Monday, January 3, 2011

I Heart Goth

Clicking on the image will allow you to enlarge for bigger view.


1 tube of choice - I used the artwork of Anna Marine which can now be found at CDO
Font of Choice - I used UnZialish here
Weescotlass Mask 236 here
Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow
DSB Flux - Bright Noise
“I Heart Goth” is a PTU tagger size scrap kit created by Rieka Rafiti and can be purchased from Scraps with Attitude. You can visit her blog here.
Thank you Rieka for such an awesome kit!

This tutorial was written assuming you have a working knowledge of PSP.

~♥~ Let’s get started ~♥~

Open up a 700 x 700 blank canvas.
Flood fill white.

Copy and paste Frame 2 as a new layer.
Resize 85%.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.

Use my tag as reference and move the frame and tube into position.

Highlight the frame layer.
Click inside with your Magic Wand.
Selections/Modify/Expand by 3.
Copy and paste Paper 14 as a new layer.
Resize 85%
Tap the delete key.

Highlight your tube layer.
Move the duplicated layer below the frame layer and into position - see my tag for reference.
Highlight the paper layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
Highlight the duplicated tube layer.
Tap the delete key.
Change the Properties to Overlay.
Duplicate/Lower the Opacity to 42.

Add your embellishments. I used:
Sparkle 1
Arch: Resize 70%
Bow 1: Resize 35%
Bottle: Resize 85%
Cup: Resize 50%

Crop your image.

Highlight your white background.
Select All
Copy and paste Paper 1 Into Selection.
Apply the mask
Merge Group.
Position it behind the paper/frame layers.

Add your credits.

Add your name.
In your color pallet:
Foreground: Black
Background: Null
Width: 2

Make your Ellipse Tool active set on circle.
Make a circle that’s a little larger than the frame.

In your color pallet:
Foreground: Black
Background: Patten/Set to Paper 1
Stroke: 2

Move your curser along the edge of the circle where you want your name.
When you see the rocking A click the mouse.
A Text Box will appear.
Type your name in it.
In your layers pallet click on the + sign.
Close out the New Ellipse layer.
Highlight Vector 1 layer.
Convert to Raster layer.

Select All/Float/Defloat
Selections/Modify/Contract by 2.
Give your name a slight inner bevel:

Apply Greg’s Factory Output Vol. II - Pool Shadow:
Default Settings

Apply DSB Flux - Bright Noise:
Intensity: 25
Mix: checked

Resize all layers 80%.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
I’d love to see your results and show it off in my gallery.
Email me!

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