Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Winter White

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 Ismael Rac, which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using White Christmas, a PTU by Farrah's Designer Scraps.

Font of choice, I am using Orange Fizz

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.

Add a drop shadow of your choosing to tubes & elements throughout. I used 1,1, 50, 5 throughout.

Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 850 x 850 white background.

Open frame 2, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 38%.
Click inside it with your magic wand, expand by 2.
Open a paper of your choice, copy and paste as a new layer, resize by 38%.
Selections, invert, click delete on your keyboard.
Keep selected.
Open your close up tube, copy and paste as a new layer,
arrange in your frame, click delete on your keyboard and deselect.
Change the blend mode to luminance (L).

Add the following elements:
Pinecones, resize by 25%
Trees, resize by 25% then 90%
Snowman, resize by 25%

Click on your frame layer, selections, modify, expand 15.
Add a new raster layer above the background layer, flood fill with #787c7b.
Adjust blur, gaussian blur by 15 or 25 depending on what you like.

Add your main tube.

Crop, resize, add you copyrights and name, then save!

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