Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Halloween! PTU tut

*What you will need*

PaintShopPro (any version should work)
Font I used : Creepy
(Creepy is a pay font, so I cannot give you the link... there are
others out there like it, you'll have to search around)

**This tutorial assumes that you have working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro.**

**This tutorial was written by Aimee Pryor on October 4, 2011.  
Any similarity between this tutorial and another is nothing but 
coincidence.  You may link back to my tutorials, but do
not copy them and put them on your own group or site of any kind.  
If you'd like to share your creation,
you may email them to me at tnt-aimee@live.com and I will share 
them here :o) Thanks!**

Ok, let's start by downloading and installing the font
you're going to use for the tut.

In PSP - Open a new image - 700 x 700 pixels.
Open black frame from kit - Resize 90% - Copy and paste
as a new layer on the new image.
Image - Rotate - Clockwise.
Using your magic wand (Feather and tolerance set to 0)
Click inside the frame.  Selections - Modify - Expand
by 4.  Choose a paper from the kit - Copy and paste
as a new layer.  Selections - Invert - Delete.

We're now going to create a little scene.
I'll list the elements I used and how I resized them,
you can arrange them any which way you'd like.

House - 50%
Brown tree - 50% (Duplicate and arrange)
Black tree - 45%
Scarecrow - 35%
Coffin - 35%
Gate - 50% (Duplicate and arrange)
Owl - 25%

You'll notice that the brown trees and the gate go beyond the frame.
This is why we keep the selection inverted...
Go back to those 4 layers and hit delete.

Once satisfied.... select none.  Now let's add a drop shadow
of 2, -2, 70, 8 - Black to each of those layers.
Add the same drop shadow to the frame layer.
Isn't that looking awesome?!

One more step before merging them together....
Open the spider from the kit - Resize him at 35%
Copy and paste him around the top part of the frame
(look at my tag if needed).
Add a new layer and grab your paint brush.
Size - 3 - Color black, paint a line from the spider to the
top part of the frame.  Merge just those two layers
together - Apply drop shadow used before.
Make sure the spider is below the frame layer.
Now Merge visible.

Feel free to take a break now if you'd like....
If not, let's keep going!!

Now let's open all the kids (there are three) and the black
cat.  Resize each of the kids by 45% - Copy and paste as new layers.
Arrange them each to your liking.  Resize the cat by 35% -
Copy and paste as new layer and arrange to your liking.
Apply same drop shadow to each of those layers.
Merge visible again.

Open the Happy Halloween word art from the kit.
Resize 80% - Copy and paste as a new layer.
Arrange to the top of the frame.  I separated
the words and got rid of the space between them.
Select all - Float - Defloat - Modify by 4.
Copy a paper from the kit and paste as new layer.
Selections - Invert - Delete.
Move the paper layer below the word art.
Select none - Apply drop shadow to the paper
layer.  Merge visible.

Now we're going to change the canvas size to 800 x 800
pixels.  This gives us room to add a mask and the web.
Copy web from the kit - Paste as new layer
and arrange to the left side of the tag - Duplicate.
Merge just those two web layers together.
Resize the web layers by 105%.
Arrange to your liking and move to the bottom
of the tag.

Add a new layer - Select all - Choose a paper
from the kit and copy.  Paste INTO selection.  Select none.
Apply a mask of your choice to that paper.
Merge group - Make sure this mask layer is below
the web layer.

Resize and crop the image to your liking.
Add name and all copyright info.
Save as .png for a transparent background and
.jpg for a white background.

I hope you enjoyed this tut and it wasn't too confusing to you!!
Thanks :o)

    I also created this cluster frame using the kit.
Feel free to download the frame HERE.
Don't forget to leave some love!!

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