Sunset Beach

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on May 15th 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
Fonts of Choice – I used Refreshment Stand, Arial Black, Peignot-Light Thing and Signet Roundhead
Eye Candy 5: Impact – Extrude
Mask 404 by Vix
Sunset Beach kit by Hungry Hill or one of choice

I didn’t use any art in this, just the elements and papers that came with the kit.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open paper 5 and resize to 350 pixels – rename Paper
Copy and paste as a new layer

Open Fence and resize to 325 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Fence
Apply the following drop shadow
V: 2 / H: 3 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Clouds and resize to 400 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Clouds
Position so the bottom cloud is just overlapping the top of the fence
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Activate the Paper layer and select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (Shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select outside the paper, selections, invert
Activate the clouds later and press delete
Selections, None

Open Sand and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer
Line it up with the paper at the bottom
Hide your white background layer
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible – rename Background

Unhide your white background layer
Activate Background and duplicate it
Rename the duplicate Frame BG and hide this layer

Activate Background
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_Mask404 or a mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Duplicate your mask layer
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 12
Change the blend mode to Overlay

Open Frame 1 and resize to 325 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position so the frames are similar to below
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Select your magic wand – same settings as before
Select inside the two frames
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels, then Invert
Activate and unhide Frame BG and press delete
Selections, none
Move this layer up so its right below the frame on the layer palette
Duplicate and on the copy change the blend mode to Hard Light
Activate your frame layer and add the following drop shadow
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Flower 2 and resize to 325 pixels high
Resize again by 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer
Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees left
Position at the top of fence in the middle
Apply the following drop shadow
V: 0 / H: 2 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate your frame layer again
Erase any string and the twig from above the flowers

Open Pilings and resize to 15%
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position between the 2 frames
Apply the following drop shadow
V: 1 / H: 3 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Shell 3 and resize to 12%
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position in front of the right hand frame
Apply the following drop shadow
V: 0 / H: 2 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Shell 1 and resize to 12%
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position in front and to the left of the previous shell
Add the same drop shadow

Open the Sand again – resize to 400 pixels wide
Grab your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select part of the sand, ensure you get the top part where it’s faded
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Selections, Modify, Feather by 25 pixels
Edit, Copy
Paste as a new layer
Move between the 2 shell layers
Position so it looks good
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Select your text tool and choose a bold font – I used Arial Black
Set your foreground to null, background to black
Create as vector and Anti-Alias checked
Type out the number 5
Position towards the top of your canvas
Use the nodes to stretch if needed
When happy, convert to raster
Move below the flowers layer on your layer palette
Selections, All, Float, Defloat and add a new raster layer
Open Paper 2 and copy and paste into selection
Selections, None
Delete the original layer

Still working on your 5 layer
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 5: Impact – Extrude
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Apply the following drop shadow
V: 1 / H: 3 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Change your font – I used Peignot-Light Thin
Keep the settings the same but change the background to another color of choice
Type out o’clock and position next to the 5
When happy, convert to raster
Apply the following drop shadow
V&H: 1 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 1.98 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Change your font again – I used Signet Roundhand
Use the same settings but again change the background color
Type out somewhere
Position under the previous text
When happy, convert to raster
Apply the same drop shadow as before, I changed the color to #096063

Change your font again – I used Refreshment Stands
Use the same settings but again change the background color
Type out it’s
Position in front of the 5
Use the nodes to angle the text a little
When happy, convert to raster and apply the same drop shadow as on the previous layer

Pick a font for your name, use a different one or one you have already used – I used Peignot-Light Thin
Use the same settings but again change the background color
Type out your name
Position where it looks best
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 3 / Opacity: 75 / Blur: 3.65 / Color: #2E6E6B / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Add your scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
If you used an artists work, add your artists copyrights too
Delete the white background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done

Here is another sample I made using the art of Amy Matthews, who is licensed through CDO. This tube was the Diamond Club tube from October 2011, so is not for sale. You can view Amy’s tube for sale {here}
I used the Signet Roundhead font for the name, with a slight Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow Anna-AM-SunsetBeach-byFi

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