This tutorial was written by me on September 29th, 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.
Tube of choice. I am using the art of Keith Garvey. You can purchase his tubes here.
PTU kit from MellieBeans called Halloween Bling. You can purchase it here.
Font of choice. I am using You’re Invited – Heavy.
Open a new image, 600 x 250.
Open paper10. Paste as a new layer onto your blank image.
Add your elements:
spiderweb – paste as a new layer & place to the far left.
bat – resize by 30%. Place to the top, slightly to the right. Rotate slightly to the right.
spider – resize by 35%. Place over the web. Rotate slightly to the right.
candy lights – rotate right. Paste as a new layer. Place just up from the bottom of your canvas.
skeleton – resize by 40%. Place to the bottom right of the spider. Rotate slightly to the right.
flower03 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom. Duplicate twice. Place one copy to the lower left corner. Place the other to the lower right corner.
flower02 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom left, to the right side of the first flower. Move this layer below the first set of flowers. Duplicate & place to the left the the flower on the lower right corner.
flower04 – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom, to the left of the center flower. Duplicate & place to the right of the center flower.
cauldron – resize by 30%. Place to the upper right of the center flower. Move this layer below the orange flower layers.
jackolantern – resize by 20%. Place to the left side of the middle flower. Move this layer above the orange flower layers.
tag – resize by 40%. Place to the upper right of the spider.
sparkles – resize by 79%. Place to your liking.
Open your tube, resizing as necessary. Place to the far right side. Move this layer below the skeleton layer.
Open your tube again or a closeup tube. Paste as a new layer above the paper layer. Duplicate your closeup twice & arrange to your liking over the paper. Merge the three tubes together. Duplicate the merged tube layer, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen, 70. On the original merged layer, set the blend mode to Soft Light.
Add a new layer above the sparkles layer. Floodfill with #efe9cf. Select all, modify, contract by 4. Press delete, deselect.
Select all, float, defloat. Selections, modify, contract by 1. Open paper04 & paste as a new layer. Selections, invert & press delete. Deselect & merge down.
Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers, if desired. Save as a PNG.
For your avatar:
Delete the frame & text layers. Merge all (flatten). With your crop tool, select an area of your image that is 200 x 200 px or the size of your choice. Apply the crop.
Repeat the frame, add your name or initial, & your copyright info. Merge visible & save as a PNG.
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