Come Into My Parlor Tutorial

 


 

Tutorial by RoniElaine - 7/24/08
 

Skill Level - Intermediate
 

  This tutorial was written using PSP X but should work
   in other versions with just a few adjustments.
  The tutorial was written in "split screen" format so that
   you can work on the tutorial with PSP open on one
   side of your screen and the tutorial on the other side.
   Environmentally friendly; no need to print.
 

Supplies Needed ---HERE
 

      No outside filters are used in this tutorial.
 

     Mask CMV_spider - place into your Masks folder
     paper 1_spider
     bg with spider mask 2
     spiderandweb
     spider - mull
     spider - winni
     Aspider
     A main tube of your choice  (see note below)
 

      All supplies needed will be provided for you.
     I encourage you to use a main tube of your choice
     and make this your own "original" creation.
 

     I have used a witch tube by CherSwitz (thanks Cher!)
     It is included in the zip file for you
     CherSwitz-sheethalloween 4_BW
 

Notes
 

  All settings will remain the same
   unless new settings are given.
 

   Make sure you have loaded the CMV_spider mask
   to your mask folder.
 

Ready - Set - Go
 

Making the Header
 

1.  File > Open > Paper1_spider  (from zip file)
 

2.  Shift + D (to duplicate)
     You may close Paper1 now
 

3.  Layers > Load/Save Mask > Load Mask from Disk
     Settings:
     Source luminance
     Fit to canvas
     Hide all mask
     Invert checked
     Load
 

4.  Layers > Merge > Merge Group
 

5.  Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance
 

6.  Image > Resize
     Settings:
     Width - 800 pixels
     Height  - 600 pixels
     Resample using Bicubic
     Lock aspect ratio: unchecked
     Resize all layers: checked
     OK
 

7.  Layers > Add New Raster Layer
     OK
 

8.  Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom
     OK
 

9.  With Raster 1 highlighted in your layer palette
     Selections > Select All
 

10.  File > Open > bg with spider mask 2
 

11.  Cntl + C  (to copy)
       You can now close bg with spider mask 2 and
       return to your other image
 

12.  Edit > Paste Into Selection
 

13.  Selections > Select None
 

14.  File > Open > CherSwitz-sheethalloween 4_BW
       (or tube of your choice)
 

15.  Cntrl + C  (to copy your tube)
       You can now close your tube and return to your
       original image
 

16.  Edit > Paste as New Layer
 

17.  Layers > Arrange > Bring to Top
 

18.  Use Move Tool to move your tube to the left side.
       Refer to my example for positioning.
 

19.  In Layer Palette - shut off visibility of bottom two
       layers by clicking on the "eye"
 

20.  Resize your tube if needed (with resize all layers  
       unchecked).   Leave some space at top, bottom
       and left side as we will be copying the tube.  I
       resized my tube by 115%.
 

21.  Layers > Duplicate
 

22.  Image > Resize
       (I resized by 115% for this tube)
 

23.  Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic Antique
       Settings:
       100, 75        50, 3, 50
        Symmetric not checked
 

24.  Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic Glass
       Default settings
       (or a setting of your choice)
 

25.  Layers > Arrange > Move Down
 

26.  Optional:  Depending on the size of your tube
       and the size of your mosaic effect, you may want
       to resize these layers again at this time.  Just make
       sure that it only fills about half of your image.
       I resized my mosaic effect at 110% again and
       moved my mosaic effect to the right to make it
       more centered under the tube.
 

27.  In layer palette, turn on visibility of your two
       bottom layers by clicking on the "eyes".
 

28.  In layer palette, highlight Copy of Raster 2 which
       is your mosaic layer
       Change the Blend Mode to your liking.
       I used Screen but play a bit and get what you like
 

29.  In your layer palette, highlight Raster 2, tube layer
 

       Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance
 

       *****Note: This is a "powerful" effect and may not
       work well with all tubes.  
       Options are to add your favorite bevel and/or
       drop shadows.
 

30.  File > Open > Spider-mull
 

31.  Ctrl + C  (to copy the tube)
       You may now close this tube and return to image
 

32.  Edit > Paste As New Layer
 

33.  Image > Resize
       Resize by 85 percent or to your liking
 

34.  Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance
 

35.  Use your Mover Tool to move the spider to the
       lower right corner.
       Note:  you may add a bevel or drop shadow of
       your choice if you choose
 

36.  File > Open > spiderandweb
 

37.  Ctrl + C  (to copy the tube)
       You may close this tube now
 

38.  Edit > Paste As New Layer
 

39.  Image > Resize
       Resize by 85%
 

40.  Use your Move Tool to position it in the central
       part of the spider web
       Refer to my example for positioning
 

41.  Adjust > Sharpness > Unsharp Mask
       (if needed)
 

42.  In layer palette, set Blend Mode at Overlay
 

43.  Layers > Merge > Merge Visible
 

44.  Image >  Add Borders
       Settings:
       All settings at 2 with Symmetric checked
       Color: Black
 

45.  Selections > Select All
 

46.  Selections >  Modify > Contract
         Settings:   2
 

47.  Effects > Cutout
        Settings:
        0, 0,      100, 10
      Shadow color: black
 

48.  Selections > Select None
 

49.  In your Materials palette
       Use your dropper tool to select two colors for your frame.
        For this one I chose ed594c for my foreground and
        f4c199 for my background
        Settings:  
        Linear  (the first one)
        Angle and Repeats at 0
 

50.  Image > Add Borders
        Settings:  
        All set at 20 with symmetric checked
 

51.  Magic Wand
        Settings:
        Replace
        RGB Values
        Tolerance and Feather:  0
        Contiguous checked
        Anti-alias checked
 

52.  Effects > 3D effects > Inner Bevel
        Settings:
            Bevel Number 8
            W: 20
                20, 70, 0, 20
                White, 225, 40, 40
 

53.  Selections > Select None
 

54.  Image > Add Borders
       Settings:
       All set at 1
      Color: Black
 

55.  Image > Resize
      Here you can resize your image for however you want
        to use it.  I am resizing mine to 525pxs in height as I
        will use it as a header for a letter.
 

Special Note:  Now you get to add your text or as an
option any special tubes or effects you wish you use.
Extra spider tubes are supplied for you to use.
I added several extra spiders to mine.
You have about 1/4 of the image to play with and
make it your own.  
I am going to add text to this one but I can see some
great results from adding other tubes of your choice.
 

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial.
I want to thank Trouble and Wiciyela for testing it for me.
Please link this tutorial to the Winni Lessons Group
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/Winni-psp-lessons-group/
 

Although this tutorial is written for the Winni Fun Group,
feel free to share my tutorials.  
I only ask that you not claim them as your own.  
If the tutorial is to be used as a lesson,
please contact me for permission.  ronicox@gmail.com

Roni