Sunday, 25 October 2009

Witches Brew

Tube of choice - I am using the artwork of David Boller which may be purchased from UpYourArt
Scrapkit - a gorgeous ptu kit from KatNKDA which you may purchase from NK Art Shop
Mask - I using VixMask Halloween01 here
Font of choice
OK - Open a new image 700x600 floodfill white
Copy element 38, paste as a new layer & resize to fit
click in centre of frame and expand by 8
Copy one of the purple papers from the kit, resize & paste as a new layer
selections, invert, delete & drag below frame layer, select none
Using your preset shape tool set on elipse, foreground nil, background white
draw a circle the same size as a the frame
use your deform tool to pull it into shape and position below the paper layer
convert to raster layer
(this is to keep the mask from showing through the frame)
merge these 3 layers together
Add your tube & position, drop shadow 5 5 70 9
Copy the flowers, element 10, resize and sharpen
position above the frame but below the tube layer
Resize elements 7, 5 and 20
position them to the side of the frame, sharpen all and drop shadow
0 0 70 5
Copy element 24, resize and paste as a new layer on the other side
sharpen and apply same drop shadow
Copy the book, element 25, resize and sharpen
click inside both page with magic wand and expand by 5
copy one of the black papers from the kit, resize and paste as a new layer
selections, invert, delete and drag below the book layer, select none
drop shadow the book as above
set you font background to a light colour and type some words
I typed the poem
'eye of newt, toe of frog, wool of bat, tongue of dog
double double, toil and trouble, fire burn & cauldron bubble'
copy element41, reize & flip and position in the centre of book
sharpen more
Copy element 18 & paste as a new layer above the background layer
resize so it fits nicely around the frame
Hide background layer & merge visible all other layers
resize by 85% , sharpen & crop
Add a new raster layer above background layer, select all
Resize paper10 and paste into selection, select none
apply mask, delete & merge group
Add your name and apply noise at random 20
add your copyright info, delete background layer
save as a Png!