Alternative Versions by Sonel & Snakelady

Snakelady's Dutch Tutorials
translated into English by Sonel
with permission from the creator, Snakelady

 Snakelady's Original Tutorial here in Dutch

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Use this pencil to show you where you are in the tutorial.
Just left click on it and drag it to where you want it to go.
The pencil will stay in position until you close your browser.

 Drag the Pencil
Drag and Drop Script: © Dynamic Drive (

Download all the Supplies here.

The lovely tube is from Marif.

Place the mask (KL240.jpg) in the Masks folder in PSP, the brush (SG_script3.PspBrush)
and the Brushtip in the Brushes Folder and open the tubes in PSP.

Choose a light color from your tube as a foreground color (#d7e073)
and a dark color as your background color (#435e25).

Open a new Image : 700 x 500 transparent and Floodfil the layer with the dark background color.

Layers - New Raster Layer - Floodfill with your light foreground color.

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - look for the mask KL240.

*Invert Transparency not ticked*


Effects - Edge Effects - Enhance.

Layers - Merge - Merge Group.

Copy the tube (Marif-octobre_2006_face0159.pspimage) and Paste as a New Layer.
The tube have a shadow layer already.

If you are using another tube or image, use an image/tube of 450 x 250 and
apply a Drop Shadow with the following settings : 2-2-75-8 Black and repeat with -2.

Copy the ringband (SnakeRingband.pspimage) and Paste as a New Layer.
Move to the left.

Copy the bow (JB_1xmas-bow009.psp) and Paste as a New Layer.
Move to the right top.

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow : 2-2-50-10 Black.
See example below :


Activate the background layer.

Activate the Brush Tool and look for the Brush : SG_script3.

With the light foreground color, apply the brush in the left top corner
and the right bottom corner.

Layers - Merge - Merge All (Flatten).

Image - Add Borders - 2 pixels with your light foreground color.

Place your watermark and name.  Fonts used : Changeling Light or Babylon5 Credits, size 40.

This tutorial is perfect if you want to use your own photo's or images and for Christmas.

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I hope you had much pleasure in doing this tutorial.
Please leave the names and watermarks on the tubes intact.
Do no use anything without Snakelady's permission and NO hot-linking please.
If you want to use her tutorial for other purposes, please ask permission first.
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