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 Keith Garvey, Sexy Reindeer & the Santa tube which are free tubes in his store, which you need a license to use.
Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Christmas with Alyce by Scrappin With Lil Ole Me
Font of choice, I am using Christmas Card
links to her masks are down the page a little bit and on the right sidebar
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 950 x 950 pixels with a white background
open element 29 copy and paste as a new layer, resize 90%
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 2, selections, invert
open paper 27 copy and paste as a new layer
click delete on your keyboard,
Copy and paste your Santa tube as a new layer,
arrange in your frame
click delete on your keyboard, make sure Santa is under the frame layer
Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer, mirror & arrange in front of the window
now add your elements:
element 40 resize 75% arrange on the right side of window
element 91 resize 55% mirror & arrange between chair and tube on the right
element 39 resize 90% arrange on left side of window
element 38 resize 45% arrange in front of tree on left side
element 49 resize 40% arrange to the left of the other gift
element 12 resize 35% arrange behind tube to the right of element 49
element 109 resize 25% arrange in front of santa bag and chair
element 35 resize 25% arrange in tree
element 31 resize 28% arrange by chair
copy and paste paper 20 above the white background
add your mask and merge group, resize 110%
I then erased the parts of the mask that was showing at the very bottom
crop and resize
add your copyright and credits as needed
add your text and save