Winter Chill

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on December 19th 2012.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X4 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Snow Capped
Xero – Porcelain & Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Winter Chill kit by TammyKat or one of choice

I used the awesome artwork of Sonia Roji
You will need a license from CDO to use her work.
Please do not use Sonia’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600×250
Open a paper of choice from the kit I used paper 4
Copy and paste as a new layer onto your canvas

Open element 17
Copy and paste as a new layer onto your canvas
Move this to the top of your canvas

Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer on your canvas
Position on the right hand side
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings but set the Blue Channel to 0

Duplicate your tube layer
On the copy
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Radiance
Use the default settings
Change the blend mode of the copy of tube to Soft Light

Activate the original tube layer
Add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V: 3 / H: 19 / Opacity: 57 / Blur: 11.88 / Color: Black

Open element 6, resize to 240 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position on the left hand side
Add the same drop shadow as you used on your tube

Open element 4, resize to 150 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position in front of your sign post

Open element 16
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position at the bottom of your canvas
Duplicate this layer
On the copy
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 9

Add a new layer at the top of your layer palette
Flood fill with a dark color of choice
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Press delete on your keyboard
Selections, None

Select your text tool and choose a font
Set your foreground to null, background to grey (we will change it later)
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name
Position where it looks best
Convert to raster

Select your paintbrush tool with these settings:
Shape: Square / Size: 4 / Hardness, Density, Thickness & Opacity: 100 / Step: 10 / Rotation: 0
Set your foreground to off white (#E6E6E6)
Add a new raster layer, move this below your text layer
Zoom into your canvas and paint the snow area on your text

Once its all painted in
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

On your main text layer
Effects, Texture Effects, Texture
Choose a texture of choice and play with the settings

Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add a drop shadow of choice to your text layer I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 57 / Blur: 11.88 / Color: Black

Add your artist copyrights, scrap credits (if required) and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

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