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Hello! I'm Crystal, aka darkly dreaming. I'm 34 and live in the Midwestern USA. I've been back into PSP since November of 2010. Prior to that I tried PSP for about a year back in 2005 or 2006. I've just recently begun trying my hand at tutorials. If you try one of my tuts and would like to show me what you made, please email me at darklydreaming33@hotmail.com. Happy Tagging!
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Thursday, October 13, 2011

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This tutorial was written by me on 10/13/11.
Any resemblance to other tutorials is a coincidence.
Click on image to view full size + animation.

Supplies:
1) Tube of Choice. I'm using one by Freya Langford-Sidebottom. This is a PTU tube, which can be purchased at PSP Asylum.
2) Scrapkit of Choice. I'm using the PTU kit Ghosts of Halloween Past by Gemini Creationz, purchased at Scraps and the City.
3) Mask of choice. I used WeeScotsLass Mask 363, available here
4) Tag Template KDHal2 by KandiKissez and Dee available here.
5) Font of Choice

Plugins:
1) Eye Candy Gradient Glow
2) Alien Skin Xenofex2, Electrify


Let's get Started....

1) Open template. Duplicate and close original. Delete copyright, dotted lines, glitter stars and background layers.
2) Change canvas size to 750x700.
3) Open paper 5. Copy and paste as new layer. Send to bottom. Apply mask. Merge group.
4) Add drop shadow 2, 2, 50, 5 Black to splat and webs layers.
5) Select Black Rectangle layer. Select All, Float, Defloat. Open paper 4, copy and paste as new layer. Image resize 70%. Selections Invert, delete. Apply Eye Candy Gradient Glow, 10, 0, 100, Medium White. Duplicate twice for total of 3 layers.
6) Close off top two layers. On bottom layer, Apply AlienSkin, Xenofex2 Electify with settings below:













 




















7) Close off layer. Open middle layer. Apply Electrify again, but hit the random seed button.
8) Close off middle layer, Open top layer. Apply Electify again, but hit random seed again.
9) Delete original black rectangle layer.
10) Select pixel words layer. Apply our previous gradient glow but change color to black.
11) Add drop shadow from before to Raster 6 layer. Apply again with -2, -2, 50, 5 Black.
12) Select black cut-out circle layer. Select All, Float, Defloat. Open paper 1, copy and paste as new layer. Selections Invert, delete. Apply Gradient Glow with settings 10, 0, 100, medium, Black.
13) Delete original black cut-out circle layer.
14) Apply drop shadow 2, 2, 50, 5 Black to moon and bats layer.
15) Duplicate bats layer twice. Move the middle layer over and up some and then the top layer over and up more. So that it looks like they're flying up when we go to animate.
16) Select purple circle layer. Select All, Float, Defloat. Open paper 9, copy and paste as new layer. Image resize by 70%. Selections Invert, delete. Add drop shadow from before.
17) Delete original purple circle layer.
18) Select orange circles layer. Select All, Float, Defloat. Open paper 13. Copy and paste as new layer. Selections Invert, delete. Apply Gradient Glow with previous settings.
19) Select orange circles layer again. Select All, Float, Defloat. Open close up tube. Copy and paste as new layer (I resized by 50%). Selections, Modify, Contract 15. Selections Invert, delete. Duplicate tube layer. On top layer, change blend mode to hard light and lower opacity to 65. On bottom layer, change blend mode to Luminance (L).
20) Delete original orange circles layer.
21) Right click on top word art layer. Merge down. Do this until all word art layers are merged down together.
22) Open coffin. Resize by 70% and arrange at bottom right. Add drop shadow.
23) Open main tube. Copy and paste as new layer. Resize by 80% and place on top of the coffin. Add drop shadow 2, 2, 50, 15, Black.
24) Open ghost01. Copy and paste as new layer. Resize by 60%. Arrange at bottom left and put layer just below our word art layer.
25) Open Creepy Tree. Copy and paste as new layer just above the webs layer. Image resize by 80%. Image Mirror. Add drop shadow. Use the eraser tool to erase the bit at the bottom that hangs over the canvas. Duplicate, Image mirror.
26) Open bushe02. Copy and paste as new layer. Resize by 50%. Add drop shadow. Arrange just below the ghost.
27) Open grass. Resize by 50%. Copy and paste as new layer. Duplicate 2x. One one layer I mirrored image. Arrange in a cluster. Merge 3 layers together. Then duplicate merged layer twice. One one of the layers I mirrored image. Place so that it goes across the bottom of our tag.
28) Open gate. Copy and paste as new layer underneath our green rectangles. Add drop shadow.
29) Open gravestone01. Image resize 40%. Copy and paste as new layer underneath the ghost. Place beside the coffin. Add drop shadow.
30) Duplicate our fog layer. Pull over to the bottom left. Duplicate. Image mirror.
31) Add new layer. Flood fill black or white. Send to bottom.
31) Resize your tag if you want. Add copyright info + Name (if you're going to make more than 1 tag, just do your copyright info now. That way you can save a blank animated tag and make it easier on yourself to add additional names).

Ok, Let's animate...

32) Open Animation Shop.
33) Back in PSP, Close top and middle green rectangle and bat layers. Edit copy, merged.
34) Back in animation shop, paste as new animation.
35) Back in PSP. Close bottom green rectangle and bat layers and open the middle ones. Edit, copy, merged. Back in animation shop paste after current frame.
36) Repeat step 35 but close the middle layers and open the top layers.
37) You should now have 3 frames in Animation Shop.
38) Click on frame2. Right click and copy. Then click on frame 3, right click and paste after current frame.
39) Select all frames (ctrl A). Animation, frame properties. Set to 5.
40) View animation. If you're happy with it, Save as a .mng so you can add your name and others (if you didn't already had your name). If you have your name already, go ahead and save as .gif.
41) If you need to add a name, go back to the tag in animation shop. Add your name as you normally would. Then when happy with it, copy just that layer and come into Animation shop. Paste as a new image. Right click and select Insert frames, Empty. 3, 2, 50, carry forward Then Make sure to select all layers on the name, and all layers on the tag, and drag from Frame 1 of name to Frame 1 of tag and release where you want your name to be. View animation and if happy, save your .gif.

Thanks for trying my tut!

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