Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ginger Christmas

*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On November 27, 2012
*This tutorial is my creation only*
Any resemblance to other tutorials is not intended 
Use my tutorial as a guide to make your tag your own 

This Tutorial is intended for those that have a working knowledge of PSP

*Supplies Needed*
PSP ( I Use 3X but should work with other versions)
Font of choice : I am Santa's Sleigh Bold ~ HERE 
Template #62 By Horseplays Pasture ~ HERE 
Mask # 47 By Moonbeams & Spiderwebs ~ HERE
Dropshadow of choice
Inner Bevel of choice

*Plugins Used*
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow For Name (Optional)

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome art of Suzanne Richards
And her art can be purchased  at ~ HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrapkit Of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome PTU kit Ginger Christmas by Amy of Gimptastic Scraps
And can be purchased ~ HERE 
Thank you Amy for making such wonderful kits to create with :)

Always remember to duplicate your tube and close original
C/P means copy and paste as a new layer Unless otherwise stated
D/s means Drop Shadow
Remember to sharpen after resizing
Resizing is always smartsize
Elements are added with a D/S unless otherwise stated 
And see my finished tag for placement

*Let's Get Started*
Open template duplicate close original delete credits and wordart and strip layers,  Image Canvas Size 650x650 and floodfill your background with white. we can resize later but I like enought room to work.
Rectangle : Select all/float/defloat open paper 2 c/p invert/delete/deselect add inner bevel of choice and d/s delete template layer.
Scalloped Circle : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 10 c/p into selection deselect and delete template layer add d/s.
Thin Line Circle : Click insode with your magic wand  expand by 2 go back to your scalloped circle and hit delete contract by 2 add new layer open paper 8 c/p into selection deselect and make sure its below your Thin circle add noise to the thin circle 100/Uniform/Monochrome Checked add d/s.
Open tube c/p arrange duplicate Guassian blur 3.00 change the blend mode to soft light add d/s to original tube layer.
Now time to add the elements
I used the following
Stocking - 70%
Gift 3 - 65%
Gift 2 - 55%
Holly - 55%
Bow 1 - 35% move over the holly
Snowflake 1 - 50%
snowflake 2 - 40%
Candy cane - 40% move behind the stocking
Leaves - 50%
Snowman - 60%
Add anymore elements you wish and a dropshadow to each.
When your happy with your tag close off your white background layer and merge visable
Add new layer  select all open paper 1 c/p into selection apply mask/merge group resize by 102% twice.
Merge visable then crop your tag.
Add your copyright, I add mine after i have resized it it keeps it crisp and clear.
Add your name in font of choice.
Save as a PNG and Your Done!!

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