Keeper Of The Keys


This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on December 1st 2015
Any resemblance to any other tutorial is coincidental. All tutorials are for non-profit personal use only. No distribution allowed except via text link.

Supplies needed:
PSP – I used X7 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Blessed Day
DD Assorted Mask 5 by Dee
Scrap Bundle Amy Brown pkg 109 by Rebel Dezigns

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open a paper of choice – I used pp6
Resize to 300 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for DD_Assorted_Mask5
Source lumiannce, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Open Frame 2 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and pasye as a new layer – rename Frame
Image, Free Rotate, Left by 30 degrees

Open the Wordart and resize to 325 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wordart
Position towards the top of the frame
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used
V: 0 / H: 3 / Opacity: 41 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Resize if needed – I resized by 65%
Position in the frame
Add the same drop shadow as just used

Activate your Frame layer
Select your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the bottom part of your frame where your tube overlaps it
Selections, Promote selection to layer
Selections, None
Move the promoted layer above your tube layer
Erase any tube that is below the frame

Activate your Frame layer again
On your tube, draw a selection round the key and the string
Copy and paste the key as a new layer
Position so the string is coming from the wordart
Add the same drop shadow again

Duplicate the key and resize by 50%, all layers unchecked
Position on the other side of your tag
Again have it set so it looks like its coming from the wordart

Delete the white background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Increase your canvas size to 400 x 400, central placement selected

On the merged top layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Color (Legacy)
Reduce the opacity to about 69

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
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
Apply the same Gradient Glow and drop shadow as before

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

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