Christmas Time

Elvira, thank you very much for your permission that I may translate your tutorials.

 

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

For this lesson you need:

a gold and a silver pattern of your choice

and the following plugins:

Simple - Diamonds and Top Left Mirror

VM Natural - Sparkle

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 5 tubes.

 

The tubes are by Kara and Roxanne.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes.

 

Chocolatebox, Natal81 and wm1gold-i are  unknown to me.

If they are yours, please let me know so I can give you the proper credit.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open a transparent image from 650 x 450 pixels.

Set your foreground color to black.

Flood fill your image with black.

Copy tube 'Misted_Christmas_Tree_With_Fireplace_RM'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the right side - see main image.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Activate your Distortion tool -

Pull it a bit down - see main image.

Step 2

Copy tube 'KaraT3482'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it upper left - see main image.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 32.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Step 3

Copy tube 'Natal81'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

Place her left below - see main image.

Set the Opacity of this layer to 86.

Step 4

Copy tube 'chocolatebox'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

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

Set the Opacity of this layer to 54.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Add your name and/or watermark.

Step 5

Set your foreground to a gold pattern - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Set your background to a silver pattern - Angle 0 - Scale 100.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #ff00ff.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill with your gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #ff00ff.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill with your silver pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 6

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #ff00ff.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill with your gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #ff00ff.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill with your silver pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 7

Image - Add borders - 30 pixels - color black.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Effects - Plugins - VM Natural - Sparkle: 12 - 255 - 255 - 255 - 118 - 142.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Selections - Select none.

Step 8

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - color #ff00ff.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill with your silver pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - 3 pixels - color #ff00ff.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill with your gold pattern.

Selections - Select none.

Step 9

Copy corner 'wm1gold-i'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 72 - Blur 10 - black.

Place it in the upper left corner.

Effects - Plugins - Simple - Top Left Mirror - click OK.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers checked - repeat 1x.

Save your crea as a JPG file and you're done!

 

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

 

This lesson can not arrive at groups without my permission.

I certainly don't like copying.

If you want to link my lesson, please mail me.

Love Elvira

 

Translated by Zial on November 16, 2011

 

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