Monday, November 25, 2013

Santa's Gifts


1 tube of choice - I used the wonderful artwork of Renee Lavoie which can be purchased from PSP Tube Stop.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice - I used St. Nicholas here

Vix mask 452 here

My Template 166 here

Plug Ins used:
Brush Strokes - Crosshatch

"Santa Gifts" is a tagger size scrap kit created by Conchi of DnScraps and can be purchased from Heartbeatz Creationz. You can visit her blog here.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let's get started ~♥~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Image/Canvas Size:
700 x 700
Highlight the background layer and flood fill white.
Delete the credit layer and Raster  layer.

Copy and paste Wareframe as a new layer.
Resize 45%
Duplicate the frame 2x's for a total of 3.
Move one of the frame above Raster 9 and then delete Raster 9 and Raster 8.
Move another frame above Raster above Raster 4 layer and then delete Raster 4 and Raster 3.
Move the third frame above Raster 2 layer and then delete Raster 2 and Raster 1 layer.

To each frame:
Click inside of it with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 4.
New Raster layer below the frame.
Copy and paste Paper 16 Into Selection.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer below the Right frame.
If you're using the same tube as I did, resize 70%.
Highlight the paper layer below the tube.
Click your Magic Wand anywhere outside of the paper.
Highlight the tube layer.
Tap the delete key.

Repeat the above step with the top Left frame.
If you're using the same tube as I did don't resize it.

Highlight Raster 5 later.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 11 Into Selection.
Apply Brush Strokes - Crosshatch:
Stroke Length: 32
Sharpness: 6
Strength: 1
Delete the template layer.

Highlight Raster 6 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Copy and paste Paper 5 Into Selection.
Effects/Texture Effects/Mosaic Antique -
Use Default Settings
Apply Brush Strokes - Crosshatch -
Use same settings.
Delete the template layer.

Add the rest of your elements.  I used:
Lights:  Resize 10% and 80%
Ribbons:  Resize 50%/Free rotate Right 5 degrees
bells:  Resize 20%
Bellss:  Resize 25%
Ball Brocade Xmas:  Resize 55%/Duplicate
Bag:  Resize 35%
Velvet Pony:  Resize 40% and 90%/Mirror
Candy Cat:  Resize 35%/Mirror
Candy Boot:  Resize 30%

Highlight your white background.
New Raster layer.
Select All.
Copy and paste Paper 11 Into Selection.
Apply the mask.
Resize 105%
Merge Group.
Position it a little better behind the frames.

Add your copyrights.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #c3241d
Background: #371b0f
Stroke: 1.0

Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I did creating it for you.
I'd really love to see your results.
Email me!


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