Monday, January 30, 2012

Throat Full Of Glass tut...(Animated)


Supplies used:
Andy LaPlegua by Arthur Crowe. This tube is a private commission (Sorry)

Lesser Scrapkit by Bello. I bought the kit from SATC. However it is now available at Heartbeatz Creationz.
Filters:
Eyecandy 4000 (Gradient glow and Glass)
Alien Skin Xenofex 2 Shatter

Fonts:
Pixelette
Kremlin

Other supplies:
Animation Shop
Silver Gradient of choice
Combichrist logo (Right click and save)


WARNING!! This tut is not really for the faint of heart. There are multiple layers in the animation. There are also frame changes in the animation stage. If you don't want to animate you could always leave out the silver gradient part of the mirror.

I would love to see any results for this tut as well. Send them to me at tragedy6996@hotmail.com and I will post them in my blog as well :)

Okay let's get started...
Open a new canvas size 600 by 600.

C/P frame in the upper left of the canvas. Resize by 60%

C/P your tube. I used mine to position where I wanted the mirror and the cropped my canvas accordingly. Dropshadow.

Back on your frame layer. Use the magic wand to select the inside of the frame. Selections, Modify, Expand by 3.

Add new raster layer. C/P Paper 6 into background. Adjust, Hue/saturation both set to 0.

Save your selection cause we will use it again later. (Selections, Load/Save selection. Be sure to name it something you can find later)

C/P Combichrist logo. Use your deform tool to position so it is all under the frame. Change the opacity to 42.

Using the pixelette font size 10 type out your lyrics so they fit properly. I used lyrics from Combichrist's song Throat full of glass. Then I duplicate them for the bottom of the frame.
"Can't stay awake, Burning alive.
I cannot breath this poison air filled with lies.
Why can't ya see, What's done to me.
Live in fear the sun is fallin from the sky."
Change the opacity on this layer to 62.

Load the selection you made earlier. Add a new raster layer and floodfill with the silver gradient of you choice. Mine is at and angle of 45 with no repeats. Deselect.
Add Eyecandy 4000 with these settings...(This step can be skipped if you are not animating)

At this point you can add a dropshadow to the frame if you like.

Alright let's add the elements and fonts then we can come back and do the animation part.

C/P element 54. Resize by 50%. Image, Rotate, Free rotate 90 degrees. Position at the bottom of your frame. Duplicate and mirror. Position so they overlap. Merge down. Duplicate and rotate 90 degrees again. Position on the side of the frame. Duplicate and mirror. Position on the other side of the frame.

C/P Candelabra. Resize by 30%. Position in the bottom left of the frame. Dropshadow.

C/P Tombstone. Resize by 30%. Position over the candelabra. Dropshadow.
C/P short candle. Resize by 20%. Dropshadow. Duplicate 2 time for a total of 3. Position over the left part of the bottom of the tombstone at slightly staggered positions.

C/P Realistic skull. Resize by 20%. Dropshadow. Duplicate and position staggered over the right side of the tombstone.

C/P crow. Resize by 60%. Position so the tail is over your skulls. Dropshadow.

C/P angled razorblade. Resize by 20%. Use this to fill in any empty space left from the bird. Dropshadow.

Now for the text. Using the kremlin font type out your lyrics. I used
"It's hard to scream with a throat full of glass" (Yes those are f's LMAO)
Position just slightly under the elements.
Add eyecandy 4000 glass with the same settings as before.
Add Eye candy 4000 gradient glow...

And dropshadow...

Add your copyright and watermark. If you have chosen not to animate and want to skip the background go ahead and add your name using the steps above. If you are animating be sure to CLOSE your name before you start copying into animation shop if you want a blank of your tag.

Go to selections, Select all. Add a new raster layer and move to the bottom. C/P Paper 8 into selection. Deselect.

Alright...Now the fun part.

Select your gradient mirror layer.
Duplicate 9 times for a total of 10. You could always do less frames but the effect will not be as strong. Hide all your frames but the bottom one.
On the bottom mirror layer add AlienSkin Xenophex 2 with the following settings...

