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Made in PSPX7

December 2016

     
 
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Plugins:

AAA Frames, Foto Frame - Here

 

 

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Preparations

Place the selection 'cas_Christmas2016_Sel1' in the Selections folder to your PSP program.

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Materials

 

 

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Thank you all for letting me use your beautiful

materials in my tutorials

 

Tube from Casiop

Mask from Maelledreams and Franie Margot

 

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       If you use other colors, you can change Blend Mode and Opacity for a better result.

 

 
 

1.   Set the foregroundcolor to #0d0733 and the backgroundcolor to #0e4e92

 

       Change the foregroundcolor to Gradient, Foreground-Background:

 

      

 

       Open New Transparent Image 900 x 500 pixels.

 

       Flood Fill with the gradient.

 

 

2.   Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling:

 

      

 

       Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 18.

 

 

3.   Open JPG 'ChristmasBackground'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 2.

 

       Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.

 

       In the Layerpalette, set Blend Mode to Soft Light.

 

       Layers - Merge - Merge Down.

 

 

4.   Change the foregroundcolor to #ffffff (white).

 

       Open Mask 'MASK-MD-016' and minimize it.

 

       Layers - New Raster Layer, Raster 2.

 

       Flood Fill with the foregroundcolor (white).

 

 

5.   Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image.

 

       Find 'MASK-MD-016':

 

      

 

       Layers - Merge - Merge Group.

 

 

6.   Effects - Image Effects - Offset:

 

      

 

 

7.   Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

       In the Layerpalette, set Blend Mode to Hard Light.      

 

 

8.   Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk.

 

       Find 'cas_Christmas2016_Sel1':

 

      

 

 

9.   Effects - Artistic Effects - Halftone:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

       Selections - Select None.

 

 

10. Open Mask 'masque_374_franiemargot' and minimize it.

 

       Layers - New Raster Layer, Raster 2.

 

       Flood Fill the layer with the foregroundcolor (white).

 

       Layers - New Mask Layer - From Image.

 

       Find 'masque_374_franiemargot':

 

      

 

 

11. Activate the layer 'Mask - Raster 2'.

 

       Layers - Duplicate:

 

      

 

       Layers - Merge - Merge Group.

 

       In the Layerpalette, set Blend Mode to Luminance (Legacy).

 

 

12. Open Image 'cas_Christmas2016_Deco1'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 2.

 

       In the Layerpalette, set Blend Mode to Screen.

 

 

13. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

 

14. Activate the layer above Raster 1, Group - Raster 2:

 

      

       Activate Selection Tool, Custom Selection :

 

      

 

       Edit - Clear, or hit the Delete key on your keyboard.

 

       Selections - Select None.

 

 

       Your image should look like this now:

 

      

 

 

15. Activate the top layer, Raster 2.

 

       Open Image 'cas_Christmas2016_Deco2'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 3.

 

 

16. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:

 

      

 

 

17. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

 

18. Open Image 'cas_Christmas2016_Deco3'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 4.

 

 

19. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:

 

      

 

20. Activate Selection Tool, Custom Selection :

 

      

 

       Edit - Copy Special - Copy Merged.

 

       Selections - Select None.

 

 

21. Activate Magic Wand with these settings:

 

      

 

       Select inside the three stars:

 

      

 

       Selections - Modify - Expand 1 pixel.

 

 

22. Activate Raster 3.

 

       Layers - New Raster Layer, Raster 5.

 

       Edit - Paste into Selection.

 

 

23. Effects - Artistic Effects - Halftone.

 

       Same settings like before, but change Screen Angles to 45:

 

      

 

 

24. Layers - New Raster layer, Raster 6.

 

       Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

       Selections - Select None.

 

 

25. Activate the top layer, Raster 4.

 

       Layers - Merge - Merge Down.

 

       Merge Down once more.

 

 

26. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

 

27. Open Image 'cas_Christmas2016_Deco4'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 4.

 

 

28. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:

 

      

 

 

29. Activate the bottom layer, Raster 1.

 

       Edit - Copy.

