Baby, Let It Snow!
This tutorial was written by Jenny on 12/7/2009. Resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional. I am using the artwork of Marco Guaglione
You need a license to use this artwork. You can view and purchase more of his artwork at MyPSPTubes. This tube was part of the 2009 MPT Christmas Gifts so it may not be available on site.
1 tube of choice
Winter Wonderland PTU Scrapkit by Just A Girl's Designs
MC_ChristmasTemp4 by MelissaZ CreationZ
WSL_Mask81 by Weescotslass
Font of choice (I'm using Glider Girls)
Open template, hide credit layer, shift d to duplicate and close the original.
New raster layer and flood fill white, move to the bottom.
Select Raster3 with magic wand, copy & paste paper of choice as a new layer, selections,invert,delete, hide original.
Select Copy of Raster3 with magic wand, repeat above step.
On Raster4 and Copy Of Raster4 layers- repeat, adding a drop shadow of choice.
Select Raster2 (top left background frame) with magic wand, copy & paste paper of choice, resize if needed, selections, invert,delete, select none, hide original.
Repeat on the bottom right background frame using a different paper of choice.
Select Merged layer, select all, float, defloat, new raster layer, flood fill with a color that compliments your tube, select none, hide original layer. You may also want to add noise to this layer if you'd like.
Select the next Merged layer with magic wand, copy & paste another paper of choice as a new layer, resize if needed, selections, invert,delete, select none, hide original.
The next Merged layer is the snow so leave it alone.
The next up Merged layer is the black fram layer, select, and repeat the same step above as you did on the prior Merged frames.
Add drop shadow to the Merged Snowflakes.
Select "Let it Snow" wordart, select all, float, defloat, modify, expand 2, new raster layer, flood fill with color of choice, move this layer below the wordart layer, select none, add drop shadow.
Copy & Paste tube of choice, resize if needed, add drop shadow and place to your liking.
Copy & Paste Icicles2 as a new layer, resize and adorn one of the selected frames with the ice, add drop shadow (see my tag).
Copy & Paste Ice Splatter as a new layer, resize 50%, place around your tube.
Copy & Paste Snow heart as a new layer, resize 50%, add drop shadow, see my tag for placement.
Copy & Paste Hanging Snowflake as a new layer, resize 50%, add drop shadow, see my tag for placement.
Copy & Paste Vine as a new layer, resize 65%, add drop shadow, see my tag for placement.
Now hide the background layer, merge visible.
Resize the Merged layer to approx. 85%, unhide background.
New Raster layer, move above background, select with magic wand, copy & paste paper of choice into selection, select none, apply mask.
Resize the mask layer 90% then crop down your image to your liking.