Bright Noise

Eliminate White

Ready?

Let's begin!

New Image 600x250-Fill with white

New Layer-Fill with white

VM Instant Art-Vernissage

Have a little fun moving your sliders around

Here are the settings I used:

Eliminate white on this layer-duplicate and mirror-merge down

You can duplicate this layer and flip it if you want more coverage-then merge again

At this point, you can de-saturate for a B/W tag

OR colorize it to match your Tube

OR leave as is for something colorful and fun

Add a thin Drop Shadow-1, 1, 80 and 1

Merge visible

Magic wand tool-tolerance set to 10

Start clicking around until you have all the areas you want for glitter selected

As little or as much as you want

Duplicate this layer twice for a total of 3

On each of these layers

DSB Flux-Bright Noise-Mix 44

Hit the Mix button once each time

 

Before we add our Art, lets get what we need for our Avi

Highlight the bottom layer-copy and paste as a new image

Highlight the next one up - copy and paste as a new layer

Highlight the next one up - copy and paste as a new layer

Crop this to 150x150

On each layer:

AAA Foto Frames-width 9-Opacity 70

Add a layer-FF with Black, or a dark color from your Tube

Select all-Modify-Contract 1-Delete-Deselect

Add your Name or Initial

Set aside for now

 

Back to our Tag

On each layer:

AAA Foto Frames-width 9-Opacity 70

Add your Tube and move into position

Give it a blurry Drop Shadow

Crop your tag

Add your Name, CR info and License # if necessary

Add a layer-FF with Black, or a dark color from your Tube

Select all-Modify-Contract 1-Delete-Deselect

Hide all of your background (Blocks)layers and merge together the layers with

Art, Name, CR Info and Lic# and 1px border

Now both Tag and Avi are ready for animation

Animate as usual

If you don't know how, I have written a little mini-tut

Animated Glitter

 

Sample Avi:

 

And a different example using Art by Ismael Rac