This creative tutorial shows you how to take clip art and turn it into a handcrafted Halloween Invitation with Curled, Ripped and Layered paper objects. At the end of the tutorial you will have an invitation to email your friends, or to create an event on your favorite social media site.
If a printed invitation is desired, Rip Studio generates realistic High Resolution Rips, Curls, Texture and Shadows in full print resolution—all with control over every element create inside the app. We guarantee every creation you make will be unique and one-of-a-kind!
In this tutorial you will learn about:
First download the Demo of Rip Studio (choose platform): Mac | Win
Then download the Project Halloween Invitation 1 (click link): Start Download
The folder contains: Orange RickRack, Ribbon-Band, Ribbon Tails and Halloween Objects. It also has an image of the finished invitation and a Project. This project will help you understand how the invitation was set up inside Rip Studio that you can refer to it at the end of the tutorial and compare.
In the folder find the background image Orange RickRack.jpg, drag and drop it on the Welcome—Create a New Project screen.
This is a good time to save the project. To do this:
Before we continue this is a good time to teach you about the lighting and a couple reasons to use it. Sometimes surface shadows can be too strong on a photo or in this case our label, see the shadow on the left side of the label. To lighten it:
Also, you can exaggerate the curl effect by moving the light bulb towards the upper left hand corner. At any time you can reset the light to its default location using the Reset icon on the tool bar above (found next to the Render Shadows checkbox).
You can also cast a double shadow. To do this:
Clip art with transparent backgrounds work the best. Just dropped them on the open application one at a time, or in this case the Halloween objects came together so I left them that way for ease of use.
You can also save a preset, this works similar to a project. To do this go to the top of your monitor to the ‘File’ menu, Save Preset as Halloween Invite 1. You can find this preset below and can access it from inside the app, however by doing this you won’t be able to share the project, but you can save your work as you go by simply replacing the preset. This will allow you to continue with the project or allow you to create variations of the project.
You have made a digital handmade invitation with all the qualities of a traditional one. Email it to your friends, or create an event and post it.
If you desire a printed version go ahead and do it!
The file is a full 266 resolution image. The invitation size is a 5.752 x 4.376 inches and fits in a standard A2 envelope.
‘Nightmare’ FONT courtesy of DaFont.com: http://www.dafont.com/nightmare-5.font
Special Thanks to Artist
Artist: Olga Milagros for creating Halloween Frame with Fun Stickers at Freepik.com
Artist: Puddle of Infinity
In this tutorial we use a lot of keyboard shortcuts, here is a list of the keyboard shortcuts included in Rip Studio: