This tutorial was written by me on November 22nd, 2015 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.
PSP Version used: PSP X5
This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Barbara Jensen. You can purchase her tubes here.
PTU kit from BLT DeZignZ called Wintry Mix. You can purchase it here.
Template 725 from Millie’s PSP Madness. You can find it here.
Mask 4 from VixPSP. You can find it here.
Font of choice. I am using Signarita Anne.
EyeCandy 4000 – Gradient Glow (Optional)
Open your template. Delete the following layers: cr & 10
Set your canvas to 800 x 654. Now resize all layers by 75%.
Replace each layer with the following:
1 – manual color correction, source set to #000000, target set to #a9b3ab.
2 – PP5
3 & 4 – PP13
5 & 6 – PP12
7 – PP10
8 – PP4, resized by 75%
9 – manual color correction, source set to #c0c0c0, target set to #e8c8af.
Open your mask & PP14. Paste your paper as a new layer above the background layer. Apply your mask, merge group. Add noise, Gaussian, 25, monochrome checked.
Now lets add our elements:
Swirl – resize by 30%. Paste as a new layer just below the pink dotted layer. Place to the left side, inside the dotted layer opening. You want the top edge of the swirl to be at the top of the dotted layer opening. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the right side.
Stocking – resize by 25%. Paste as a new layer above the pink dotted layer. Place to the bottom right edge of the pink dotted layer.
Branch2 – resize by 58%. Place to the top right. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the top left. Merge down. Duplicate, flip vertical & place to the bottom.
ChristmasLights – resize by 52%. Place to the top.
Reindeer – resize by 50%. Place slightly to the left.
ChristmasTree – resize by 50%. Paste as a new layer.
Bow2 – resize by 30%. Place to the top of the tree, in line with the rope of the lights.
Logs – resize by 64%. Place to the bottom.
Ribbon1 – rotate canvas to the left by 45 degrees. Resize by 47%. Place to the bottom.
House – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom right.
Snowman2 – resize by 30%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom left.
Scatter2 – resize by 56%. Paste as a new layer.
Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer just above the bow layer. Place along the right side of the tree.
Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen, 75.
Add your name, copyright, & license info. If desired, apply the EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow using the settings of your choice to your text layers
Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.
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