Gothic Romance

Elvira, thank you very much for your permission that I may translate your tutorials.

 

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.

 

This tutorial was made in PSP 9, but can also be made in the other versions.

 

For this tutorial you need the following plugins:

Alien Skin Eye Candy5: Impact - Gradient Glow

Xero XL - Fritillary and Porcelain

You can download the plugins

 

you can download the materials.

It contains: 6 tubes - 1 mask.

Place the mask in your Mask folder.

 

The tubes are by Dragonblu.

Thank you Dragonblu for your beautiful tubes.

 

Step 1

Open the tubes in PSP - minimize them for now.

Open a transparent image of 800 x 575 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #581b23.

Set your background color to #000000 (black).

Set your foreground to gradient 'Linear' - Angle 45 - Repeats 3 - Invert not checked.

Flood fill your image with your gradient.

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - 10.

Step 2

Copy tube 'Mist_Scenery443_DragonBlu1108'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Move it up.

Activate your Distortion tool.

Pull the tube left and right a bit - see image below:

Image - Resize - 120% - All layers not checked.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 60.

Step 3

Copy tube 'Mist_Graveyard111_DragonBlu1108'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 75% - All layers not checked.

Place it left below.

Layers - Arrange - Move down.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 40.

Activate your top layer.

Step 4

Copy tube 'DragonBluMistedTube_0109_SuicideByPsychoLP'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place it left below.

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 50.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Effects - Plugins - Xero XL - Porcelain - with these settings:

Step 5

Copy tube 'DragonBluMistedTube_0109_GothicBeauty01'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Image - Resize - 85% - All layers not checked.

Place her right below.

Layers - Duplicate.

Layers - Merge - Merge down.

Step 6

Open tube 'DragonBluTube_0209_GothicGuy01'.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask '20-20' - with these settings:

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Edit - Copy.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place him on the left side - see main image.

Layers - Duplicate.

Close the bottom layer.

Activate the next layer.

Layers - Merge - Merge visible.

Effects - Plugins - Xero XL - Porcelain - same settings as before.

Open the bottom layer.

Add your watermark or name.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers checked.

Step 7

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 10 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Fritillary - default settings.

Effects - Edge effects - Enhance.

Don't deselect!!!

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy5: Impact - Gradient Glow - with these settings:

Selections - Select none.

Step 8

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - black.

Image - Add borders - with these settings:

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Flood fill the selection with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Fritillary - default settings.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Selections - Select none.

Step 9

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - black.

Image - add borders - 5 pixels - different color.

Select this border with your Magic wand.

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Effects - Plugins - Xero - Fritillary - default settings.

Adjust - Sharpness - Sharpen.

Selections - Select none.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - black.

Step 10

Copy tube 'Tube_Dagger3ByScannedStock_DragonBlu1108'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 2x 65% - All layers not checked.

Image - Rotate - Free rotate - with these settings:

Place it on the left side - see main image.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Image - Rotate - Quarter turn left.

Step 11

Activate your Text tool - font at your choice.

Close your foreground color.

Set your background color to white.

Type your text - as Vector.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Set the Blend mode of this layer to Luminance (L).

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 56.

When you're ready:

Image - Rotate - Turn clockwise.

Resize at your choice.

Save it as a jpg file and you're done!

 

I hope you enjoyed this lesson :-)

 

This lesson can not arrive at groups without my permission.

I certainly don't like copying.

If you want to link my lesson, please mail me.

Love Elvira

 

Translated by Zial on August 3, 2012

 

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