Saturday, December 6, 2014

Waiting For Santa

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 Alicia Mujica which you need a license to use.  
This tube is Mama Noel from Alicia's Black Friday pack

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit, Santa Claus by BLT Dezignz  
I have the tagger sized kit, if you have the full size your resizing percentages will be different

Font of choice, I am using Showcard Gothic

Mask: WSL84

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

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resize by 35%

add the following 

wreath, arrange behind tube
click inside with your magic wand, selections, modify, expand 10, selections, invert
open paper 5 copy and paste as a new layer resize 45%
click delete on your keyboard, deselect
merge the paper and wreath together, resize 100%

boot resize 35% arrange on bottom right
gift 3 resize 35% arrange to the left of and behind boot layer
gift 2 resize 45% arrange in front of and to the left of gift 3
star resize 40% rotate right 25 arrange below tube layer on the right

bird resize30 % arrange on gift at the bottom
flower 2 resize 50% arrange arrange on left side below tube layer
foliage resize 45% rotate left 25 arrange below flower 2 on left
wordart resize 35 arrange on left

copy and paste paper 11 above the white background
apply mask, merge group, resize by 105%

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

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