This creative tutorial shows you how to create a handcrafted Halloween Invitation with layered graphics, a pom pom spider with google eyes and folded legs. 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 2 (click link): Start Download
The folder contains: Purple RickRack, Web, Spider Body and Googly Eyes. It also has an image of the finished example of the 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.
Download and install Font: KB Lime Light at http://www.dafont.com/kb-lime.font
Launch Rip Studio
Open the folder labeled Halloween Invitation 2. Keep it open to the side so you can grab the images easily.
The easiest way to add images is to drag and drop them on the open application. In this tutorial images will be placed one at time in the order you would normally create a handmade invitation, however Rip Studio allows you to add multiple images, meaning you could grab all the ones in the folder and just drop them in. If you decide to do this arrange them in the Layers palettes in this order going from bottom to top: Purple Rick Rack.jpg (bottom), Web.png, Spider Body.png, and Party Text.png. If you added Googly Eyes.png delete it, you will import this later as an Object for depth. Once they are organized use the Reset Tool on the bar above to set the images to their original size. Also, notice the files some have .png extensions to support transparency. Some files come this way, or remove your own backgrounds using an editing app. NOTE: If you experimented with multiple images and want to start fresh. Go to the top, select the image icon, and choose New Project off the menu and Save Image: No. You will now see the Welcome—New Project wizard.
NOTE: Shadows are automatically applied to everything dropped in Rip Studio. As we progress I’ll show you how to remove them.
Create the Spider Body. A pom pom image is a fun way give dimension to the body. Rip Studio has many uses, in this tutorial we use the app as a digital Arts & Crafts tool. So be crafty with your creation and use all sorts of creative images in your composition like cotton balls, ribbons, rope and buttons just to name a few.
To create Spider Legs with folded strips of narrow paper that pop off the page. Follow these steps:
To create multiple Spider Legs and avoid drawing all the creases and keep the shadows the same.
Now it’s time to add the spider’s Googly Eyes. To do this:
Add the Party Text.jpg, drag and drop it, Reset the size , and change Edge Style to None.
To create a background for the invitation text make an orange paper with a grey one on top. To do this:
Add the invitation text. To do this:
You are Invited to
If You Dare!
The spider is a little large so follow these steps to resize it:
There are three ways to save the invitation:
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.
KB LimeLight Font
Courtesy of DaFont.com: http://www.dafont.com/kb-lime.font
Special Thanks to Artist
Olga Milagros for creating Halloween Background and Party Text
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: