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Friday, December 7, 2012

PTU: Ms. Claus

This tutorial was written by me on December 7, 2012 and are the result of my own imagination. Any resemblance to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

This tutorial was written assuming you have working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies needed

I am using PSP X4 but this tutorial should work with any version.

PTU Tube:  I am using the fantastic artwork of Keith Garvey.  Please do not use his artwork without a  proper license.  You can purchase it here.

PTU scrap kit:  I am using Red Snowbird by Baby Cakes Scraps.  Thank you for creating this gorgeous kit.  You can view it at her blog here or purchase it a her store here.

Mask: None

Plug ins: None

This tutorial was written using the supplies above.  If you are using a different tube or scrap kit you may need to make adjustments.  I am using a drop shadow of V/H 2 Opacity 50, blur 5, color black through out the tutorial unless otherwise state.

Open a new 600x250 transparent image.

Open paper of choice.  I am using paper 5.  Copy and close the original.  Select all paste as a new layer, image crop to selections.

Open your tube.  I am using the middle tube.  Copy and paste as a new layer on your banner.  Move her down a bit. (see mine for placement). Drop Shadow.

Open element 26, Copy and close the original.  Select your paper layer and paste as a new layer.  Move to the bottom of your banner so the top of the snow is in the middle.

Open element 19, copy and close the original.  Paste as a new layer and resize 25% all layers not checked.  Move to the left so it looks like it is standing on the snow. (see mine for placement).

Open element 20, copy and close the original.  Paste as a new layer and resize 25%, all layers not checked.  Move right side and mirror.   Move it so it looks like it is standing on the snow.  (see mine for placement).

Select your tube layer,  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with white.  Select all, modify, contract by 5 and hit delete on your keyboard.  Select none.  Adjust, add remove noise, add noise 75%, Gaussian, monochrome checked.

Add a drop shadow to your frame. Repeat drop shadow but change the V/H to -2.  Add your copyright and name.  Save as png and your done.


Duplicate your banner by holding down the shift + D.

Delete your copyright, name and frame layers.  Merge visable.  Image resize 70% all layers checked.  Select your crop tool and crop to a width and height of 150.  Move the crop box until you find a spot you like and hit enter or click the green check mark.  Repeat the steps for the frame.  Add your copyright, name or initial.  Save as png and your done.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I would love to see your results.



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