Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sweet Christmas

*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On November 20, 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 Tingle Institute ~ HERE 
Template #39 by Scrap Rebellion ~ HERE 
Mask#208 by WSL ~ HERE
Dropshadow of choice

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

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome art of Anna Liwanag
And her art 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 Festival Of Trees 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 close original delete credits and all 4 wordart and the tagback layers Image Canvas Size 700x675 and floodfill your background layer with white. we can resize later but I like enought room to work.
LGlitter Square : Add noise Uniform/55/Monochrome checked and add d/s.
LSquare : Select all/float/defloat  open paper 12 c/p resize by 75% arrange invert/delete/deselect and delete template layer.
Glitter Circle : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 1 c/p into selection, deselect and add the same noise you used before 2 times delete template layer and add d/s.
Big Circle : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 4 c/p into selection open JingleBells c/p resize by 50% invert/delete, invert again Open main tube c/p arrange and make sure it the very top layer when your happy invert and erase any part of the bottom that hangs over deselect, duplicate tube Guassian Blur 3.00 and change the blend mode to Softlight or whatever works best with the tube you choose and add d/s to original tube layer and delete template layer.
RGlitter Square : Repeat the same steps as you did for previous glitter square.
RSquare : Select all/float/defloat new layer opan paper 2 c/p into selection now open your close up tube c/p as a new image mirror now c/p to your canvas and arrange it invert/delete/deselect change the blend mode to Overlay and delete template layer.
White Circle : Add dame noise twice and d/s.
Purple Circle : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 6 c/p into selection open close up again c/p arrange invert/delete/deselect and change the blend mode to Overlay and delete template layer.
Now time to add the elements
I used the following
Tree 1 - 65%
Snowman - 45%
Santa - 40%
Holly - 40% rotate with pick tool.
Dove - 30%
Snowflakes - c/p duplicate 3 times for a total of 4 arrange them side by side till they cover the tag merge all 4 layers together and move behind your main tube do not add d/s.
Ornaments - Open what ones you like and resize them 15-20 rote with pick tool and cluster them together
Pine Branch 2 + 3 - 35-40 and rotate/mirror and cluster them in with the ornaments
Candy Cane - 35% rotate with pick tool 
Pepermint candy - 20%
Star - 15% and place on top of the tree
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 2 c/p into selection apply mask/merge group resize by 107% 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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