27 October, 2015

PTU Tutorial- Season Of The Witch


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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 PTU kit from Toxic Desirez 
named Autumn Witch.
Check out her blog to find out where 
you can get this kit, here.

Tubes: I'm using the artwork of Keith Garvey.
You can find more of his tubes at his store here.
Do NOT use any artwork unless you have a license to do so 
& have purchased or obtained the tube legally.

Template: Template - 358 from Kristin.
You can find the template here.
* Leave her some love for the template. ;)

Mask: Autumn Mask 01 2015 from Kristin 
which you can find here.
*Make sure to say thank you. ;)

Filters: DSB Flux- Linear Transmission
Penta- Color Dot
Xero- Tweaker
Xero-Radiance
Eye Candy 4000- Gradient Glow 

Font: Praying Angel

Drop shadow: 2 2 65 12, black.

Save your progress often.;)

Let's do this! =)

Open up the template. Duplicate it & close original. 
Resize the template so it's 650 px in width,
making sure 'Resize All Layers' is ticked.

Delete the credit layer at the top.
Also delete the Raster 3 layer.
Working from the bottom layer of the template, up:

Copy & paste a paper of choice (I used Paper 8)
above the empty Raster 1 layer. 
Apply the mask & merge group.

Raster 15- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 1, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow. 

Copy of Raster 15- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert. 
Delete this layer & paste Paper 6, resized 80%.
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow. 

Raster 14- select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 10, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow. 

Copy of Raster 14- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 5, resized 70%. 
Hit delete & select none. Crop to canvas.
Drop shadow. 

Raster 13- Add a new layer above this layer.
Flood fill with a foreground/ background gradient:
Angle- 130, Repeats- 6.
The colours I used for mine are: #62555b & #312b2e
Next, apply DSB Flux- Linear Transmission 
at these settings:

Now, go back to your Raster 13 layer.
Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Go back to your linear transmission layer- hit delete.
Keep selected. With the Raster 13 layer active
in your layers palette, Selections- Invert.
Selections- Modify- Expand by 3.
Flood fill with a solid colour.
I used #faab72. Select none.
Add some noise to this layer-
Uniform/ Monochrome/ 50%.
Then add a drop shadow.
With your linear transmission layer active in 
layers palette, crop to canvas.
Then apply Penta Color Dot at these settings:

Raster 12- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 9, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

Copy of Raster 12- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 4, resized 80%.
Hit delete. Select none. 
Crop to canvas. Drop shadow.

Copy of Raster 4- drop shadow.

Raster 4- Select all- float. Defloat- Invert.
Delete this layer & paste Paper 11.
Hit delete. Keep selected.
Add a closeup from one of your tubes.
Resize, if needed.
Hit delete & select none.
Crop to canvas.
On your closeup, apply Xero- Tweaker:

Add a drop shadow.

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.

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

Lights- Resize 70%.
Place at the top of the tag.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

Ghost- Resize 60%. Mirror.
Position near the upper left.
Move below your tube in layers palette.

Cauldron- Resize 40%.
Place in the bottom center of tag.
Move below your tube in layers palette.
No drop shadow.

Vine- Resize 65%. Mirror.
Place on the right side like my example.

Roses- Resize 45%.
Place on the lower left.
Move below the tube in layers palette.
Duplicate & mirror. 
Move this one above the vines in layers palette.

Bottle 1- 30%.
Place on the lower left.

Bottle 2- Resize 33%.
Place on the lower right,
opposite of the other bottle.

Leaf 2- Resize 25%.
Place on the upper right.

Flower 1- Resize 30%.
Rotate 15 right. Sharpen.
Place on the upper right,
near the leaf.

Leaf 1- Resize 35%. Mirror.
Rotate 40 right. Sharpen.
Place near the bottom, off to the right.

Hat- Resize 27%.
Place off to the lower right
in front of the bottom of the vine.

Candelabra- Resize 35%.
Place on the left of the hat.
Move below the hat in layers palette.

Candle- Resize 20%.
Place with the hat & candelabra,
like my example. Duplicate.
Resize the second one another 90%.
Place in front of the other candle.

Flower 2- Resize 30%. 
Rotate 12 left. Sharpen.
Position on the right,
just above the rose cluster.

Cuppy- 23%. Place on the right,
just to the left of the bottle.

Glass- resize 25%.
Place on the left with the bottle.

Skull- 25%. Mirror.
Place in front of the cauldron
like my example.

Raven- Resize 15%.
Place on top of the skull.

Sparkles- Move down slightly in canvas.
Use your eraser tool to remove any unwanted excess.
No drop shadow.

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 a light colour for the fill
and a black stroke set at 1.
Then add a gradient glow:

Finally, add a drop shadow.

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:
MagikD[@]live.com
(remove the brackets in my email.)

*hugz*

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