Blue Monday


This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on May 14th 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
Close Up Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Miama
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
BigMask019 by Vix
IB_JamieKidd-35-3 by Schnegge or kit of choice

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open paper 6 and resize to 350 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_BigMask019 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Rename Mask

Copy and paste your close up tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position on the mask so the face is within the masked area
Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (Shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Activate your Mask layer
Select outside the mask area with your magic wand
Selections, Modify, Feather by 25 pixels
Activate your Tube layer
Press delete a few times until you are happy
Change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy) and reduce the opacity to 59

Open element 14 and resize to 350 high
Copy and paste as a new layer- rename Splatter
Select your freehand selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select any of the splatter you don’t want
Press delete and selections, none

Open element 11 and resize to 325 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position where it looks best
Apply a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 3 / Opacity: 50 /Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Move below the Splatter layer

Open element 7 and resize to 200 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer
Move above Splatter layer
Position to the left of the net layer
Apply the same drop shadow as you just used

Open element 4 and resize 175 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position over the bottom of the net and feather layer
Add the same drop shadow

Open element 10 and resize to 150 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer
Overlap your previous flower
Apply the same drop shadow

Select your text tool and choose a font
Set your foreground to a color of choice, set your background to the same color
Set the stroke width to 1
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name
Position along the bottom of your tag
Use the nodes to stretch/angle your text if required
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Apply the same drop shadow

Duplicate your text layer
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 12.5
Reduce the opacity to 38
Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits 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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