Prehistoric Babe

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on June 23rd 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
Fonts of Choice – I used Serifa Comica and SantaCruz
Mask 11 by Brutal Designs
Prehistoric Cutie Kit by DesignsBySarah or kit of choice

I used the awesome artwork of Caron Vinson
You can purchase her work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Caron’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400×400 and flood fill with white
Open Frame 3 from the kit, resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer on your canvas
Image, Free Rotate, 90 Degrees Left
Position over to the right slightly
Add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V: 1 / H: 4 / Opacity: 81 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: #4A352E

Open Frame 5 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position over the original frame so the leaves are on the left
Image, Free Rotate, 20 Degrees Right
Move this layer below the original frame layer on your layer palette
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the top frame again
Open the Rocks and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position over the bottom of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Open Grass 1 and resize by 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position over the rocks so it covers the bottom of the rocks
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the top frame layer
Open Dinosaur 1 and resize to 200 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position to the left of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the rocks layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – resize your tube if needed
Position so it’s in front of the vertical frame
Erase any excess tube that is showing below the grass
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background layer
Add a new raster layer
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 25 pixels
Open a paper of choice I used paper 6
Copy and paste into the selection
Selections, None

Staying on your paper layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Find Mask11 by BrutalDesigns or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Duplicate your mask layer
Move the copy up so it sits between the 2 frame layers on your layer palette
Lower the opacity to 55

Select your text tool and choose a bold font
Set your foreground to a medium shade from your tag
Background set to null
Stroke width set to 2, Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your text of choice I wrote ‘PRE-HISTORIC’
Position where it looks best, use the nodes to angle/stretch your text if needed
Do Not Convert To Raster

Open a paper of choice, I used paper 8 and minimise it
On your vector text layer duplicate it
On the copy, Convert to raster
On the original, click the + sign on your layer palette
Right click on the indented layer and select Properties
In the pop up box, turn off stroke
Set the Fill to the paper you minimised, scale set to about 75
Now convert this layer to raster

Add a drop shadow of choice the copy of text I used:
V&H: 1 / Opacity: 53 / Blur: 3 / Color: #9C6E60
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 68 / Blur: 10.89 / Color: #583D36

Keep your text tool active but select another different font
Set your foreground to null, background to a complimentary color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both still checked
Add your text of choice I wrote Babe
Position where it looks best, again use the nodes to angle/stretch text if required
When happy convert to raster

Using the same font and settings, but change the background color
Add your name
Position where it looks best and convert to raster
Add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 68 / Blur: 10.89 / Color: #583D36

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 šŸ™‚

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