Believe in the Magic of Christmas

 

Star, thank you very much for your permission to translate this beautiful lesson into English.

This lesson was made in PSP X6, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

Click on the banner for the original lesson

 

For this lesson you need the following plugins:

Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow

Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Color Filters - Blue Sky

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 17 tubes - 1 preset for EC 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow.

Double click on the preset, it's automatically in the right plugin.

 

The tubes are by Alies, Charlie, Féeline and Ron.

Thank you so much for the beautiful tubes.

 

The other tubes are unknown to me.

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

 

The stationery that Marleschka made for this tutorial, you can see it.

 

Step 1

Open a transparent image of 900 x 600 pixels.

Selections - Select all.

Copy picture 'Imagen12'.

Back to your working image - paste into the selection.

Selections - Select none.

Step 2

Copy tube '0_f3c32_388d2e68_L' (house).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 69% - All layers not checked.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur 5 - color black.

Place it on the right side - see image below:

Step 3

Copy tube '3200886817_1_6_RRyRdHm6' (tree).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the tree right before the house - see main image.

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

Step 4

Copy tube 'bolas_navideñas' (christmas balls).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the tree - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert 0 - Hor 4 - Opacity 50 - Blur 3 - color black.

Step 5

Copy tube '0_b1978_aa7fff96_XL' (white tree).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 70% - All layers not checked.

Place this tree behind the house.

Layers - Arrange - Move down - repeat 2x.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 25 - Blur 5 - color black.

Step 6

Layers - Duplicate.

Image - Resize - 70% - All layers not checked.

Place the trees next to each other - see image below:

Step 7

Copy tube '0_f3c25_5942d0e0_L' (trees with balls).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it on the left side - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 60 - Blur 5 - color black.

Step 8

Close this layer for now.

Copy tube '0_d430f_3f2fd0b2_S' (small white tree).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Activate your Distortion tool - with these settings:

Place the tree at X 88 and Y 386.

Step 9

Layers - Duplicate.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Select the bottom part of the tree - see image below:

Press Delete.

Selections - Select none.

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

Step 10

Open your closed layer.

You will see this:

Your layer palette looks like this:

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Step 11

Copy tube '0_d4aed_4a2c82bf_L' (the sleigh).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 60% - All layers not checked.

Move it down - see main image.

Step 12

Copy tube '0_ccec2_1c7903c8_L' (the boy).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 35% - All layers not checked.

Place him near the sleigh - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 60 - Blur 10 - color black.

Step 13

Copy tube 'gwSqamzxOAyuOejDSnNuW31NhL8@700x856' (the girl).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 25% - All layers not checked.

Place her right below - see main image.

Adjust - Brightness and Contrast - Brightness/contrast - with these settings:

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

Step 14

Copy tube '3200339603_1_4_gxnMeuAT' (the snow).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 60% - All layers not checked.

Place the snow as shown below:

Step 15

Copy tube '3199176705_1_14_0zDbSoBq' (branch with bird).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 40% - All layers not checked.

Image - Mirror.

Place the branch upper left - see main image.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 100 - Blur 0 - color black.

Step 16

Copy tube 'Alies 641-Pinguin-04102011'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 35% - All layers not checked.

Image - Mirror.

Place the penguin in the middle of the left side and at the bottom.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 0 - Opacity 60 - Blur 10 - color black.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5: Impact - Perspective Shadow - click tab Settings - choose preset 'believeinthemagicchristmas_perspectiveshadow' - with these settings:

Repeat this plugin 1x.

Step 17

Copy tube '0_fa331_219309fe_L' (snow stars).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 70% - All layers not checked.

Place the snow stars on the left side before the branch - see main image.

Step 18

Copy tube 'Rons Angel Dust_43'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 20% - All layers not checked.

Adjust - Color balance - Negative.

Place it on the upper left side - see main image.

Step 19

Copy tube '0_9b395_61824f45_L (text).

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place the text upper left - see main image.

Layers - Arrange - Move down - repeat 1x.

Your layer palette looks like this:

Step 20

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 2 pixels - color #730001.

Image - Add borders - Symmetric - 30 pixels - color white.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Effects - Plugins - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Color Filters - Blue Sky - default settings - see image below:

Selections - Select none.

Step 21

Layers - New raster layer.

Add your name and/or watermark.

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

 

I hope you enjoyed making this lesson :-)

 

This lesson was written by ©Star Design

This lesson is and remains the propertie of ©Star Design.

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

All my lessons are self designed, so any agreement is purely coincidental.

 

Translated by Zial on October 2, 2017

 

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