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 (Santalicious) which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Reindeer Games by Amy Marie
Font of choice, I am using Merry Xmas
Mask: Vix Big Mask 1
Plugins: No outside plugins used
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
birdhouse resize 85% arrange on left
tree 3 arrange to the right of the house
sleigh resize 85% arrange in front of house
sign resize 55% arrange to the right of the tree
snowman 1 arrange on left
reindeer 1 resize 45% arrange on sign post
Copy & paste paper 15 above your background layer
apply your mask
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save