Thursday, August 23, 2012

Blood Thirsty

*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On August 23, 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 Espectro Swash it is a Pay Font 
But here is a free one that will work just as well ~ HERE
Mask #Big Mask 1 by Vix ~ HERE
Template #183 By Kristin  ~ HERE
Dropshadow of choice

*Plugins Used*
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow 
VM Extravaganza - Transmission
Tramages - Pool Shadow

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome Art of Elias Chatzoudis
This tube was purchased at PTE when they were open
His work  can be purchased at his store  ~ HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrapkit Of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome PTU kit Blood Thirsty By Inzpired Creations
And can be purchased ~ HERE 
Thank you Nicky for making such wonderful kits to create with :)

Always remember to duplicate your tube and close the original
C/P means copy and paste as a new layer Unless otherwise stated
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 duplicate close original, delete credits floodfill your background layer with white, Image canvas Size 850x750 we can resize later I just like enough room to work.
Black Top & Black Bottom rectangles : Merge together, select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 14 c/p into selection/deselect and delete template layer add d/s.
White top & Bottom rectangles : repeat the same steps as you did for the previous rectangles except use paper 7.
Grey top & Bottom Rectangles : Repeat the same steps as you did for the previous rectangles except use paper 11.
Grey Top & Bottom Square : Select all/float/defloat new layer floodfill with black apply VM Extravganza - Transmission 
Line Width - 4
Offset - 0
Contrast - 40
Deselect and delete template layer, add d/s.
Dark Grey Top & Bottom rectangle : Select all/float/defloat , make a gradient Foreground #790700 and background black Linear. Angle-45, Repeats-3, Invert checked, add a new layer and floodfill with your gradient, then apply Tramages - Pool Shadow default setting or play around untill you find what looks best to you, then apply Blinds with the following settings
Width - 6
Opacity - 20
Horizontal - Unchecked
Light From Top - checked
Color Black
Deselect and delete template layer, add a fat black gradient glow then  add d/s.
Circle : Select all/flaot/defloat new layer open paper 12 c/p into selection deselect and add d/s.
Open tube c/p arrange duplicate Guassian Blur 3.00 and change the blend mode to soft light, add d/s to original tube layer.
Now Time To Add The Elements
I Used The Following
Web 2 : Move behind the circle layer.
Fog : move behind the web layer arrange duplicate/mirror.
Moon 1 : 65% 
Lightning : arrange
Bow : 65%
Cocktail 2 : 60%
Raven : 50%
Candles 1 : 45%
Lips 1 : 40% pick tool and rotate slightly.
Add anymore elements you wish and a dropshadow to each
When your happy with your tag close off your white background layer and merge visable resize to a width of 650
Open paper 15 Apply Tramages - Pool Shadow default settings c/p apply mask/merge group resize by 95%
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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