Red Boris

Melissa-CRM-Boris-byFi

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on December 20th 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 X8 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Androgyne
Eye Candy 5: Impact – Glass & Gradient Glow
Xmas Mask 16 by Designs by Vaybs
Cheerful Winter kit by Mellie Beans

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Element 11 and resize to 275 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees to the Right

Open Element 32 and resize to 175 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tree
Position on the left side of the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 4 /  Opacity: 50 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element 14 and resize to 275 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Snow Branch
Move below the Tree layer on your layer palette
Position along the top of the Frame
Image, Free Rotate, 15 degrees to the Left
Apply the same drop shadow as used on the Tree
Erase any excess from the left side if the Tree

Open Element 15 and resize to 275 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename BerryBranch
Image, Mirror
Position over the top of the Snow Branch
Apply the same drop shadow again
Erase any excess from the left of the Tree

Open Element 16 and resize to 275 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Branch
Position along the bottom of the Frame
Add the same drop shadow
Erase any excess from the left of the Tree

Activate the 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 3 pixels

Open a paper of choice – I used pp06
Resize to 400 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Move below the Frame layer on your layer palette
Position where it looks best
Selections, Invert and press delete
Selections, None
Activate the Frame again and apply the same drop shadow

Activate your Tree layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed – I resized to 40%
Position where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Activate your white background layer
Open another paper of choice – I used  pp07
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for dbv_xmas mask 16 or a mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 75%, all layers unchecked

Activate your Tube layer
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 and position where it looks best
Use the nodes to angle/stretch your text if required
When happy, Convert to raster

Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 5: Impact – Glass
Choose the Clear, no drop shadow option with these settings
B-01
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 5: Impact – Gradient Glow
b-02
Apply the same drop shadow

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 🙂

Another sample using the art of PinUp Toons, who is also licensed through CDO. This tube is a retired bonus tube from December 2012, so no longer available. You can view all the other awesome tubes from PinUp Toons {here}. Scraps are from a kit called Caroling, by Designs By Sarah. This kit is sadly also no longer available. Font used is Stackyard.
Kelly-PUT-Caroling-byFi

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