October Charm

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This tutorial was written by me on September 25th, 2015 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.

Supplies:

Tube of choice. I am using the art of Laguna. You can purchase his tubes here.

PTU kit from BLT DeZignZ called October Charm. You can purchase the kit here.

Autumn Blush Template by Miranda. You can find it here.

Halloween07 mask by Squirrely’s Treehouse. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Mr. Jackson Rankenstein.

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Open your template. Delete the following layers: Rasters 2, 8, & 9.

Set the canvas size to 800 x 579. Resize all layers by 75%.

Open your mask & PP5. Paste your paper as a new layer just above the bottom layer of your template. Apply your mask, merge group.

Replace each template layer with the following, resizing each paper layer by 75%:

Raster 1 – PP8
Raster 3 – PP10
Raster 4 – PP11
Raster 5 – PP9
Raster 6 – select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer. Set your foreground to #fef7dc & your background to #feca71. Create a sunburst gradient with your two colors, repeats 0. Now floodfill your selection with the gradient. Deselect.
Raster 7 – select all, float, defloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with #31444f. Deselect. Add noise, gaussian, 75, monochrome checked.

On your gradient layer, effects > artistic effects > halftone using the following settings:

OctCharmhalftone

Now lets add our elements:

Branch2 – resize by 69%. Paste as a new layer just above the light golden paper layer. Place to the top of the layer above it. Duplicate, free rotate, right by 180. Place just below the the layer above it. Merge these two branch layers together.
Swirl – resize by 73%. Move this layer so it is just above the dark gold paper square layer.
Candle – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom right. Move this layer to the top.
Bow1 – resize by 50%. Place to the top of the frame layer.
Rosette – resize by 40%. Place over the bow.
Dangle – resize by 30%. Place over the rosette.
Feather – resize by 50%, rotate right. Now rotate slightly to the left. Place to the bottom right. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the bottom left.
Bird – resize by 30%. Place to the upper left.
Brooch – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom of the candle.
Comb – resize by 25%. Place along the left side of the brooch.
Branch1 – resize by 54%. Place to the bottom.
Tag – resize by 50%. Place to the bottom left of the frame.
Flower7 – resize by 15%. Place to the bottom.
Flower4 – resize by 25%. Place along the right side of the first flower. Move this layer below the first flower. Duplicate, place along the left side of the first flower.
Bottle – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom left.
HeartLock – resize by 50%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom right of the bottle.

Open your tube, resizing to your liking. Paste as a new layer above the gradient layer, placing inside the frame. On the gradient layer, select all, float, defloat. On the tube layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen, 63. On the original tube layer, set the blend mode to Overlay, 89.

Paste your tube again, resizing as necessary, above the dangle layer & place slightly to the right.

Add your name, copyright, & license info.

Apply a drop shadow of choice, if desired. Merge visible & save as a PNG.

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