19 January, 2012

PTU- Gothic Meets Steampunk


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This tutorial is borne from my own manipulated lil' mind. 
Any similarity to any other tutorial(s) is purely coincidental.

This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP.
This tutorial was written using PSP XI, tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed:
Tube of choice. I am using the artwork of DiMary, 
called Goth Bride at Pics For Design
This tube is an exclusive tube available 
for members of the Exclusive Club.
Any other tube will work nicely for this tutorial, also. ;)
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so & have purchased the tube.

Scrapkit is Gothic Meets Steampunk. 
This is a pay to use kit from Brenda 
& can be found by visiting her store- Ditz Bitz.

Mask of choice.

Font: Font of choice.

Filters (optional): Xero- Bad Dream
Xero- Porcelain
Xenofex 2- Burnt edges
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (for text)

Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.
Drop shadow used for this tutorial is 1 4 40 4.

Open a new image 650 X 650.
You can crop/ resize later.;)

Copy & paste paper of choice, resize 25%.
Apply mask of choice. Merge group.
* You may have to size this mask layer up after merging group.
I resized mine 115%.

Copy & paste ditz_frgt. With your magic wand, click inside the frame.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 1. Invert.
Copy & paste another paper of choice, resize 25%.
Hit delete on your keyboard. Drag this layer below frame layer in palette.
Next, copy & paste your closeup or tube of choice.
Resize as needed. Hit delete. Drag this layer below frame layer in palette.
Select none.

On your tube layer, apply Xero- Bad Dream at these settings:

Change the blend mode to Hard Light & lower opacity to 60%.
Add your drop shadow.

On the frame, apply Xenofex 2 Burnt edges at these settings.
For the burn colour, choose a dark brown-ish or charcoal colour for best results.;)
Then add your drop shadow.

Elements- Copy & paste the following. 
Resize as I have listed here:

ditz_93kyfa8- Resize 15%. Sharpen. Place in top left corner. Add drop shadow.

ditz_GMS3- Resize 25%. Duplicate.
On one- Image- Mirror. 
Adjust- Hue/Saturation/ Lightness to a more vibrant red colour.
Sharpen & add a drop shadow. Position at the top left. 
(See mine for placement)
On the duplicate, desaturate it to black. Sharpen. 
Add drop shadow & position at the top left with the other one.

ditz_gmsp- Resize 25% & sharpen. 
Place inside circle frame in top left corner, above the feathers.
Add your drop shadow.

ditz_GMS2- Resize 20%. Rotate right 15 & sharpen. 
Position like mine & add drop shadow.

ditz_xcef- Resize 42% & sharpen. 
Position at the lower part of your frame.
Add a drop shadow.

ditz_jkl82902- Resize 20%. Mirror & sharpen.
Position on the left side of the frame.
Add your drop shadow.

Add any other elements you choose. 
Resize, sharpen & drop shadow each.

Next, add your main tube. 
Resize & position to the right of the frame.
Apply Xero- Porcelain at these settings:

Add a drop shadow to your tube. 

Crop/ resize your tag as desired.
Now's the time to add your copyrights/ watermarks.

Next, add your name.
Duplicate your text layer. 
On top layer add an inner bevel as shown here:

On the bottom text layer, add a gradient glow:


Add a drop shadow to this layer.

Last, merge all layers visible & then save as a .PNG & you're done. 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial & creating your tag.
I'd love to see any results trying this. =)

*hugz*

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