Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Snow Babies

*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 Chocolate Box ~ HERE 
Template #66 by Tracy ~ HERE 
Her templates can be found on the left under Tracy's Bulk Templates
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 Maxine Gadd
This tube was purchased at MPT
And her art can now be purchased at CDO  ~ HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrapkit Of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome PTU kit Snowflake By Aurelie of Pink Candy Designs
And can be purchased ~ HERE 
Thank you Aurelie 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 resize template 535x538 then Image Canvas Size 750x700 add a new layer send to bottom and floodfill with white, we can resize later but I like enought room to work.
*All Glitter Rectangles - sharpen and add a d/s.
Rectangle 1 : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 1 c/p into selection deselect and delete template layer.
Rectangle 2 : Select all/float/defloat open paper 5 c/p resize by 75% invert/delete/deselect and delete template layer.
Rectangle 3 : Select all/float/deflaot new layer open paper 11 c/p into selection, deselect and delete template layer.
Open tube c/p arrange duplicate guassian blur 3.00 chang ethe blend mode to Soft Light or what looks best with your tube, add d/s to original tube layer.
Now time to add the elements
I used the following
Tree 2 - 80%
Sign 2 - 60%
Berries - 80%
Stocking - 50%
Snowman 2 - 70%
Candy cane - 35% and move behind the stocking and erase any part that shows
Garland - 75% flip select arrange select rectangle 3 float/deflaot invert/delete/deselect
Bow 3 - 35% arrange over the garland duplicate/mirror c/p again resize by 30% and place in the center of the garland.
Pot - 75%
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 105 twice, then open snow c/p above your mask layer apply mask again merge group and duplicate 6 times merge all snow layers together.
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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