Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Cider

Snaggable versions of this tag in my Fotki album

For this tutorial you will need the following:

Paint Shop Pro, I am using PSP X7, you should be able to use any version.

Tube of choice, I am using the artwork of Alicia Mujica which you need a license to use.  
This tube is called Green Star and she was in the Black Friday 2014 pack. 

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Christmas Cider by BLT Dezignz 

Font of choice, I am using Vtks Rash

Plugins: no outside plugins used

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 frame  copy and paste as a new layer, resize 25% then 65%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 2 resize 800 x 800 pixels
 copy and paste as a new layer 
click delete on your keyboard. leave selected

Mirror horizontal (this is just mirror on earlier versions of PSP) your tube, copy and paste as a new layer under the frame, 
resize 75%
arrange in the frame, click delete on your keyboard
change the blend mode to Luminance(L) drop opacity to about 55
deselect, add a drop shadow of 10, 10, 50, 5 to your frame

Go back to your tube, mirror back to how it was, then copy and paste as a new layer above the frame
resize 40% arrange on the left side of the frame

now add your elements:
deco resize 20% arrange on left below tube layer
 limes resize 20%  then 40% arrange in front of tube, I erased the two darker ones on the bottom
birdhouse resize 15% arrange on bottom right, below tube layer
apples resize 15% & 35% arrange in front of birdhouse
bird resize 25% arrange on top of birdhouse
scarf resize 15% then 50% arrange on top left

open paper 4, resize to 850 x 850 pixels
copy and paste as a new layer above the white background
apply your mask, merge group
resize 90%

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

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