Monday, 19 October 2009

Spook At Midnite (FTU)

This tutorial was written on October 19th 2009 by Susan aka Hippiedaze.
The idea for this tag is off my own head lol and any resemblance is purely coincidence.
General Knowledge of psp is required, tutorial was written in psp 9 but will work in other versions.

Supplies Needed

Tube/s of Choice, I used the artwork of Keith Garvey, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit MPT - mypsptubes - HERE .
FTU Scrap Kit 'Fangtasia Blog Train' by Silky @ Designs by Silky, be sure to check out all the other stops on this fangtastic blog train - HERE.
No Template Used.
Mask Used - #200 by Insatiable Dreams and you can get this mask from - HERE.
Circle Wordart by Hippiedaze and you can download this from my blog - HERE.
Plugin Used - Xero, Mistifier.

Open all supplies before you start & save mask to psp masks folder if you dont already have this ....

Lets Get Started....

Go to file, select new, choose canvas size 500x500 (or whichever you prefer to work with), colour - white and click ok.

Take the round rose frame from the kit and paste as a new layer in your working canvas, resize by 50% smartsize and make sure that the box which says resize all layers is left unchecked, click ok
Grab your magic wand from the tool palette and click the transparent area inside the frame, go to selections and select modify, choose expand and choose to expand by 4, click ok now paste your close up tube as new layer and resize by around 85% bicubic, click ok, once you are happy with the placement go to selections and select invert then hit delete on the keyboard to erase the excess tube, move this layer to below the frame layer.

Activate the bottom white layer and paste a paper of choice as a new layer, you can resize a little if you want to but not smaller than the white canvas, go to layers, select load mask from disc and look for the mask that you saved at the beginning (#200 Insatible Dreams) use the following settings to add the mask :-
Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - checked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group.

Now take the circle wordart supplied by me and paste as a new layer directly above the mask layer, resize by 70% smartsize with resize all layers unchecked then click ok.
Add a white dropshadow of your choice to the wordart.

Take the Element #60 from the kit (black doodle) and paste as a new layer, go to layers select resize and choose to resize by 70% smartsize with all layers unchecked again, duplicate the doodle and then go to image and select mirror, move both layers down to below the wordart layer and then add a dropshadow to both doodle layers, i used a dark red colour for this layer.

Now go back and activate your close up tube layer, go to properties and select luminace legacy then go to effects and select xero, mistifier and use the following settings :-
Haziness - 255 ... Strength - 55 ... Red Mist - 255 ... Blue Mist - 255 ... Green Mist - 255 click ok.

Activate the top layer of your canvas and paste your main tube as a new layer, go to image, select resize and choose to resize by around 85% bicubic with all layers unchecked, place your tube where you like it the add a dropshadow in white.

Take the coffin element from the kit and paste as a new layer, resize this as needed and place near bottom right side of the canvas and add a dropshadow if you wish.

Add the boxes elements as a new layer, resize as needed and place at bottom left side of canvas then move layer to below the tube layer, add a dropshadow if you wish to this layer too.

I also added the butterfly,shoes, lipstick & bow elements and resized them as needed, place them where you like i on the canvas and add a dropshadow to each element layer if you wish to.

Crop or resize if you didnt at the start.

Add your name, artist info & copyright.
Save as jpeg or .png.

And I think thats us about done.

Thanks for trying my tutorial and i hope you enjoyed it
would love to see your results,