Winter Blues


This tutorial was written by me on January 12th, 2016 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 Jessica Dougherty. I purchase this tube when she sold through CILM, which is now closed. You may purchase her tubes here.

PTU kit from MellieBeans called Winter Blues. You can purchase the kit here.

Mask 53 by Squirrely’s Treehouse. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Mathilde Castleland.


Open e12. Resize by 75%, all layers unchecked. Now resize all layers by 92%. Set the canvas size to 572 x 502.

Open your mask & pp05. Paste your paper as a new layer and move this layer below the frame layer. Apply your mask, merge group.

On your frame layer, use your magic wand & click inside the frame. Selections, modify, expand by 10. Open pp09 & paste as a new layer. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect & move the paper below your frame layer.

Now lets add our elements:

e30 – paste as a new layer above the frame layer, flip horizontal.
e24 – resize by 60%. Place to the bottom left.
e17 – resize by 75%. Place over the branch.
e16 – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom.
e06 – resize by 60%, rotate left. Flip horizontal & place to the top right of the frame.
Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the bottom left.
e22 – resize by 80%, flip vertical. Place to the bottom.
e05 – resize by 60%. Place to the bottom left, then move it slightly in from the left.
e01 – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom left, making sure that you can see the glittery leaves we just added peeking out on the right side.
e38 – resize by 25%. Place to the top right of the frame.
e40 – resize by 35%. Place over the accordion flower.
e27 – resize by 70%. Paste as a new layer.

Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the ribbon layer. Flip horizontal & place toward the left side of the frame opening. Duplicate, gaussian blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to soft light.

Paste your tube again, this time above the white paper layer. Duplicate three times & arrange to your liking over the paper layer. Merge these tubes together. On the paper layer, select all, float, defloat. On the merged tubes layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect. Duplicate your merged tubes layer, gaussian blur using the same settings as before. Set the blend mode to soft light, 50. On the original merged layer, press Shift + L, 0, 0. Lower the opacity to 40.

Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


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