Friday, August 16, 2013

Zombie Birthday

This tutorial was written by me on August 16th, 2013 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PSP Version used: PSP X5, but should work in other versions.

This tutorial assumes you have a good working knowledge of PSP.


Tube of choice. I am using the matching tube, by Joahannah von Frankenstein. You can purchase her tubes here

Zombie Birthday PTU kit by Wicked Princess Scraps. You can find purchase info on this kit here

Template 272 by Millie's PSP Madness. You can find it here

Mask 1 by me. You can find it here

Fantasy Sparkles by Designs by Sarah. You can find them here

Font of choice. I am using Little Insect from Another Planet.

Filters Unlimited 2.0


Open your template & mask. Minimize the mask for now.

Resize all layers by 95% and then set the canvas size to 600 x 600. Delete the credits layer.

PP9 - add just above the background layer, apply mask, merge group. Duplicate, then merge down.

Working your way up from the bottom:

Layer 1 - PP3
Layer 2 - PP8
Layer 3 - PP5
Layer 4 - PP1

Layer 5, select all, float, defloat. Add a new layer and floodfill with a linear gradient using #ece8dc & #a8ac92, angle 0, repeats 0. Deselect.

Filters Unlimited 2.0, Special Effects 1, Shiver using the default settings.

Open your tube or a close-up. Place over the gradient layer. Gradient layer, select all, float, defloat. On the tube layer, selections, invert and press delete. Deselect. Duplicate the tube layer, set the blend mode to screen, 40. Original tube layer, luminance (L), 30.

Above the closeup layers, from bottom to top add the following:

Ribbon - flip horizontal, place to the top of polkadot paper
Drips 2 - Place to the right side
Candles, 40% - place to bottom left
Grave, 79% - place to bottom

Add your tube and resize as necessary. Flip horizontal, placing slightly to the right.

Plate, 30% - Place down and to the left
Flower2, 73% - Place above wordart
Balloon2, 40% - flip horizontal and place to upper left
Cupcake1, 40% - Place to the bottom left
Cup, 40% - place to the bottom behind wordart on right side

Wordart layer - manual color correction. Set the source to #d8a65b, target #a6174f. Select all, float, defloat. Selections, modify by 2, add a new raster layer, floodfill with #ece8dc. Deselect, move this layer below the wordart layer and merge these two layers together.

Stars layer - manual color correction. Set the source to  #592d67, target set to #3a434c. Add noise, uniform, 50, monochrome checked. Repeat the light background color as we did for the wordart layer. Merge together the stars & wordart layers.

Fantasy sparkles, 55% - Shift + L, 0, 0, flip vertical and place to your liking.

Add your name, copyright, and license info. 
Drop shadow of choice to your layers.

Merge visible & save as a PNG.

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