Sunday, 20 September 2009

The Raven

Tube of choice - I am using this beautiful tube from KatNDKA which can be purchased from NK Art Shop
Scrapkit - 'Scream at the Night' a great freebie kit from Lacarolita's Designz here
Mask I am using is WSL 221 which you can find here
Font of choice - I am using Twilight and Tahoma
Ok - Open a new image 650x650 floodfill white
Add a new raster layer, select all and paste a background or paper of choice into selection, select none (I am using the background image that came with the tube)
Open the gates from the kit, copy & paste as a new layer
resize slightly & drop shadow 5 5 70 5
Copy & paste the gravestone below the gates layer, resize, sharpen & drop shadow
Resize the stars layer and paste as a new layer, sharpen more
Add any elements from the kit you like
I added the moon, a bat and one of the cats
Paste your tube as a new layer, position, resize if necessary and drop shadow
Add a new raster at the top, select all, contract by 6, invert and floodflill selection with black
Resize all layers by 85% and sharpen
Open a new image 600x600 floodfill white
Copy merged your tag onto this new image
select all, float, defloat, effects, 3d effects buttonize
Height & width at 20
Opacity 75
select none
Copy Paper 8 from the kit and paste as a new layer above background
Apply mask, delete & merge group
Use your deform tool to push in the sides slightly
Type your words of choice around the frame
I used some quotes from 'The Raven' poem and lower the opacity of the words
Add your name and copyright info
Delete the background layer & save as a Png!