Come Into My Parlor Tutorial
Tutorial by RoniElaine - 7/24/08
Skill Level - Intermediate
This tutorial was written using PSP X but should
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
Mask CMV_spider - place into your Masks
bg with spider mask 2
spider - mull
spider - winni
A main tube of your choice (see note below)
All supplies needed will be provided for
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
It is included in the zip file for you
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
Fit to canvas
Hide all mask
4. Layers > Merge > Merge Group
5. Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance
6. Image > Resize
Width - 800 pixels
Height - 600 pixels
Resample using Bicubic
Lock aspect ratio: unchecked
Resize all layers: checked
7. Layers > Add New Raster Layer
8. Layers > Arrange > Send to Bottom
9. With Raster 1 highlighted in your layer
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
16. Edit > Paste as New Layer
17. Layers > Arrange > Bring to Top
18. Use Move Tool to move your tube to the left
Refer to my example for positioning.
19. In Layer Palette - shut off visibility of
layers by clicking on the "eye"
20. Resize your tube if needed (with resize all
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
100, 75 50, 3, 50
Symmetric not checked
24. Effects > Texture Effects > Mosaic Glass
(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
bottom layers by clicking on the "eyes".
28. In layer palette, highlight Copy of Raster 2
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,
Effects > Edge Effects > Enhance
*****Note: This is a "powerful" effect and
work well with all tubes.
Options are to add your favorite bevel and/or
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
part of the spider web
Refer to my example for positioning
41. Adjust > Sharpness > Unsharp Mask
42. In layer palette, set Blend Mode at Overlay
43. Layers > Merge > Merge Visible
44. Image > Add Borders
All settings at 2 with Symmetric checked
45. Selections > Select All
46. Selections > Modify > Contract
47. Effects > Cutout
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
Linear (the first one)
Angle and Repeats at 0
50. Image > Add Borders
All set at 20 with symmetric checked
51. Magic Wand
Tolerance and Feather: 0
52. Effects > 3D effects > Inner Bevel
Bevel Number 8
20, 70, 0, 20
White, 225, 40, 40
53. Selections > Select None
54. Image > Add Borders
All set at 1
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
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
Although this tutorial is written for the Winni
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. firstname.lastname@example.org