Saturday, October 2, 2010

Scrappy Halloween

For this tutorial you will need

psp (written in 9) any version should work
Scrapkit - Fright Night from Candys Treats HERE
Halloween Mask Nr2 by Vaybs HERE
Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - constellation
Toadies - blast 'em
Eye Candy 4000 - Gradient Glow
Fonts Donree's Claws and Nightmare

This tutorial assumes you have a working knowledge of psp

OK Lets create!

Open blank canvas 700 x 700
Floodfill white

New raster layer
Floodfill with orange/green fore/background gradient, angle 45, repeats 2

Apply Vaybs mask, merge group

Copy and paste spookyTree2 as new layer, line up on mask along the bottom and to the right
On original tree layer Effects - Toadies - Blast 'em default settings

On duplicated tree - Effects - Eye candy 4000 - gradient glow with following settings

Copy, paste, resize & sharpen the following elements as new layers and arrange to your liking
Frankenstien2 - resize by 30%
Flowerpot - resize by 20%
Witch 4 - resize by 30%
Black Cat - resize by 20% (I selected the white border with my magic wand and deleted it, then added my own gradient glow as previously)
Bat 7 - resize by 20%

Add dropshadow 2, 3 50, 8 to all layers except the mask and blast layers

Copy and paste Ghost as new layer - resize by 20% - sharpen
duplicate twice
Mirror one of the duplicates
Arrange around your tree to your liking

Dropshadow all ghost layers

Add your name and halloween message (I used Donree's claws for my 'Happy Halloween' and Nightmare5 for my name)
Add gradient glow and drop shadow as before

Add the scrappers copyright (unless you are using an artists tube of course)

Merge all flatten
Resize by 86%

Copy and paste spider as new layer - resize by 20%
Duplicate twice
Hide top two spider layers
On bottom spider - Effects - Xenofex2 - Constellation with following settings

Repeat constellation on other 2 spider layers, hitting random seed each time.

Now to animate

hide top 2 spider layers, copy merged
paste as new animation in Animation Shop

Back to psp - hide bottom spider, unhide middle spider, copy merged
paste after current frame in Animation Shop

Back to psp - hide middle spider, unhide top spider, copy merged
paste after current frame in Animation Shop

Save as gif and your done.

Thank you for trying my tutorial, I do hope you enjoyed it xx

I also made an avatar to go with this but chose not to write it out but to give it away as a freebie instead so feel free to snag if you like it