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Monday, 27 August 2012

Witching Hour





Witching Hour

In this tutorial I used the gorgeous art of Alicia Mujica.
You need a license to use Alicia’s art.
I purchased my tube from PSP Tubes Emporium
but they are now available here.

The kit I used is called “Witching Hour” by
This is a lovely kit with some great elements,
thank you Cora!
You can get it here.

You will also need a mask, I used Insatiable Dreams mask 565, here.

Font is JI Belfry, here.


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Don’t forget to sharpen up your elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will be a little blurry; check out my Tips and Tricks page for more info.

I used a drop shadow throughout of vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 70, blur 5.



Open a new transparent canvas 600 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.

Open one of the papers and copy, I used pd12-pp-06.  Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, deselect and apply the mask.  Resize 80%.

Open p12-frame-02 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%.

Open another of the papers and copy, this time I used pd12-pp08.  Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 10, make a new layer below the frame and paste the paper into the selection, deselect.  Apply the drop shadow to the frame.

Open your tube and paste as  new layer, resize as needed, position inside the frame and apply the drop shadow. 

Open pd12-broom and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 65%, drag down below the tube, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-candles, paste as a new layer and bring to the top.  Resize 65%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-spell-book and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35% and rotate 10 degrees to the right, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-cauldron and paste as a new layer.  Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-bottle-02 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-flower-03 and paste as a new layer.  Resize 50%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-spider and paste as a new layer.  Resize 25%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-bottle-01 and paste as a new layer.  Mirror, resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-cat and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-gravestone and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, drag down so its just above the mask layer, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Open pd12-moon-bats and paste as a new layer.  Resize 70%, and place in position.  Leave off the drop shadow for now.

Open pd12-tree and paste as a new layer.  Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.

Check the positions of your layers and make any necessary adjustments.  When you are happy go back to the moon-bats layer and duplicate it.  Drag the duplicate up above the tree. Erase the moon from the top copy so you will have the moon below the tree and the bats above it.  You don’t need to be really fussy over this, it will all blend in.  Apply the drop shadow to the bottom copy of moon-bats.

When you are done, crop your tag and add your copyright information and text, then export as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.  

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, you can email me here.  As always, I would love to see your result and include it in the gallery!











 

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