Soon it will be Christmas

Lesson written by Jille on November 30 2019 in the Dutch version from PSP 2020
I followed my own inspiration. Any similarity to other tutorials is a coincidence




Tubes from Frankie, Monaiekje, Ina and Mentali

Filters
Adjust - Variations

Material download here
sneeuw.jpg
mentali-misted2023.pspimage
mentali-misted2127.pspimage
wieskes tube 964.png
wieskes tube 957.png
svb kerst 5.png
Texte-Jille.pspimage

Thank you Wieske, Frankie, Ina and Mentali for these beautiful tubes

Preparation
Foreground color = #ffffff
Background color = #0d678f
Gradient - Foreground- background layer Sunburst with these settings

We start the lesson with the white Foreground color

The Lesson

File - New - 950-600 pixels - transparent checked

Flood fill tool: Fill the layer with the white Foreground color
Effects - Texture effects: Texture - Reverie1217493513

Layers - New Raster layer
Material - Replace the foreground color with the gradient

Flood fill tool: Fill the layer with the gradient
Layer palette: Blend mode = Darken - Opacity = 67
Effects - Texture effects - Weave

Layers : Duplicate
Image - Mirror - Mirror horizontal

Open tube Mentali-misted 2127.pspimage - tube layer is active
Edit - Copy
Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
Objects - Align - Top
Effects - Image Effects - Seamless tiling

Layer palette - Blend mode Ligthen - Opacity 100
Effects - Plugins - Adjust - Variations
On the bottom left tic twice on "More Blue" and afterwards on OK (top right)
Result

Open mentali-misted2023.pspimage
Edit - Copy
Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
Effects - Plugins - Adjust - Variations
Tic twice on "More Green " tic and tic OK afterwards

Open tube svb kerst 5.png
Edit - Copy
Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
Move tool - Arrange see example below
Layer palette - Blend mode = Dissolve - Opacity 100
Result

Open the tube Wieske tube 964.png
Edit - Copy
Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
Layers - Mirror - Mirror horizontal
Move tool - Move to the right and to the bottom
Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow

Open the tube Wieske tube 957.png
Edit - Copy
Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
Move tool - move to the left and a bit lower
Image - Resize - 65% - Resize all Layers not checked
Layer palette - make the original layer active - Blur - Gaussian blur - radius 15
Layer palette - Blend mode = Multiply

Material: Change Background color into #1b3679 - Foreground color = white

Image - Add borders - symmetric checked - 1 pixel Background color
Image - Add borders - symmetric checked - 10 pixels Foreground color
Image - Add borders - symmetric checked - 1 pixel Background color
Image - Add borders - symmetric checked - 5 pixels Foreground color
Selections - Select all
Image - Add borders - symmetric checked - 50 pixels Background color
Selections -Invert

Adjust - Add/Remove Noise - Add noise

Selections - Promote selection to layer
Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout

Selections - Deselect all

Open Texte Jille
Edit - Copy
Edit - Paste as new layer on your working area
Move tool - move - see example below

Open the image sneeuw.jpg
File - Export - Custom brush
Give this image a name: I called it SNOW
Layers - New Raster layer

Material - Foreground color still on white
Paint brush tool- open the brush tool you just made "snow"
Stamp the Brush on the top left with the Foreground color

Layers - Duplicate
Layers - Mirror - Mirror horizontal

Image - Add borders - symmetric checked - 1 pixel Foreground color
Image - Add borders - symmetric checked - 5 pixels Background color

Resize if you wish - I took 950 width
Add watermark
File - Save as jpg