Nymph

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on May 2nd 2015
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 X7 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Qualité Deluxe Platinum
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Gems Mask 8 by Gem
IB-EnysGuerrero-21-1 kit by LHD Scraps or kit of choice

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Ele 23 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer
Duplicate and working on the original
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Rename the original Blur
Rename the copy Leaves

Activate the Blur layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position the face within the leaves
Resize your tube if needed

Activate Leaves layer and select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (Shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the leaves
Selections, Modify, Expand by 3 pixels and Invert
Activate your tube layer and press delete
Selections, None

Activate Leaves
Open Ele 16 and resize to 275 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers
Position along the bottom of the leaves
Apply a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 4 / Opacity: 65 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Ele 17 and resize to 125 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Red Flower
Position at the top of the Flowers on the left
Now move this layer down below your Flowers layer on your layer palette

Activate Flowers layer
Open Ele 11 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Image, Flip
Position along the top of the leaves layer
Apply the same drop shadow as used before

Select your selection tool
Select the left side of the Ribbon
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Selections, Promote selection to layer
On the original Ribbon layer, press delete
Selections, None
Move the promoted layer down below the leaves layer on your layer palette

Open Ele 4 and resize to 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Lock
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Apply the same drop shadow as used before
Position on the left hand side in the Flowers

Activate Red Flower
Open Ele 1 and resize 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Clock
Position on the right hand side between the bottom of the Ribbon and the Flowers
Apply the same drop shadow as used before

Activate Background layer
Open a paper of choice I used 7
Resize to 350 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position the part of the paper you like within the Leaves
Activate Leaves and select your magic wand – same settings as before
Select inside the middle of the leaves layer
Selections, Modify, Expand by 3 pixels, Invert
Activate the paper layer and press delete
Selections, None

Activate your background layer again
Open another paper of choice I used 5
Resize to 350 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for gemsmask8 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 90%, all layers unchecked

Delete the white background layer
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Line the merged layer up with the other layers
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Saturation (Legacy) and reduce the opacity to 60

Select your text tool and choose a font
Set your foreground to null, background 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 text if required
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
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Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Move your text layer below the merged layer
Duplicate your text layer
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Hard Light and lower the opacity to 75

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

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