09 December, 2011

FTU- Christmas Fun

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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP.
This tutorial was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

This is a pretty easy-peasy tag & doesn't require too much effort.;)

Supplies Needed:
Scrapkit is Christmas Fun from Eclipse Creations
This is a free to use kit.

Mask of choice. I used MAGGIEMASK2011-8 
You'll find it under 'Masks'.;)

Tube This tutorial doesn't require a tube, 
but you are free to use one if you wish.

Filters: Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (name only), optional

Font for name: A&S Happy Jack

Let's do this! =)

New image, sized 650 X 650 px.
Flood fill your canvas with white.
Copy & paste paper EC_CF_P3 onto your image.
Apply your mask of choice.
Note- If you are using the same mask as me,
make sure you have 'invert mask data' ticked.

Next, copy & paste EC_CF_CandyCaneFrame.
With your magic wand, click inside the frame to select, 
go to Selections, Modify & expand by 4.
Then Selections, Invert.

Copy & paste paper- EC_CF_P5. Resize 80%.
Drag this layer under your frame layer in the layers palette & then hit delete.
Selections- select none.
Add a drop shadow of choice to your frame layer.

Copy & paste EC_CF_Penguin (either one).
Resize 60% & sharpen. 
Position it in the center of your tag, like mine.
Duplicate & on the top layer, add gaussian blur of 3.
Change blend mode to soft light. Add a drop shadow of choice to bottom.

Copy & paste EC_CF_Mug1. Resize 50%, sharpen.
Position on the right side of the penguin. Add a drop shadow.

Copy & paste EC_CF_Stocking&Bow.
Resize 50%. Sharpen. Move to left of tag, position where you like. 
Add your drop shadow of choice.

Next, you will copy any 2 of the EC_CF_XmasBalls.
Resize both to 35%. Sharpen. 
Position both to the left of the tag. 
Rotate one 15 to the left. Rotate the other 125 to the right. 
See my tag for how I have them placed.
When you have them positioned, add a drop shadow on both.

Copy & paste EC_CF_Lights, resized 80%. Sharpen & add a drop shadow.
Move down to near bottom of tag. See mine for exact placement.
In the layer palette, drag this lights layer between the 2 Christmas balls. 

Now's the time to add your copyrights & watermark.

For the name, I used a red colour  from the frame. 
Next, go to Effects, 3D Effects- Inner Bevel.
here's the settings I used:

Next, add a gradient glow with these settings:

I used the colour #f5e48b for mine.
Add a drop shadow.

Last, delete the white layer at the bottom in the layers palette.
Merge all visible & save as png.
Enjoy your tag! 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I'd love to see any results any of you have trying this. =)


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