10 September 2019

Witchy Woman


This tutorial was written by me on September 10, 2019 and is the result of my own ideas.  This tutorial was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

Gorgeous tube by Katerina Koukiotis; "Bewitched" is available at Digital Art Heaven

Fantastic tagger-size scrap kit by Jessica of Gothic Inspirations.  This girl never fails to amaze me with her beautiful kits!  "Witchy Part 1" is available HERE.

Template created by BKC Designs for the Artistic Tag Passions forum is available HERE.

Mask: #110 by Vaybs, HERE

Xenofex 2 Constellation

Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow

Font used: Halloween Mirage

Drop shadows used throughout:

Template elements: 0, 0, 65,10
Everything else: 2, 2, 65, 10

Let's get started!

Open the template in PSP, shift + D to duplicate.  Close the original.

Delete the credit layer.

Resize all layers to 700 x 700 and change the canvas size to 850 x 850.

I like to work with a white background, so flood fill Raster 1 with white.

Select Raster 7.  Change the foreground to #bb5316 and background to #f7d9b6.  Click on gradient and change settings to this:



Using your magic wand, click on the square.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill selection with the gradient.  Deselect and delete original.  Repeat for Raster 2.

Select Copy of Raster 7.  Select all, float and defloat.  Open Paper 3 and resize 70%; copy and paste as a new layer.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original.

Select Raster 4.  Click on the image with your magic wand.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with FG colour.  Deselect and delete original.  Repeat these steps for Raster 5 and Copy of Raster 5 (purple).

Select Copy of Raster 4.  Click on the image with your magic wand.  Open Paper 4 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new raster layer.  Invert selection and tap delete.  Deselect and delete original layer. 

Select Raster 3.  Click on the image with your magic wand.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with black.  Invert the selection.

Open the tube and resize 65%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and arrange within the selection.  Tap delete and deselect.

Select Copy of Raster 5 (orange).  Select all, float and defloat.  Add a new raster layer and flood fill with black.  Invert the selection, copy and paste the tube as a new layer.  Do not resize the tube and arrange a section within the selection and tap delete.  See my tag for reference.  Deselect and delete the original layer.  Change the blend mode of the tube layer to Hard Light.

Repeat these steps for Copy (2) of Layer 5.

Select Raster 8.  Switch the FG and BG colours and change the BG to White.  Your FG colour is now #f7d9b6

Resize all the components of the word art by 50% and arrange as shown in my tag.

Select the Colour Replacement tool.  On my tools palette, it's between the paint brush and the eraser, at the bottom of the fly-out menu.  Default settings, make the size around 125.  Left click and paint over the white highlight to change it to your FG colour.  Repeat for Raster 11.

Repeat these steps for Raster 6 and 10, but change the FG colour to #bb5316 and the BG to #77477e.

Add your elements, I used:

Moon - resize 75%
Cauldron - resize 55%
Book - resize 40%
Bush - resize 70%; duplicate, move copy below original and arrange as shown
Bats - do not resize, duplicate once and use your eraser to remove the ones you don't want
Border - resize 59%
Cat - resize 80%
Grass - resize 70%, duplicate a number of times; mirror some and arrange to your liking
Candles - resize 60%

Apply drop shadows.

Hide the background layer and merge visible.

Add a new raster layer above the white background layer.  Select all and flood fill with black.  Apply Xenofex 2 Constellation with these settings:



This is optional, I just like how it looks with this filter.  :)

Apply the mask to this layer and merge the mask group.

Resize your tag to your liking.  Add your name and apply Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow.  Select the "Fat" preset under the "Colour" tab and change colours of the colour stops to #bb5316.  Change the settings under the Basic tab to 3, 0 and 100.

Add all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a PNG and you're finished!

Thanks for trying my tutorial, please feel free to show me your results if you give it a try.

Until next time ...

03 September 2019

Housekeeping

Hi everyone,

I've been giving my blog some long overdue and much-needed attention over the past few weeks.  Many of the tags had gone MIA thanks to image hosting sites that are no longer active.  There are still a few missing here and there that I'll be working on over the next few days.  If anyone is still interested in these tutorials, I will try to keep them up for as long as I can and I'll add new ones if and when time permits.

Until next time ...

05 January 2018

Steamed



This tutorial was written by me on January 5, 2018 and was written assuming you have a general knowledge of PSP.  You will need the following supplies:

Beautiful tube by Verymany, "Steampunk 6", available for purchase HERE.

Gorgeous PTU kit by Tiny Turtle Designs, available HERE.

Template #30 from Horseplay's Pasture HERE.  Thank you Bev!

Font used: Fusty Saddle, available HERE.

Mask: I used mask # 172 from Gem's Taggin' Scraps, HERE.  (She hasn't updated her blog in quite a while and it's difficult to see the link, but it's there and it's still working.)  :)

Eye Candy 4000; Gradient Glow

Drop shadows used:

Scrap elements: 2, 2, 55, 12
Template elements (Circles): 0, 0, 55, 15
Tube: -4, 2, 55, 15

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

Place the mask in your PSP mask folder or a folder of your choice.

Open HPD Template #30, Shift + D to duplicate; close original.  Delete the Copyright layer and change the canvas size to 900 x 900.  Activate the background layer and flood fill the blank area with white.

I deleted all the circle background layers.  If you decide to keep them, simply recolour them as you wish or leave them as is if you prefer.  I've done this before when using this template.

Activate Circle 1, select all, float, defloat.  From the kit, open Paper 1 and resize 70%.  Copy and paste as a new layer and position where you like inside the selection.  Invert the selection and tap delete.  Deselect.

Repeat these steps for Circles 2 & 3:

Circle 2: Paper 5, resize 50%

Circle 3: Paper 2, resize 50%

Apply drop shadow settings as shown above or use your own.

Activate the Colour Replacer Tool (mine is located in the fly-out menu directly under the paint brush tool).  Change the Foreground to #834139 and the Background to white.  Change the brush size to 125 and leave all other settings as is.  Activate Circle 1 Ring, left click and paint the ring with the colour replacer brush.

Repeat for Circle Ring 2 & 3.

Open the tube, copy and paste as a new layer; resize 50%, then 95%.  Apply drop shadow above or use your own settings.

Add your elements.  I used:

#1 - Do not resize
#3 - Resize 22%
#9 - Resize 30%
#28 - Resize 20%, then 70%
#33 - Resize 50%
#86 - Resize 80%
#97 - Resize 80%
#99 - Resize 50%

Apply drops shadow above or use your own settings.

Arrange all layers to your satisfaction, then hide the background layer and merge visible.

Unhide the background layer and add a new raster layer.  Select all.

From the kit, copy paper 16 and paste into the selection.  Deselect and apply gemsmask 172; merge mask layers.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust mask size and placement.

Crop and resize your tag.  I resized mine to 685 x 660.

Add your name.  I used Fusty Saddle, size 72, stroke 0, black.

Apply Eye Candy 4000, Gradient Glow with the following settings:

Under the Colour tab: select Thin from the list and change the colour to #
#e6d8b9

Under the Basic tab:

Glow Width: 5
Soft Corners: 0
Overall Opacity: 100
Draw Only Outside Selection: checked

Click OK.

Apply drop shadow - 2, 2, 55, 5

Add all applicable copyright and license information.

Save your tag as a png and you're finished.  Enjoy your new tag.  :)

Thanks for visiting!