15 December 2012

Let It Snow

Let It Snow

This tutorial was written by me on December 15th, 2012 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

"Let It Snow" is an adorable FTU mini-kit by Gina's Gem's Scraps and is available as an exclusive on her Facebook page HERE.  I don't know how long it will be available so better grab it while you can!  Thanks so much Gina!

Template #141 by Blissfully Beth.  Scroll down to find the links to her template packs on the left side.

Mask #241 by Weescotslass.

Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow.

Font: I used Simply Glamorous, HERE.

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 50, Blur 10.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.

Delete the following layers: Raster 1, got snow black, got snow bg and black striped bg.

Change the canvas size to 800 x 800.  Add a new raster layer, flood fill with white and send to the bottom.

Activate the black oval frame layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Open Paper 1 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete the original layer.

Activate the gray round circle frame layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Open Paper 2 and resize 80%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer.

Activate the white rectangle layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Open Paper 10 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer, invert the selection and tap delete.  Delete the original layer, do not deselect.

Open Snow Cloud; mirror and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange on the left side of the selection, see my tag for reference.  Tap delete, do not deselect.

Open Evergreen Tree and resize 50%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange on the left side.  Tap delete and deselect.

Open Word Art and resize 53%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.

Activate the white oval frame layer.  Select all, float and defloat.

Change foreground to #a1a0d9 and background to #baecdb.  Change the foreground to gradient with these settings:

From the drop down menu: choose Foreground/Background
Style: Linear
Angle: 45
Repeat: 5
Invert: checked

Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient.  Deselect and delete the original layer.

Activate black rectangle frame; select all, float and defloat.

Change foreground to #b0c6b4 and background to #efead6.  Change foreground to a gradient using the settings above.

Add a new raster layer and flood fill with the gradient.  Deselect and delete the original layer.

Activate thin gray rectangle layer; select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #689ad0.  Deselect, delete original layer.

Add the other elements; I used:

Baubles Cluster: resize 50%
Snowman: do not resize
Frosty Pine Branch: resize 50%; duplicate and mirror.  Merge these two layers together and duplicate the merged layer.  Image > Flip.

Apply drop shadows if you haven't already.  Hide the background layer and merge visible.  Resize the merged layer 85%, then 95%.

Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.  Open Paper 7, copy and paste into the selection.  Deselect.  Apply the mask and merge the mask group.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust the size of the mask.

Crop and resize your tag.  Add your name, the settings will depend on how much you resize. As a guide, here are the settings I used:

I used a gradient for my name.  Change the foreground to #eff0fd and the background to #7ff1fe.  Change the background to gradient using the settings above, except change the Repeat to 3.

Add your name as a Vector, size 72, stroke 0.  Place it where you like and then convert to a raster layer.

Effects > Eye Candy 4000 > Gradient Glow > Under the Colour tab, choose "Thin" and change the colour to #002e71 > Under the Basic tab, Glow Width 3, Soft Corners 0, Overall Opacity 100, Draw Only Outside Selection checked.  Click OK.  Apply drop shadow.

Save as a png and you're finished!  Enjoy!

Email me HERE if you'd like to show me your results!

Hugs, Carol♥

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