This lesson was made in PSP 9, but can also be made in the other versions.

For this lesson you don't need plugins.

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 6 tubes - 1 font.

Open the font and minimize it, or load fonts by Tool of font FXplorer and it's in your font in PSP.

 

The tubes are by ASD and Lizz Tish.

The other tubes are from a scrapkit or are unknown to me.

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

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - Minimize them for now.

Set your foreground color to #acbcca.

Set your background color to #faf0f1.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Linear' - Angle 0 - Repeats 0 - Invert checked.

Open a transparent image of 638 x 715 pixels.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Step 2

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Copy tube 'winterboom 337'.

Paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 34.

Step 3

Copy tube 'Winterboom3'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the tree right below.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color black.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

Step 4

Copy tube '15-Bottom Porch Roof Snow'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the snow in the lower left corner.

If it doesn't quite fit:

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Mirror.

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

Give the first snow the same Drop shadow as before.

Step 5

Copy tube 'santa-resting2_lizztish'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place Santa between the two trees - see image below:

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

Step 6

Copy the tubes of the clouds.

Paste every cloud on a new layer, so you can rearrange them if necessary.

Give every cloud the same Drop shadow as before.

Step 7

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Edit - Copy.

Step 8

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 3 pixels - foreground color.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Selections - Invert.

Effects - 3D effects - Buttonize - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 9

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 35 pixels - background color.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 35 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Edit - Paste into the selection (it's still in memory).

Effects - 3D effects - Inner bevel - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 3 pixels - foreground color.

Step 10

Activate your Text tool - font Curlz MT - Size 72.

Close your foreground color.

Set your background color to #70808b.

Type your text and place it at the bottom of your crea.

Objects - Align - Horizontal center in canvas.

Slide the both ends on the left and on the right, a little inward, so that the text fits well between the trees.

Repeat: Objects - Align - Horizontal center in canvas.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 2 - Opacity 50 - Blur 5 - color black.

Step 11

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

 

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

Hugs Zial

 

This lesson was written by Zial on November 21, 2015.

This lesson is and remains the property of Zial.

You are not allowed to copy or distribute my lessons without my written permission.

This lesson is self designed, so any agreement is purely coincidental.

 

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