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Monday, December 29, 2014

Golden Gothic Angel - a ptu tut

Tube - I've used a gorgeous tube by The Hunter, "Goldie"
Scrap Kit - I've used an unique goth-like love themed kit by Designs by Joan that matches this tube, also called "Goldie"
>>>>>>>Both the tube AND the scrapkit are on sale at this writing for $1>>>>>>
Mask - WSL_Mask119 and WSL_Mask191 which can be downloaded HERE.
Filters - Eye Candy 3.1 Drop Shadow
Font -  Roskrift Clean

Tutorial abbreviations: 
s/sa/fl/defl/ = Selections/Select All/Float/Defloat
c/p = copy & paste
d/s = drop shadow
f/f = flood fill
Unless otherwise directed, add an EyeCandy drop shadow of distance 6, blur 6, opacity 28 with color #000000. 

1. Open a new image 700 x 700 and f/f with white and then add a new raster layer (we can crop and r/s at the end). Make a linear gradient using two colors from your tube (I used #dbbd75 and #eedead) and set at a 135 degree angle and 3 repeats, and then f/f your raster layer. Find WSL_Mask119 and apply, merge group, duplicate and mirror, merge down.  Add a new layer and select all.  Open paper4 and c/p into selection. Apply WSL_Mask191 to this layer and merge group, add a d/s to this mask.

2. Open Goldie28, r/s 80% and c/p as a new layer. Tap inside of it with your magic wand to select, modify and expand by 5.  Using the same linear gradient but with 5 repeats, f/f inside the frame.  Leave selected and c/p your close up tube as a new layer centering it into the frame, invert and tap delete, select none.  Change the blend mode of your tube to hard light, duplicate and add a Gaussian Blur of 5 to this layer and change the blend mode to soft light.  Hide your white bg layer and merge visible.

3. Now let's decorate the frame area:
:::Open Goldie22 and r/s 85%. C/p as a new layer moving it to the far left and below the frame layer.
:::Open Goldie42 and r/s 70%, c/p and move to the far right.
:::Open Goldie23 and r/s 40%. C/p to your tag and place at the very top of the castle. Add a d/s of 10, 10, 21.
:::Open Goldie32 c/p as a new layer under the castle layer, move to the far right so the stars appear around the castle.  Add a d/s of 3, 3, 35.
:::Open Goldie16, r/s 60% and c/p to your tag and mirror. Move to the right side in front of the castle.
:::Open Goldie5 and r/s 50%. C/p and drop it behind your candles.
:::Open Goldie21 and r/s 50%. C/p to your tag and drop the right side ball behind the skull
:::Open Goldie35 and r/s 90%.  Highlight your frame layer and c/p this on top of that placing the center of the web right over her eye.  Change the blend mode to luminance legacy and lower the opacity to 50, no d/s on this layer.
:::Open Goldie68 and r/s 70%. C/p to your tag above the frame in the center.  Be sure no clock face covers any vital part of the face in the frame, such as an eye.  Add a d/s of 7, 7, 25 to this layer.

4. Now open your main tube and r/s as needed.  C/p as a new layer moving her to the right a bit so her body covers the left edge of the castle. Add a d/s of 10, 10, 26 to your tube. Now we'll decorate some more:
:::Open Goldie69 and r/s 90%, c/p as a new layer.
:::Open Goldie70 and c/p as a new layer moving to the bottom, then duplicate and flip. 
:::Open Goldie90 and c/p in front of the clock
:::Open Goldie20 & Goldie 30, r/s'ing both 50%. C/p as a new layers along the bottom of the frame.
:::Open Goldie43 and r/s 60%. Highlight the castle layer and c/p these trees just above it.  Move it to the bottom of your tag and a bit to the right.
:::Open Goldie36 and r/s 60%, then mirror. C/p to your tag just above the heart mask layer and move to the far left behind the clock face.
:::Open Goldie56 and r/s 50%. C/p as a new layer to the top of the layer palette and move to the bottom and then left a bit.

5. Crop and/or r/s as needed, add your artist's copyright information and your name, and you're done!


aussiejean said...

Beautiful tut, thank you!

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