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 Trinita (Hot Tea 2) which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit called Glisten by BLT Dezignz
I am using a tagger sized kit instead of full sized so if you get the full size kit, the amounts you
have to resize will be different.
Font of choice, I am using SF Jacques Cartier
Mask: Vix Big Mask 1
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
add paper 1 above the white background
apply your mask, merge group
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 35%
Add the following:
tree 2 arrange to the left of your tube & behind it
deco resize 80% arrange on the left side of the tube, above the tube layer
duplicate it and mirror it, drag this layer below the tube layer
reindeer resize 90% mirror arrange below tube layer, on the right side of tube
frame accent resize 145% arrange above mask layer, change Hue to 252, saturation to 253
duplicate twice, merge together, duplicate, merge together (this just makes it show up better)
lantern resize 55% arrange in front of tube in the snowy layer near her feet
baubles 2 resize 55% arrange in snow in front of tree
frame 3 arrange just above the frame accent layer, arrange it so the tree and reindeer cover the top corners to somewhat hide them
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save