Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Peppermint Twist

*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On November 13, 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 Using CK Fancy Cat ~ HERE
Template #162 By Kristin ~ HERE 
WSL Mask #208 ~ HERE
Dropshadow of choice

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

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using the Beautiful art of Keith Garvey
And can be purchased  ~ HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrapkit Of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome PTU kit Peppermint Twist By Vicki of Gemini Creationz
And can be purchased at any stores she sells at ~ HERE 
Thank you Vicki 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 delete credits and Hearts, Stars and words layers.
Rectangle : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 8 c/p into selection deselect add a inner bevel of choice and delete the template layer add d/s.
Right Square : Select all/float/defloat open paper 5 c/p resize by 80% invert/delete/deselect add the same bevel you used previous and add d/s.
Circle 1 : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 1 c/p into selection/deselect and delete template layer add d/s.
Left Square : repeat same steps as you did for right Square.
Glitter Circle : Add noise 75/Guassian/Monochrome Checked add d/s.
Circle 2 : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 8 c/p into selection open close up tube c/p arrange invert/delete/deselect change the blend mode to screen and lower the opacity to 80.
Open tube c/p arrange duplicate Guassian Blur 4.00 and change the blend mode to Overlay and add d/s to original tube layer.
Now time to add the elements
I used the following
Tree - 80% move behind the small squares arrange and erase what snow is showing duplicate/mirror.
Snowdrift - 80% move behind main tube arrange Select your rectangle layer float/defloat invert/delete/deselect.
Snowman 2 - 45%
Snowflake 2 - 40% duplicate 75%
Flower 1 - 35%
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 3 c/p into selection apply mask/merge group resize by 105 apply noise Guassian/25/Monochrome Checked.
Close off your white background layer and merge visable, open snowfall c/p resize by 85% mirror apply the same noise.
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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