18 October 2011

The Witching Hour (FTU)

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The Witching Hour

This tutorial was written by me on October 18th, 2011 and is the result of my own ideas.  Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP version used: X2, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good knowledge of PSP.

Supplies Needed

Scrap kit of choice: I used an awesome FTU kit called "The Perfect Scare" by Bev of Horseplay's Pasture Designs.  Bev has done it again!  This is a wonderful mix of fun elements and awesome papers.  Download from her blog HERE.  Please remember to post a thank you to Bev before you leave, it's a small price in exchange for hard work freely shared.  :)

Tube of choice: I used the fabulous artwork of Greg Andrews with a valid license.  You can purchase Greg's tubes from Up Your Art.

Mask of choice: I used one of Vaybs wonderful masks, #80.  Download from her blog HERE.

Font of choice: I used Motorhead Grotesk, HERE

Drop shadow used throughout: H&V 2, Opacity 75, Blur 6

~~ Remember to save often! ~~

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

Open a new image, 750 x 750, white background.

Add a new raster layer and select all.  From the kit, open Paper 4 or a paper of your choice.  Copy and paste into the selection, deselect.

Apply the mask and merge the mask group.

Open the fence element (#34) and resize 60%.  Move to the far left side of your workspace.  Duplicate twice and arrange, using my tag as a reference.  Merge the 3 fence layers together, drop shadow.

Copy and paste the tube as a new layer.

Add your other elements and drop shadow, I used:

#7: resize 55%
#9: resize 55%
#12: resize 70%
#13: resize 80%
#14: resize 50%
#15: resize 50%
#16: resize 30%, then 70%.  Use the raster deform tool to adjust the size of the web on the fence.  Use the eraser to remove any bits that you don't want.
#19: resize 30%, then 85%
#28: resize 50%
#29: resize 50%; duplicate and resize 85%
#30: resize 50%
#34: resize 60%
#40: resize 70%
#41: resize 80%

Make sure your layers are all placed where you want them, then hide the background layer and merge visible.  Unhide the background layer, crop and resize your tag.

Add your name and all applicable copyright and license information.  Save as a jpg or png and you're finished!  Thanks for trying my tutorial!

I'd love to see your results, email me! :)

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