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Friday, October 9, 2009

postheadericon Spooktacular Tut

Feel free to use my tutorial as a guide and
have fun giving it your own spin.

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of PSP.

Needed Supplies & Filters :

Tube of Choice .. I am using the work of Chrissy Clark which you must have a license to use. Please do not use her work without purchasing through My Tag Art here
Pls note mine is licensed through AMI where her art was previously sold.

Scrap Kit of Choice .. I have used a gorgeous PTU scrapkit from Cora called Spooktacular, which you may purchase here.

Mask of Choice .. I have used WSL_Mask84 which can be downloaded from weescotslass here.

Filters required ... Xenofex (Constellation) & Animation Shop

Font of Choice .. I have used CK Mystery.

Let's get started !

New Image 600x600 and floodfill with white. Open your mask in PSP.

Copy and paste Textured Paper 5. New mask layer from image, WSL_Mask84, invert mask data unchecked, and merge group.

Duplicate twice and rename layers Mask 1, Mask 2 & Mask 3. On your first mask layer apply the following Constellation :

Apply the same Constellation to your next mask layer and hit random once. Apply again to your last mask layer hitting random twice. If you decide not to animate your tag, then just skip the duplicate twice.

Copy and paste Tree, resize 65% and drop shadow with a light gray.
I have used 2/2/40/4 throughout the rest with color black.

Copy and paste Fog and position towards the top. Layer duplicate and image flip.

Copy and paste Frame 5 and resize 65%. Using your magic wand, select all the areas in the middle of your frames and selections/modify/expand 5. Copy and paste Paper 10, selections invert and hit delete. Do not deselect.

Copy and paste your selected tubes and hit delete. Select none. Drop shadow your frame.

Copy and paste Black Cat, resize 30%, rotate right 15 and drop shadow. Position bottom right side. Copy and paste Bat, resize 30% and drop shadow. Position top left side. Layer duplicate, mirror and position lower on the right side.

Copy and paste Moon, resize 30% and drop shadow. Position top right side. Copy and paste Spider 1, resize 30% and drop shadow. Position on the left side of your frame as if the spider is hanging from it.

Copy and paste Skeleton 2, resize 50% and drop shadow. Drag this layer so it sits just above your fog layers. Position so it appears the skeleton is peeking out from behind your frame.

At this point if you need to, resize your tag. I have used 500x500. Add your copyright and name. I have used CK Mystery black size 60 with the following gradient glow.

If you are choosing not to animate, then you can save your tag.

To animate, close off Mask Layer 2 & 3 (the lil eye icon in your layer palette), Edit/Copy Merged and paste as new animation in Animation Shop. Close off Mask Layer 1 and open Mask Layer 2, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. Close off Mask Layer 2 and open Mask Layer 3, Edit/Copy Merged and paste after current frame in AS. Save as a gif.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial.
Pls feel free to experiment and use my tutorial as a guide.

Please feel free to send me your results.
I'd love to see what you came up with.


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