Welcome to Tutorials by Vaybs
Here you find all my tag tutorials using Paint Shop Pro (I use PSPX) and Animation Shop 3.
They're all made with FTU elements ;) And if I'm doing my job right you might pick up a few new ideas and tricks on the way.
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Layout tag is made with my Betsys Paradise Dream kit ;)
Have fun!!

21 Nov 2008

Cookies 4 Xmas

This tutrial is written by me using PSP 10 and Animation Shop 3
Any similarities to other tutorials is purely coincidental and unintentional.
All materials and tubes used are copyright to their respective owners.


Cookie Xmas Kit here
Snow, wordart and mask here

Licensed artist work is by Suzanne Woolcott

Eye Candy 5 impact - Gradient glow (not a must)

Font of choise, I've used ExxPresleySH

Lets start

open a new canvas 600x600, flood fill it white.
Add your frame of choise, resize it to 90%
Add a paper below it and use the mask (remember invert transparency
on this one ;), merge group. It looked too pale so I just duplicatet it
and merged it down on the first one.
Add the wordart above it
Start adding all the elements you'd like and resize to fit,
remember to sharpen if they get too blury.
And give drop shadows here and there.
About the trees I found them too wide for the tag si I just used
the pick tool (K) on scale mode to push them a bit together.

Add proper ©
And your name of choise, I've used ExxPresleySH (same as in
the wordart) Added a heavyer gradient glow with the same
color as the wordart, just pick the color pink and green from
the giftboxes ;)

Ready to add snow?
Open the snow animation in Ani Shop
In PSP merge down the masked layer on the white background
copy it, and paste as new animation in Ani Shop 3, then hit the
paste after current button until you have 10 frames.
Go to the snow, Ctrl+A to select all, Ctrl+C to copy.
Back to your background layer, Ctrl+A to select all, Ctrl+E to add
the snow, place it in the middle.

Go back to PSP to pick up the rest of the tag, close the
background layer we've already used, merge visible and copy.
Back on your tag in Ani Shop hit Ctrl+E again to place the tag
onto the background.

And you're done!

Thanks for trying it out, and hope you've had fun!!
I'd love to see what you've made of this.

Tutorials are © Tutorials by Vaybs


  1. Hey vaybs :D

    Jeg forventer ikke at du skal huske meg på noe vis, men jeg husker deg rimelig godt fra den tiden jeg var veldig aktiv på msn spaces. :)

    Så du hadde blogg her, og finner det du gjør veldig flott :D Og ønsker holde meg oppdatert i arbeidet ditt. Du er så flink.

    Legger deg til listen over blogger jeg "følger" :D Sånn at du vet det. Ville hilse på , sånn at du vet hvorfor jeg følger deg, jeg er ingen stalker ;D Hehe

    Klem fra Jeanette

  2. Thank you Vaybs. My daughter's birthday is Dec. 24th. This makes a delightful Happy Birthday gif for me to send to her. Hugs


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