In Our Heart

Monti-SP-InOurHeart-byFi

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on January 17th 2016
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 Alek Bold
Xero – Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Paris-Toujours-DansNosCoeurs-mini by Monti

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Element 24 and resize by 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Net
Add the following drop shadow
V: 0 / H: 3 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 3 / Color: Pink (#DA4353) / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element 34 and resize by 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Move to the top of the Net
Add the following drop shadow
V: 0 / H: 3 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: Grey (#4E4E4D) / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element 11
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Branch
Drag down and position on the left side
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Add the Pink drop shadow, then add the Grey drop shadow
Ignore all the excess for now

Open Element 16 and resize by 25%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Gift
Position over the heart area of the Net layer
It doesn’t need to cover the whole heart
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Add the grey drop shadow

Open Element 5 and resize by 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower
Position over the remaining part of the heart and move below the Gift
Add the grey drop shadow

Activate the Branch layer
Erase any excess from below the gift and flower layers
I selected the area to be deleted
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Keep the Branch layer active
Copy and paste Element 29 as a new layer – rename Leaf
Position the large leaf behind the flower
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Add the grey drop shadow
Erase the excess, you only want that one leaf

Activate Gift layer which should be the top layer
Open Element 33 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Splatter
Position along the bottom over the Gift and Flower layers
Apply the pink drop shadow

Activate the Branch layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed – I resized by 65%, all layers unchecked
Position where it looks best
Apply the grey drop shadow
Erase any excess tube from below the Gift/Flower layers
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings BUT change the Blue Channel to 0

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Alek Bold
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
Use the nodes to stretch/angle your text
When happy, Convert to raster
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
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Duplicate and on the original – Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 3
On the copy – apply the Grey 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 canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

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