The Girls Are Back In Town


I am using the fabulous artwork of Brian Rood. To use his art you must purchase a license at CILM HERE. Template I used is by Denz Designz and can be found HERE. Masks used are by WeeScottlass (60 and 297) You can get them HERE. My supplies are HERE.

Plug ins used: Cybia Screenworks HERE.

Xero fritillary

Eyecandy 4000 gradient glow

This tutorial is for those that have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Let's get started!

Open the template in PSP, delete the copyright layer and expand the canvase to 700X700. Add a new raster layer and drag it to the bottom and floodfill it with white.

Click inside the left small circle with the magic wand. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with the gradient called landscape that comes with the PSP program. Angle 180 Repeats 0. Do not deselect. Apply Cybia screenworks-light gauze to the gradient layer. Now copy and paste a tube by the artist you are using over the selection. Arrange her face in the circle. Selections-invert-hit delete on the keyboard. Do the same with the right small circle. Lower the opacity of the tubes to 60. Drop shadow the small circle frames of the template. 3/3/50/5 and then 3/-3/50/5.

Click in the gray rectangle part of the template. Add a new raster layer. Make a gradient using 2 colors from your tube. ( choose one color for the background/fill properties and one for the foreground/stroke properties. Then click on the foreground stroke color-choose the gradient tab-and find the foreground/background gradient.) Floodfill the rectangle with the gradient. Add cybia screenworks- tyre tracks to this layer. Deselect. Add the same drop shadow to the rectangle frame of the template.

Click inside the cityscape part of the template. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with a deep color from your tube. I used a very dark purple. Apply cybia screen works-bar thread and then apply blocktile. Deselect.

Delete the gray/black parts of the template thus far.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer. See my tag for reference.

Click inside each letter of the girls word art while holding down the shift key. Selections-modify-contract by 1. Add a new raster layer. Make a gradient using 2 lighter colors from your tube as described previously, and floodfill the word Girls with it. Apply cybia screenworks-double pack. Deselect. Do not delete the girls word art part of the template. Add the drop shadow we used before to the girls word art part of the template.

Activate the white background layer of your tag. Make a rectangle selection on the lower portion. See below:


Add a new raster layer and floodfill the selection with the same color you used for the cityscape. Apply WSL_Mask 297. Merge the group.

Make another rectangle selection over the top part of the background. Add a new raster layer. Floodfill with a color from your tube. Apply WSL_Mask 60 to this layer. Merge the group. Arrange the masks to your liking,

Copy and paste the city lights tube provided in my supplies as a new layer over the top mask layer. See my tag for reference.

Crop and resize your tag now.

Activate the cityscape layer of the tag. Add a new raster layer. Using your paintbrush and the small square brush with the settings below, set your color to a light gray and make random brush strokes on the cityscape for the "lights" of the city until you have the amount you want.


Add your copyright info, your watermark and your name. I used the font Monika Italic for my name and applied a gradient glow to it.



Activate the brush layer of your tag.

Apply Xero-fritiallary to your brush layer with the following settings:


Copy your tag merged into animation shop and paste it as a new animation.

Back to PSP and undo the fritillary and apply it again, this time moving the variation bar up. Copy the tag merged into animation shop and paste it after current frame. Do this process again, moving the variation bar up more and pasting it after curent frame in animation shop for a total of 3 frames.

Run your animation and save as a gif!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!