Winslow

Christy-CRM-Winslow-byFi

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on January 21st 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 Pin-Up One
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Distort – Shear
Photo Effex – Scanline
AAA Frames – Foto Frame
Eye Candy 3.1 – Glass
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
TriangleShape made by Me or you can make your own (explained in the tut)

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 600 x 600 and flood fill with white
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer (I used the cupcake)
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Use the Wall Paper (rotate) at default settings – rename Copies
It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t fill the canvas
I added a green layer so you can see my canvas isn’t totally covered
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On your Copies layer – Adjust, Blur, Motion Blur
Angle: 0 / Strength: 100
Repeat the Motion Blur with the same settings

Effects, Edge Effect, Dilate
Repeat the Dilate
Effect, Edge Effects, Enhance
Effects, Plugins, Distort – Shear
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Duplicate and on the copy – Image, Free Rotate, 90 Degrees to the left
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Rename Background

Select your selection tool and choose Custom Selection
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Image, Crop to Selection
Selections, None

If using the Triangles I provided:
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tri
Continue from after the Red color text

Select your preset shape tool and select Diamond 2
Set your foreground to Black, background set to null
Draw a Diamond, Drag it out so only the top part of the Diamond in on the canvas
Position on the left edge
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Convert to raster – rename Tri 1
Crop your canvas to 600 x 200 – this will get rid of any excess Diamond that is ‘off canvas’

Duplicate Tri 1 and rename Tri 2
Image, Flip
Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
**note** if the version of PSP doesn’t allow you to align center
After the Flip, copy and paste as a new layer this will centralise it

Activate Tri 1 again
Duplicate and rename Tri 3
Image, Mirror

Hide your Background and white layers
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible the 3 Tri layers
Rename Tri

Select your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Make sure Tri is the active layer
Select inside the 2 end and 2 middle sections
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Activate your Background layer and Selections, Promote Selection to layer
Selections, None
Working on the Promoted layer – rename BG 2
Effects, Plugins, Photo Effex – Scanlines with these settings
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Change the blend mode to Overlay

With BG 2 the active layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Position within the bottom selection
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Duplicate and position on the other side
Layers, Merge, Merge Down – rename Back Tube

Duplicate Back Tube
On the copy, Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Overlay
On the original layer, change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)
Activate the copy – Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Activate Tri and select your magic wand (same settings)
Select inside the two sections where your tube is
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Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Selections, Invert, Activate Tube layer and press delete
Selections, None

Activate Tri layer and duplicate
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 6

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Top Tube
Resize if needed – I resized by 65%
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 5 / Opacity: 79 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Crop your canvas again to 600 x 200
Hide Top Tube
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Effects, Plugins, AAA Frames – Foto Frame
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Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 11 pixels
Press delete, Selections, None
Adjust, Hue & Saturation, Colorize:
Hue: 147 / Saturation: 0

Move Top Tube to the top of the layer palette
Add a new raster layer above Top Tube
Flood fill with Black
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 1 pixel and press delete
Selections, None

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Pin-Up One
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice from your tube
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
Use the nodes to stretch/angle if required
When happy, Convert to raster
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
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Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 3.1 – Glass
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Duplicate your text layer, working on the original
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Random & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 75
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 7.50 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 😀

Another sample using the art of Jasmine Becket-Griffth, who is also licensed through CDO.  This is the bonus tube from Jasmine for January 2016, you can read all the info {here}. This tube will NOT be available after January 31st 2016. Font used Peas & Carrots.
JB-JBG-Dragonling-byFI

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