Marsala

Irene-ZZT-Marsala-byFi

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 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
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Al Sandra
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Marsala kit by Irene Knight or kit of choice

I used the awesome artwork of Zindy S.D Nielson
You can purchase her work and a license from her store {here}
Please do not use Zindy’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Flower Frame and resize to 310 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Blur
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10

Activate the Flower Frame and click undo
Resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer above the Blur layer
Rename this layer Frame

Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5
Activate the white background layer
Add a new raster layer – name it Paper 1
Open paper 5, copy and paste into selection
Keep selected

Add a new raster layer above Paper 1 – name it Paper 2
Open paper 8, copy and paste into selection
Selections, None
Change the blend mode on Paper 2 to Luminance (legacy)
Reduce the opacity to about 53

Copy and paste your tube of choice above paper 2
Resize if needed
Duplicate your tube
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 12
Change the blend mode to Hard Light
On the original tube layer
Change the blend mode to Luminance
Still on the original, add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: -5 / Opacity: 41 / Blur: 18.81 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open the Branch and copy and paste as a new layer
Position where it looks best
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 42 / Blur: 3.96 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate Paper 2
Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Press delete on both your tube layers and your branch layer
Activate your frame and add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: -11 / Opacity: 38 / Blur: 25.74 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Paper 1 and minimise it
Select your text tool and choose a font
Foreground set to null, Background set to paper 1
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name, position where it looks best
Use the nodes to stretch/angle if required
When happy, convert to raster
Duplicate, on the original
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
m-01
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 10%
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: -5 / Opacity: 42 / Blur: 2.97 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Checked

On the copy, apply the same noise
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
m-02
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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