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 The Hunter called Sad Xmas which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit Sad Xmas by Pudn Scraps, which is a match to the tube
Font of choice, I am using Caneletter Script
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
Add the following:
white christmas tree resize 65% arrange on left,
red garland circle resize 50% arrange so the tree is in the middle of it
penguin & north pole sign resize 30% arrange in front of tree on left
bulb box resize 25% arrange in front of tree
cats 2 resize 15% arrange by penguin
winter scene arrange behind everything, just above white background layer
Copy and paste your tube, resize 45% arrange by tree
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save