 

       Stand on the top layer, Raster 4.

 

30. Activate Magic Wand with the same settings as before.

 

       Select inside the two stars:

 

      

 

       Selections - Modify - Expand 8 pixels.

 

       Activate Raster 5.

 

       Layers - New Raster Layer, Raster 6.

 

       Edit - Paste into Selection.

 

 

31. Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 5.

 

       Effects - Artistic Effects - Halftone with the same settings as before, but change Blend Mode, Opacity and color:

 

      

       Color #ffffff (white)

 

       Selections - Modify - Contract 8 pixels.

 

 

32. Layers - New Raster Layer, Raster 7.

 

       Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

       Selections - Select None.

 

 

33. Activate Raster 4.

 

       Layers - Merge - Merge Down.

 

       Merge Down once more.

 

 

34. Effects - Image Effects - Seamless Tiling:

 

             

 

 

35. Open Image 'cas_Christmas2016_Deco5'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 5.

 

       Activate Pick Tool and place it up to the left like this:

 

      

 

 

36. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

 

37. Activate Eraser Tool with these settings:

 

      

 

       Erase the bottom of the trees:

 

             

 

 

38. Open the tube 'cas_Snowmen_1213'.

 

       Activate the layer 'Tube2'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 7.

 

       Image - Resize 25%, uncheck All Layers.

 

 

39. Activate Pick Tool and place it like this:

 

      

 

 

40. Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

 

41. Open the Image 'cas_Christmas2016_Text'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 8.

 

 

42. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:

 

      

 

 

43. Layers - Duplicate.

 

       Image - Mirror - Mirror Vertical (in previous PSP versions 'Image - Flip').

 

       Image - Free Rotate:

 

      

 

       Adjust - Blur - Gaussian Blur 5.

 

 

44. Activate Pick Tool and place it like this:

 

      

 

       In the Layerpalette, set Blend Mode to Overlay.

 

 

45. Layers - Duplicate.

 

       Effects - Distortion Effects - Twirl, Degrees: 275.

 

       Activate Pick Tool again and place it like this:

 

      

 

       In the Layerpalette, set Opacity to 78.

 

 

46. Activate Raster 8.

 

       Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow:

 

      

       Color #000000 (black)

 

 

47. Activate the top layer, Copy (2) of Raster 8.

 

       Open Image 'cas_Christmas2016_Deco6'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 9.

 

       Activate Pick Tool and place it like this:

 

      

 

 

48. Open Image 'cas_Christmas2016_Deco7'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 10.

 

 

49. Effects - Image Effects - Offset:

 

      

 

 

50. Open Image 'cas_Christmas2016_Text2'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New Layer, Raster 11.

 

       Activate Pick Tool and place it down in the right corner like this:

 

      

 

 

51. Image - Add Borders:

 

      

       Color #0d0733

 

 

52. Image - Add Borders 20 pixels, color #ffffff (white)

 

       Image - Add Borders 1 pixel, color #0d0733

 

       Image - Add Borders 40 pixels, color #ffffff (white)

 

 

53. Effects - Plugins - AAA Frames - Foto Frame:

 

      

 

 

54. Open Image 'cas_Christmas2016_Text2'.

 

       Edit - Copy, close it down.

 

       On your image, Edit - Paste as New layer, Raster 1.

 

 

55. Image - Free Rotate:

 

      

 

       Activate Pick Tool and place it in the top left of the frame:

 

      

 

       In the Layerpalette, set Blend Mode to Screen.

 

       Layers - Merge - Merge All (Flatten).

 

      

56. Resize your image, if you want it smaller.

 
       Sign the image or place your watermark on it and save as JPG.

 

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Thank you Zoee for testing my tutorial

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Thank you Angela for testing and translating my tutorial into Dutch

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Thank you Animabelle for translating my tutorial into French

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Thank you Estela for translating my tutorial into Portuguese

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Thank you Elena for translating my tutorial into Russian

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