Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's Winter

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 Elias Chatzoudis, which you need a license to use. You can get it here at PTE.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Snow Fighting Allowed, a PTU kit by KiKeKa Kits, which you can get here.

Addictive Templates #154, which you can find here.

Font of choice, I am using Nano Script

Plugins: Visman Extravaganza - Transmission

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.

Let's get started!

Open your template delete all the top layers until you get down to raster 6 (all the word art layers need to be deleted).

Resize all layers to 600 x 600, then change the canvas size to 750 x 750. This is just to give us room to work.

Fill the different shapes with a paper by clicking on the layer in the layer palette to make it active, then use your magic wand to click inside the shape, go to selections, invert, copy and paste your paper, then click delete on your keyboard. Deselect, add a drop shadow if needed and delete the original layer. 

Open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange slightly to the right, add a drop shadow.

Add your elements. I used the following:

Mittens, resize by 13%
Flower3, resize by 15%
Flower6, resize by 10%
Bucket2, resize by 10%
Ribbon4, resize by 10%, duplicate, mirror
Moose2, resize by 25%

Open the ice pond element, resize by 21%, duplicate twice and arrange them stacked like below, then merge them together.

Apply Visman Extravaganza - Transmission, using default settings except change the offset to 10. Drag this layer to the bottom.

Now just crop, resize, add your text and copyright/credit info as needed.

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