Sweet Midnight




This Tutorial was written in January 2010. Please do not remove this tutorial from Ladyhawwk Designs in any way. This tutorial is copyrighted to Ladyhawwk Designs.

Sweet Midnight

For this tutorial you will need


* Tube of choice, I am using the work of Ken Martin. Which is a FTU Tube which is included in the supplies folder PLEASE MAKE SURE you include his proper copyright information on your finished tag
which is Ken Martin
** Please note that Ken Martin no longer has a website that is why there isn't a url included.  If he does get a website up and running again I will revise this tutorial with the new website information**
(or you can use any tube of your choice)

* Masks
Vix_mask145
Vix_mask82
Both masks are from Vix PSP at
 http://freewebs.com/vixpsp 
Vix has some AMAZING goodies on her site so please visit when you have a few minutes
(I've included the masks in the supplies folder)
* Wordart 
* Fonts Of Your Choice

You can download ALL the supplies (except the fonts) HERE


Let's Begin

Open up the wordart, tube and masks in PSP and minimize

1. Open a new canvas 500 x 450 black background

2.  "Layers", "New Raster Layer" and flood fill it with gradient
duotone dark blue GRADIENT
If you're having trouble finding where to do this go over to your layers palette and on your materials palette click on foreground and stroke properties
(see my print screen below)

When the box pops up arrow down and find the duotone dark blue
(see print screen below)


Use the settings as shown in the print screen below

once you've got your gradient selected flood fill that new layer you just made

3.  "Layers", "New Mask Layer",  "From Image"  When the settings box pops up arrow down and find your "vix_mask145" (which is the mask with the twinkles on it)
(see my print screen below for the settings to use)


4.  On your layers palette right click on your mask layer and
"merge group"

5.  "Layers", "New Raster Layer"
and flood fill it with the same 
duotone dark blue GRADIENT

6.   "Layers", "New Mask Layer",  "From Image" 
When the settings box pops up arrow down and find your "vix_mask82" (which is the mask with the daisies on it) and use the same settings as we did for the previous mask.

7. On your layers palette right click on your mask layer and "merge group"
(see my print screen below for what you should have now.  You'll noitce on my layer palette 3 layers. Top layer is the daisy mask, layer below that is the twinkle mask and the bottom layer is the black layer)


8.  INCREASE the size by 115% by going to "Image", "Resize", 115%, all layers UNCHECKED

9.  Move your daisy layer up and over to the left a bit then on your layer palette
right click on any layer and "merge visible"

10.  With your preset shapes tool choose
"Rectangle"

image


11. In your Background and Fill Box on your layers palette choose the same gradient we used previously and in your Foreground and Stroke Properties box choose the color black #000000.  Make sure the line width for your present shape is set to 5
(you can find this along your top tool bar)

12.   From left to right draw a rectangle across the bottom of your canvas. See my print screen below for how I did mine 


13.  On your layers palette right click on your rectangle layer and
"convert to raster layer"
 
14. "Effects", "Texture Effects", "Blinds" 
(see my print screen below for settings) 


15. On your layers palette reduce the opacity to 85%
(see my print screen below for what I have now) 


16.  Go to your tube image and "edit", "copy" go back to your main canvas and "edit", "paste as new layer"  Move the tube over to the right hand side.  Make sure you move this layer BELOW your rectangle layer we just added. 
On your layers palette reduce the opacity to 28%

17.  Go to your wordart and "edit", "copy" go back to your main canvas and "edit", "paste as new layer"  Move the word art to the upper left hand side.
(see my print screen below for what I have now) 


18.  With your text tool pick a block type font and type out your name. (I used font trebuchet MS Size 12 but any block font will do) color black and place it in your rectangle (I stretched mine to the width and height of the box) You can add a drop shadow of choice if you wish.

19.  On your layer palette, change the blend mode to "overlay" and reduce the
opacity to 38%

20. With your text tool again pick a script type font (I used LainieDaySH Size 12 but any script font will do) color black and place it over your block style name. You can add a drop shadow of choice if you wish.
(see print screen below for what I have now)


21.  Now we're going to add a border by going to "image", "add borders". Using color #3a65c0 and the settings shown in the print screen below


22.  Again go to "image", "add borders" using color #000000 and the settings shown in the print screen below


23.   Again go to "image", "add borders" using color #3a65c0 and the settings shown in the print screen below


(see my print screen below for what you should have now)


24.  Add the copyright information for your tube
(I added mine in the top black border area)

25.  Save as a jpg or png file and you're ALL DONE!

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
~Ladyhawwk~

I always love to see the results of any tutorial people do. Click on the "contact me" on my website and send me an email. I also have a "tutorial results" page and love topost anyone's tutorial results.

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