This tutorial was written by me and for those
who have a good working knowledge of psp.
I made both these so please do not share.
The animated background I made using animation from Lovey.
Check out her site for some great animations.
Open my template supplies in psp and my animated bg in animation shop.
Shift D for both and close originals.
In psp paste tube or image of choice and place how you like it.
If using a different tube or tubes then you might want to colorize them at H-0 and S-0.
Add copyright info.
Once you get everything the way you like it, make sure bg layer is closed and copy merged and paste into AS.
Duplicate this by Ctrl L until you have 19 frames.
Ctrl A and drag to the animated background.
If your merged image is larger than animated bg like mine was as I placed copyright out of square you will need to put animated bg layers on a bigger canvaas before dragging merged layer.
Once you place your merged layer where it fits save it as a gif.
If you want to make a matching avatar then back to psp using selection tool crop area you want to use and copy merge and paste as a new image. Remember avatars are relatively 160 x 180 depending on group rules.
Add new layer and fill with black then select and contract by 2 and hit delete. Move this layer to top. Add Initial or name and copy right and save. I didn't animate mine but if you want to just use same steps as before but when you crop section from tag for avatar make sure bg layer is closed.