Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Christmas Friends

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 a PFD Exclusive tube which was part of the Prepaid Projects at PFD which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Joyeux Noel by Scrappin With Lil Ole Me 

Font of choice, I am using CF Jacques Cartier

Mask of your choice

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 850 x 850 pixels with a white background

open 81 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 18 copy and paste as a new layer 
click delete on your keyboard
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, arrange in the frame
take your eraser tool and erase whatever sticks out past the frame that you don't want

add the following elements:
element 130 resize 50% arrange bottom center of frame
element 44 resize 50% arrange to the left of the lantern
element 106 resize 40% arrange to the right of the lantern
element 50 resize 40% arrange at the bottom of the lantern
element 58 resize 40% arrange in front of the presents on the left
element 11 resize 50% arrange on the left, duplicate & mirror
element 29 resize 35% arrange on the left, duplicate, mirror, arrange on the right

add paper 15 above the white background
apply your mask, merge group

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

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