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Saturday, October 22, 2011

This tut was written in psp X3. It can be done in other versions with minor modifications. I used the art of Ed Mironiuk, you must have a license to use his work.

Supplies:

Halloween Template 2 by Kristen at Toxic Desirez
Pumpkin Pie Scrapkit by Kia Glitz. You can buy it here
Bats and Tree element from FTU Halloween Party kit by Kittz Kreationz
Tube of Choice.
Eye Candy 4000
Font of Choice. I used A Charming Font Extended

Open template in psp. Shift D to duplicate and close the original. Delete the Credits and background layers. Now with the exception of the bat and tree elements, all papers are from the Pumpkin Pie kit.

Activate Orange circle layer. Select all, float, defloat.

Open paper 24, duplicate and close the original. Resize 65%, all layers checked. Copy and paste as a new layer on your canvas. Move into position where you like it over the circle. Invert selection and hit delete on your keyboard. Deselect. Delete the original circle layer.


Activate the Square Left 2 layer. Select all, float, defloat. Open paper 6. Duplicate, close original. Resize 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Move over on top of the square till it's where you like it. Invert selection and hit delete. Deselect.

Duplicate this layer, mirror, then flip. Move this layer above the Square Right 2 Layer. Delete the orange Square Right 2 and Square Left 2 layer.

Activate Circle Left layer. Select All, float, defloat. Open paper 2. Duplicate, delete original. Resize 50%. Copy and paste as a new layer and move over the circle till you have placement as you like it, invert select and delete. Deselect.

Duplicate this layer, mirror. Move this layer above the Circle Right layer. Delete the original Circle Right and Circle Left layers. You should now have something like this.


Activate the Glitter Square Right layer. Click on your Manual Color Correction tool. The source color is #f05400, right click on a color from your tube or one of the papers to change the target color. I used #2e133e. Make sure Manual target color is checked and click ok. Repeat with the Glitter Square Left. 

Do the same process to change the color of the Doodle Left and Doodle Right layers, you can do the same color or a different color to suit your tube.

Activate the Dottled Circles layer. Select all, float, defloat. Open paper 11. Duplicate, close original and resize 75%. Copy and paste as a new layer. Invert selection and hit delete. Deselect. You should now have something like this.


Resize your entire workspace down 80%, all layers checked. Image, Canvas Size, and change the dimensions to 650 x 550, placement center.


Open the Bats element from the Halloween Party kit. Duplicate and close original. Resize by 55%. Copy and paste as a new layer on your canvas. Move this layer above the large circle layer. Rotate 15% to the left and place it where you like it. 

Open your Spooky Tree element, duplicate and close original. Copy and paste as a new layer on your canvas. Place it where you like it best and move it below the Glitter Circle layer. Now I chose to use my selection tool to remove the parts of the tree that stick out below and to the top right of the circle, so it's only showing on the top left. 


Now activate the top layer in your layer palette, should be the Circle Stars layer. Copy and paste your main tube as a new layer. Resize if needed, all layers unchecked.

Now we're going to add drop shadows to our layers. Starting with the top layer, your main tube, -3,-3, 50, 5.

Next layer down to add shadow is Circle Stars Back, 1, 1, 50, 5. Repeat same shadow with Words Back and bats layers. 

For the Glitter Circle layer, first do 2, 2, 50, 5, then repeat again with the horizontal and vertical at -2. Repeat this last shadow with the tree layer.

Circle Right layer, do 1, 1, 50, 5. Repeat with the circle left but change the Vertical to 1 and the horizontal to -2.

Glitter Square Right is 2, 2, 50, 5. Glitter Square Left is same except the horizontal and vertical at -2. 

Doodle Back Left and Doodle Back Right are both 1, 1, 50, 5. 

Now activate the top layer in your palette again. Add your copyright information and watermark.

Click on your text tool and choose your font. Foreground and Background colors from your tube/tag. Add your name. Give it the inner bevel below. 


Go to your Eye Candy 4000 plugin and choose Gradient Glow with the settings below. Then give it a drop shadow of 2, 2, 50, 5.


Click your crop tool and drag it around your tag, adjusting the borders as needed to avoid cutting anything off. Surest way to ruin a tag is by cropping off drop shadows or part of the tube/tag. 

Resize again if desired, all layers Checked. Merge Visible and save as a png, or merge flat and save as a jpg. Congrats, you're all done!

©2011 Queina. All rights reserved. Any simularities to any other tutorials is purely coincidental and not done on purpose.

Friday, October 14, 2011
I have a separate website that I have most of my tuts on. I pay for the domain and the hosting. They bill me every six months and I forget about it every single time and it's always inconvenient for me cause I'm always tight on money every time. So I made a decision to close my site and am going to be moving all of those tuts to my blog here. I might move some of them to Creative Addictions also.