Friday, November 7, 2014

Magic of Christmas

Snaggable versions of this tag in my Fotki album

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 Cuddly Rigor Mortis Individual tube 10-1 which you need a license to use, available at CDO

Scrap kit of choice. I am using the PTU scrap kit by Monti, IB-Cuddly Rigor Mortis Individual tube 10-1 inspired by the tube.

Template 709 by Millie's PSP Madness

Font of choice, I am using Breamcatcher

Plugins: Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow
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 your template, shift D to duplicate and close the original
Delete the following layers: raster 1, 5, 8, 9, 10 & 11

change the canvas size to 850 x 650

Fill the layers with papers, to do this make sure the layer you want to fill has been clicked on in your layer palette.
Click inside the shape with your magic wand, selections, modify, invert, open your paper, copy and paste as a new layer,
click delete on your keyboard.
Delete the original template layer

Some layers, you may just want to flood fill with a color from your kit. To do this, click on the layer in your layer palette, add another raster layer above it,
click inside the shape with your magic wand, and flood fill it with your color
Delete the original template layer
I used the following papers/colors:
layer 1 use paper 2
layer 2 use paper 4
layer 3 & layer 7 use #c52122 to flood fill
layer 4 use paper 5
layer 6 use paper#3a7b2b to flood fill

 Make layer 7 active, click anywhere outside the boxes, 
open your tube, copy and paste as a new layer, arrange in frames, click delete on your keyboard
drop the opacity to about 75

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 80%, mirror, arrange on right
add the following elements
word art resize 65% arrange across center of tag, add any gradient glow you like.
I used width of 6, with red and then white

element 14 resize 55% mirror & arrange on left, below the word art
element 3 resize 30% rotate left 25 arrange top center
element 6 resize 25% mirror, rotate right 25 arrange just right of and lower than the first star
element 18 resize 35% arrange on top left corner of frames
element 2 resize 20% rotate right 25 arrange on top of the stars

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

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