Sweet Christmas 2015

VMT_SweetChristmas_Mellie

This tutorial was written by me on December 9th, 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.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the art of VeryMany. You can purchase this tube here.

PTU kit from MellieBeans called Sweet Christmas 2015. You can purchase it here.

Template 724 by Millie’s PSP Madness. You can find it here.

Mask 1 of Mask Set 101 by me. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Jamscript.

Filters:

Mura Meister Copies
EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow & Glass
AlienSkin Xenofex 2 Constellation

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Open your template. Set the canvas size to 750 x 614. Resize by 80%.

Delete the following layers: cr, 15, 14, 4, 2.

Create a linear gradient with two colors of your choice. I am using #d7d0c0 & #fdf4f5. In the gradient tab, set the angle to 135, repeats 3. Add a new raster layer above the background layer. Floodfill this layer with your gradient.

On the gradient layer, Xenofex 2 Constellation, 3.27, 50, 1, 4, 100, 75, 45, keep original image checked, random seed 1.

Open your mask & minimize. Apply your mask to your gradient layer, merge group. With your pick tool, drag the edges of your mask to the edges of the canvas size.

Replace the remaining layers with the following:

1 – pp07
3 – pp07
5 – pp02
6 – pp02
7 – pp01
8 – pp11
9 – pp01
10 – pp11
11 – pp03
12 – pp09
13 – select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with #fdf4f5

Now to add our elements:

hanging ornaments – resize by 30%. Place to the right side, slightly down.
greenery cluster – resize by 40%. Place to the upper right.
white Christmas tree – resize by 40%. Place to the left side, slightly down.
bells – resize by 71%. Place to the top.
pink poinsetta – resize by 25%. Place over the greenery cluster. Duplicate, place to the bottom center.
satin ribbon – resize by 66%, rotate right. Place to the bottom. Move this layer below the duplicate poinsetta layer.
ornaments – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom right of the tree.
deer – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom, over the right side of the ornaments.
snowflake ornament – resize by 60%. Place to the bottom, over the ornaments.
sweets – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom right.
wrapped gift – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom of the hanging ornaments.
heart cookies – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom left of the gift.
candy 02 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom left of the ornaments.

Open your tube or a close up. Paste as a new layer just below the dotted layer.

Mura Meister Copies, Wall Paper(rotate)using the default settings. Blur, gaussian blur 10.00. Blur, motion blur, 45.00, 100. Repeat twice. On the paper layer just below this layer, select all, float, defloat. On the copies layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect. Set the blend mode for this layer to Luminance(L), 42.

Paste your tube again & place over the blurred layer. On the top paper layer, select all, float, defloat. On the top tube layer, selections, invert & press delete, deselect. Duplicate the tube layer, gaussian blur 3.00. Xenofex 2 Constellation using the previous settings. Set the blend mode for this layer to screen, 50. On the original tube layer, set the blend mode to soft light, 50.

Paste your tube (full sized tube) as a new layer above the original poinsetta layer. Place to your liking. Using your rectangle selection tool, erase any part of the tube that hangs below the bottom elements. Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00. Shift + L, 0, 0. Set the blend mode to overlay.

Add your name, apply the EyeCandy 4000 Glass & Gradient Glow using the settings of your choice to your text, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers.

Hide the mask layer. Merge visible, objects, align, center in canvas.

Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

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