06 October, 2012

PTU- Practice Safe Hex

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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 and was written using PSP XI, 
tho' any version should work.
Supplies Needed:  
Scrapkit: I'm using my I'll Put A Spell On You kit.
You can find this kit in all the stores I sell in.
Tube(s): I'm using the artwork of Barbara Jensen.
You can find her beautiful artwork here.
Do not use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube. 
Template: Temp 161 from Amy & Leah's Gimptastic Tuts
Find it here.
* Leave some love when downloading the temp. ;)
Filters: Eye Candy 4000- HSB Noise
Xero- Radiance
DSB Flux- Bubbles
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 
Font(s): I'm using KR Black Kat for the first letters of the name
& LHF Mister Spooker for the rest of the name.
Drop shadow: 3 2 50 10, black for the tag 
0 0 50 3, black for the name on the tag
Save your progress often.;)
Let's do this! =)
Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Delete the credit layer at the top.
Change the canvas size to 600 X 450.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:
12- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste paper 4, resized 60%.
Hit delete & select none. 
11- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paper 15.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.
10- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 12, resized 80%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas. 
9- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste paper 2, resized 50%. 
Hit delete & select none. Drop shadow.
8- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 21, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 
7- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 8, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.
6- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 21, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 
5- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 22, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. 
Merge 3 down onto 4.
Then, select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 26, resized 70%.
Hit delete. Select none. 
2- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paper 10, resized 80%.
Move the paper a bit to get the skeleton hands in the circle.;)
Hit delete. Select none.
1- Apply HSB Noise at these settings. Make sure to 
choose Wide Streaks from the settings, first:

Next add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Position on the left of the tag.
Apply Xero- Radiance at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.

Customize your word art layers to your own preferences.
Link 'practice' & it's background to 1.
Link 'Safe Hex' & it's background to 2.
Move the Safe Hex words below 'Practice'.
Next we'll add some elements.
For each one I added, I sharpened & added 
a drop shadow to, unless specified otherwise.
OuijaBoard- 45%. Rotate 23 right.
Move below tube in layers palette. Place in center of tag.
planchette- 30%. Rotate 35 right.
Place on a letter of choice on the board.
Tarot cards- 35%. Rotate 18 right. 
Place in top right corner.
cauldron- 45%. Place on bottom right. Add your drop shadow.
Using your selection tool, set to ellipse,
draw a selection around the top of the cauldron:
Then, add DSB Flux- Bubbles at these settings:
Select none.

broom- 60%. Rotate 30 left. Place to left of cauldron.
crystal ball- 40%. Place on the left of your tube.
With your magic wand, click the glass part of the ball 
until all is selected. Modify- expand by 2. Invert.
Now, copy & paste another tube, resizing as needed.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Now, resize this tube about 80%.
Move this it below the crystal ball in layers palette.
Change the opacity to 50%. No drop shadow.
cat- 37%. Mirror. 
Place in front of the crystal ball, to the right.
spellbook- 30%. Rotate 22 right. 
Place in front of the cauldron to the right.
rats- 30%. 
Place these little guys in front of the spellbook.
jar of eyes- 27%. 
Place by the broom in front of the cauldron.
candles- 40%. Place in front of the jar.
vials- 20%. Place with the candles.
voodoo doll- 35%. Rotate 30 right.
Move under word art layers & place near your tube.
athame- 35%. Mirror. Place with the candles, etc.
mortar and pestle- 25%. Place in front of the crystal ball.
spider 2- 15%. I duplicated so I had 3. 
Place 1 on the spellbook, another on the crystal ball 
& the last on on the word art.
Add any other elements, if you prefer at this time.
Now, crop/ resize your tag to your own preferences.
Then, add your proper copyrights & watermarks.
Next add your name, with the colour set to #202020 
for the fill with a black stroke set at 1.
Next, add a bevel:
Then add a gradient glow:
And a drop shadow, using 0 0 50 3, black.

Finally, delete the white background. 
Merge visible, save as a PNG & enjoy. =)
I have an extra I made when making this tut.
This is for Tasha:
I hope you had fun creating your tag.
I always enjoy seeing your results. =)
*hugz*

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