Thursday, December 5, 2013

It's Winter Time

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, (Sad Winter) which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Sad Winter by Black Widow Creationz which matches the tube 

Font of choice, I am using Dreamer

Mask of your choice

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

open element 29 copy and paste as a new layer 
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 10 copy and paste as a new layer click delete on your keyboard
open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, resize 75% arrange in the frame
take your eraser tool and erase what you don't want sticking out of the frame

add the following elements:
element 31 resize 40% arrange on the bottom left
element 30 resize 40% arrange to the right of bear
element 5 resize 55%  arrange to the left of and above the bear
element 3 resize 35% arrange to the right of the red shape on the bottom
element 32 resize 35% arrange on the far right
element 19 resize 35% arrange between candy and hat on the bottom

add paper 5 above the white background and apply your mask

add element 27, resize 110% arrange on the bottom right, duplicate & pull the duplicate up to the top left

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

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