Hide bottom layer and open layer 2. Repeat Xenophex 2 but change Tumble to 20 and Time to 10.
Hide layer 2and open layer 3. Repeat Xenophex 2 but change Tumble to 30 and Time to 20.
Hide layer 3and open layer 4. Repeat Xenophex 2 but change Tumble to 40 and Time to 30.
Hide layer 4and open layer 5. Repeat Xenophex 2 but change Tumble to 50 and Time to 40.Hide layer 5 and open layer 6. Repeat Xenophex 2 but change Tumble to 60 and Time to 50.
Hide layer 6 and open layer 7. Repeat Xenophex 2 but change Tumble to 70 and Time to 60.
Hide layer 7 and open layer 8. Repeat Xenophex 2 but change Tumble to 80 and Time to 70.
Hide layer 8 and open layer 9. Repeat Xenophex 2 but change Tumble to 90 and Time to 80.
Hide layer 9 and open layer 10. Repeat Xenophex 2 but change Tumble to 100 and Time to 90.
Close layer 10 and open layer 1 again.

Edit, Copy merged. Paste into animation shop.
Close layer 1 and open layer 2. Copy merged and paste into animation shop AFTER current frame.
Close layer 2 and open layer 3. Copy merged and paste into animation shop AFTER current frame.
Close layer 3 and open layer 4. Copy merged and paste into animation shop AFTER current frame.
Close layer 4 and open layer 5. Copy merged and paste into animation shop AFTER current frame.
Close layer 5 and open layer 6. Copy merged and paste into animation shop AFTER current frame.
Close layer 6 and open layer 7. Copy merged and paste into animation shop AFTER current frame.
Close layer 7 and open layer 8. Copy merged and paste into animation shop AFTER current frame.
Close layer 8 and open layer 9. Copy merged and paste into animation shop AFTER current frame.
Close layer 9 and open layer 10. Copy merged and paste into animation shop AFTER current frame.

Select the 10th frame in animation shop. Animation, Frame Properties, Change to 60.

Select frame 1 again. Edit, select all. Make sure propagate paste is checked.

Back in PSP unhide your name. Edit, Copy. Paste into animation shop as a new animation. Drag to frame one of your tag.

Save and enjoy!
Here is an unanimated version...
Thanks so much for trying my tut :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Once Upon A Dream tut...


Supplies used:
Heavenly Peace Scrapkit by the amazing Tasha's Playground. This kit is available exclusive to PTE.

Sleeping Beauty tube by Tony Tzanoukakis. You can also get it from PTE.

Fliter:
Eye Candy 4000 (Glass and Gradient Glow)

Fonts:
Sakkal Majalla
Black Rose

Quote is from Sleeping Beauty
Lyrics (center) Are from Sleeping Beauty by the Divinyls.

Okay here we go.

Open a new Image size 600 by 600.
C/P Frame. Image,Rotate, Free rotate 90 Degrees Right. 
Use your magic wand tool to select the inside of the frame. Add a new raster layer.

C/P Paper 12 into selection. Add a new raster layer. C/P Close up as a new layer. Change layer property to Overlay. Duplicate and change layer property to soft light. Selection, Invert. Delete on each of your tube layers.

Using your Sakkal Majalla font size 8 in black type out your lyrics. Mine say 
A sleeping beauty, so helpless.
I confess of perfect design And while I slept
  You came in And took this heart of mine.
You can always use Mura's Meister copies to fill in the area but I just duplicated them and used my deform tool to position them how I wanted them. Change layer properties to overlay.

C/P Your main tube. Add Drop Shadow (You can always wait til the end but I always use mine for positioning)

C/P Pearls. Resize by 50%. Position in one of the corners of your tag. Duplicate. Change layer property to Multiply. Merge down. Duplicate and flip. Merge down. Duplicate and flip again. You may need to reposition them a bit.Merge Down. Add Drop Shadow. Duplicate and mirror.

