Saturday, May 19, 2012

Dark Shadows

*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On May 19, 2012
*This tutorial is my creation only*
Any resemblance to other tutorials is not intended 
Use my tutorial as a guide to make your tag your own 

This Tutorial is intended for those that have a working knowledge of PSP

*Supplies Needed*
PSP ( I Use 3X but should work with other versions)
Font of choice : I am using Arendahl Scrip it is a pay font and I cant share it but any Scripty Font will work
Dropshadow of choice
Mask #5 Halloween   By Vix and can be found ~ HERE
Template #131 By Bev of Horseplay's Pasture ~ HERE

*Plugins Used*
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow For Name (Optional)

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome Anna Marine and can be purchased at CDO ~ HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrapkit Of Choice* 
I am using the beautiful kit Dark Shadows By Nicky of Inzpired Creationz
Thank you Nikky for making such wonderful kits to create with :)
And can be found  ~ HERE

*NOTES*
Always remember to duplicate your tube and close the original
C/P means copy and paste as a new layer
D/s means Drop Shadow
Remember to sharpen after resizing
Resizing is always smartsize
Elements are added with a D/S unless otherwise stated 
And see my finished tag for placement

*Let's Get Started*
Open template Shift+D close original, delete credits,Image/canvas Size 650x650 and floodfill your background with white, we can resize later I just like enough room to work.

Circle 1 : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 6 c/p into selection/deselect and delete template layer.

Circle 2 : repeat the same steps as you did for Circle 1 .

Back Right Rectangle : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 11 c/p into selection/deselect and delete template layer.

Back Left Rectangle : repeat the same steps as you did for the previous rectangle.

Oval Back : Select all/float/defloat new layer floodfill with color #522834 add noise 
Uniform/40/Monochrome Checked, deselect add a thin black gradient glow and delte template layer.

Oval : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 3 c/p into selection/deselect and delete template layer.

Strips : repeat the same steps as you did for the Oval back.

Top rectangle : Select all/float/defloat add new layer expand by 3 and floodfill with #255834 add same noise you used before, contract by 3 add new layer again open paper 19 c/p into selection, open tube copy and paste as a new image arrange invert/delete change the blend mode to Lumiance(L)  and lower the opacity to 70 add a thin black gradient glow to the noise layer and delte template layer.

Bottom Rectangle : repeat the same steps as you did for the top rectangle.
Open tube c/p resize if needed , duplicate Guassian Blur 4.00 and change the blend mode to Soft Light and add d/s to your original tube layer.

Now Time To Add The Elements
I Used  the following
Grass : 85% and move below your tube do not add d/s
Moon 1 : 45%
Grave 2 : 50%
Skull & Cat : 35%
Hat 1 : 25%
Graves : 60% mirror and move behind your tube and grass layers
Clock : 45% and move behind your oval noise layer.
Clouds : 85% move above your clock duplicate/merge down do not add a d/s
Add anymore elements you wish and add dropshadow of choice to all your elements and template layers
When your happy with your tag close off your white background layer and merge visable resize if needed.
 Open paper 15 apply mask/merge group and erase the BEWARE words on each side.
Add your copyright, I add mine after i have resized it it keeps it crisp and clear.
Add your name in font of choice.
Save as a PNG and Your Done!



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