Thursday, 22 October 2009

Spook Story (ftu)

This tutorial was written on October 22nd 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 of Choice, I used the artwork of Dave Nestler, you must have a proper license to use his work please visit CILM - HERE .
Scrap Kit Used - 'All Hallow's Eve' by Alyssa @ Alyssa's Scraps & Stuff (part of All Hallows Eve blog train which you can download from - HERE.
Template Used - Halloween Template #3 by Vix -
Mask Of Choice - I used a mask called KK Witch Trio which I dont know where i got it so if this is yours pls let me know so i can give credit or take it down.
Plugin Used - Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.
Effects Used - Blur - Guassian Blur.

Open your mask and save to psp masks folder before you begin...


Open the template in your psp workspace and then
hit shift & d on your keyboard,this pastes the template as new image, close the original template, this will save the original untouched for future use, go to image, select resize and choose to resize by around 85% smartsize and make sure you check the box that says resize all layers. Delete the info layer now.

The background layer is x'd out at the moment so we can leave it like that for now.

Activate the layer named pentagram centre and go to selections, select all, select float, select defloat then take a paper from the kit and paste as a new layer, go to selections and select invert then hit delete on your keyboard to erase the paper around the outsides of the pentagram shape, now go to selections again and select none. Do not delete the original layer yet we are keeping this for later.

Repeat the step above for the star fill layer with a different paper from the kit, you can delete the original layer this time.

I left the wordart fill as it was, also left the pentagram fill and outlines as they were too but the choice is yours to colourise or whatever you wish.

Activate the wordart circle layer and go to effects, select eye candy 4000, gradient glow and use the following settings to add a glow around the words :-
Glow Width - 3.00 .... Soft Corners - 25 .... Overall Opacity - 100 .... Colour - White, you can also move the colour slider along to make the glow bolder if you wish, i only moved a little so it wasnt too bold, click ok.

Activate the bottom layer of your canvas and take the splat element from the kit then paste as a new layer, go to image, select resize and choose to resize the splat by 80% smartsize and make sure resize all layers box is unchecked this time, I mirrored this element.

Activate the bottom layer again now and paste a paper from the kit as a new layer, go to layers and select load mask from disc then find the mask that you choose at the start and use the following settings :-

Fit to canvas - checked .... Source luminace - checked .... Invert transparency - checked .... Hide Mask - checked, click ok, go to layers, merge group. If you have the same mask as i used then once merged go to image and select resize, choose resize image by 50% smartsize and move to top left corner of your canvas, no go to layers and select duplicate and then image and choose mirror, move the mirrored layer to the bottom right corner of your canvas so the ghosts are peeking from behind the circle.

Now activate the original pentagram centre fill, i left the colour as it was as it matches the colours in the kit i used, go to layers, select blur and choose guassian blur with setting to 20.00, move this layer all the way to bottom of canvas just above the splat layer.

Un do the x out on the background layer if you want to now or you can leave transparent but i used the white as the background in my tag.

Activate the top layer of the canvas and take your tube, paste as a new layer and resize a little if needed then place where you want on the canvas, mines the middle but depending on your choice of tube place where you like it, add a small white dropshadow to the tube.

Decorate your tag with any other elements from the kit, paste each element as a new layer, resize as needed and place where you want them, dropshadow elements is optional.

When your finished adding elements thats us about done, all thats left now is to crop or resize if you didnt at the start.

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

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