15 June, 2012

PTU- Death Blooms Tag

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This is part one of a three-piece set.
I was listening to Mudvayne earlier, so thus the inspiration. ;)

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 and was written using PSP XI, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a PTU kit-  Black'd Emo Girl 
from Purple's Kreationz. You can find more info about 
this awesome kit here on her blog.
Tube: I'm using the wicked artwork of Screaming Demons.
You can find this at SATC
Do NOT use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.
Template: Misfits-#4-Made by LNM
This template can be found on the Creative Misfits blog.
Look on this post.
* Make sure to leave some love when downloading the temp.;)

Filters: Xero- Fritillary
Xenofex 2: Constellation
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 

Font: Elementary Gothic
Drop shadow used in this tutorial is 2 4 50 5, black.

Let's do this! =)

Save your progress often.;)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 

Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:
Raster 7- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. Delete this layer.
Paste PK-BEG-P19. Hit delete & select none. 
Crop to canvas. Add a black gradient glow:
NO drop shadow.

Raster 4- using your magic wand, click the black area first.
Invert. Paste PK-BEG-P15. Hit delete & select none. 
Now click the white border of this layer.Add noise- 
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 80%. Repeat the noise. 
Select none. No drop shadow.

Raster 3- Using your magic wand, click inside red area. 
Modify- Expand by 1. Promote selection to raster.
Flood fill with black. Select none. Click the white area.
 Add the same noise as before, but only once.
Repeat for Copy of Raster 3.

Merge the two promoted black raster layers together.
Add Xero- Fritillary at these settings:
No drop shadow.

Delete Raster 5 since its an empty layer.

* Skip this next step, if you're not animating & 
leave raster 6 & copy of raster 6 as is:

Merge Copy of Raster 6 down to Raster 6. 
Duplicate this layer twice. Name these sparkle 1
sparkle 2, sparkle 3. Hide the top 2 for now.
On Sparkle 1 layer, add constellation at these settings,
setting the random seed at 15:
Close this layer for now & open sparkle 2.
Add the constellation effect again, changing the random seed to 25.
Close this layer & open sparkle 3. Add constellation effect 
& change the random seed to 35. 
Close this layer & re-open sparkle 1

Move the silver triangle down in the layers palette, 
then merge down onto the other silver triangle.
Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. Delete this layer.
Paste PK-BEG-P17. Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. 
Add the same black gradient glow we used before.
No drop shadow.

Leave the black triangles as they are.

Merge the two red triangles together.
Select all- float. Defloat. Invert.
Delete this layer & paste PK-BEG-P11, resized 70%.
Hit delete & select none. 

Delete raster 2- another blank layer.;)

Next, copy & paste your main tube.
Resize 67%. Position her in the center of the tag.

Now let's get some elements added.
For each one I added, I sharpened after resizing.
NO drop shadows, unless specified if you are animating.

Here's the elements I used:

PK-BEG-WIRE1- Place in the top left. Duplicate. 
Mirror. Place this one down towards the bottom right. 
Merge down. Send to bottom in layers palette.

Drop shadow since its ON the tag. ;)

PK-BEG-BUNNY- 65%. Drop shadow.
PK-BEG-COLLAR- 60%. Rotate 25 right.
PK-BEG-CAKE2- 45%. Drop shadow.
PK-BEG-BOW 40%. Rotate 15 right. Drop shadow.
PK-BEG-METALSKULL- 45%. Duplicate. 
On the bottom one, add a thin gradient glow that is the 
same colour as the outer edge of the top of the skull.
Then erase the 'glowed' part around the cheek bones 
& teeth that are on the template.


Add any other elements, if you prefer.
Add any word art of choice. 
Add a thin white gradient glow.

Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name. Rotate it 35 left.
Then add a gradient glow:
Then add a drop shadow.

If not animating, merge visible. Save as a PNG & enjoy. 

If animating, copy merged. Paste as a new animation in Animation Shop.
Back in PSP, close Sparkle 1 & open sparkle 2. Copy merged.
Paste after current frame in A.S.
Back to PSP, close the sparkle 2 layer & open sparkle 3 layer.
Copy merged & paste after current frame in A.S.
Save as a gif at these settings:
Enjoy your tag.=)