19 September, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Witching Hour

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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 X2, 
tho' any version should work.

Supplies Needed: 
Scrapkit: I'm using a kit from Kristin 
named Skellington. 
You can find this kit exclusively in here store here.

Tube: I'm using the stunning artwork of Keith Garvey.
You can find this & all his other amazing artwork at his store.
Do not use this artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased the tube.

Mask: MaskSet90 Mask3 from Rachel Designs
You can find this set with the mask here on her blog.
* Don't forget your manners & say thanks. ;)

Filters: Xero- Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow

Font: Fairydust

Drop shadows: 2 2 55 8, black 
40 30 55 15, black for the butterfly

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open a new canvas 650 X 650 px.
Copy & paste a paper of choice.
Apply the mask & merge group.

Copy & paste Frame 3. Resize 75%. 
Using your magic wand tool,
click inside both parts of the frame.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 3 px. Invert.
Copy & paste a paper of choice from the kit.
Hit Delete. Keep selected.
Copy & paste your closeup or tube
into both parts of the frame, resizing both as needed.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
In your layers palette, right click on your frame:
Arrange- Bring to top.
Duplicate your right closeup.
On the top one, add a Gaussian Blur of 5.
Change the blend mode to Soft Light.
Change the blend mode of the bottom one
to Luminance (L). Add a drop shadow to this one.
On your other closeup:
Adjust- Backlighting at these settings:
Add a drop shadow.
Finally, add a drop shadow to your frame.

Now add your main tube. Resize as needed.
Apply Xero: Radiance at these settings:
Add a drop shadow to your tube.

Now we'll add some elements.
For each one, I added a drop shadow, 
unless specified otherwise.

Ribbon- Resize 75%.
Position on your tag like my example.
Move below your main tube in layers palette.

Swirls- Resize 65%.
Position in the lower center of tag.
Again, move below your main tube in layers palette.

Flower 3- Resize 55%.
Place on the left of tag.
Move below the swirls in layer palette.
Duplicate & mirror. Resize this one 85%.
Rotate 10 right & sharpen.
Move slightly down in canvas.

Mushroom 2- Resize 40%.
Place on the right with the flower.
Move down to just above the flower in layers palette.

Mushroom 1- Resize 37%. Mirror.
Place on the left with the flower.
You may have to move this down in your layers palette.

Cauldron- 30%.
Position this on the right side of your tube.
Move below tube in layers palette, if needed.

Ghost- Resize 55%.
Move slightly off to the right
so part of the ghost is visible on the closeup.
Move below your tube in layers palette.
No drop shadow.

Potion 2- 25%
Place on the right of the cauldron.

Bottle- 20%.
Place in front of the cauldron,
on the left side of the potion 2 bottle.

Candle & Eyeball- Resize 25%.
Place off to the left of the tube.
Duplicate & resize the other one 90%.
Mirror. Place on the left of the bigger one.

Book- 30%
Place on the left side, in front of the eyeball candles.

Teddy- 35%. Mirror.
Place on the far left of tag, 
so that it's 'sitting' on the book.

Hat- 30%
Place on the upper left,
using my example for exact placement.

Wormie Apple-  20%.
Place on the right.
Duplicate & mirror. 
Resize the second one another 90%.
Place in front of the other apple.

Cat- 27%.
Place just off to the right of the tube.

Potion 1- 15%
Rotate 70 left. Sharpen.
Place off to the right of the book.

Frog- Duplicate. Resize one 15%.
Place on the far lower left.
Resize the other one 18%. Mirror.
Place in the upper right on the frame.

Spider- 15% Duplicate.
Place one in the upper left like my example. 
Resize the other one another 80%.
Mirror & sharpen. Place this one off to the right
of the tube, near her staff.

Eyeball- I duplicated this four times.
I resized them from 4% to no more than 8%.
I rotated & mirrored a few & scattered them around 
on the lower part of the tag.

Leaves- Resize 70%.
Position near the upper left corner.
In your layers palette, right click on your frame:
Arrange- Send to Bottom.
Move it above your mask in layers palette.

Raven- Resize 12%
Place on the cauldron, on the left edge.

Buttterfly 1- Resize 17%.
Rotate 27 right. Sharpen.
Position on the lower right.
Add the following drop shadow
to give it some 'height':
40 30 55 15, black 

Sparkles- Resize 70%. Flip.
Move down in canvas.
Use your eraser tool to remove any unwanted excess.
No drop shadow.

Add any other elements if you prefer.
Crop & resize to your own liking.

Now add your proper copyrights & watermarks.

Now add your name, using a colour from your tube.
On my example, I omitted the last letter of the name
& made a new layer just for that letter.
I then mirrored that letter & positioned it 
with the rest of the name.
Merge down. Rotate 12 left.
Add a bevel:

Then add a gradient glow at these settings: 

Then add your drop shadow to this layer,
using the previous settings of
2 2 55 8, black.

This is my tag for Keith:

Finally, merge visible & save as a PNG & enjoy. =)

I hope you enjoyed trying this tutorial.
I'd love to see your results.
You can send them to me at:
(remove the brackets in my email.)


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