Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Nevada Christmas

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  Beehive Studios - Derzi which you need a license to use.  
This was a freebie from their Facebook fan page

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Christmas With Navada by Amy Marie 

Font of choice, I am using Girls Have Many Secrets

Plugins: No outside plugins
I do use Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow on all my copyrights/credits layers
I do this because some forums will make a .png tag show up with a black background and then your
copyright doesn't show. 

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 usually use 1, 1, 50, 5 unless otherwise noted.

Let's get started!

Open a new canvas 850 x 850 pixels with a white background

add the following: 
frame 2 resize 85% arrange in center
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 15 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard
Copy & paste your tube, resize 85% erase the bits that hang over the bottom of the frame

candle 1 resize 60% arrange on bottom
Candy cane1  resize 60% arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
gifts resize 60^ arrange on left, duplicate & mirror

Copy and paste paper 12 above the white background
apply your mask

crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save

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