Thursday, January 16, 2014

Gothic Me

*Click tag to see  full size*

**This Tutorial was written By Me On January 16, 2014
*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 Elementary Gothic ~ HERE
Summer Fresh Template #185 by Kristin ~ HERE
Big Mask #1 by Vix ~ HERE
Dropshadow of choice

*Plugins Used*
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow For Name (Optional)
VM Extravaganxa- Transmission

*Tube/s of Choice* 
I am using the Awesome art of Elias Chatzoudis
And can be purchased  ~ HERE
This is a PTU tube and you must have a license to use.

*Scrapkit Of Choice* 
I am using the Beautiful PTU Kit Beary Goth by Kristin
And can be found  ~ HERE
Thank you Kristin for making such amazing kits for us to create with.

*NOTES*
Always remember to duplicate your tube and close 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 Image canvas size 825x750 and floodfill your background layer with white
Top & Bottom Rectangle : Select all/float/defloat new layer c/p paper 11 into selection deselect and delete template layer, add a slight inner bevel.
Top & Bottom Square : Select all/float/defloat open paper 6 c/p arrange invert/delete/deselect and delete template layer.
Black Top & Bottom Rectangle : Select all/float/defloat new layer open paper 9 c/p arrange invert/delete/deselect and delete template layer.
Circle " Select all/float/defloat open paper 1 c/p invert/delete/deselect and delete template layer.
Rectangle : Select all/float/defloat new layer make a gradient from 2 colors of your kit i chose black and dark pink Angle-45/ Linear / Repeats-3 floodfill then open your closeup tube c/p  resize by 80% arrange then invert/delete/deselect, duplicate your tube mirror then merge down, duplicate again guassian blur 3.00 change the blend mode to overlay then on the original tube layer change the blend mode to Lumiance(L) and lower the opacity to 70. now on your floodfill layer apply VM Extravaganza transmission deflault settings and delete template layer.
Open main tube c/p arrange Select your circle layer again invert and erase just the legs deselect, Duplicate Guassian blur 3.00 and change the blend mode to overlay and add d/s to original tube layer.

~Time to add the elements I used the following~
Frame 1 - 60% then rotate slightly arrange over tube on the left part of the rectangle duplicate/mirror 
Clouds - 80% move above your background layer.
Crown - 35% rotate with pick tool
Roses - 60%
Skull 1 - 25% rotate with pick tool
Cupcake - 35%
Splatter - move above the cloud layer
Sparkles - Move below the 2 spike frame layers

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.
Select all Add new layer open paper 4 c/p into selection apply mask/merge group.
Merge visable then resize as desired.
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!!

~Thank You for trying my tutorial, I hope you found it fun and easy to follow~

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