Sweet Dreams

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 19th 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 Parisian
BigMask001 by Vix
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
IB-ReneeBiertempfel-37-1 by Monti or kit of choice

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Paper 4 and resize to 400 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_BigMask001 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Open Element 7 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Cloud 1
Position towards the bottom of the mask
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Duplicate Cloud 1 and rename Cloud 2
Working on Cloud 2
Image, Resize to 110%, all layers unchecked
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Move Cloud 2 below Cloud 1 on the layer palette

Activate Cloud 1
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections. Modify, Feather by 2
Selections, Invert
Press delete a couple of times
Selections, None

Activate the Mask layer
Open Element 11 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer
Image, Mirror and then Image, Flip
Position over the top of the mask layer

Open Element 20 and resize to 350 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Position over the masked area as you did with the previous layer

Open Element 10 and resize 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer

Activate Cloud 1
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized by 55%, all layers unchecked
Position where best and add ad rop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 6 : Opacity: 42 / Blur:10.89 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Select your freehand selection tool, with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select around the back legs of your tube
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Selections, Modify, Feather by 2 pixels
Activate Cloud 1 and promote selection to layer
Selections, None
Move the promoted layer above the tube layer on your layer palette

Select your text tool and select a font
Set your foreground to null, background set to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name, position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 3 / Opacity: 42 / Blur: 3.96 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Add your artists copyright, 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 🙂

Another sample but using the art of Anna Liwanag, who is also licensed through CDO. Font used on this sample is Riddle
Anna-AL-SweetDreams-byFi

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