Killer Instinct

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

Unfortunately her site is no longer online.


For this lesson you need plugin:

Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Crumple.

You can download the plugin


you can download the materials.

It contains: 3 tubes - 1 mask - 1 font.


Place the mask in your mask folder.

Open the font and minimize it.

The background 'Mist-Darkscenery' is by Dragonblu.

The misted man is by A PSP Devil.

Tube 'Kyllah' is by Harlekina.

Mask '1217491185_masques' is unknown to me.


** Step 1 **

Open a transparent image of 640 x 480 pixels.

Set your foreground color to #664a32.

Set your background color to black.

Flood fill your image with your foreground color.

Set your foreground color to #ffba7e.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Sunburst' - Repeats 3 - Invert not checked.


** Step 2 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Flood fill this layer with your gradient.

Layers - Load/save mask - Load mask from disk - load mask '1217491185_masques'.

Layers - Merge - Merge group.

Layers - Duplicate - Image - Flip.


** Step 3 **

Copy tube 'Mist_DarkScenery123_DragonBlu0908'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Mirror.

Place it a bit to the left and upwards.


** Step 4 **

Copy tube 'misted tube of A PSP Devil'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Place him in the upper right corner - see main image.

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

Lower the Opacity of this layer to 55.


** Step 5 **

Copy tube 'kyllah'.

Paste as a new layer on your working image.

Image - Resize - 80% - All layers not checked.

Place her on the bottom center for your image.

Activate your Eraser - with these settings:


Erase carefully the sides.


** Step 6 **

Activate your Text tool - font 'Black' - Size 72 - Stroke width 1 - As Vector.

Set your foreground color to zwart.

Set your background color to #ffba7e.

Type 'Killer (Enter) Instinct (or text at your choice) - click Apply.

Pull the text a little closer to each other, you do that by using the mouse on the top of the vector outline until you see an arrow, draw the line slightly downwards so that the text comes closer together.

Move the text to the left - see main image.

Layers - Convert to raster layer.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 1 - Opacity 50 - Blur 1 - background color.


** Step 7 **

Layers - New raster layer.

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Modify - Contract - 25 pixels.

Selections - Invert.

Set your foreground to gradient 'Foreground-background' - Linear - Angle 45 - Repeats 3.

Flood fill the selection with this gradient.

Don't deselect!

Layers - Duplicate.

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Xenofex 2 - Crumple - with these settings:

Alien Skin

Selections - Select none.


** Step 8 **

Selections - Select all.

Selections - Float - Selections - De-float.

Effects - 3D effects - Drop shadow:

Vert and Hor 3 - Opacity 75 - Blur 5 - color black.

Repeat with Vert and Hor to -3 (minus 3).

See if your text is on the right place, you can still modify it.


** Step 9 **

Add your name and/or watermark.

Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten).

Image - Add borders - 2 pixels - black.

Resize if necessary.

Save as a JPG file and you're done!


I hope you enjoyed making this tutorial :-)


Harlekina All rights reserved

May 15, 2009


If you have questions or anything els to report, please mail me, I will react as soon as possible.

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I would appreciate it, if it's not greather than 500 pixels on the longest side.

The creations that stand out in my Guestbook, I will put them in the slideshow on my site.

And maybe I will put him in this lesson.


Translated by Zial on April 10, 2012