Sunday, 10 October 2010

Hands Off the Pumpkins!

Tube of choice - I am using a tube by Elias Chatzoudis which is available to purchase from MPT
they have a lot of Halloween tubes on sale under 'Holiday Tubes'
Scrapkit - a great ptu kit from KatNKDA called 'It's Pumpkin Time' which may be purchased from NK Artshop
Mask - Vix Mask Halloween 0904 here
Font - I am using 'Bloody' which you can find at Dafont
Eye candy gradient glow
Open up a new image in PSP 600x600 floodfill white
add a new raster layer and select all
Open background 03 from the kit, copy & paste into selection, select none
apply mask, delete & merge group, duplicate & merge down
Resize the scarecrow and paste as a new layer, sharpen
resize & paste the pumpkins as a new layer & position at bottom, sharpen
copy & paste your tube, resize if necessary and drop shadow 5 5 70 11 black
copy the signpost, resize by 30% and paste as a new layer
using the dropper tool, select an orange shade from the pumpkins and use as your background colour, foreground nul, type your words, position & convert to raster layer
drop shadow the words layer 2 3 70 5 black and merge down onto the signpost
move the signpost below the pumpkins and use your deform tool to turn slightly
add one of the bats from the kit, resize & position
Type your name using the same orange shade and apply a black gradient glow, drop shadow as before, duplicate and on the duplicate layer adjust blur gaussian blur 6
add your copyright info
delete background layer & merge visible
save as a Png!