C/P Frame 4. Use your deform tool to position around the original frame layer. Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen. Add drop shadow. (I erase the bits that hung down but they may work with you tube better:) Dropshadow.
C/P Wings. Flip. Use your lasso tool and select around the middle part of the wings in a circle. Delete. Position under frame 4. Use the soften brush (should be the 9th tool down) to soften the edges of the wings where you cut them. (You want just a slight bit of the feathers showing.)
Open Columns. Use your lasso tool to select only the taller column. C/P onto your tag. Resize by 75%. Dropshadow.Duplicate and mirror. Position as needed.
C/P flower 1 and 2. Resize each one by 30%. Duplicate each flower a few times and create a nice bouquet on the top of one of the columns. Merge the flower layers together. Dropshadow. Duplicate and mirror. Position on top of the other column. 
C/P Wings again. Use the deform tool to make them a bit shorter horizontally. Resize by 50%. Dropshadow.
C/P Deco. Resize by 50%. Effects, Edge Effects, Enhance. Position in the center of the wings. Dropshadow.
C/P Heart. Resize by 50%. Use the deform tool to position on a slight angle. Add dropshadow. Duplicate and mirror. Position so that it matches up with the bottom of the first heart.
Using the Black Rose font in the color from your paper type out your quote. Add noise...
Then Glass...
Then Dropshadow...
The gradient glow..Width set to 3 with these settings...

Add Copyright and watermark.

Repeat the above steps to add your name :P




Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love To Love tut...

Got a pretty simple and straight forward tut for ya today. Hope you enjoy!


Supplies used:
Awesome kit by my girl Tasha's Playground called Love To Love. You can get it at SATC.

Tube is by James Adams and you can get it from AIL

Font:
SBC Curly

Filter:
EyeCandy 4000 Gradient glow (Wordart and font)


Open a new image 600 by 600.

C/P Frame 2. Resize by 75%. Image, Rotate, Free Rotate 15 degrees Right (Make sure all layers is unchecked). Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen. Repeat Sharpen. Dropshadow.

Using your lasso tool select all the way around the outside edge of the frame. Add a new raster layer. C/P paper 14 into selection. Deselect and move this under the frame layer.

C/P tube. Tuck the bottom of the tube OVER the lace frame. Use your selection tool to select just the bottom border. Promote selection to layer and move OVER the tube. (In hindsight you could also try using the lace flowers to cover the bottom of your tube :) Dropshadow.

C/P Flower 5. Move this to the bottom layer and position so just a bit of the swirls are poking out. Duplicate and mirror.

C/P Star Scatter. Resize by 75%. The stars should barely peek out from under the frame. 

C/P Heart swirl. Resize by 75%. Position towards the top UNDER your frame. Duplicate, Flip, And mirror. Duplicate again and resize by 75%. Position again. Duplicate, Flip, Mirror. Dropshadow.

Now for our cute little cluster in the corner....C/P Flowers 3. Resize by 50%. Duplicate, Mirror and position right next to the original. Dropshadow.

C/P Cloud 2. Resize by 50% and position over the flower stems.

C/P Box. Resize by 50%

C/P frog. Resize by 50%. I used my eraser tool to remove a bit of the bottom so it would look like he was poppin out of the box.

C/P Cupcake. Resize by 25% and mirror. Position just over the edge of the boxtop.

C/P Heart 3. Resize by 25%. Use your deform tool to position slightly over the box.

C/P Heart 4. Resize by 50%. Position slightly over green heart.

C/P Wordart. Resize by 50%. Position around the center of the cluster so all the goodies show around it. Add Gradient Glow of 3...I used the color of the little froggie. Dropshadow.

Add Copyright and watermark.

Add your name (I used the paper color) and repeat the gradient glow from before 

Now wasn't that one easy :)



Tut Results and Tags Inspired by my Love Hurts Tut...

