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Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Tutorial ~ Cookies For Santa


This tutorial is written for those with a working knowledge of PSP.
Supplies Needed:
I am using Corel PSP X2 version but any version will do.
 Tube of choice.  I am using the sexy artwork of Val Aren. You can purchase a license to use his work at MPT.
FTU scrap kit by Mirella HERE called 'T Was The Night. Thank you Mirella! ♥
SabreChristmasMask2quill by Sabre HERE.  Thank you Sabre! ♥
Plugin Mura's Meister ~ Copies
Optional:  Plugin Xenoflex 2 ~ Constellation
My wordart suppied HERE 
Font for the name is Monika found HERE
Thank you Mirella for making my day today!  This tut is for you!☺♥
*Please note for the purpose of resizing in this tutorial, I used the full size kit, not the taggers size*
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 Open up a new transparent image 625 x 575 pixels and flood fill white.
Add new raster layer ~ selections ~ select all
Open paper1 ~ copy ~ paste into selection. Select none. Sharpen.
Layers ~ New Mask Layer ~ from Image ~ find SabreChristmasMask2.
Delete mask ~ merge group.
Resize this masked layer by 105% smart size.
Open doublebow4, resize 20% copy 'n paste on working image
 Using mura's Meister copies ~ Encircle ~ settings: Number 14, Shift X ~ 58, Shift Y ~ 58 all other settings standard.
Sharpen ~ unsharp mask ~ 1, 30, 3 luminance checked. D/S
Open frame4 ~ resize to 550 pixels wide.
Copy 'n paste. Selections ~ select all ~ float ~ defloat ~ modify expand by 1.
Open paper of choice or paper6, resized to 550 pixels, copy 'n paste as a new layer
selections invert, delete. select none.
Move this paper layer below the frame layer.  Back to frame layer, change blend mode of this layer to Multiply.
Using magic wand, click inside all three openings in frame, pressing shift key.
Open paper2, resized to 550 pixels, copy 'n paste as a new layer. Selections invert ~ delete. Select none.
Move this paper layer below the frame layers.
Add Xenoflex2 ~ Constellation to paper ~ settings: sz 2, 16, 6,1,1,100, 55, rotation 45, keep original image checked, random seed 1.
D/S green frame layer using 2,2,59, 5 blur, black
Open 3 gingerbread cookies, resized 20%. Copy 'n paste one cookie in each of the three circles of the frame. D/S.
Open Leaves2, resize 20%, copy 'n paste ~ rotate 90 degrees to right. Duplicate. Mirror. Flip.
Rotate 10 degrees to right. D/S both leaf layers.
Place one leaf layer on top of the bow wreath we made and one below.
Open FoldedWrap1 ~ resize 25%. Copy 'n paste. Place ontop green frame as desired. Use pic tool to fit frame as if wrapping around. D/S.
Open String1 ~ resize 25%. Copy 'n paste as desired or see reference tag. D/S.
Open FoldedRibbon3, resize 20%. Copy 'n paste. Duplicate ~ Flip.
D/S both ribbon layers place as desired.
 Open Flower1 (red poinsettia) resize 20-25%. Copy 'n paste, duplicate and place as desired. D/S each flower.
Copy 'n paste tube of choice. D/S 2,3, 59, 9 blur, black.
Copy 'n paste wordart supplied if desired. Add another gingerbread cookie, resized, if desired. D/S.
Add your copyright, watermark & name. Merge all flatten. Save as a PNG or JPEG.
 Hope you enjoy your new creation!

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