Japanese Heart

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on April 21st 2013
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. Do not copy and paste this tutorial anywhere on the net.
Scripting and translating of this tutorial is strictly forbidden.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X4 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Boulevard
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
ChrissysChaosMask4 by Chrissy
Hickory Dickory Dock kit by PolkaDot Scraps or kit of choice

I used the awesome artwork of Jennifer Janesko
I purchased this tube when Jennifer was with CILM, you can now purchase her work and a license from CDO.
Please do not use Jennifer’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400×400 and flood fill with white
Open Element 23 and resize too 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves
Add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 66 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black

Open Frame 4 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position over the leaves
Duplicate your frame layer
Move the original below the Leaves layer
Working on the copy
Erase any of the left side of the frame that covers the leaves

I drew a selection round the area I wanted to delete
Rename Top Frame
Rename the original Bottom Frame

Open Element 25 and resize to 200 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 1
Image, Mirror
Position along the top left sitting on the leaves
Add the same drop shadow as you added to your leaves

Open Element 19 and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Position on the left overlapping the flower and leaves
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element 21 and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Heart
Position on the top right edge of your frame
Erase any excess ‘tail’ from the heart
Again I selected the are I wanted to delete

Add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice and resize to 300 pixels I used paper 10
Copy and paste as a new layer
Activate Bottom Frame and grab your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (Shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside both sections of the frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate the paper layer and press delete
Selections, None

Erase any leaves from inside the right section of the frame

With your paper layer the active one
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position within the frame

Duplicate your tube
Move the copy above the leaves layer on your layer palette
Working on the copy of tube
Erase any excess tube you don’t want

Activate the original and again erase any excess tube

Open Element 16 and resize to 200 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer above your frame layers
Image, Mirror
Position along the bottom of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Activate white background layer
Open another paper of choice I used paper 7
Resize to 350 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for ChrissysChaosMask4 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Activate the top layer
Select your text tool and choose your font
Foreground set to null, Background set to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name
Position where it looks best
Use the nodes to stretch/angle your text if needed
When happy with size and placement, Convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits (if required) and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Delete the white background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

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