These tags where all made by the beauties at Taggers Den. The challenge was to use my tut and do something different with it :P

First up is from Sharon. Check out her blog Tagalicious Tags And Tuts



This taggie was made by Anne....

And this one was made by Jennifer...



Sunday, January 22, 2012

Love Hurts Tut


Supplies Used:

Fetish Valentine tube By Celinart Pinup. Get it at SATC 
Love Hurts kit by A Tagger's Scrap. This you can also get from SATC.
Filters:
Eyecandy 4000 (Glass and Gradient glow)
Xero XL (Nostalgia)
Font:
Dreamscar
Grunge mask of choice



Open a new image size 800 by 800.

C/P Frame 6. Duplicate frame. Change Layer properties to Multiply. Merge Down.

C/P Frame 2. Duplicate frame. Change Layer properties to Multiply. Merge Down. Resize by 85%.

Open your tube. (If you are using the same tube Duplicate both the hair and lip desaturate layers. change top layers to multiply. This will give it a more black color. Close Title and background layers. Copy merged.

Paste tube as a new IMAGE. Mirror tube and minimize for now.

Paste tube as a new layer onto your tag (I resized mine by about 65%)

Open Wordart 2. Use your magic wand tool to select the inside letters. Go to Adjust, Color Balance, Manual color correction. Four your source select the current color of the letters, Target to black. KEEP SELECTED. Add eyecandy 4000 glass with these settings...

Deselect. Now select all the glow area on the wordart. Go to adjust, Color Balance, Manual color correct and change to red. Keep selected and add inner bevel with these settings...

Deselect and add drop shadow...this is what I used...

C/P Wordart so it covers the bottom of your tube. I used my deform tool to "squish" the letters together a bit more. Use your eraser tool if you want to erase any bits that overlap your tube.

C/P Curtain 5. Rotate 90 degrees left. Resize by 50%. Position around the top right of the frame.

C/P Curtain 3. Rotate 90 degrees left. Resize by 50%. Mirror. Position just over the black curtain. Duplicate. On duplicate change the layer property to multiply. Merge down.

C/P  chained heart. Resize by 50%. Position slightly to the right of your curtains. Go to adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen more.

C/P Candalabra. Resize by 50%. Duplicate.change layer property to multiply. Merge down. Position so the bottom of the candles is sitting on top of your wordart.

C/P Mask. Resize by 50%. Use your deform tool to position mask to hide the top of the curtains.

C/P Corset 3. Resize by 50%. Duplicate 2 times. Change layer properties on BOTH duplicates to multiply. Merge down 2 times. Use the deform tool to position over the bottom of the candelabra.

C/P Wire. Mirror and then position in the upper right hand side of your tag. Add grunge mask of choice. Layers merge, Merge Group. Duplicate and mirror. Merge down. Duplicate and flip. Merge down. Move wire layer to the bottom of your tag.

C/P Boot. Resize by 75%. Mirror. position just under your other elements.
C/P Collar. Resize by 50%. Position under the top of the boot. 

C/P Cuffs 1. Resize by 50%. Position in the opening of the collar.

C/P Tickler 3. Resize by 50%. Duplicate. Change layer property to Multiply. Merge down. Use your deform tool to position and fill any blank space between your elements.

C/P Whip 2. Resize by 50%. Postion over the corset just about your wordart.

C/P Cuffs 2. Resize by 50%. Position over the corset opposite the whip.

C/P petals. Resize by 75%. Duplicate, layer property to multiply, Merge down. Duplicate again and position so the petals lay in between the originals. Merge down. Duplicate and mirror. Go to Adjust, Color Balance, Manual color correction and change these petals to black.

Use your lasso tool to select around the inside of your frame. Add a new raster layer. C/P Paper 8 into selection. Duplicate and change layer property to Multiply. Merge down. Move to just above the wire layer.

C/P the mirror version of the tube your minimized earlier.

Paste as a new layer. position as your want and go to selection, Invert. Make sure you are on the tube layer and hit delete. Deselect.

