Sweetness

Rebecca-RS-Sweetness-byFi

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on January 18th 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 AlwaysHere
Xero – Porcelain & Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Cupcakes kit by LHD Scraps

I used the awesome artwork of Rebecca Sinz
You can purchase her work and a license from ElvenStar Art
Please do not use Rebecca’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Frame 1 and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Top Frame
Image, Free Rotate, Left 90 degrees

Open Frame 3 and resize to 200 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Back Frame
Move below Top Frame and position to one side
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Open Wordart and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Heart
Position to the actual word is hidden behind Top Frame
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Activate Top Frame
Open Element 14 and resize to 200 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers
Image, Mirror
Position along the top of Top Frame

Open Element 28 and resize to 200 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Back
Position along the top of the Heart
Duplicate and move towards the bottom of the tag area
Duplicate again, Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees to the left
This is what I had
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Hide all layers except the 3 back layers – Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
Layers, View, View All
Move the Merged layer down so its above the White Background layer

Activate Flowers layer
Open Element 9 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Sparkles
Using your Manual Color Correction tool (mini tut here)
Recolor to white, these are the settings I used:
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Open Element 32 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Position along the bottom of Top Frame

Open Element 35 and resize to 150 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Lotus
Position at the end of the Ribbon over the bottom of Bottom Frame

Activate Sparkles and duplicate
Image, Flip – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top

Activate Lotus and add a drop shadow of choice – I used
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 30 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Add the same drop shadow to Ribbon, Flowers and Heart layer

Activate Bottom Frame and 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 15 pixels
Add a new raster layer and name it Bottom Frame Back
Copy and paste a paper of choice (I used paper 9) into the selection
Selections, None
Repeat for Top Frame using another paper – I used paper 3

With Top Frame Back active
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Resize if needed – I resized to 65%
Position your tube within the frame
Activate Top Frame Back – Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Activate your tube layer and press delete
Selections, None

Activate Bottom Frame Back
Copy and paste your tube again
Position part of it within the frame
Change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)
Duplicate and on the copy change the blend mode to Screen
Activate Bottom Frame Back – Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
On each tube layer, press delete
Selections, None

Delete the white background layer
Crop away all excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Increase the canvas size to 400 x 400, central placement checked
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings
Repeat the Porcelain with the same settings
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Radiance
Use the default settings
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used AlwaysHere
Set your foreground to a color of choice, set your background to the same color
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Stroke width set to 1.5
Add your name, position where best
Use the nodes to stretch/angle if required
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&H: 1 / Opacity: 100 / Blur: 1 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

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

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