This tutorial was written by me on December 5th, 2018 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.
PSP Version used: PSP 2019
This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Nocturne. You can purchase her tubes here.
PTU kit from Irish Princess Designs called Noel.
Mask 4 Christmas 2010 by Vix. You can find it here.
Template 872 by Millie. You can find it here.
Font of choice. I am using Perfume Classic.
Open your template. Set the canvas size to 750 x 707. Resize by 80%.
Delete the credits & wordart layers. Merge together layers 2 & 3, 6 & 7, & 8 & 9.
Open your mask & Paper 9. Resize your paper by 60%. Paste as a new layer above the background layer of your template. Apply your mask, merge group.
Replace each layer with the following:
***Before pasting your papers, please resize by 60%.
1 – Paper 14
2 – Paper 10
4 – Paper 3
5 – Paper 12
6 – select all, float, defloat. Set your foreground to #e8efcd & your background to #830302. Set your foreground to the fore-back gradient, angle 0, repeats 0. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with your gradient. Deselect.
8 – select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with #b49633. Deselect. Add noise, random, 75, monochrome checked.
Now let’s add our elements:
40 – resize by 40%. Paste as a new layer above the red paper layer. Place towards the top of the red paper square.
53 – resize by 70%. Paste as a new layer just above the green rectangle layer. Place to the bottom.
68 – resize by 40%, flip vertical. Paste as a new layer above the glitter frames layer. Place to the bottom left. Duplicate, mirror horizontal.
100 – resize by 60%. Place to the bottom.
16 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom, under the right gradient circle, a little to the left. Free rotatoe slightly to the left.
51 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom center.
88 – resize by 20%. Place just below the left gradient circle.
9 – resize by 20%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom left.
66 – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom, between the cherub & candle.
71 – resize by 20%, rotate right. Place to the right side of the card. Rotate slightly to the right.
6 – resize by 20%. Place to the bottom of the red candy.
105 – resize by 69%. Paste as a new layer.
Open your tube, resizing slightly. Paste as a new layer above the gradient circle layer. Place the face of your tube inside the frame. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place a different part of your tube (or the same, if you like) inside the frame on the right circle. Move below the original tube layer. Merge your tube layers together.
With your magic wand tool, click inside each frame. Selections, modify, expand by 3. Selections, invert. On the merged tubes layer, press delete & deselect. Set the blend mode to soft light.
Open your tube again & resize as necessary. Paste as a new layer above the frames layer.
Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers, then save as a PNG.
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