Tube should be just above the paper layer but if it is not move it there :P

Add Xero Nostalgia XL with these settings...

Change the layer property to screen. Adjust the opacity to about 80%.

Add your copyright and watermark.

Type out your name. Add eyecandy 4000 glass same settings at before.
Add eyecandy 4000 gradient glow width at 3.
Then add your dropshadow and you're done :P





Friday, January 13, 2012

Gothic Love tut (FTU)


Supplies used:
Tubes by Zindy S.D. Neilsen called Queen of the Night (Framed) And Tears Of Yesterday. You can get them at her store HERE.

Awesome freebie kit my Purple called Gothic love. Get it and many others from her blog HERE

Filters:
Eyecandy 4000 (Glass and Gradient Glow)
Xero XL Bad Dream

Font:
Aquarelle

Grunge Mask of Choice.

Let's Get a move on shall we :P

Open a new canvas size 800 by 800.

C/P Wire. Image, Rotate, Free Rotate 90 degrees (Make sure all layers is unchecked)

C/P Frame 2. Resize by 85%. Using your magic wand tool select all the inside bits of the frame (You don't have to do the edges but I like how it looked). Go to Selections, Modify, Expand by 5. Add a new raster layer. C/P Paper 8 into selection. Select none.Move under your frame layer. Choose your frame layer in your layer palette. With your magic wand select only the inside part of your frame. Selections, Modify, Expand by 5. Add a new Raster layer. C/P Closeup tube into the selection. Deselect and move this under the frame. Add Xero Bad Dream XL with the following settings...
Change your layer properties to Screen and Adjust the opacity to about 75.

C/P Moon. Position in the upper left of your tag. Dropshadow.  Move this to just above the wire layer. Select your top layer. C/P your tall tube on the left side of the frame over the moon. Add drop shadow.

C/P Goth Heart 1. Duplicate a few times and position around the frame and tube layers. Move these Under your moon but above the wire. C/P Nuts. Resize by 50%. Duplicate a few times and position over the goth Hearts.

Open Roses 1,2, and 3. Use your lasso tool to select just the leaves and stems. Adjust, Hue/Saturation both set to 0. Resize each one by 50%. C/P all 3 roses as a new layer. Duplicate each one like 3 times. Starting at the top of the frame position roses to about halfway down. Now go back on each rose and use your eraser to remove any stems that overlap the rosebuds. Hide all your layers but the roses. Click on one rose and merge visible. Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen.Unhide your other layers. Duplicate roses and flip. They may overlap a bit and if they do just be sure to remove the stems that overlap or stick out.

C/P Cross. Resize by 50%.Use your deform tool to position on an angle pointing into your tag.Position over the bottom of tor rose cluster. Duplicate. Mirror duplicate and position with the bottom slightly lower than the original.

C/P Candles. Resize by 50%. Position just over the bottom of the crosses. Duplicate and Mirror. Position Duplicate just in between the candles on the original. C/P Heart. Resize by 50%. Use the deform tool to position on a slight angle. Duplicate and position hearts over the bottom of the candles. C/P Key. Resize by 50%. Position Over the hearts. C/P Metal Skull. Resize by 75%. Use the deform tool to position on a slight angle over the key so that the top of the key still shows. 

C/P rose 4 & 5. Duplicate Rose 5. Go to Adjust, Color Balance, Manual Color Correction. Select a darker gray to turn rose black. C/P each rose onto your tag and resize by 30%. I duplicated eah one a few times and used these to fill in the empty space under the candles.

C/P Skullfly. Resize by 30%. Position over the center of your rose clusters. Duplicate and use your deform tool to position.

Add your copyright and watermark.

Type your your font. Add Eye candy 4000 Glass...
Then Gradient glow of 3...tab 2 like this...
Then just add your dropshadow :P

Select your background layer. Selects, Select all, Float. C/P Paper 8 into selection. Deselect and add your mask.

Hope your enjoyed this tut :P




Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Malice Snaggable Forum Style Tags...

