Christmas Mail





Spirit of Christmas

This tutorial is my own design and any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.
It was created in Paint Shop Pro X.
© December 2013 - Yvonne - Yorkshire Lass Designs - All rights reserved.

You will need the following to complete this tutorial:

christmas-background.jpg
whitechristmas-sandi.pspimage
sharlimarMask107-vi.jpg
SL_GreenPoinsettiaRibbon2.png
from "Green Poinsettia" Scrap kit by Sabre
http://sabresquilandparchment.blogspot.com (link inactive)

yp_spiritofchristmas-wordart.psp

All the above can be downloaded here

download supplies

Download and extract to a file on your computer
Open in PSP and minimise


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Drag this arrow with you to mark your place in the tutorial
Drag and Drop Script from Dynamic Drive



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INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1

Open a new canvas 800 x 600 transparent background



STEP 2

In the Materials Palette load
Foreground with #FFFFFF White and Background with #9DC3DA Blue
Change Style to Gradient

gradient settings

Select the Flood Fill Tool and fill layer with the gradient

STEP 3

Layers >> New Raster layer
In the Materials Palette change Style to Colour and load Foreground with #FFFFFF White
Select the Flood Fill Tool and fill layer with foreground colour

STEP 4

Layer >> New Raster Layer
Selections >> Select All

Maximise image christmas-background.jpg
Edit >> Copy
Minimise image
Edit >> Paste into Selection
Selections >> Select None

Effects >> Edge Effects >> Enhance More

STEP 5

Layers >> New Mask layer >> From Image

Select SharlimarMask107-vi.jpg from the drop down list

mask settings

Layers >> Merge >> Merge Group

STEP 6

Maximise tube whitechristmas-sandi.pspimage
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste as New Layer

Effects >> Image Effects >> Image Offset

image offset

In the Layer Palette change Blend Mode to Luminance (Legacy)and reduce opacity to 44

Layers >> Properties

layer properties

STEP 7

Layers >> New Raster Layer
Selections >> Select All

Selections >> Modify >> Contract
Number of pixels 2

Selections >> Invert

In the Materials Palette change Foreground colour to Dark Blue #336688
Select Flood Fill Tool and fill selection with #336688

Selections >> Select None

STEP 8

In the Layer Palette hide Raster 1 and highlight Raster 4

layer palette

Layers >> Merge Visible

Image >> Resize 80%
Resize all layers unchecked

Adjust >> Sharpness >> Sharpen

In the Layer Palette make Raster 1 visible
Ensure the Merged layer is highlighted

STEP 9

Effects >> 3D Effects >> Drop Shadow

drop shadow

Repeat Drop Shadow changing Vertical and Horizontal Offsets to minus 2 (-2)

STEP 10

Maximise tube SL_GreenPoinsettiaRibbon2.png
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste as New Layer

Image >> Resize 75%
Resize all layers unchecked

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset

Adjust >> Hue and Saturation >> Colorize

colorize

Effects >> Edge Effects >> Enhance

STEP 11

Apply Drop Shadow as in STEP 9

STEP 12

Maximise tube yp_spiritofchristmas-wordart.psp
Edit >> Copy
Minimise tube
Edit >> Paste as new layer

Effects >> Image Effects >> Offset

image offset

STEP 13

Layers >> Merge >> Merge All (Flatten)

STEP 14

Image >> Add Borders

borders

STEP 15

Add your name and/or watermark
Resize if desired
Save as a jpg



I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

If you have any questions or would like to show me your result
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