Thursday, September 10, 2009

Trick or Treat

You will need the following supplies to complete this tutorial.
Scrapkit made by Missy it's called Trick or Treat. I You can't get this kit just another Halloween themed kit.
Template by Butter. Look under Her templates.
Tubes of choice. I used the work of Elias and You can find His tubes at MPT. You will need a license to use any of His work.
Font of choice.
Xero radiance optional.
Eye Candy 4000 optional.

Open the tubes and template in psp and minimize Your tubes. On the template Shift+D to duplicate the template and close out the original. Delete the copyright and background layers. We won't be needing them anymore. Choose the shape layer and with Your magic wand click on the canvas.

Find a paper from the kit Your using that matches Your tubes and open it in psp go to edit copy edit copy paste as new layer on Your canvas. Selections invert and hit the delete key on Your keyboard. Selections select none and delete the original layer. Effects 3d Effects drop shadow with the following settings vertical and horizontal 2 opacity 55 blur 8.00 color black. Repeat with the vertical and horizontal -2.

On the dotted lines layer go to selections select all selections float selections defloat. Layers new raster layer and flood fill this layer with a color that compliments Your tube and tag. Give this layer the same drop shadow only change the blur to 5.00. Delete the original layer.

Ok this next step is kind of tricky so pay attention to what I say. On the rectangle layer use Your magic wand and holding down Your shift key click inside all of the squares. Selections modify expand by 2 and find a paper from the kit You like and paste it as a new layer doing as We did above. Here is the tricky part. Do NOT delete the original layer. Selections select none. Now on the rectangle layer do the shift thing again. We are now going to add our borders. Selections modify expand by 5 click ok and then go to selections modify select selection borders both sides and anti alias checked border width 2. Now add a new layer and flood fill it with a darker color. Drag this layer above Your rectangles filled layer. Selections select none. Give this layer a drop shadow of choice. Don't delete the original layer yet.

Back on the original layer go and do the magic wand again expande by 6 and paste Your tube as a new layer and position as You like it. I just used one tube in a laying down position so it would stretch over the squares. Selections invert delete and selections select none. Now here is the optional part. I duplicated My tube went to adjust blur gaussian blur 5.00. Effects xero radiance and used the default settings. Then so that the blur didnt' show outside of My frame layer I clicked on that original layer again with the steps as above went to selections invert and on the tube layers and then I hit delete and it removed the dark edges. Give one of the tubes a drop shadow of choice. I also lowered the opacity on the top layer to 85 percent.

Choose the bottom line layer and use Your magic wand on the canvas to select it and then do the same for the top line layer using Your shift key and holding it down as You click. Add a new layer and flood fill it with a darker color and go to effects texture effects weave gap size width and opacity on 1 weave color black and for the gap color I used a color from My paper. Add a drop shadow of choice and delete the original layer.

I gave My bats layer a gradient glow with Eye candy 4000 but that's optional and then I gave them a drop shadow.On the thin lines border use Your magic wand and while holding down the shift key add a new layer and flood fill it and then go to effects texture effects blinds and give it a light setting. Give it a drop shadow and then delete the original layer.

Now just add all Your elements, name, and copyright and Your done..Save as png.

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