Santa Sleigh

What you will need:

JASC's PSP (30 day free trial)- You can get it HERE
EyeCandy 3 - You can get a free version HERE
My selection you can get HERE

Ok let's get started

Step 1:
Open a new image 510 x 345, 16 million colors, transparent background. Add a new layer. Go to Selection\Load from disk and load the sleigh.sel, flood fill with C00000. Go to selections\float. Go to Effect/3D effects\cutout and apply this cutout. Vertical 0, Horizontal minus 10, Opacity 70, Blur 30, shadow color 800000, fill interior with color unchecked. Deselect. Go to Effect/3D effects\Inner bevel and apply below bevel.

Step 2:
Add a new layer and Go to Selection\Load from disk and load the sleighrunner.sel, flood fill with C0C0C0. Go to Effects\Noise\Add and add noise of 40% uniform checked. Deselect. Add inner bevel below. After you add the inner bevel merge these two layer visible. Rename it sleigh if you like. Be sure to shut off layer 1 before merging, by clicking on the eye glasses in your layer palette.

Step 3:
Click on layer one and then add a new layer we want to keep everything below the sleigh layer. We will be doing the package selections now, there are 12 selections for the packages so for each of the package selections. You will start with package1 and go thru all 12 of them adding a new layer with each package selection and flood filling with a pattern or color of your choice. I used various Christmas patterns I downloaded from some place, unfortunately I don't remember from where, and therefore they are not included with this tut. Sorry. Shut off your merged sleigh layer and your empty layer and merge all the packages visible. And rename this layer packages if you like. Ok now you have all the packages done so lets move on to the next step. :)

Step 4:
Click on the package layer in your layer palette to make it active and then add a new layer and load the santacoat.sel, flood fill with C00000. Deselect then apply below inner bevel.

Step 5:
Add a new layer and load the blanket.sel selection file. Flood fill with 066543. Selections/Float and apply a cutout of Vertical 1, Horizontal 1, Opacity 61, Blur 15, shadow color black, fill interior with color unchecked. Apply another cutout but change the Vertical and Horizontal to minus 1. Deselect then use this inner bevel.

Step 6:
Add a new layer and load coattrim1.sel and flood fill with white. Deselect Go to Effects\EyeCandy3.1/Jiggle and apply settings of Bubble size 37, Warp amount 5, Twist 90, Movement Type= Turbulence. Apply a drop shadow of Vertical minus 2, Horizontal 0, Opacity 67, Blur 3.7, color black.

Step 7:
Add a new layer and load santagloves.sel and flood fill with 066543. Deselect. Do the same inner bevel you used on santa's coat.

Step 8:
Add a new layer and load coattrim2.sel and flood fill with white. Deselect. Use the same EyeCandy\ Jiggle you used above. Take your selection tool and draw around the two coattrims, click anywhere inside the selection this will select the two trims and float it, but we don't want it floating so go to selections\defloat then add a new layer then apply a drop shadow of Vertical 0, Horizontal 0, Opacity 100, Blur 6.2, color black.
Now this puts a shawdow outside on the top trim so take your free hand selection tool and either use point to point or free hand whatever your comfortable with and draw around the trim on both sides. If you hold down the shift key after you draw the first selection you will be able to select both sides at once. Make sure your on the shadow layer then hit the delete key. See below.

Step 9:
Add a new layer and load santaface.sel and flood fill with F0DECC. Deselect.

Step 10:
Add a new layer and load santaeyebrows.sel and flood fill with white. Deselect. Go to Effects\EyeCandy3.1/Jiggle and apply settings of Bubble size 60, Warp amount 7, Twist 90, Movement Type= Turbulence. Re-load the santaeyebrow.sel and then go to selections\invert and then hit your delete key. Deselect.

Step 11:
Add a new layer and load santabeard.sel and flood fill with white. Deselect. Go to Effects\EyeCandy3.1/Swirl and apply settings of Whirlpool spacing 5, Smear length 3, Twist 78, Streak detail 47. Re-load the santabeard.sel and then invert and then hit your delete key. Go to Effects\EyeCandy3.1/Jiggle and apply settings of Bubble size 37, Warp amount 6, Twist 90, Movement Type= Turbulence. Apply a drop shadow of Vertical 2, Horizontal 2, Opacity 61, Blur 3.7, color black.

Step 12:
Add a new layer and load santahat.sel and flood fill with C00000. Deselect. Apply the same inner bevel you used on santa's coat it should be the same inner bevel we used last.

Step 13:
Add a new layer and load hattrim.sel and flood fill with white. Deselect. Go to Effects\EyeCandy3.1/Jiggle and apply settings of Bubble size 37, Warp amount 3, Twist 90, Movement Type= Turbulence. Apply a drop shadow of Vertical minus 1, Horizontal minus 1, Opacity 50, Blur 3.7, color black.

Step 14:
Add a new layer and load the mouth.sel flood fill with 800000.

Step 15:
Add a new layer and load the eyes.sel flood fill with black.

Step 16:
Add a new layer and taking your airbrush set to these setting foreground color #E17A7A make 2 dots below each eye. Then use a gaussian blur of 1.

Step 17:
Add a new layer and load the noseline.sel flood fill with E2C4A6. Deselect. Then use a gaussian blur of 1.

Step 18:
Add a new layer and load the coatlines.sel flood fill with black. Deselect. Then use a gaussian blur of 1.75.

Step 19:
Add a new layer and load the packagelines.sel flood fill with black.

Step 20:
I just used the rope tube to combine both images.

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