Mashed Halloween

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on September 22nd 2012.
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X4 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used LHF Scriptana REG
Lokas Software – 3D Shadow
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
IB Mashi 9-3 by Abstract (available exclusivily at CDO) or one of choice

I used the awesome artwork of Mashi
You will need a license from CDO to use her work.
Please do not use Mashi’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400×400 ad flood fill with white
Open element13 from the kit, resize to 200pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer onto your main canvas
Position up and towards the left hand side
Duplicate and Image, Mirror
Move the copy down slightly
You want the two frames overlapping slightly
With the copy active
Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Duplicate this layer
On the original
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – Radius set to 5

Effects, Plugins, DSB Flux – Blast
Direction: Left / Percentage (%): 10
Repeat the blast changing the direction to right

Open a paper of choice and resize to 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer between your 2 frames layers
Position the paper inside one of the frames
Now using your freehand selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection round the frame you placed the paper behind

Selections, Invert
Activate the paper layer and press delete on your keyboard once
Selections, None
Repeat this for the other frame

Open element 9 and reize by 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer
Move to the top of your layer palette
Position over the frame where it looks best
Duplicate and Image, Mirror

Open another paper of choice – I used paper 5
Copy and paste as a new layer (you don’t need to resize)
Position the paper as you like it
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_MaskHalloween0905 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to canvas and hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Now resize this layer by 95% – all layers unchecked

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer, resizing if needed
Drag to the top of your layer palette
Add a drop shadow of choice
I used Lokas Software – 3D Shadow

Open element15 and resize by 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position where it looks best on your tag
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Choose the fat preset, glow width 3

Select your text tool and choose a font
Set your foreground to null, background to a color/paper of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name
Use the nodes to angle/stretch your text (if needed/required)
When happy convert to raster

Add a gradient glow of choice
I just moved the 2nd node in slightly on mine

Add the same drop shadow using Lokas Software 3D Shadow as you did to your tube
Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer

Hide the white background layer and crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

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