Thursday, May 2, 2013

Midnight Storm

Supplies Needed

1 tube of choice – I used the wonderful artwork of Christina Lank which can be purchased from PSPTube Stop.  You must have a license to use.

Font of choice – I used Romance Fatal Serif here

My Supplies here
Which include template, elements, and mask
These supplies are to be used for this tutorial only.

PlugIns used:
VM Natural – Sparkle
Mura’s Meister - Copies

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

~~ Let’s get started ~~

Open up the template.
Shift + D.
Close out the original.
Delete the credit layer.

Highlight Raster 2 layer.
Click on it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with #333842
Adjust/Add Remove Noise/Add Noise:
Gaussian checked
Noise: 50%
Delete the template layer.

Color Pallet:
Foreground: #83acc5
Background: #eaeef7
Style: Linear
Angle: 0
Repeat: 0
Invert checked

Highlight Raster 3 layer.
Click anywhere outside of it with your Magic Wand.
New Raster layer.
Flood fill with Gradient.
Lock the layer by clicking on the lock icon at the top of your layers pallet.
Adjust/Blur/Gaussian Blur:
Radius: 10
Click the lock icon again to unlock the layer.
Change the Properties to Multiply
Apply VM Natural – Sparkle:
Use Default settings accept move the Random Seed button to get the star look you want.

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer.
If you’re using the same one as I did, Resize 65% and snug nicely into the bottom right corner of the gradient layer.

Add your elements I supplied and resize as follows:
Flower: Duplicate/Resize 85%/Duplicate/Resize 70%
Doodle:  Duplicate/Mirror/Flip

Highlight your white canvas (Raster 1)
New Raster layer.
Paste your tube as a new layer.  If you’re using the same tube as I did, resize to 65%.
Apply Mura’s Meister – Copies:
Choose Wallpaper – Rotate –
Change Number to 25.
If you can see any of the white canvas after applying Mura’s Meister - Copies then duplicates the layer and move to cover the gap.
Merge Visible both Mura’s Meister Copies layers.
Apply the mask.
Merge Group.
Tap the letter K on your keyboard to activate the Pick Tool and pull the sides in – see my tag for reference.

Crop your image.

Add your copyrights.

Add your name.
Color Pallet:
Foreground:  #000000
Background: #44505d
Stroke: 1.0

Type your name.
Convert to Raster layer.
Give it a slight Inner Bevel:
 photo NameInnerBevel-1_zpse507dee6.jpg

Select All/Float/Defloat
Selections/Modify/Expand by 2.
New Raster layer below your name.
Flood fill with #e7edf3
Merge Visible both name layers.

Resize all layers 80%.
I’d love to see your results.
Email me!

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