Saturday, 10 October 2009

Spooky Halloween

Tube of choice - I am using the artwork of Ismael Rac which is available to purchase from AMI
Scrapkit - a freebie Halloween kit from Vix - 'Halloweeny Part one' which you can find here
Mask also by Vix which you can grab at the same link
Fonts I used are Helloween 2 available from Dafont and Chiller available from Acid Fonts
Eye candy gradient glow
Ok - Open a new image in PSP 600x600 floodfill white
Copy and paste Frame 2 as a new layer
with your selection tool set on rectangle, draw a selection around the inner frame
add a new raster layer and floodfill black, select none and drag below the frame layer
Copy the sparkles from the kit and paste as a new layer above the black layer
position and duplicate, mirror and move into position
Copy & paste frame3 as a new layer above the original frame layer, position
add a drop shadow to both frames 0 0 70 5
copy the grimoire, resize and position, use your deform tool to turn it slightly to the left
sharpen and drop shadow as above
copy the pentagram, resize and place on the book, sharpen
copy the grass from the kit, paste as a new layer below the book layer, duplicate and mirror
copy and paste the cauldron as a new layer, resize and sharpen and position
copy the bubbles, paste as a new layer below the cauldron layer
Add your tube, resize and position, sharpen and drop shadow 5 5 70 9
Copy glitterswirl2, resize and paste as a new layer above the background layer
position so part of it is showing at side, sharpen & drop shadow
duplicate the swirl, mirror and flip and move into position
Copy and paste glitterswirl3, resize and position along the bottom
Hide background layer and merge visible all other layers
resize by 85% and crop
unhide background and add a new raster layer above it, floodfill black
apply the mask, delete and merge group
Using the helloween font - type the letter j using black as your background colour
stretch it out and apply a gradient glow using an orange shade from the frame
Type the word 'spooky' using the chiller font and position
Add your name & copyright info
delete background layer & save as a Png