This Tutorial was written by Me On Nov. 30th, 2009.
Any other resemblance to another Tutorial online is purely accidental.
This Tutorial is of my own creation and imagination. You must have a good knowledge
Of working with masks to do this tut.
Any version of Paint Shop Pro will work with this tut. I used Psp9.
Wsl_Mask78, or your mask of choice. Font of choice. Here
I used the FTU scrap kit from Gina,"Christmas Cheer", Here
I am using the artwork of Jose Cano. You must purchase a license to use his work.
You may get the tubes Here
Please Do Not use the same tube without a proper license.
Open a new 600x600 blank canvas and floodfill with white.
Open your mask and set aside for now. Copy and paste a paper of choice.
Apply the mask. Duplicate the mask layer, and on the original mask layer.
Go to adjust, blur, gaussian blur of 25%, click ok.
Hide the white background, and merge the two mask layers visible.
Unhide the white background and with your deform tool, pull mask out to fit canvas.
Now i colourized my tag to match my tube. This is optional.
Open a paper from the kit and set this as your foreground color.
With your preset shapes tool set on eclipse, width of 20, holding down the shift key.
Draw out a good sized circle making sure not to go over the mask layer.
Objects align, center in canvas. convert to a raster layer.
Add a drop shadow to the circle frame.
Making sure you are on the circle frame layer, with magic wand tool, click inside the circle.
Selections modify, expand by 6, copy and paste a paper of choice. selections invert.
Hit delete, select none. Add a slight drop shadow, optional. move paper below the circle layer.
On the circle frame layer, magic wand, click inside the circle frame, selections.
Modify, expand by 6, open a wrap bow from the kit. copy and paste onto the canvas.
Selections invert, hit delete, select none. Make sure its on top of the paper layer.
Magic wand, click inside the circle frame, selections modify, expand by 6.
Copy and paste your tube. Position her inside the circle, selections invert, hit delete, select none. or you could position her so that she looks like she is coming out of the frame.
This is your choice. Add a drop shadow to the tube.
Open the snowflakes from the kit. copy and paste them and position them to the top right.
Resize to your liking. Add drop shadows. sharpen. Open the flower like ornaments.
Resize to your liking and position it to the top right side and make it stick out to.
The side a little bit. Add a drop shadow, sharpen. Duplicate this layer, image/mirror.
Opn the flowers from the kit. resize them to your liking. Position them to the top right.
And move them down slightly. see my tag as a guide for placement.
Add drop shadows to the flowers. sharpen.
Open the candle sets, resize them to your liking. Position them to the left bottom side.
Of the canvas. Add drop shadows, sharpen. Open the candycanes, resize
Them to your liking. Position them to the left bottom side and place them how you want them.
Add drop shadows to them, sharpen.
Open the presents, resize them to your liking. Position them to the left bottom side.
Add drop shadows to them, sharpen. see my tag as a guide.
Open the ornaments from the kit, resize them to your liking. Position them to.
The bottom middle, add drop shadows and sharpen. Copy and paste the holly.
Resize it, and position on top of the candycanes. Drop shadow, sharpen.
Add your name in font of choice. Add a drop shadow, sharpen.
Add artist copyright info and your watermark.
Animation is optional. If you chose to animate like i have, please follow these steps.
On the circle frame paper layer, go to effects, VDL Adrenaline snowflakes
With these settings.
1. Amount =50.
2. Size Range Begin=0
3. Size Range End=20.
6. Snow Color=Basic Snow.
7. Random Seed=5.
Edit/copy merged and paste into AS as a new animation.
Go back to Psp and edit/undo snowflakes effect.
Repeat the snowflakes effect only changing the Random Seed to 15.
Edit/copy merged and paste into AS after the current frame.
Go back to Psp, edit undo snowflakes, repeat the snowflakes effect only
Changing the random Seed to 20. Edit/copy merged and paste into AS after
The current frame. Keep the animation properties on 10. View animation.
You can also play with the animation frames settings to play slower or faster.
Your choice. Save as a .Gif File.
I hope you will all enjoy this tutorial as i had writing it.
This tutorial is copyrighted to me. Please Do Not Claim It As Your Own.
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