Friday, November 27, 2015

Candy Cane Christmas

This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.
I am using the awesome artwork of  Keith Garvey.
The tube is called Candy Cane
You need a license to use this art work. Please do not use without a license.
 You can find this art at his Store  HERE

 Supplies Needed
I used PSPX...but any of them should work.
 Scrap Candy Cane by Gimptastic Scraps HERE
Check out the rest of their blog HERE
WSL_Mask 84 HERE
Mura Meister Copies-Encircle
Fun House-Streak Mirror
EyeCandy4000-Gradient Glow
Font of Choice, I used Candy Cane

Drop Shadow usually V2 H2 50 black
 *Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*

Open a new image 800 x 800 or one you prefer.
Paste paper 1, resize larger to 135, apply your mask, delete and merge group.

Paste frame 1, duplicate, change the blend mode to burn, merge down, duplicate, resize to 50%, move down on the right side.
Duplicate the first frame again, free rotate to the left at 15 degrees, move below the top frame and erase any part showing inside.
Close off your mask layer and merge the frames together.

Paste paper 1, move below all the frames, click inside the frames and expand by 5, invert, delete,  then paste your close up, delete. Duplicate the close up, go to Adjust, Blur, Gaussian blur with the number on 4, change the blend mode to hard light, apply the Fun House filter- Streak Mirror, with both numbers on 5, merge down.
Next paste the snowflake scatter below the tube layer, place how you like delete, paste again in the smaller frame, delete, select none.

Paste the snowflake scatter on the mask layer on one side, adjust to your liking, duplicate and move to the other side, erasing any parts you don't want showing.
Add noise at 50%.

Paste your tube on the right above the frame layer.

Resize candy cane 1 to 70%, apply Mura Meister Copies-Encircle with the first number changed to 18, move down to just above the mask layer and adjust to your liking.

Resize the 3 gift boxes to 75%, place at the bottom how you prefer, duplicate one or two if you like.
Resize the sack to 65%, place on the right side.
Resize the candy apply to 70%, place by the sack.
Resize the bear to 75%, place by the sack on the right.
Mirror the  tricycle and place on the left side.
Resize the hat to 75%, place below the tricycle.
Resize the candy to 60%, free rotate to the left at 25, duplicate a couple of times and place where you like.

Resize the wordart candy cane Christmas to 65%, place on the upper left of the frame, add a fat white gradient glow with EyeCandy 4000.
Resize the ornament to 50%, place on the wordart and erase a bit of the hook, sharpen once.
Duplicate the ornament a couple of times, move down by the boxes and fit where you like.
Resize the ribbon to 75%, place on the left a couple layers down below the tricycle.
Resize the lollipop to 75%, place on the left side just above the frame layer.
Paste the stocking below the lollipop on the left, erase the string hanger.

Paste flower 1, move to the upper left and just above the mask layer, duplicate, move over to the right, duplicate a couple more times and move down on each side.

Add any other elements you would like, make it your own.

Crop your tag to be sure no stray shadows are on the edges of your tag.
Once happy with it all, close off any backgrounds, merge visible.
Resize first, then add your copyrights and name.
That's it
Hope you enjoyed doing my tut.


  1. This is amazing! I really enjoyed this tutorial!
    Thank you very much!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it, you are very welcome :)