Wednesday, December 17, 2014

North Pole Toon

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 Pinup Toons which you need a license to use.
This tube is the December 2013 bonus tube that was available with a $10 purchase in that month.
You cannot get it anymore unless CDO does a bonus bonanza which they are doing right now through December 25th, 2014.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a kit from Creative Scraps by Crys called Country Christmas 

Font of choice, I am using Scriptina

Plugins: No outside plugins

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 1 copy and paste as a new layer
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 7 copy and paste as a new layer 
click delete on your keyboard

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, 
arrange in your frame
erase the bits that hang out of your frame where you don't want them
then deselect

add your elements:
element 21 arrange on the left between tube and frame layers
element 29 resize 50% arrange in front of tree on left
element 22 resize 50% arrange in front of the tree to the left of the sign
element 27 resize 30% arrange on top of the gift
element 36 resize 45% arrange to the right of the gift, erase the stone path
element 26 resize 65% arrange across bottom of frame, below gingerbread house layer
element 8 arrange behind other layers on the bottom

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

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