Sunday, October 17, 2010

Beware the Witching Hour PTU

Hello!! I have this Bewitching tag for you for Halloween!
This tutorial was written for those who have a working knowledge of PSP. Any similarity to another tutorial is purely coincidental.

:Supplies Needed:
PSP X3 but any version will work and Animation Shop
 Tube of choice I am using Martin Abel which you can find here 
Scrap kit is The Witching Hour by Jill found at Scraps and the City found here
Thank you Jill!
Font of choice I used BN Manson Nights
Mask I used Insatiable Dreams mask 320 found here 
Add Drop Shadow as you go with your settings at 2, 2, 65, 15 
Let's Begin!
Open up a new image any size you like. Flood fill white
Open up frame 3 copy and paste as new layer
Open up your tube of choice and copy and paste like she is sitting on the frame see my example above. Open up Hat element, resize and place on her head. Open up the broom element and place below your tube like she's sitting on it.
With your rectangle tool making sure your foreground set to black and the fill is closed and width setting set at 6 draw a rectangle below your tube, see my example above. Convert to raster. With your magic wand tool click inside rectangle and got to Selections-Modify-Expand by 3. Open up paper 2 and change color. To do that press down Shift key and L, your settings should be at Hue 207 Saturation 114 Copy and paste as new layer still having your paper layer highlighted go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect

Now go back to frame 3 and with your magic wand click inside each box making sure you get inside all of the areas, to click multiple areas hold down the Shift key as you click, Go to Selections-Modify-Expand by 3 then open up paper 9 and with your paper layer still highlighted go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect
Now on the same frame using your magic wand again click inside the left frame then go to Selections-Modify- Expand by 3 and then open up tube of the same artist and copy and paste as new layer. With your tube layer still highlighted go to Selections-Invert-Delete-Deselect. Repeat this process for the 2 frames using a different tube from the same artist. See my example above. Then on each tube change Blend Mode to Luminance

Then add the rest of your elements, the clock, the flowers, the raven, and the candlestick
On the bottom layer copy and paste paper 9 again and add your mask, invert mask
  Drop shadow where you like, Type out Beware of the Witching Hour and add your name and copyright info and you are done. 
If you would like to animate please continue below to Animation Shop 
:Animation Shop:
To animate the candle flame on your tag we will do it in animation shop. 
So in PSP right click, copy merged and paste into Animation Shop as new animation. Then go back to PSP and highlight your candle layer. With the Warp Brush and your settings set at Size 20, Hardness 0, Strength 100, Step 25, Edge Mode Background, Draft Quality medium, Final Apply is clicked and Warp mode on left twirl.  click on the flame of the candle and click once or twice not too many times then right click, copy merged and paste into animation shop after current frame. Then go back to PSP and repeat the process until you have 4 frames in animation shop. Change frame animation to 20 and view animation, If you are satisfied save and you are done!

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