Sunday, June 05, 2011


Written by Gwenda on June 5th 2011
Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental

You will need:

Font of choice – I used Freestyle script

Scrapkit by Bluedreams Designs called  I Am a Modern Girl. FTU found

Tube of choice. I used Tenia by Elias Chatzoudis. His work can be found at

Open new canvas 700 x 700 and floodfill white

Frame 1 – Resize 95%. Paste onto canvas. Adjust hue & saturation 245  136.
Duplicate, and on bottom copy go to adjust blur – Gaussian 10
Effects – texture effects – mosaic glass on default settings.
Dropshadow top copy only.

Frame 2 – Resize 95% then 97%. Dropshadow

Make gradient. Foreground #404040  and Background #fddacd 45 degree, 1 repeat.

Click inside frame 2 ( black one ), expand by 8. Layers – new raster layer and fill with gradient. Deselect.
Effects – textures – blinds with settings width 4, opacity 60, colour #cf637f. Horizontal unchecked.
Move above Gaussian layer.

Paste closeup of tube above top frame. Duplicate, and move one above the gradient layer.
Delete excess. Dropshadow top copy.

Phone – Resize 60% free rotate right 15. Sharpen. Dropshadow

Journal2 – Resize 80%. Free rotate left 15%. Sharpen, Dropshadow

Charm2 – Resize 70%. Dropshadow

Star2 – Resize 50%. Duplicate – mirror and move to the left. Dropshadow both

Add copyright.

If you choose not to animate, then add message to your phone and save.


Outline black screen of phone with selection tool. On palette layer, right click, and select “Promote selection to layer”. Deselect. Rename screen.
Adjust brightness & Contrast 100  5

FG Null, BG White, type message on screen. Convert to raster and free rotate right 15

OK – deep breath, mouthful of coffee . . . .

Open Animation Shop

In Photoshop, close off all layers from the phone up ( including the phone ), and the white background.
Merge visible. Rename “tube & frame layer”.

Close this layer, and re-open others.

Merge together the two stars, the charm and the journal layers, Rename this “top layer”

You should now have 6 layers, starting from the bottom:
White background
Tube & frame
Top layer.

Make sure all layers are open.

Edit – copy special – copy merged. Go to Animation Shop and paste as a new animation.

Back in photoshop, carefully erase the LAST letter of your message.

Edit – copy special – copy merged and go back to AS. Paste BEFORE current frame.

Continue to do this until you have a blank screen in photoshop.

Close screen layer, so the black screen on the phone shows,

Edit – copy special – copy merged and go back to AS. Paste BEFORE current frame.

In PSP, open screen layer again and repeat above.

Repeat once more with black screen.

In As, Edit – select all – animation frame properties – display time 8. Click OK

Select Frame 2 -  animation frame properties – display time 30. Click OK
Repeat this step with frame 4

Select Frame 1 - animation frame properties – display time 15. Click OK
Repeat this step with frame 3

Click on last frame ( the one with all the words showing ) and set display time to 100.

Save as a gif, and you’re finished!!

Well done!