Monday, November 17, 2014

Down Home Xmas

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 Exclusive Tube 9c which you need a license to use.  This tube is a CDO exclusive and not available anywhere else.

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit called Down Home Holiday by BLT Dezignz  

Font of choice, I am using Freestyle Script

Mask: WSLMask84 links to masks are on the right sidebar part way down page

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 frame 3 copy and paste as a new layer, resize 115%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 5 copy and paste as a new layer below the frame
click delete on your keyboard
leave selected
Copy and paste your close up tube as a new layer
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them

add your elements
bell resize70 % arrange on top left corner, below the tube layer
box resize 25% arrange on bottom right corner
candle resize 25% arrange on bottom right corner
tree resize 40% arrange below the tube layer on the right side
ephemera resize 25% arrange behind the candle
star resize35 % arrange between ephemera and candle
reindeer clip resize 45% arrange on bottom left corner

copy and paste paper 6 as a new layer above the white background
apply your mask and merge group, resize 90%

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

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