05 December 2012

Santa's Comin' To Town!

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Santa's Comin' To Town!

This tutorial was written by me on December 5th, 2012.  You will need the following supplies:

Kit: I used an adorable kit by Bella's Design's called "Christmas Stocking".  You may purchase it at Inspirations Of Scrap Friends.  Thanks so much Leanne!

Template: I used template #119 by Horseplay's Pasture.  Scroll down and you will find the link to her templates on the left side.

Mask: I used mask #81 by Weescotslass.

Font: I used Guttenberg MF font, HERE.

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open the template in PSP, duplicate and close the original.  Delete the Credit and Circles 2 layers.

Change the canvas size to 850 x 800.  Activate the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

Activate the Square layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #a22e36.  Do not deselect.

Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise > Select the Uniform radio button, set Noise to 75% and check the Monochrome box.  Click OK.

Selections > Modify > Contract > contract by 5.

Open Paper 8 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Do not deselect.

Copy and paste element 13 as a new layer and arrange within the selection.  See my tag for placement.  Tap delete and deselect.  Change the blend mode to Luminance and reduce the opacity if desired.  I reduced mine to 80.  Delete the original layer.

Paste element 13 again (it will still be on your clipboard) and resize 80%.  Place on right side of the tag, see my tag for reference.  Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 8.

Activate the Rectangle layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #91993e.  Do not deselect.  Apply the same noise effect as above.

Selections > Modify > Contract > contract by 5.

Open Paper 9 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete the original layer.

Activate the Square Strips layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #a22e36; deselect.  Apply the same noise effect as above.  Delete the original layer.  Apply drop shadow, I used H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 8.

Activate the Rectangle Strips layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with #91993e; deselect.  Apply the noise effect once again.  Delete the original layer and apply drop shadow above.

Activate the horizontal strips layer.  Select all, float and defloat.  Flood fill one of the strips with #a22e36 and the other with #91993e.  Make sure the Match mode of your flood fill tool is set to RGB Value so it will only fill one portion of the selection at a time.  Apply the noise effect and drop shadow as above.

Apply a drop shadow to the two glitter "frame" layers.  I used H&V 0, Opacity 55, Blur 12.

Add the elements, I used:

18: resize 70%
22: resize 50%; mirror
24: resize 20%
38: resize 20%; duplicate and mirror
46: resize 60%
52: do not resize

Drop shadow your elements.  I used H&V 2, Opacity 55, Blur 8.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.

Edit > Cut > Edit > Paste As New Layer to center your tag.

Activate the empty raster layer created when you cut the tag.  Select all.

Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection.  I used Paper 7.  Deselect and apply the mask, merge the mask group.

Crop and resize your tag.  I resized 85% twice.

Add your name using Guttenberg MF with these settings:

Size: 62 pixels
Anti-alias: Sharp
Stroke width: 0
Create as: Vector
Mitre limit: 10.00
Warp text: checked
Offset, Leading, Kerning and Tracking all set to 0
Auto-kern: checked

Change your background colour to #91993e.  Type your name and position as shown.

Layers > Convert to Raster.

Apply an Inner Bevel with these settings:


Drop shadow using the same settings you used for the elements.

Save as a png or jpg and you're finished, enjoy your new tag!

I'd love to see your results, email me HERE.

Hugs, Carol




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