Sunday, November 30, 2014

Reindeer Christmas

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 Kenny K Individual tube 38-1 which you need a license to use.  This tube is at CDO

Scrap kit of choice. I am using Schnegge Christmas Colab 2014  which was part of the Christmas Collab available at CDO in November 2014 when you bought 2 kits you got it free. It will no longer be available after Nov 30th 2014

Font of choice, I am using Mastoc

Mask of your choice 

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 90%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 4 copy and paste as a new layer 
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

Now add your elements
element 2 resize 45% rotate right 30 arrange on bottom left corner
duplicate, mirror horiztonal (regular mirror in older versions of PSP)
duplicate that layer, drag to the left

element 9 arrange on right below the tube & just above the frame
element 8 resize 45% arrange on bottom left
element 11 resize 35% arrange to the right of the star

element 10 resize 32% rotate left 90 arrange in front of star and other christmas ornament
element 7 resize 45% arrange to the left  of the other decorations
element 4 resize 45% arrange behind scroll layer
wordart arrange at the bottom add drop shadow of 5, 5, 50, 5

add paper 3 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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