Christmas Magic

The image used in this tutorial is for example only. Anyone wishing to use the same image in your own personal creation MUST purchase it from Creative Design Outlet (CDO)and have the proper license from CDO for the usage of this image/tube. The image being used in this tutorial is by Maryline Cazenave




This Tutorial was written in December of 2011. Please do not remove this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs in any way. This tutorial is copyrighted to Ladyhawwk Designs and registered with Tutorial Writers Inc.


Christmas Magic
For this tutorial you will need

*  Bundle Pack (Tube/Scrap Kit) -  I used this ADORABLE 3 Pack Tube Package (by Maryline Cazenave) and Scrap Kit bundle from CDO (Creative Design Outlet) which can be purchased
HERE

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Let's get started.

From the scrapkit open up the following in PSP;

Tube of choice (I used 17-3)
ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele1
ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele2
ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele3
ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele6
ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele18
ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele21
ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele31
ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele45
ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele46
ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-Wordart2

Note: Drop shadow your layers as you go if you wish. The drop Shadow used throughout is;
Vertical - 3
Horizontal - 2
Opacity - 20
Blur - 3
Color - Black

1.  Open a new canvas 700 x 700 transparent background.

2.  
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas the ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele21 decrease the size to 60% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "60%" all layers UNCHECKED.  With your mover tool move it down and over to the right slightly on your canvas.

3. 
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas your tube choice and I decreased the size to 85% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "85%" all layers UNCHECKED.  With your mover tool move it over to the left of your card and envelope
(see my print screen below for where I've placed mine)

4.  
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele2.  Up to "Image - mirror" then I decreased the size to 60% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "60%" all layers UNCHECKED.  With your mover tool move it over to the right of the card and on your layer palette drag it UNDER your card/envelope layer. Move it so it's just peeking out the right hand side of the card

5. 
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele6.  Up to "Image - mirror" then I decreased the size to 60% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "60%" all layers UNCHECKED.  With your mover tool move it over to the right of the card and on your layer palette drag it UNDER your card/envelope layer (and above your ele2 layer) Move it so it's just peeking out the right hand side of the card

6. 
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele3 then decrease the size to 85% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "85%" all layers UNCHECKED.  With your mover tool move it over to the right of the card. Move it so it's just peeking out the right hand side of the card
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


7. 
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele1, ele2 & ele18 and decrease them to whatever size you like. Arrange them to your liking at the bottom right hand side of the card/envelope.  I arranged the christmas balls then made it look like the bone was leaning up against them.
(see my print screen below for how I placed mine)


8.  
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele45 then decrease the size to 60% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "60%" all layers UNCHECKED.  With your mover tool move it up and over to the left (above the puppies head).  On your layer palette drag this layer to the very bottom.  On your layer palette right click and "duplicate" then up to "image - mirror" then "image - flip". With your mover tool moved your duplicated mirrored layer up a bit. On your layer palete right click on the top ele45 layer and "merge down" merging your 1 ele45 layers together.

9.  "Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele46 .  Go up to "image - free rotate" and use the settings shown in the print screen below


With my mover tool I moved mine up and over to the left a bit.
(see my print screen below for what I have now)

10. 
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-ele31 .    With your eraser tool erase parts of the ribbon so it looks like the ribbon is intertwining amongst the puppy and elements.  Remember if you don't like the way it's turning out you can always "edit-undo" and try again.

11. 
"Edit - copy", then "edit - paste as a new layer" on to your main canvas ScrapLHD-MarylineCazenave-Pack17-Wordart2 then decrease the size to 60% by going to "Image" , "Resize" "60%" all layers UNCHECKED.  Move your wordart to the top
(see my print screen below for what I have now)


12.  With your text tool type out the words "Merry Christmas" and place it on the envelope.

13. W
ith your text tool type out your name. I used a script font  and gave it a drop shadow.

15.  Add the artist copyright information and save as a jpg or png file
(If you'd like a transparent background click on the eye on your layer palette to the left of your bottom white layer to hide it then save your tag as a png file)

ALL DONE!!

**Note**
My preview shows some "noise" added to my tag. If you'd like to do that as well and don't know how to add noise to a tag you can use the "DSB Flux Filter - Bright Noise". I have written a tutorial on how to use this filter if you'd like to try the tutorial to add the noise to your tag.

You can find the tutorial
HERE

Animation really isn't necessary with this tag as it looks just as nice without ;)
(below sample saved as a png file)


I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
~Ladyhawwk~

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