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Gorjuss Crystal Winter

This tutorial

was written by me, Gems, November 18th 2008

Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental.

My tutorials are registered with Twinc

I am using the wonderful art of Suzanne Woolcott

You need a licence to use Suzannes work, which you can purchase through

Gorjuss Art

this was written in PSPX & AS

and assumes you have a good understanding of both

Scrapkit from Irene Alexeeva HERE
and its called "Crystal Christmas," its a ptu kit but o so worth it

mask by the wonderful Sunf-in supplies thanks Hun

please check out Sunfs Blog UrbanFairy Tales

Plug ins - Xero - Soft mood

Font i Santas Sleigh

ok off we go!!

Open a new canvas 700 x 700 and flood fill with white

Get paper of choice from the kit,
i used paper starry night and resize it to 20% of original

Copy and paste the paper as a new layer

Open the mask and minimse
Go to Layers-new mask layer-image and find Sunf's Mask

invert mask is UN-checked

apply mask

go to layers > Merge > Merge Group
Stay on the masked layer and duplicate it twice.
Activate your top mask layer
Layers > merge > merge down
and then layers > merge > merge down again.
you will now have a bottom white layer and one mask layer.
With the masked layer active again
go to Adjust > sharpness > sharpen.
Get your diecut snowflake frame from the kit
and resize it to 20% of original

Use your pick/deform tool to angle this to the left slightly.
Now get your round Glitter star frame and resize this
by 17% of original and paste as a new layer

Open your Journal scroll and resize by 20% of original
Paste it as a new layer > image >free rotate > right 15

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move this layer over to the right hand side.

Copy and paste my text layer as a new layer or write some text of your own.

Open your ribbon tree resize it to 20% of original
copy and paste it as a new layer and now resize it again by 40%
duplicate the tree and resize the duplicate by 75%
layer palette and duplicate the smaller tree again
and resize the 3rd tree by a further 75%
place the trees in a cluster, and use your eraser tool to remove any bits of trees below.
Add a drop shadow to each tree.
Get your beaded bouquet and resize by 20% as before.
Go to Image > mirror
and place your wire bouquet to the left
Get your Beaded dangle and resize by 20% and place at the top of the round frame.
Add the same drop shadow as you used before.
Add a resized star from your kit as a fixing (i resized the star...yep by 20%!!)
Add another glass star to the top of one of the ribbon trees if you wish.
Get your Dymo labels i have resized these by 30% of original
and placed them to the top and the left.

Now add tube/s of choice and place them as you wish
once happy activate your tube layer
goto the layer palette and change the blend mode to Luminance(legacy)
then go to effects > Xero > soft mood
and apply the default.
If you have used 2 tubes do the same luminance and soft mood on that aswell.
Layers > Merge > merge visible
Resize now if you wish.

Add your Name and the copyright and licence info

If you wish to add the bling then go to > edit > copy

over to animation shop
(Ctrl + V ) Paste as a new animation
Open up your bling and see how many layers it has.
Duplicate your tag so that it has the same amount of layers as the bling
make sure the propergate paste button is hit

On your bling go to edit > select all > edit > copy
on your tag go to edit > select all > edit > paste into selected.

Check your animation is running correctly and thats it
Save & your all done!!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and i hope you found it easy to follow?

any problems at all please feel free to shout!!

Hugs Gemsxx

ArtworkęSuzanne woolcott SW521 Gems08