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Unzip the materials into a working folder. Open the materials in PSP, copy and close originals, using the copies in the tutorial. Place the Pattern-whitebeads in your PSP/Pattern folder. Use the font as you normally do. The plugin used in this tutorial are Graphics Plus/Horizontal Mirror and AP 7_Gradients/Patterns/Gradient_Diagonal. It is assumed you have a working knowledge of PSP to follow these directions.

Thanks go to Maryse for the beautiful Winter lady tube and to the unknown tubers/artists of the other lovely tubes used.


Use the Pin to mark your place along the way.

1. In Materials Palette, set Foreground to #fdfdfb, Background to #8a3e6f.

2. Create a gradient using Style Linear, Angle 0, Repeats 1, Invert checked.

3. New/New Raster Layer 780px by 680px.

4. Flood fill with Background color #8a3e6f.

5. Effects/AP-07 Gradients/Patterns/Gradient-Diagonal. Use settings below.

6. Image/Flip.

7. Open Blue Christmas.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

8. In Layers Palette, set Blend Mode to Luminance (L).

9. Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance.

10. Layers/New Raster Layer. Flood fill with Foreground color #fdfdfb.

11. Open Mask Whirls.jpg. Leave open on desktop.

12. Layers/New Mask Layer/From Image. From the Source window, select the Mask whirls. Click OK.

13. Merge/Merge Group.

14. Effects/Image Effects/Offset. Use settings below.

15. Open Mr_Winter Woman with Hooded Cotton.pspimage.

16. Using Selection tool, select Maryse watermark/Press Delete key.

17. Selections/Select None.

18. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

19. Image/Resize/Resize by 80%/Resize all layers unchecked.

20. Image/Mirror. Move into bottom left corner.

21. Adjust/Sharpness/Sharpen.

22. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical -10, Horizontal 20, Opacity 60, Blur 40, color #000000.

23. Open FeatherBall.pspimage. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

24. Image/Resize/Resize by 80%/Resize all layers unchecked.

25. Move FeatherBall into upper right corner.

26. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical 10, Horizontal -20, Opacity 60, Blur 40, color #000000.

27. Duplicate. Image/Resize/Resize by 70%/Resize all layers unchecked.

28. Move duplicated ball to left edge of first ball in upper right corner.

29. Image/Add Borders/Add 3px border, Symmetric checked, color #411f33.

30. Image/Add Borders/Add 5px border, Symmetric checked, color #fdfdfb.

31. Use Magic Wand on 5px border to select it.

32. In Materials Palette, change Gradient to Pattern whitebeads. (See below). Flood fill activated 5px border.

33. Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance. Deselect.

34. Image/Add Borders/Add 3px border, Symmetric checked, color #411f33.

35. Image/Add Borders/Add 33px border, Symmetric checked, color #fdfdfb.

36. Select 33px border with Magic Wand. Flood fill with Gradient.

37. Effects/Graphics Plus/Horizontal Mirror. Use settings below.

38. Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur, Radius set to 16. Selections/Select None.

39. Image/Add Borders/Add 3px border, Symmetric checked, color #411f33.

40. Image/Add Borders/Add 5px border, Symmetric checked, color #fdfdfb.

41. Use Magic Wand on 5px border to activate it. Flood fill with pattern whitebeads.

42. Effects/Edge Effects/Enhance. Selections/Select None.

43. Image/Add Borders/Add 3px border, Symmetric checked, color #411f33.

44. Open Letter W.png. Copy/Paste as New Layer.

45. Place along bottom borders and to left side border.

46. Duplicate. Merge/Merge Down.

47. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical 10, Horizontal -20, Opacity 60, Blur 40, color #000000.

48. Activate the Text tool, find Font Kunstler Script, set to Size 72, color #fdfdfb, using settings below, type out "intertime".

49. Convert to Raster Layer. Set in place to right of the Letter W.

50. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical 0, Horizontal -2, Opacity 80, Blur 2, color #000000.

51. Effects/3D Effects/Drop Shadow. Vertical 0, Horizontal -9, Opacity 80, Blur 13, color #411f33.

52. Sign your name or leave your watermark if you wish.

53. Merge/Merge Visible. Save as a .jpg or .png file.

Please, if you are going to use this tutorial for stationery, cards or place the tag on another site, I would appreciate you giving Arasimages credit for the original tutorial and if possible, a link back to my site. Thank you.

I give my testers, PamelaD and Evatexas, much love and credit for their testing of this tutorial. My site would not be the same without their constant assistance.