Merry Christmas

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This tutorial was made in PSP X2, but can also be made in the other versions.

The copyright rests solely with me.

 

For this tutorial you need the following plugins:

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Edges Square

MuRa's Meister - Copies

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 2 images - 1 mask.

The Posertube is by Springangel

Christmas Dreams Kit by KairinaKatKreations

 

Place the mask in your mask folder.

The Posertube by SpringAngel is free.

You can buy the Scrapkit at Heartbeatz Creationz for 0,97.

The for the tubes should not be removed and displayed as your own.

If you use your own material, you have to adjust them.

If you are ready, you can start :-)

 

Step 1

Open the materials in PSP.

Copy them with Shift+D - close the originals.

Open a transparent image of 600 x 450 pixels.

Open image 'red~christmas1'.

Image - Mirror - Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Edges, Square - Square Edge 01.

Step 2

Selections - Select all.

Layers - New raster layer.

Open the scrapkit - copy paper 'Christmas Joy Papers (9)'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 3

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask '!cid_7B7E0FD307DE461F9534A0203F682AB6@PCdeRaymond' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - default settings.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Step 4

Activate your Selection tool - Rectangle.

Make a selection - see image below:

Copy image 'Christmas-Wallpaper'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 5

Effects - Photo Effects - Time machine - see image below:

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister - Copies - with these settings:

Effects - Photo effects - Film and filters - see image below:

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Porcelain - default settings.

Adjust - Hue and Saturation - Colorize - with these settings:

Effects - Photo effects - Black and White Film - see image below:

Step 6

Open the scrapkit.

Copy element 'Christmas Joy Element (69)'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it a bit down.

Activate your Eraser.

Erase the bottom star.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - color black.

Adjust - Add/remove noise - Add noise - with these settings:

Step 7

Open and copy poser 'SpringAngel_weihnachten181'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x 80% - All layers not checked.

Move the poser to the left side - see main image.

Step 8

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as before.

Open and copy Scrapkit Element 'Christmas Joy Elements (160)'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 50% - All layers not checked - repeat 1x with 65%.

Move it to the top right.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as before.

Repeat it 1x with the same settings.

Step 9

Open and copy Scrapkit Element 'Christmas Joy Elements (161)'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x 50% - All layers not checked.

Move it to the top right on the bow.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - blur 1 - color #550001.

Step 10

Open and copy Scrapkit Element 'Christmas Joy Elements (56)'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x 50% - All layers not checked.

Move it to the top right on the flowers.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 100 - Blur 1 - color black.

Step 11

Open and copy Scrapkit Element 'Christmas Joy Elements (200)'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 3x 50% - All layers not checked.

Place it on the gift in the small picture - see main image.

Activate your Selection tool.

Select the inside of the small rectangle.

Selections - Invert - press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

It should look like, as if the gift is in the picture integrated.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow - same settings as before.

Step 12

Activate your Text tool - font at your choice - Stroke width 1,0.

Set your foreground to your silver pattern - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Set your background color to #4b0303.

Type: Merry Christmas or your own text.

Place your text on top - see main image.

Step 13

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Save your crea as a png file.

 

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

 

Translated by Zial on October 16, 2012

 

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