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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Witches Brew

Witches Brew
written 9/27/2013

Supplies:

Tube of your choice. I am using the work of Douglas Smith. I am not sure where to get his work now as I purchased this image when he was with MPT.

Scrap kit is a freebie by Kittz Kreationz which you can get athttp://kittzkreationz.blogspot.ca/2013/08/witchcraft-ftu-kit.html

Mask of your choice.

Font of your choice. I am using Witched.

Plugins:
Eye Candy 4000 Gradient Glow

Lets begin:
Open W-66 from the kit and shift+d to duplicate.
Close the original and resize the one you are going to use by 85%.
Make your canvas large enough to give you room to work with and then center in the canvas.
Using your freehand selection tool set to freehand draw around the star edge circle of the frame to select it.
Add a new raster layer and drag to the bottom.
Using 2 colors from your tube make a foreground/background gradient with the following settings:
Linear
Angle – 0
Repeats – 3
Invert – checked
Flood fill your new layer and selections select none.
With your gradient layer active go to adjust blur gaussian blur and blur it with a setting of 35.00
Add a new raster layer and drag to the bottom.
Flood fill with black and apply the mask of your choice.
Delete the mask layer and merge the group.
Make your frame layer active and add a drop shadow.
Using your freehand selection tool set to point to point this time and select just the spider web in the frame.
Go to your layer palette and right click and promote selection to layer.
Selections select none.
Add a gradient glow in white to the spider web layer.
Merge this layer down to the frame.
Select the inside of your frame again and open W-4 from the kit and resize by 50%.
Copy and paste as a new layer and drag under your frame.
Go to selections invert and hit delete.
Selections select none.
Lower the opacity of this layer to 60.
Open your tube and copy and paste as a new layer.
I placed mine to the lower left a little bit.
Add a drop shadow.
Open W-25 and resize and copy and paste as a new layer and move to the lower right.
Open W-39 and resize and copy and paste as a new layer.
Drag under your tube layer and move to the left.
Add a drop shadow.
Open W-48 and resize and copy and paste as a new layer.
Move to the lower left behind the cat.
Open W-68 and resize and copy and paste as a new layer and move to the right of the cat and place it behind the cat.
Open W-55 and resize.
Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the lower left in front of your tube.
Open W-37 and resize.
Copy and paste as a new layer and move to the top right above the bats in the frame.
Open W-46 and resize. Copy and paste as a new layer and go to image rotate free rotate to the right 32 degrees.
Move under your tube and have it peeking out the right hand side.
Add a drop shadow to all of the elements.
Add your name.
Add your copyright information and crop and save.


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