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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on January 19th 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 Zelda
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
MPM Mask06 by Millie
IB-Enamorte-11-1 kit by Gimptastic Scraps

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed – I resized to 65%
If you resize, then Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate your white background layer
Open Element 7 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaf
Add the same drop shadow
Move to the right side of your tube
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Open a paper of choice – I used paper 6
Resize to 300 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaf Heart
Move down below the Leaf layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 3
Activate the Leaf layer
Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the heart of the leaf
Selections, Modify, Expand by 3 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate Leaf Heart and press delete
Selections, None

Open Element 20 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves
Position to the left side of the tube
Add the same drop shadow as used before

Open Element 12 and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rose 1
Image, Mirror and position to the right side of the tube
Add the same drop shadow as used before

Activate your Tube layer
Open Element 18 and resize to 70%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Twine
Position along the bottom of the Leaf and Leaves layers
Add the same drop shadow again
Activate tube as erase any tube from below the Twine layer

Activate the Twine layer
Open Element 2 and resize to 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rose 2
Position in the middle of the twine
Add the same drop shadow

Open the WordArt and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename WA
Position where you think it looks best
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 100 / Blur: 2 / Color: #7D3A51/ Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Zelda
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
Use the nodes to angle/stretch your text 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: 2 / Opacity: 60 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate your white background layer
Open a paper of choice – I used paper 2
Resize to 350 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layer, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for MPM_mask06 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Activate the top layer on your layer palette
Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Delete the white background layer
Crop away any excess layer
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

Another sample using the fabulous art of PinUp Toons, who is also licensed through CDO. You can find this tube {here}. Scraps are by Creative Crazy Scraps, the kit is called Let It Rain. I animated this using a free animation from Simone, I used Rain 3. Font used is Quilline Script Thin.
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