Monday, October 7, 2013
Prihodko Chilling Night PTU
There are no examples; users should have a working knowledge of PaintShopPro.
> I am using PaintShop Pro XI, though any version can be used.
> Tube and Close-up of Choice - I used Alex Prihodko which can not be used without a License. You may purchase the tube from PicsForDesign.
> "A Chilling Night" is an awesome PTU scrapkit created by Jackie's Jewels and is available at Pimpin' PSPers Warehouse (currently on sale).
> Twyzted T's Temp39 (or one of your choosing). Be sure to say thank you if you download.
> Font of Choice - I used Wizards Magic
> Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow (optional)
~Here We Go~
* NOTE * For my tag, I recolored all of the "Glitter" layers to #593829 using PSP's Manual Color Correction. (Raster 5, 7, 9, 11, and 14) When I finished adding papers and/or tubes to the layers that had these frames, I merged visible and re-named with original Raster Layer Names used in the Template. For example, Raster 7 is the glitter frame for Raster 3. When merged visible, name is RASTER 3.
For my personal taste, the template is quite large. I re-sized all layers so that the end result is less than 600x600 (on a duplicate of course). Delete credit layer and Raster 15.
One layer at a time, on Raster 8 and Raster 10, perform these same steps. Select All; Float; Defloat; copy and paste Paper 13. Selections; Invert; hit Delete on paper layer. Select none. Delete template layer.
On Raster 10 circle Select All; Float; Defloat; copy and paste Close-Up; position to your liking; Selections; Invert; hit Delete on tube layer. Select none. Change Blend Mode to one that suits your tag.
Repeat for the Raster 8 circle. Depending upon the look you want, perhaps use a different blend mode.
On Raster 3 Circle Select All; Float; Defloat. Duplicate layer; keep selected. Open Paper 4; copy; Paste Into Selection. Select None. Delete template layer.
Open Lanterns; Copy and paste; mirror; re-size as needed; place where you like best.
On Raster 2 Circle Select All; Float; Defloat. Duplicate layer; keep selected. Open Paper 9; copy; Paste Into Selection. Select None. Delete template layer.
On Raster 12 Select All; Float; Defloat; copy and paste Paper 11; position over the rectangles to your liking. Selections; Invert; hit Delete on paper layer. Select none. Delete template layer.
Open Fog; copy and paste above the Raster 12 layers; position where you like.
Open Moon 2; copy and paste; re-size to fit your tag; place below Raster 12 rectangles.
Open Bird 3; copy and paste; re-size to fit your tag; place above Moon.
On Raster 4 Select All; Float; Defloat; Modify; Expand by 1. Copy and paste Paper 3; position to your liking. Selections; Invert; hit Delete on paper layer. Select none. Delete template layer.
Open Skeleton 2, copy and paste above Paper 3; re-size as needed; place where desired.
Open Magic, copy and paste; Rotate 90 Degrees (left or right). Place to left or right side of tag; send layer to bottom. Duplicate; image; mirror. This element will appear differently on white background than it does on black background.
Copy and paste your Tube as top layer. Add other elements to decorate your tag; I used Cauldron, Candle, Books, Flower, Grass.
I cropped then re-sized all layers my final tag dimensions are 591x536. When you re-size, be sure to sharpen as needed.
Now add the proper Crediting. Adding them after resizing your tag will ensure that they remain crisp; clear; and easy to read.
Now add your Name. I used the Wizards Magic Font and added Noise and small Gradient Glow.
Thank you for trying my tutorial. Any ideas contained that are similar to others are purely coincidental. Do not copy and claim as your own. Group Owners may link to my tutorial.
October 7, 2013