Thursday, December 2, 2010

What happens at Santas Stays at Santas

This tutorial was written by me, Lori, on Dec. 2. 2010.
And it was written for those who should already have a basic knowledge of working with PSP. I used Paint Shop Pro XI
Do not copy this tutorial and post it through any group or claim it as your own. Please share a text link only. If you use this tutorial please send me a copy of the tag you made with it to my e-mail to the left. I'd LOVE to see the creations. Thank You!
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is strictly coincidental.
Supplies needed
Tube(s) of choice, I used the Artwork by ©Ismael Rac, you must purchase a license found here.
Tag template#201 by Blissfully Beth and can be found here.
PTU Scrapkit by Shani of Wicked Princess called "Sparkling Solstice and can be found here.
Font of choice (I used Scriptina)
Mask of Choice
Plug In: Xero
Please remember to stop and save often.
Add drop shadow of choice as you go. Refer to my example as needed, merge layers down as needed to make things a little eaiser.

Let's Rock this Tutorial!!

Open the template in PSP, using your shortcut keys on your keyboard (SHIFT+D) duplicate the template as a new image. Close the original.

Open paper 13, 14, 17, and 19 mimize for later use.

Go to your raster1 layer Select-All, add new raster layer, paste paper 19 into selection, Select-none, Add mask, merge group. Delete raster 1 layer.

Go to green rect layer, Select-All, add new raster layer, paste paper 13 into selection, go back to green rect layer, Selections-float-defloat-invert and hit your delete key on your keyboard.

Do the above to layers, white square using paper 17 and green circle using paper 14.

Go to pink glitter frame, Select -All-float-defloat add new raster layer and flood fill with color #b20a11. Go to Adjust-add/remove noise-Add noise making sure uniform and momochrome are checked and noise amount is set to 100%. Do the same to the red glitter frame using a different color, I used #0a1d8.

Go to the pink circle2, open poinsetta element copy paste and resize as needed, arrange above the pink circle2 and delete original layer. Go to layers-duplicate the poinsetta go back to layers-mirror-flip and make sure it's above the pink circle1, delete the original layer.

Go to the black stripe, open element ribbonpearl, copy, paste and resize and arrange over the black stripe, delete original layer.

Using a close up of your tube, arrange inside the frame of the big square. Go to the square layer, Selections-float-defloat-invert go to the tube layer and hit the delete key on your keyboard. Set the layer visiabilty to around 30.

Go to the silver glitter frame, copy paste and resize if needed the circlecrumpleframe as a new layer. Arrange a little lower and to the left. Delete the silver glitter frame.

Open the Santa element arrange below the circle frame layer, duplicate and arrange the copy layer above the circle frame. Go to the circle frame and with your magic wand click inside the frame, now go to the original Santa, Selections-invert and hit the delete key on your keyboard. Go to the Santa copy and carefully erase anything below the circle frame.

Open element Christmasbow, copy and paste as a new layer resize if needed and arrange so it fits above the square frame, as if it's a bow around the square. Open element Holly arrange to the top right of the bow. Open element bellornament, arrange over the bow.

Add tube of choice, arrange to the left of the square. Go to Effects-xero-Porcelain using the following settings:

Go to the wordart layer, select-All-Float-Defloat, add new raster layer and carefully click inside seletion with your flood fill tool using color #db191a, or any color matching the kit or tube. Add new raster layer below this layer, go to selections-modify-expand by 2 and flood fill with white.

Add your name, Copyright info, license and save!
Thanks for Rocking Out my tutorial, I hope you enjoyed! ~Lori

Below is another tag I used Ismael Rac wonderful art, don't forget you need that license!! the kit by Wicked Princess Scraps , also another mask from Artmamas Studio and template from


Photobucket Thanks to Shani of Wicked Princess Scraps for the use of her kit, Strength In Me, a FTU kit to help raise awareness in testicular cancer. No matter what kind of cancer it is, if you love someone with cancer, be by their side and 'Love them through it'.
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