So I noticed today I havent done any snaggables in ages...Hope ya like these :) Click for fullsize!








Tubes by Justice Howard at PSPtubes.net
Font is GFY Otep
No other supplies were used!!


Get Set Mini Tut


Supplies:

Tube from the amazing Justice Howard....Get this and many more at PSPTUBES.NET

Scrapkit by Addictive Pleasures called Get set. You can get it from Dreams N Digital

Template 44 from Kandi Kissez Tagz

Font is Saginaw


What I used:
Car 75 % Mirror
StopLight 75%
Sign 50%
Flames 2 50% (I think I used 5 across the top of the template)
Flags 75%
Flames 75% (3 Times)
Wire 150%
Scattered Sequins (4 Times)
Spedometer 25%
Wheel trim 30% (2 Times)
Wheel 30%
Screw
Tire Iron 75% (2 times)
Wrench 50% (2 Times)
Pass 50%
Pass 2 50%
Paper 5



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Easy Blue tut (FTU)



Supplies used:

Tubes of Malice McMunn by my girl Justice Howard. You can get them at psptubes.net

Scrapkit called Extreme Biker Chic. You can get it at Scraps Dimensions

Font: 
Vivian Xtreme by Wiescher design

Filters:
Eye candy 4000 Gradient Glow

Mask of choice

Ok this is is super easy tut made for anyone!!

Open a new image size 600 by 600

C/P Glitter frame. Resize by 25%. C/P Frame 3. Resize by 30%. Position glitter frame peeking out from the upper left side.Duplicate, Flip, And Mirror. Back on frame 3 use your magic wand to select all the empty areas of the frame. Selections, Modify, Expand by 5. Add a new raster layer. C/P Paper 7 into selection.

C/P your tube. Add drop shadow as Desired. At this point I decided I did not want so much extra room on the left side of my frame so I used my deform tool  to more in both frame layers and the background layer. (This may not be needed depending on your tube :) Duplicate the metal frame layer. Move to the top. Use your selection or eraser tool to remove any bits that hang over the top of the tube. Use your eraser again to remove any bits of the tube that hang out of the bottom of the frame.

C/P Doodle. Resize by 25%. Adjust, Color Balance, Manual color correction. Select a darker gray to turn the doodle to a black color. Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen more. Position on the upper right of the frame. Duplicate and flip. 

C/P Ipod. Resize by 15%. Position in the middle of your doodles. Use your magic wand to select the inside frame. Add a new layer. Open paper 6. Use your selection tool to select a small amount of the paper. C/P into selection on your tag. Move under the ipod. Add a new layer. C/P the face of you tube into the selection. Deselect. Change the layer property to Luminance Legacy. C/P Flowers 3 and 4. Resize both by 10%. Duplicate each one a few times and position around the ipod to make a little cluster.

Selections, Select all. Add new raster layer. C/P Fence into selection. Select none. Add your make to fence layer. Move to the bottom of your tag.

Select your top layer. Add your copyright and watermarks.

Type your your test at the bottom of your frame. (I only used caps on the first letter). Go to adjust, Add remove noise with these settings...
Then Eyecandy 4000 Glass...
Then Eyecandy 4000 Gradient Glow...
Repeat gradient glow and add drop shadow.

Sure hope it was easy for ya :)


Monday, January 9, 2012

Heartkiller Tut...



I KNOW I KNOW!! I said I wouldn't tut template tags only do mini tuts but this is a special case. This one was made by my dear friend Magik and well...It's HIM lol.

Supplies Used:

Heartkiller template by Manipulated by Magik. Get it from HERE.

Ville Valo tube by Arthur Crowe. This is a forum Exclusive tube but guess what...It is not a tag forum. The forum is dedicated to all things HIM!! So if you love HIM , Daniel Lioneye. Or one of the many side projects that have been done come join us at Dark Light.

