Happy Halloween Ideas

Happy Halloween Ideas
Learn how to design abstract background of a Halloween Pumpkin.

Starting with creating a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024px and 72 dpi. Fill the new file with black color, using in this case the Paint Bucket Tool (G).

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Find in Internet a picture with a pumpkin and cut it out, using the Eraser Tool (E).

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Place the new element on our basic picture:

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Find on this layer Blending Options>Inner Glow by making a mouse click on this layer on the layers’ panel:

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The pumpkin gets this way its shadow:

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Next select the Pen Tool (P) and draw the picture that will become later the necessary openings on the pumpkin:

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Set the same Blending Options>Inner Shadow for each element:

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Follow the parameters demonstrated next table - Blending Options>Outer Glow :

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Blending Options>Inner Glow

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Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

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Gradient Editor

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Blending Options>Stroke

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As a result we’ve got the effect of openings having the shining light inside of the pumpkin:

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Next we’ll write several words under the pumpkin, applying the Horizontal Type Tool (T) and following the next shown parameters:

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Use next the Brush Tool (B) and the shown below brush’s style with the Opacity of 10%.

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Try to picture on a new layer the coming outside light of the pumpkin:

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Create a new layer under the layer containing the pumpkin and try to insert some luminescence under this pumpkin, following the same brush’s parameters described above:

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This is the final result!

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