This tutorial was written by me on March 23rd, 2014 and is my own creation. Any resemblance to any other tutorial is purely coincidental and unintentional.

PS Version used: PS CS3 Extended

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


Tube of choice. I am using the stunning art of Thubakabra. You can purchase her art here

FTU kit The Punishment Sampler by Gothic Inspirations. You can find it here

Mask 21 by Moonbeams & Spiderwebs. You can find it here

Font of choice. I am using Wedding Nightmares.


Open a new image, 600 x 600.

Open Frame 2, resize by 70%. Drag to your blank canvas.

With the polygon lass tool, make a selection slightly larget than the opening of the frame.

Open Paper 4 and drag to your canvas. Select, inverse. Press delete and deselect. Move this layer below your frame layer.

Open your tube or a closeup. Place over the paper layer. Edit, transform, flip horizontal and place to your liking. Ctrl+Click on the paper thumbnail. Select, inverse and press delete. Deselect.

Duplicate the closeup layer. Filter, blur, gaussian blur, 3.00. Set the blend mode to Screen, opacity 60. On the original closeup layer, set the blend mode to Luminosity, opacity 20.

Open the Fog and place above your frame layer.

Open Ribbon3. Resize by 30%. Place along the right side of the frame.

Open the HalfMoon. Resize by 40%. Place to the upper left corner of the frame.

Open your tube and resize as necessary. Place to the right side. Duplicate, gaussian blur using the same settings as before. Set the blend mode to Screen, opacity 45.

Image, Adjustments, Color Balance, -28, 0, 0.

Image, Adjustments, Variations. Midtones, place arrow on second mark and then click on the Lighter option.

Open the Leaves and resize by 75%. Place to the bottom of your frame.

Open the Stump. Resize by 40%. Place to the bottom left of the frame.

Open the Tab. Resize by 30%. Place to the bottom left. Rotate slightly to the left.

Open Ribbon1. Resize by 65%. Place to the bottom.

Open the Glitter. Resize by 70%. Rotate canvas CW90. Place to the bottom.

Open the Lantern. Resize by 40%. Place to the bottom right of the stump.

Open Raven1. Resize by 25%. Place to the bottom, to the right of the lantern.

Ctrl+A. Image, Crop.

Open your mask and Paper 1.

Open your mask and add Paper 1 above it.

With the mask layer highlighted, Select all, Edit,Copy

On the paper layer, hit Q to activate Quick Mask Mode. Edit, Paste. Hit Q again to turn off Quick Mask Mode.
Now click the Add Layer Mask button at the bottom of your layer palette box. Rasterize the layer. Resize so your mask is the same size as your canvas (600 x 600).

Drag your mask to your working canvas. Move this layer to the bottom.

Add your name, copyrights, & license info. Apply a drop shadow of choice to your layers. Merge visible and save as a PNG.

Thanks for checking out my tutorials.


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