Sunday, December 2, 2012

I've Got Santa

This tutorial was written by me on December 2nd, 2012 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP9, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the work of Arthur Crowe. You must purchase his work and acquire a license to use his art. You can find her work here

FTU Advent Factory kit by WaterLO Project. You can find this kit here

Template kandeechristmas2012-5 by Kandi Kissez. You can find it here

DDMask 27 by Dee's Sign Depot. You can download it here

Font of choice. I am using AL Sandra.

Filters: 

Penta.com Color Dot
EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow
Xero Porcelain

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Open your template and mask. Minimize your mask for now.

On your template, set the canvas to 700 x 700. Now resize all layers by 86%. Delete the info layer and the santa bulb layer.

Open paper wlop_advent_factory (3). Resize by 22%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place just above the background layer. Apply your mask, merge group. Add noise, gaussian, 100, monochrome checked.

On the gold rectangle layer, select all, float, defloat. Open paper wlop_advent_factory (10). Resize by 22%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer. Repeat for the large gold circle layer and the small gold circle layer.

On the large green rectangle layer, select all, float, defloat. Open paper wlop_advent_factory (11). Resize by 22%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On the large red rectangle layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with #ad8eb0. Deselect and delete the original layer.

Penta.com Color Dot and change the distance to 10. Repeat for the red circle layer.

On the green circle layer, select all, float, defloat. Open paper wlop_advent_factory (9). Resize by 22%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer.

On the star circle layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with #ad8eb0. Deselect and delete the original layer.

EyeCandy 4000 Gradient Glow, width 3.00, fat preset.

Open wlop_advent_factory (76). Resize by 20%. Copy and paste as a new layer above the light green circle layer. Add noise with the same settings as before. Arrange over the circle till you're happy.

Open wlop_advent_factory (66). Resize by 20%. Copy and paste as a new layer above the star circle layer. Place to the upper right.

Open wlop_advent_factory (65). Image flip, mirror. Resize by 15%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the upper left.

Open your tube and resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer. Duplicate, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to overlay. On the original tube layer, hue and saturation, colorize, 0, 0.

Xero Porcelian, change the brightness to 158, blue channel 0.

Erase any part of the tube that hangs below the card.

On the small white circle layer, use your magic wand and click inside the circle. Open your tube again, resize as necessary. Copy and paste as a new layer. Arrange over the white circle layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect. Move this tube below the small white circle layer. 

Duplicate the tube. Gaussian blur with the same settings as before. Set the blend mode to screen, opacity 55. On the original tube layer, set the blend mode to luminance (L), opacity 32.

On the card layer, select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with #ad8eb0. Set the blend mode to color (L). Merge down.

Open wlop_advent_factory (64). Resize by 15%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the lower right.

Open wlop_advent_factory (48). Resize by 8%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom of the giftbox.

Open wlop_advent_factory_clusters (3). Resize by 15%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to the bottom, with the bucket on the right side of the small circle.

Open wlop_advent_factory_clusters (8). Resize by 20%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Place to thhe bottom left. Duplicate and mirror.

On the wordart layer, select all, float, defloat. Maximize wlop_advent_factory (3). Copy and paste as a new layer. Selections, invert and press delete. Deselect and delete the original layer. Merge down.

Add your name, copyright, license info, and apply a drop shadow of choice. Merge visible and save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.



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