This tut was written for those with a basic knowledge of psp.
I am using the Awesome artwork by Sue Miller
The tube is called Wishing You a Breath of Spirit
You need a license to use this art work. Please do not use without a license.
I used PSPX...but any of them should work.
Mura Meister Copies-Wallpaper Rotate and Line
Xero-Fritillary and Soft Vignette
AAA Frames-Foto Frame
Font of Choice, I used Arial Narrow
Drop Shadow usually V2 H2 50 black
Let's get started
*Remember to add your drop shadow as you go along*
Open new image 600 x 250, fill with #362c70.
Paste your tube, resize to 50%, apply Mura Meister Copies-Wallpaper rotate, change the blend mode to Screen.
Go to Adjust, Blur, Motion Blur, Strength 100, Angle 315, then change the angle to 45,
apply Xero filter, Fritillary with these settings
5, 30, 50, 20
Resize your tube to 50%, paste in the center, duplicate twice, mirror one and move to the left and the other to the right, having the center one being the bottom one, apply Mura Meister Copies-Line with the 1/n fade out checked, change the blend mode to Luminance(L) and add the Xero filter-Fritillary with the same settings as before.
Duplicate the one on the right, Adjust, Blur, Gaussian blur at 5, change the blend mode to Screen, apply Xero filter-Soft Vignette with these settings
Elliptical, foreground color
1, 0, 0, 255
The tube on the left, duplicate, Blur, Gaussian blur at 5, change the blend mode to overlay and add the Soft Vignette again with the same settings, merge down and then merge visible.
Take your Selection tool, draw out a small rectangle across the top on the fur of the hats, add a new layer, fill with white, change the blend mode to Soft light, then go to Effects, Edge Effects,
Enhance once, then go back and Enhance two or three times, duplicate, flip.
Type out what you would like, I typed out
****Wishing You A Breath Of Christmas Spirit****
I made a gradient with Red and Green for the wording also.
Don't merge just yet.
Open a new image a size for your group or forum, close off the wordart, copy your signature tag and place how you like, resize to fit, merge visible, add the frame to both, add your copyright and name.
If you would like to do the circle one, take your preset tool and the circle, with a width of 2 or 3, foreground color of choice, close off background color and draw a circle to fit your size you are using, then click inside with your magic wand, expand by 1, paste your resize signature tag, invert, delete, move below and add noise if you like, merge visible.
AAA Frames-Foto Frame
Change the default color to the red and black, now add your copyright and name.
Hope you enjoyed doing my tut.