This tutorial was written by me on November 30th, 2014 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 beautiful art of Elias Chatzoudis. You can purchase his tubes here.
FTU Crazy Christmas kit by Jen’s Sweet Temptations. You can find it here.
Template 719 by Millie’s PSP Madness. You can find it here.
Winter Mask 9 by Dangerously Delicious Designz. You can find it here.
Font of choice. I am using MTF Dear Santa.
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (optional)
VM Extravaganza Transmission
Alien Skin Xenofex 2 Constellation
Open your template. Delete the top 3 layers. Set the canvas size to 800 x 686. Resize all layers by 75%.
Replace the layers with following:
1 – Paper 1
2 – Paper 3, resize by 75%
3 – Paper 6, resize by 75%
4 & 5 – new layer, floodfill with #315f1f. Apply VM Extravaganza Transmission, 6, 0, 3
6 & 7- colorize to white
8 – Paper 6, resize by 75%
9 (rec) – Paper 3, resize by 75%
9 (circle) – new layer, floodfill with #02b2ac. Add noise, uniform, 50, monochrome.
10 – new layer, floodfill with white.
11 – new layer, floodfill with #af110e. Alien Skin Xenofex 2 Constellation, 3, 50, 1, 5, 46, 50, keep original image, random seed 1595.
Open your mask & Paper 5. Paste your paper just above the background layer. Apply your mask, merge group. With your pick tool, stretch the edge of the masked layer to the edge of you canvas.
Open your tube. Paste over the top circle layer. Move to the left. Duplicate, flip horizontal, move to the right side of the circle layer. When you are happy with placement, merge the two tube layers together. On the circle layer, select all, float, defloat. On the merged tubes layer, selections invert, press delete. Deselect.
Duplicate the tubes layer, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen, 48. On the original tubes layer, set the blend mode to Luminance (L), 30.
Add the elements of your choice. I used the following:
Tree – resize by 80%, place in the center of the top circle layer.
Gift – resize by 40%, place to the right side
Candle Bridge – resize by 50%, place to the bottom of the tree.
Tube – resize to your liking, place to the right side.
Lollipop 1 – resize by 50%, place to the bottom left.
Lollipop – resize by 50%, place to the right of the other lollipop.
Bag 1 – resize by 30%, place to the bottom of the lollipops.
Hat Kitty – resize by 50%, place to the bottom of the bag.
Bear 1 – resize by 40%, place to the bottom right.
Ornament 4 – resize by 25%, place to the upper left
Ornament 5 – resize by 25%, place to the bottom of the candle bridge.
Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.
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