Thursday, November 21, 2013

Sweet 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  Alehandra Vanheck (Christmas With Rabbit, which is an Exclusive Image at PFD) which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit White Winter by Amy Marie  

Font of choice, I am using Scriptina

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 1000 x 1000 pixels with a white background

Add the following elements to your tag, you can check my tag for an example
element 2 arrange on right
element 93 arrange on left
copy and paste your tube, resize 25% arrange in the middle
element 25 resize 65% arrange on left, duplicate & mirror
element 26 resize 75% arrange in center duplicate & mirror
element 3 resize 45% arrange on right
element 17 resize 45% arrange below poinsetta duplicate & mirror
element 74 arrange below other branches duplicate & mirror

Copy and paste paper 4 above the white background
apply your mask
I duplicated and merged the mask layer a few times to make it darker

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

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