The Dark Side


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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on April 4th 2018
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. All tutorials are for non-profit personal use only. No distribution allowed except via text link.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X9 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used FoglihtenNo04
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
AndreeaCernestean_Tube/ScrapBundle_pkg42 by Honored Scraps

I used the awesome artwork of Andeea Cernestean
You can purchase her work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Andreea’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 851 x 315 and flood fill with white
Open Element_34
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position so the left gate and pillar are on the canvas, the rest off canvas

Duplicate and Image, Mirror
Layers, Merge, Merge Down – rename Gates
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element_31
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Center Gate
Position in the middle of the Gates
You want the top of the arch at the top of the canvas

Grab you Change to Target brush with these settings:
Shape: Square / Size: 850 / Hardness, Density, Thickness & Opacity: 100 / Step: 10 / Rotation: 0
Set your foreground to white, click once on the Center Gate
Add the same drop shadow
Move below the Gates layer

Open Element_30
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Stump
Move below the Center Gate layer
Position behind the center gate where it looks best
Erase any you don’t want/need
Add the same drop shadow

Activate Gates
Open Element_50
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tree
Position in front on the left side gate
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element_45, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Lamp
Position on the right side in front of the gate
Use your Change to Target brush again with the same settings
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element_47 and resize to 75%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Skulls
Position on the left side to the right side of the tree
I only placed 2 of the skulls on canvas, the bottom one is off canvas

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice, I used Paper_4
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename BG
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer – rename Top
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Multiply and reduce the opacity to 67

Open Element_41
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Position on the right side, keeping the parts you want on canvas
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element_27
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Red Roses
Image, Mirror
Position on the bottom right corner
Add the same drop shadow
Open Element_24 and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Black Rose
Position in the middle of the red roses
Add the same drop shadow

Open WordArt_3
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename WA
Duplicate and on the original, add the same drop shadow
On the copy, change the blend mode to Screen
Reduce the opacity to about 48

Add a new raster layer – name it Frame
Flood fill with a color of choice – I used #5C5F82
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Press delete
Selections, None
Add the same drop shadow BUT check the shadow on new layer
Activate the Frame
Add the drop shadow again BUT change the V&H to -2 (minus 2)

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used FoglihtenNo04
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, Convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a jpg/png

To Make The AV
There are other ways to do this, this is just the way I do it
Duplicate your time line
Working on the copy – Select the crop tool
In the Toolbar – set the width & height to 180

Move the crop selection to where you want for your AV

Click OK

Delete any layers you don’t want/need
Add a new raster layer – name it Frame
Ensure this is your top layer – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Flood fill with a color of choice
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Press delete
Selections, None
Your drop shadow should still be set to -2 and on a new layer
Apply this, then activate the Frame again
Apply the drop shadow again setting the V&H back to +2

Using the same font and settings as before
Add your name or initial
Apply the same Gradient Glow

Add your artists copyrights (if your tube is on the AV) add your scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a jpg/png

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