Friday, December 31, 2010

Merry Christmas - PTU

*What you will need*

PaintShopPro (any version should work)
PTU Kit "Christmas Glitz" by Heartfelt Perfections
Font I used : Satisfaction
Mask of choiceTubes © RomiPoser
MC Cluster Frame by Aimee (Me)
MC Wordart by Aimee

**This tutorial assumes that you have working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.**

**This tutorial was written by Aimee Pryor on December 31, 2010.  Any similarity between
this tutorial and another is nothing but coincidence. You may link back to my tutorials,
but do not copy them and put them on your own group or site of any kind.
 If you'd like to share your creation,
you may email them to me at and I will
share them here :o) Thanks!**

Gather all your materials first.... Font, Mask of choice
(sorry...I don't remember
who I got the mask I used from), tube, scrapkit,
wordart, cluster frame.

Open MC Cluster Frame in psp.
Shift D to duplicate, close the original.
Resize canvas to 800 x 800 pix.

Using selection - rectangle, make a rectangle just bigger
than inside of frame.

Choose paper from the kit, I colored mine red.
Resize 50% - 3times. Copy and paste as new layer.
Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none.
Move the paper below the frame layer.
Select all - Float - Defloat

Resize tube to your liking. Copy and paste as
new layer. Move her just so she
is slightly in the frame. Duplicate the layer.
Move one of the tube layers above the frame layer.
The other tube layer should be just above the paper.
The tube layer that is just above the paper needs to be active.
Selections - Invert - Delete. Select none.

Go back to the top tube layer. Using your eraser tool,
erase the bits of her legs that show on the frame, also part
of her skirt.. Look at my tag for reference.
Apply a drop shadow of 2, -2, 80, 8 Black to the bottom tube

Merge visible.

Elements - Tree - Resize 40%, then 80%
Move frame down just a little - Copy the tree, paste as new layer.
Move below the frame layer and to the left side. Duplicate - Mirror.
Merge the two together and apply same drop shadow as before.

Open flowers - Resize 40%, then 80%
Copy and paste as new layer - Move below tree layer.
Center between the two trees.
Apply same drop shadow as before.

Make frame layer active.
Open silver reindeer. Resize 30% then 70% - Copy and paste
as new layer. Move to the right of the tag, apply same drop shadow.
Merge visible.

Resize 500 x 500 pixels.
Canvas size 600 x 600 pix.
Add new layer - Move below merged layer.
Select all. Choose a paper from the kit
and paste INTO selection. Select none.

Layer -New mask layer - from image
Scroll until you find the mask you're using.  Depending
on the mask, you may need to resize.
Apply and merge group.
Drop shadow 2, -2, 60, 8 - Black.

Merge visible.

Open my wordart - Copy and paste as new layer.
move to bottom left of tag. See my tag for placement.
Merge visible - Resize all layers to your liking.
Add name and all copyright info.

Save as .jpg for a white background or
.png for a transparent background.

I hope you enjoyed this tut and it wasn't too confusing to you!!

Thanks :o)

**Here's a bonus cluster frame I made with this kit.
Feel free to grab it too, if you'd like!**