Snack Time

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on March 6th 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
Fonts of Choice – I used Swirlesque v.2, Torple & Serendipity
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask 363 by WSL
Maryline Cazenave Scrap Bundle pkg 58 by Hungry Hill

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Frame 5 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame

Open a paper of choice – I used paper 2
Resize to 400 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame Back
Move below the Frame layer
Position where it looks best within the frame
Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Activate the Frame layer and select outside
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Activate Frame Back and press delete
Selections, None

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized by 80%, all layers unchecked
Position within your tube with the top coming just above the frame
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Add a drop shadow of choice to your tube – I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 75 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Erase any tube from the bottom and right/left side of your frame
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Activate the Frame layer
Open Lilacs and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Lilacs
Image, Mirror
Place on the left edge of the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Deco-1 and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Deco
Image, Mirror
Position over the Lilacs and add the same drop shadow

Activate Lilacs layer
Open Clock and resize to 150 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Clock
Position between the Lilacs and Deco towards the top left of the Frame
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Add the same drop shadow to the Clock

Open Ribbon 2 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Move below the Clock layer
Position along the bottom of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Activate your Deco layer
Open the Apple and resize to 100 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Apple
Position on the bottom left of the frame
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Add the same drop shadow

Grab your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the drop part of Ribbon
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Activate your Ribbon layer and press delete
Selections, None

Using your eraser tool
Erase any parts of Lilacs and Deco layer that are below the Apple layer

Grab your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection round the areas of your tube that are covered
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Activate your tube layer
Selections, Promote Selection to layer
On the original tube layer – press delete
Selections, None

Activate the promoted layer
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Activate the Lilacs layer and erase any that is covering your tube
I selected the area to be deleted
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Activate the white background layer
Add a new raster layer
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 50 pixels
Open a paper of choice – I used paper 10
Copy and paste INTO the selection
Selections, None

Working on this paper layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for WSL_Mask363 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

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
Rename this layer – Blur
Image, Increase Canvas Size – set it to 400 x 400, central placement selected

Working on the Blur layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 9
Change the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 50

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Swirlesque v.2
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out ‘snack time’
Position along the top of the frame and 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: 40 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Keep your text tool active and change the font – I used Torple
Keep your foreground on null, background set the color you used for the glow
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out ‘is any time!!’
Position slightly under the previous text
Convert to raster
Apply the same gradient glow BUT change the color to you previous text color and only use one color node
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Add the same drop shadow
Move this layer and the previous layer below the Blur layer on your layer palette

Select your text tool again and choose another font – I used Serendipity
Keep your foreground on null, background the same color as for your second text
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name, position along the bottom
Use the nodes to stretch/angle if needed
When happy, Convert to raster
Duplicate and working on the original, apply the same gradient glow as before but add another color node
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Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 45%
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 1 / H: 3 / Opacity: 65 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate the copy
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
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Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Uniform & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 10
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Move this layer above the Blur layer

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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