Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Christmas

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of psp.

I use paint shop 9, but any version should work.

All of my tutorials are of my own creations any similarity with any other tutorial is purely coincidental.Please do not copy my tutorials please link back to my blog!

I am always interested in seeing what you create using my tuts. You can send your results to me at


Tube of choice.

I am using artwork  by Keith Garvey.

 A PTU Artist. You must purchase and obtain a license to use.  
You can purchase this tube here

Scrapkit PTU Christmas Time by PinkCandyDesigns. 

You can purchase this kit here.

Xmas3 by Addictive Pleasures. You can get it here

Font of choice. 

Filters needed: 

eye candy4-gradient glow-not required used for name

Don't forget to save often.


Open template, shiftD close the original.   

Delete copyright, wordart, glittered wordart, all stars and background.  

Instructions for coping and pasting. 

Activate the layer. 

Selections-select all-float-defloat-selections-invert, active paper or tube layer and hit delete. 

When you see C/P in the tut that means Copy and Paste.

Add drop shadow as desired. See my tag for exact placement.

Copy and paste desired papers into each layer.  Then delete the original layers. Only add a drop shadow to the frame layers for the template.

I used paper 10 for circle.  

Paper 11 for rectangle2

Paper 5 for rectangle 

for mask layer change the color to one from your tube by using your manual color correction tool

C/P elements of choice or use mine below. See my tag for exact placement.

tree place on the left side of the template

hanging resize 55% place at the top on the left side

lights hang across the template arrange under the tree layer in the layers palette

reindeer resize 55% place at the top on the right side

lips resize 30% place on the right side down towards the middle

c/p your tube place to the right of the tree, duplicate. one top tube layer-guassian blur 3.00 change the blend mode to overlay. on bottom tube layer add drop shadow

present2 place at the bottom on the left side

reindeer2  resize 45% place to the left of the present

sign resize 45% place at the bottom on the right side

lollipop2 resize 45% place to the left of the sign

glass resize 45% place to the left of the lollipop

kitty resize 65% place on the right of the sign

cupcake resize 45% place to the right of the glass

sparkles place in center of tag

Crop merged opaque.

Merge visible. Re-size to desired size. 

Add name or saying of choice. 

Add proper copyright info and save as .png

Thanks for trying my tutorial. I hope you enjoyed it.

This tutorial was written on November 26, 2012

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