Halloween Moon

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This tutorial is intended for beginners to learn how to create a window scene.  If you have any questions, please feel free to Email  me.

To do this tutorial you will also need Paint Shop Pro.  I wrote this with  Paint Shop Pro XI, but the steps may also be done in any version.  You may download a free trial at Corel.

Remember to save as a psp file often!

Download a tree brush file from one of these places:

http://sophia-t.deviantart.com/art/Winter-Tree-Branches-48739836

http://sophia-t.deviantart.com/art/Scenery-Brushes-2-37541214

http://azurylipfesstock.deviantart.com/art/tree-branches-brushes-part-4-0-30900197

http://azurylipfesstock.deviantart.com/art/tree-branches-brushes-part-5-30201348

http://azurylipfesstock.deviantart.com/art/trees-branches-brushes-part-4-30018099

Download and install the plugins  Mura's Seamless Patterns D and Mura's Filter Meister Cloud Filter.

You will need some images to decorate (but these are optional)

1.  Open a new, transparent image, size 500 x 400

2.  Choose the rectangle selection tool.  Then at the top click on the custom selection icon

3.  apply these selection settings:  top = 250, left = 0, right = 500, bottom = 400.

4.  Flood-fill the selection with the color of your choice, using the paint can.

5.  Effects > Plugins > Mura's Filter Meister > Cloud  Apply these settings:  top color box = white, medium color box = the color you filled with, bottom color box = black, effect = 100, amount = 100, grain = 3, 0 for everything else.

6.  Effects > Plugins > Mura's Seamless Patterns > Checks.  Apply these settings:  Color R, G, and B = 0, Effect = 255, Ratio = 192, Number = 3, Slant = 128, Offset = 0

7.  Selections > Select None

8.  Effects > Geometric Effects > Perspective - Vertical.  Distortion = - 75 (negative), and Edge mode = wrap

9.  Choose the Raster Deform Tool

10.  Drag the center node down (see pink arrow)

11.  With the magic wand, click the transparent area.

12.  Selection > Modify > Expand Selection, expand by 2 pixel

13.  Layers > New Raster Layer

14.  Flood-fill the selection with a brown to make the window sill.

15.  Choose the rectangle selection tool.  Draw a rectangle selection box so that the left, right and bottom margins are about equal, and that the box runs off the top.

16.  Press the Delete key

17.  With the rectangle selection box, draw a skinny rectangle to be one of the window dividers.  Flood-fill this with the same window color used before.

18.  Draw the vertical window slats with the selection tool  and flood-fill them with the same color.

19.  Effects > 3D Effects > Inner Bevel.  Apply these settings:  Bevel= pie shape, width = 8, smoothness = 25, depth = 5, ambience = 0, shininess = 0, color = white, angle = 315, intensity = 50, elevation = 30

20.  Layers > New Raster Layer

21.  Flood-fill this new layer with black, and then drag it to the bottom of the layer palette.

22.  Effects > Plugins > Mura's Filter Meister > Cloud.  Apply these settings:  White, medium gray, black in color boxes, effect = 100, amount = 100, grain = 3

23.  File > Import > Custom Brush  Find where you downloaded your tree brush.  And choose that one.

24.  Choose the paint brush tool.  In the brushtip selection menu, choose the tree brush you imported.  Click on it and choose ok.

25.  Layer > New Raster Layer

26.  Set your foreground color to black.  Left-click once on the left and right side to add some branches.  I actually used 2 different tree brushes.

27.  Layers > New Raster Layer

28.   choose the rectangle selection tool.  Set the Selection type to Circle.

29.  Draw a circle selection (to be a moon).  Be sure part of the moon is behind the branches.

30.  Flood-fill it with the same color used in the checks at the beginning (mine was blue).

31.  Effects > Plugins > Mura's Filter Meister > Cloud.  Apply these settings:  white, blue, black, Effect = 100, amount = 100, grain = 3, rest = 0

32.  Selections > Float

33.  Effects > 3D Effects > Cutout.  Apply these settings:  Vertical & Horizontal = 10, Opacity = 85, Blur = 25, Shadow color = black

34.  Selections > Select None

35.  Effects > Plugins > Eye Candy 4000 > Corona.  Apply these settings:  Glow Width = 15.10, Flare size = 56, stretch = 79, waver = 88, blur = 3, overall Opacity = 100, Color = color of the moon, Draw only Outside selection, Random Seed = 643

36.  Image > Add Borders.  Color = Black, symmetric, size = 5.

37.  Add your tubes to decorate.  Add your watermark and text.

38.  Save this as a JPEG.  File > Export > JPEG Optimizer.

 

 

 

 


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