Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Winter Express

For this tutorial you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X, you should be able to use any version.

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Keith Garvey, which you need a license to use. You can get it here at PTE.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using  Snowflake Dreams by Honored Scraps which you can find here.

Template #440 by Missy at Divine Intentionz, which you can find here.

Font of choice, I am using Simply Glamourous

Mask: Vix Big Mask 19 by Vix, which you can find here.

Plugins: no outside plugins.

Just remember that my choices of papers and elements is just a suggestion, change it up and make it yours! You don't have to follow mine exactly.

 I use the drop shadow of 1, 1, 50, 5 throughout unless otherwise noted.

Let's get started!

Open your template, press shift + D on your keyboard to duplicate, close the original template.

Delete the snowflakes layer.

Resize to 600 x 440, then change the canvas size to 800 x 600. Un-hide the white background layer, make sure it's the active layer, and flood fill with white. 

Make shape layer active, click inside it with your magic wand. Open  paper 15, copy and paste as a new layer, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Add a drop shadow, delete the original black shape layer.

Do the same as above on rectangle 1 and rectangle 2 layers using paper 8.

Fill the oval layer as you did with the other layers above, using paper 12.

Add a drop shadow to the dotted oval layer.

Fill the rectangle layer (larger pink one) using paper 1, follow the steps above.

Fill the thin rectangle (black) using paper 14.

Make the rectangle (top pink one in middle with the white frame) active. Selections, select all, float, defloat, add a new raster layer, flood fill with #1285a2. Leave selected.

Open your tube, copy and paste your close up as a new layer, arrange where you want it, selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard. Deselect.

Delete the original rectangle layer, do not add a drop shadow to this.

Change the blend mode on the tube to Luminance, drop the opacity to about 60.  

Add a drop shadow to the following layers: frame & rectangle back.

Make the word art layer active. Selections, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer, flood fill the words that are darker pink with #1285a2 and the ones that are lighter pink with #5caec4. Delete the original word art layer. Merge down the flood filled layer with the word art back layer, add a drop shadow.

Add your main tube, drag that layer below the word art layer. Add a drop shadow.

Add whatever elements you'd like to your tag. I used the following, add drop shadow as you go along.

Tree 7, resize by 125%
Snowflake 12, resize by 25%
Hollyberry 2, resize by 50%

Copy and paste paper 6 just above the white background layer. Open your mask, go to layers, new mask layer, from image, find the mask in the drop down menu, click ok, click yes to the box that pops up. Merge group. Resize by 110%

Crop your tag, resize if needed. 

Add your name, copyright and credits as needed.

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