July 10, 2012

Dark Fairy PTU Tutorial

This tutorial was written by me, any resemblance to any other tutorial is completely unintentional. PSP version used: PSP X2

I'm using an awesome work of Heidi M Drake.This tube and others like it can be purchased at Artistically Inclined Licensing
Scrap Kit-
 I used the scrap kit Vamp Glamour by Addictive Pleasures

HFF Pessoas Lindas

 VanDerLee- Interlace
dsb flux> Bright Noise
Eye Candy 4000> Gradient Glow
xero> Radiance

Okay, let's get started! 
Open new canvas 600 x 250
Open full layer of your tube, c&p into canvas.
duplicate 2 times. Arrange as so: 

Merge visible. 

New raster layer.
Use your dropper tool to get 2 colors and make a gradient with them-
Angle 51, repeats 4. 
Duplicate your merged layer.
 Adjust>Blur>Gaussian Blur- 
Radius- 4. 
Top Duplicate layer-Blend mode, Screen.
Drop opacity to 65. 
Second merged layer- 
Soft light, drop opacity to 85. 

Now open up your tube again, resize 75%, c & p. 

Now back to your top merged layer. 
Plugins> VanDerLee> Interlace with these settings: 

Now crop your banner. 
Selections>Select All
Selections>Modify> Select Selection Border>
Make sure anti-alias is checked, inside, border width 5. 
New Raster layer above all other layers. 
Fill with your gradient from before. 
Plugins>dsb flux>Bright Noise, Intensity 35, Mix. 
Plugins>Eye Candy 4000> Gradient Glow>
Glow Width-3.00
Soft Corners- 25%
Overall Opacity-100%

with these settings: 

Now for the elements: 
Skulls- 50%, duplicate, mirror. 
Fan- 30%, duplicate, mirror. 
Swag- 50%, duplicate, mirror. 
Roses2- 40%, duplicate, mirror. 
Add your drop shadow as you please. 

Now for the name. 

I used HFF Pessoas Lindas at 75 px. in black.
Convert to raster layer. 
Plugins>Eye Candy 4000>Gradient Glow, same settings as before. 
Add your drop shadow. 

Now do your copyright and watermark how ever you like. 

Now on to the avatar: 

Open new canvas at 175 x 175. 
Back to the banner. visibility toggle the boarder, name and copyright. 
Copy Merged. 
Paste into your avatar. 
Resize 80%, and crop. 
Selections> Select All 
Selections> Modify> Select Selection Borders- same settings as before. 
Fill with your gradient. 
dsb flux, same settings as before. repeat once. 
Plugins>Eye Candy 4000> Gradient Glow- same as before. 
Now add your name and copyright and you are finally finished!!! 


Thanks for checking out my tutorial and I hope you enjoyed it! 

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