Kit is called Black Dagger Brotherhood-Zsadist (He is my favorite) by A Tagger's Scrap. You can buy this kit alone or if you are a brotherhood addict like me there is a bundle of all 4 Brothers!! Okay moving on LOL...Get this awesome kit at SATC

Font:
Aquarelle

Filter:
Eyecandy 4000 Gradient Glow

HIM Brushes (I got mine from Deviant art ages ago. The lyric brushes I know were made by DuckySocks...The heartagram I don't remember but the are not hard to find on DA)

Ok in the process of making this tag I just jumped all around LOL. I am gonna try and work my way up from the bottom starting with the template first then come back and add the elements.

Open Template and delete copyright info.
I adjusted my canvas size to 800 and resized later.

Merge your bar layers together. Use the magic wand tool to select both bars.Add a new raster layer. C/P paper 19 into selection. Deselect. You can delete the original bars if you like.

Select the Square Background Layer. Use the magic wand to select the entire Square. Add A new raster Layer. C/P paper 14 Into Selection.Add your Heartagram brush in black. Deselect. Now in your layer Palette select the square frame. Go to Adjust, Color Balance, Negative image.

Select the circle Background. Selection, Select All, Float. Add a new raster layer. C/P paper 4 into selection. Keep select and add your lyric brushes in color #771b4d. Select the circle frame layer and duplicate. On the top layer change the layer property to multiply.

Select your heart frame. Go to Adjust, Color Balance, Negative Image. Select the heart Background. Click heart background with your magic wand. Add a new raster layer. C/P paper 4 into selection. C/P your closeup tube (In my case I had to use the same tube resized to 150%). Make sure you have the closeup tube selected in your layer palette and go to selections, Invert, Delete. Deselect. Change the opacity of your closeup to softlight. Select the flatline. Adjust, Color balance,Manual color correction to #771b4d. Select pixel word strip. Adjust, Color balance, Manual Color Correction to black.

Select the scribble heart. Adjust, Color Balance, Manual Color Correction to #771b4d.

Now for the fun part :)

Add your tube just above the scribble heart. I wanted my text slightly over my tube. I moves all the font layer EXCEPT the pixel layer to the top for now. 

Now starting back on the bottom and coming up...

C/P Parchment. Use your deform tool to position an angle (Or rotate about 15 degrees). Move to the bottom layer.

C/P Clouds. Position over the bars. 

Click on the circle frame layer. C/P the wings. Use your deform tool to make them fit nicely around the frame.

C/P Candle 2. Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3. Position at varying heights along the left side of your heart.

C/P Goblet. Resize by 75%. Adjust, Color Balance, Manual color correct. I selected a light gray to turn the goblet a darker shade. Duplicate and position one just about the other over the candles.

C/P Cross. Resize by 75%. Use your deform tool to position on an angle.

C/P Button. Resize by 75%. position in the space left by the cross.

C/P Slave band. Resize by 25%. Position over the bottom of the cross. 

C/P Razor. Resize by 75%. I position this so part of the "blood" cover the bracelet.

Add Copyright and watermark.

Add your name using #771b4d. Inner Bevel of your choice. Dropshadow. Duplicate your name. On the original add Gradient glow of 3 2nd tab fat. repeat your bevel and dropshadow.


Saturday, January 7, 2012

PTU Sorrowful Crow tut (Animated)


Supplies used:
Gorgeous tube by Rosanna Castellino called Sorrow and Gray Sky. Get it from DSI.

Killer kit from my girl at Tasha's Playground called Sorrowful you. This kit you can get exclusively at PTE.
Filters: 
VDL Snowflakes
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient glow

Fonts:
A Lolita Scorned
Jellyka Castle's Queen

Lyrics are from Jane Siberry's song It can't Rain all the time from the movie The Crow. They served for the inspiration for this tag.

Open up the window element. Resize canvas to 800 by 800 (You can resize later)
Resize window to 125%.
C/P Your tube. Dropshadow. Position along the edge of the window on the right side. Use your deform tool to stretch the height of the window to your liking.

