Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Winter Woods

*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 Koster Semi Swash ~ HERE 
Template #141 by Horseplays Pasture ~ HERE 
Mask#208 by WSL ~ 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 Maxine Gadd
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 Winter Woods 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 the top 3 layers and dotted line 1 and strip 1, Image Canvas Size 675x675. we can resize later but I like enought room to work.
Rectangle 1 : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 10 c/p into selection deselect and delete  add slight inner bevel add d/s of choice then template layer.
Glitter Circle 1 + 2 : Sharpen and add d/s.
Circle 1 : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 7 c/p into selection/deselect and delete template layer.
Rectangle 2 : Repeat the same steps as you did for Rectangle 1.
Circle 2 : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 6 c/p into selection/deselect and delete template layer.
Open tube c/p resize by 90% arrange duplicate Guassian BLur 3.00 change the blend mode to Soft Light and add d/s to original tube layer.
Now time to add the elements
I used the following
Snow - erase the tiny bit of snow, arrange then duplicate 3 times andarrange snow over tube.
Tree - 85% move behind snow
Sign - 70%
Bird - 50%
Birdhouse - 35%
Leaf 1 - 85% mirror 
Branch 2 - 85%
Owl - 45%
Bauble - 35% mirror, duplicate 80% mirror and arrange
Snowflake - 35% duplicate sharpen and arrange
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 8 c/p into selection apply mask/merge group resize by 107% duplicate and change the blend mode to Multipy merge down and add noise Uniform/20/Monochrome checked.
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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