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 -

YOU WILL NEED:

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

LETS START

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?

2 comments:

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] ).

Lou said...

I love this, it looks sooo real
Thankyou hun
Lou
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