Using your selection tool select the area inside the window. Add a new raster layer and move UNDER the frame. 
C/P Paper 8 into selection.
Add another new layer. C/P Paper 2 into selection. Change your layer properties to overlay.
C/P Tree.  Resize by 50%. Add Dropshadow. Position randomly around UNDER the window. (I used 5 trees total). Merge the trees together and change layer properties to burn. Selections, Invert, Delete. Deselect.

Select your Window layer. Use your magic wand to select the inside of the circle at the top of the Window. Selections, Modify, Expand by 5. Add new layer. C/P Button into selection. Selection none. Adjust, Color Balance, Manual Color Correction and change your button to red.
Add dropshadow to the window.

C/P Clock. Dropshaow. Position in the left corner of your window. Move to the bottom.

C/P Net. Resize by 50%. Dropshadow. Position in the upper right corner of the window.
C/P Wings. Dropshadow. Image, Rotate, Free rotate 90 degrees right. I used my lasso tool to delete the band between the wings. 
C/P Leaves. Dropshadow. Resize by 50%. Rotate 90 degrees. Position over wings. Duplicate and flip.

Open Roses. Use your lasso tool to select just the flower portions. Adjust, Color Balance, Manual Color Correction and change your Roses to a dark red. Deselect.
C/P Roses as a new layer. Resize by 50%. Add Dropshadow. Duplicate and flip.

C/P Bird so it looks like he is sitting in the window. Resize by 50%. Add Drop Shadow.
Open Candle 2. Use your selection tool to remove the base. Resize by 75%. Dropshadow.
C/P UNDER your bird. Dropshadow. Duplicate 4 times and position so the candles run up the side of your frame.

Open up the feather. Adjust, Color Balance, Manual Color Correction and change your feather to black. Effects, Edge Effects, Enhance. Resize by 50%. Duplicate.Rotate 90 degrees. Position along the bottom sill of the window.
C/P Branch. Image, Flip. Resize by 50%. Position over feathers.
C/P Spider. Resize by 50% . Effects, Edge Effects, Enhance.

Using A Lolita Scorned Font type out your lyrics. Add Inner Bevel of your choice. Then add gradient glow with the following setting...
Add Drop Shadow and duplicate.

On your original layer go to Adjust, Blur Guassian blur with these settings...

Add your name to the top of the window with the Jellyka Castle queen font. Repeat the steps from above.

Add Copyright and watermark.

If you choose not to have the animation and background save your tag here. It will look something like this...

Moving onto the animation.
Select the bottom layer of your tag. Add a new Raster layer and floodfill with black. 
Add another new layer and floodfill with red texture of your choice.

Now Duplicate your entire tag. (shift and D) On the duplicate ONLY merge all. Go to Image, Picture Frame. Add frame Edge Design 01 (If this is not standard just use a frame you have :) Make sure Frame Canvas and Frame inside the image are selected. Go to Adjust, Color Balance, Negative Image. C/P the frame layer just above your red texture layer on your original. (you can close the duplicate.)

Select your window Layer. Use the selection tool to select only the inside area of the window. Add a new Raster Layer. Use VDL Snowflakes with the following setting...

Then go to Adjust, Blur Motion blur with these settings...
DO NOT DESELECT!!

Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3. Merge these 3 layers together.
Hide this layer. Add a new raster layer and repeat the steps above but change the randow seed on your VDL Snowflakes to 2.

Duplicate 2 times for a total of 3. Merge these 3 layers together.
Hide this layer. Add a new raster layer and repeat the steps above but change the randow seed on your VDL Snowflakes to 4.
Deselect.
Hide the top rain layer and unhide the bottom rain layer. Edit, Copy Merged and paste into animation shop as a new animation.

Hide the bottom rain layer and unhide the middle rain layer. Edit, Copy Merged and paste into animation shop after frame.


Hide the middle rain layer and unhide the top rain layer. Edit, Copy Merged and paste into animation shop after frame.

Edit, Select all. Then go to animation, Frame Properties and change the speed to 20.

Save and enjoy. I would love to see results for this tut :)