Santa Claus

Daty, herzlichen Dank für dein Erlaubnis, dass ich deine Tutorial übersetzen darf.

This tutorial was made in PSP 9, but can also be made in the other versions.



Click on the flowerpin and take it with you, so you know where you are :-)

Here you can download the materials.

There is in: Pattern, Brush, Font, Image and Tubes.

Kara en JenC thank you very much for your tubes.

You can get the plugin FM Tile Tools here.

Set everything in it's folder and if you have it all, you can start :-)


1. Open the image "Winterland" - Copy - Past as a new image - close the original.

Layers - Duplicate - close the top layer.

Activate the bottom layer.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Colorize - with these settings:

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 40.

2. Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill with the "gold pattern".

Effects - Plugins - Filter Unlimited 0,2 - Edges, Square - Square Edge 11.

3. Selections - Select all - Selections - Fload.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 5.

Press on delete about 15x untill the middle is no longer visible.

4. Open and activate the top layer.

Adjust - Hue and saturation - Colorize - same settings.

Selections - Invert - press the delete button.

Selections - Select none.

Layrs - Merge - Merge down.

5. Image - Resize - with these settings:

Move this layer a bit up and close this layer.

6. Activate the bottom layer.

Copy the tube "KaraT3513".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place it in the upper right corner.

7. Set the opacity of this layer to 32%.

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - default settings.

Duplicate this layer.

Image - Mirror - move it a bit down - see image below:

8. Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Rename this layer in background (or bg).

Open and activate the top layer - rename this layer to image1.

(If you later want to make the snow animation, you need to duplicate this layer 2x - call them image2 and image3)

9. Edit - Past as a new layer (the image is still in the memory) on your working image.

By reducing and often pull apart with your Deformation tool, pull until you like it and move it left to the bottom.

 10. Copy the tube "OldWorldSanta".

Past as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 85%.

Place him on the right.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow - with these settings:

11. Layers - New raster layer.

Activate your Brush tool - find the brush "Weihzweig" - Size 190 - set your foreground to the gold pattern.

Click 2x in the left upper corner - see image above the lesson.

Effects - Plugins - FM Tile Tools - Blend Emboss - default settings.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow - with these settings:

12. Copy the tube "Kugel1 -3" - decorate the branch to your own taste.

13. Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Flood fill the selection with your gold pattern.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 pixel.

Vlood fill with color #95576e.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 1 pixel.

Repeat this untill you have 3 gold lines - press the delete button.

Effects - 3D Effects - Cutout - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

14. Activate your Text tool - Vector - Font Porcelain - Size 36 - Stroke 1.

Set your foreground and background to the gold pattern.

Type je tekst.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop shadow - same settings.

15. Add your watermark or name.

If you don't want to animate, you're done!

To the Animation

I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)


© by Daty 

Translated by Zial on December 23, 2010