Sunday, September 21, 2008

Make Your Own Christmas Tinsel

I was starting to put some things together for a Christmas kit (as you do in September lol) and I stumbled across a really good tinsel effect which I thought I would share with you -


PSP (any version should be fine)
glitter tiles
Shawna's Fuzzy Fiber brushes


1. Go and do Shawna's Fuzzy Fibers tut HERE. A big thank you to Shawna for all the wonderful tuts too!

2. Open the glitter tiles you want to use in PSP. Set a coloured glitter tile as the foreground and a silver glitter tile as the background (you will find a pack of free CU glitter tiles here if you don't have any). Scale both the foreground and the background to 50%.

3. I used Shawna's brush 2, size 30 but experiment with the different brushes to find an effect you like. Draw/paint your tinsel.

4. Sharpen your tinsel, Adjust menu - Sharpness - Unsharp Mask - Radius 1.03, Strength 40, Clipping 1, Luminance ticked.

You should end up with something that looks like this -

You can add some extra sparkle with Xenofex Constellation or VM Natural. Very Christmassy don't you think?


Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 21 Sep [LA 12:09am, NY 02:09am, UK 07:09am, OZ 05:09pm] ).

Designz by Lou said...

I love this, it looks sooo real
Thankyou hun