Monday, December 8, 2014

Winter 2014

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 (Winter 2014 tube) which you need a license to use.  

Scrap kit of choice. I am using a PTU kit by Niqui's Designs called Christmas Fun  

Font of choice, I am using Pristina

Plugins: Either Xero Radience or built in plugin Vignette

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 350 x 500 pixels with a white background

copy and paste paper 12 as a new layer

copy and paste your tube as a new layer, arrange in canvas

take your crop tool, make sure you are on the white background layer
have the "snap crop rectangle" at the top set to "layer opaque"
and double click on your canvas

duplicate your tube, on the bottom layer go to photo effects vignette (or you can use Xero Porcelain if you have that plugin, I can't get it to work with PSP X7 & windows 8)
use the following settings:
dark/light 8
blur 20
diffuse glow 8
feather edge 50

on the top layer, adjust blur, gaussian, 3 set to overlay, drop opacity to 70

add the following elements
element 41 paste over the tube
element 5 resize 45% arrange on bottom left
element 2 resize 25% arrange behind and to the right of the tree
element 9 resize 35% arrange on bottom right corner
element 26 resize 25% arrange between present and gingerbread house
element 23 resize 25% rotate right 25 arrange behind gift
element 6 resize 55% arrange behind tree

crop your canvas again
make sure you are on the white background layer still
selections, select all, modify, set selection borders at 5
add a new raster layer at the top
flood fill with #cc1d23

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

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