Ol’ Skool Halloween

M_OlSkoolHalloween_Brandy

This tutorial was written by me on October 3rd, 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 Misticheskaya. You can purchase her tubes here.

PTU kit from BLT DeZignz calle Ol’ Skool Halloween. You can purchase it here.

Fall Foliage Template by Dee. You can find it here.

Halloween0906 mask by Vix PSP. You can find it here.

Font of choice. I am using Always Here Too.

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Open your template. Set the canvas size to 800 x 700. Resize all layers by 75%. Delete the following layers: top 11 layers, dotted circle layers, dashed rectangle layer.

Open PP9 & your mask. Paste your paper as a new layer just above the background layer. Apply your mask, merge group. Delete the background layer.

Replace each template layer with the following:

red circle – PP4
left pink circle – PP6
orange rectangles – PP3
right pink circle – PP6
yellow rectangle – PP15
red rectangle – PP17
3 white squares – PP10
orange squares – set your foreground to #cfbc9c & your background to #e8ddcb. Set your foreground to a linear gradient, angle 0, repeats 0. On the orange squares layer, select all, float, deafloat. Add a new raster layer & floodfill with your gradient. Deselect and delete the orange squares layer.
white squares – PP10
red squares – repeat the steps for the orange squares layer, but use the following colors instead: foreground #b86c38, background #f7a978, invert checked.

Now lets add our elements:

Ribbon2 – resize by 40%. Paste as a new layer just below the top squares paper layer. Place to the lower right. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place to the lower left.
Dangles – resize by 50%. Paste above the top square layers, place to the top of the black web paper layer, a little to the right.
Spider – resize by 25%. Place over the top left corner of the top left square.
Bow1 – resize by 40%, flip horizontal. Place to the upper left corner of the top left square.
Grass – resize by 80%. Place to the bottom.
Swirl – resize by 80%. Place to the bottom.
Ribbon1 – resize by 76%. Place to the bottom.
Broom – resize by 80%, flip horizontal. Place to the bottom right.
Bottle – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom left.
WitchesHat – resize by 40%. Place along the right side of the bottle.
Bat – resize by 30%. Place over the top of the black & white ribbon on the right side.
Cat – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom, to the left of the broom.
Flower10 – resize by 30%. Place to the bottom over the orange ribbon.
CandyCornDeco – resize by 25%. Place to the bottom right, between the cat & broom.

Open your tube. Paste as a new layer above the three squares gradient layer. Place over the far right square. Duplicate, flip horizontal & place over the far left square. Arrange over the squares layer to your liking, then merge the tube layers together. On the three squares gradient layer, select all, float, defloat. On the merged tubes layer, selections, invert & press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate your tubes layer, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Overlay. On the original merged tubes layer, set the opacity to 32.

Repeat the above tube steps for the orange gradient squares layer. For the duplicate layer, set the blend mode to Screen, 44. On the original tube layer, set the blend mode to Luminance(L), 65.

Paste your tube one layer time just above the bow layer, resizing as necessary. Erase any part of the tube that extends below the orange ribbon layer.

Duplicate your tube, gaussian blur 3.00. Set the blend mode to Overlay, 36.

Add your name, copyright, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice, then merge visible. Save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.

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