have made the eye on three separate layers.
Open the eye image and decide how you would like
it before merging
the Mover tool to posistion the eyeball to get
you have decided. Go to Layer-Merge-Merge
click the top of your image. Choose-Copy.
open your original image of the pumpkin and make
sure you are on
Pumpkin layer. Right click the top and
choose-Paste as a new layer.
need to make the eye a little smaller. Click on
Image on the toolbar and choose
will use Percentage of Original and put in 80.
Resample is selected from the drop down box. Take
the tick out of
all Layer and make sure Maintain Aspect Ratio is
ticked. Click OK.
right click this layer in your layer palette and
the mover tool to place it.
if you decide to mirror the eye. I ended up with
a cross eyed pumpkin...lol.
Open a new raster layer and name it mouth.
the Pen tool and choose Bezier Curve with these
your line fairly high using the centre of each
eye as a guide to start and finish.
click fairly low and in the centre once, then
once more to set the curve.
the next line across this curve from corner to
corner, click just a little
the line in the centre then click again to set
it. Add a short line at an angle
each corner of the mouth clicking in the centre
towards the mouth..
the Magic Wand and select the inside of the
a new Raster layer call it 'inside'. Floodfill
with #EB50AF. Selection-Float.
a cutout with the following settings.
the cutout changing the vertical to -2.
off your 'inside' layer (bottom layer) and
make sure your 'inside' layer is active and open
a new raster layer, call it 'fire'.
used the fire tube at 55% and the smoke at 100% I
duplicated then mirrored
layers. When you are satisfied with it, turn off
all your layer except the smoke.
visible. Then add a drop shadow, colour #795A1.
Horiz-0 Opac-100 Blur 8.5
turn your smoke layer off and turn your fire
layers on. Layers-Merge Visible.
the same Drop Shadow.
Now the next step depends on what you would
prefer. You could put your name
of the halloween greeting and have this as a tag.
your preset shapes. Retain Style Vector and
a circle just be a little larger than the pumkin.
click on your text box, then hold the cursor
the circle next to the left center node.
you see the Rocking A indicating that the text
will be placed on the path.
the curve. Click once to bring up the Text Entry
that Vector and Antialais are ticked. Choose a
font, I used Creepy.
48, Kerning 0, Leading 0. Auto Kern checked.
Black- Fill #FBA621. Type Happy Halloween or what
ever you would like.
your layer palette and click on the + sign beside
your highlighted vector layer.
the layer that is called 'ellipse'. Then right
click the top highlighted layer and
All. Selections-Float, Selections Defloat.
Shadow with these settings.Ver-1 Hor-1 Opac-100
it's up to you to decorate with either my images
would like to use. When I have finished my images
I use the following to
up the colours a little.
hope you have enjoyed doing this as much as I
have enjoyed writing it.
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