Sexy Curls

This tutorial was written by Fiona Pomfrett on July 18th 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 Arial Bold and Cellos Script
Distort – Wave
DSB Flux – Bright Noise

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600×250, flood fill with a color of choice I used #F5DFBB
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position with the parts you want in the center of the canvas
Duplicate your tube
Rename the copy Top Tube

Activate the original tube layer
Adjust, Blur, Motion Blur:
Angle: 90 / Strength: 100
Repeat the Motion Blur again
Move the blurred layer over the right a bit
Effects, Plugins, Distort – Wave

Duplicate, then Image, Mirror
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Change the blend mode to Multiply
Duplicate, then Image, Flip
Change the blend mode of the top layer to Screen

Activate your background layer and duplicate it
Working on the copy
Effects, Texture Effects, Weave
Choose a dark color for your Weave and Gap color

Change the blend mode to Hard Light and lower the opacity to about 40

Add a new raster layer, move it so its directly below your tube layer
Flood fill with a complimentary color of choice
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 25 pixels
Selections, Invert – press delete on your keyboard once
Selections, Invert, Modify, Contract by 5 pixels
Press delete on your keyboard again
Selections, None
Rename Frame

Grab your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select outside the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Hide your Frame, Tube and Copy of Background layer
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Selections, None
Edit, Paste as a new layer
Rename Outer Frame

Unhide hidden layers
Move the Outer Frame Layer below the Frame layer
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Add a new raster layer and move down
Flood fill with a color of choice
Selections, None
Change the blend mode on Outer Frame to Hard Light

Activate your tube layer which should be the top layer
Add a new raster layer
Flood fill with the same color as your Frame
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 1 pixel
Press delete on your keyboard
Selections, None
Add a drop shadow of choice I used
V&H: 1 / Opacity: 100 / Blur: 1 / Color: Black
Repeat the drop shadow but change the V&H to -1

Activate your Frame layer and add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V: 0 / H: 2 / Opacity: 32 / Blur: 11.88 / Color: Black
Repeat changing the H to -2
Activate your tube and add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V: 0 / H: 15 / Opacity: 79 / Blur: 11.88 / Color: Black

Select your text tool and select a bold font
Set your foreground to a dark color, Background set to null
Stroke/Line Width set to 2
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your word, I wrote SEXY
Drag it out so it fills the area inside the frame
When happy convert to raster
Move this below your tube layer

Select your magic wand (same settings as before) and select inside each letter
Selections, Modify, Expand by 1 pixels
Add a new raster layer, move below your text layer
Effects, 3D Effects, Cutout

Choose a color that compliments your tag
Selections, None

On the main text outline layer
Change the blend mode to screen
Effects, Plugins, DSB Flux – Bright Noise
Intensity: 25 / Click Mix once

Select your text tool again and choose another font
Set your foreground to null, background to a dark color
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name, position where it looks best
When happy, Convert to raster
Move to the top of your layer palette
Add a drop shadow of choice I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 31 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

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