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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on March 12th 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 Rude Cookie Brush, Condiment and Dewi Script
Mask 1 by Zuzzanna
Xero – Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
2 Textures of Choice – I used 6 & 12 from this pack by re.source

I used the awesome artwork of Cartoon Pink (previously known as Amy Matthews)
You can purchase her work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Amy’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Add a new raster layer
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 65 pixels
Flood fill with a complimentary color from your tube
Selections, None
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Zuzzanna_mask 1
Source luminance, Fit to layer, Hide all mask and Invert transparency: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Select your eraser tool with these settings:
Shape: Square / Size: 65 / Hardness, Density, Thickness & Opacity: 100 / Step: 10 / Rotation: 0
Carefully erase the Love text from the top of the mask

Grab your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection round the outer box of the mask
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Selections, Promote selection to layer
Selections, None

On the promoted layer – rename Frame
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 50%

Activate the original mask layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized by 60%, all layers unchecked
Position in the middle area of your Frame
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Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 5 / Opacity: 64 / Blur: 14.85 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Using your selection tool with the same settings as before
Draw a selection round the areas of your tube you want in front of the frame
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On your tube layer – Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original tube layer press delete
Selections, None
Move the promoted layer above the Frame layer
Activate your tube layer again
Erase any excess tube that is outside the Frame

Grab your selection tool again with the same settings
Draw a selection round the center circle of the mask
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Activate your mask layer and add a new raster layer – rename it Texture
Copy and paste as a texture of choice into the selection – I used 12
Add another new raster layer, name this one Texture 2
Copy and paste your second texture of choice into the selection – I used 6
Selections, None

On Texture change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
On Texture 2 change the blend mode to Overlay

Activate the white background layer and add a new raster layer
Flood fill with a complimentary color of choice
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_BigMask001
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 70%, all layers unchecked
Reposition if required

Delete the white background layer
Crop away all excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer – Rename Blur
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Increase canvas size to 400 x 400, central placement selected

Working on the Blur layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings BUT change the Blue channel to 0
Repeat the Porcelain again with the same settings
Lower the opacity to about 55

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Rude Cookie Brush
You want quite a bold style font
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice from your tag
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your text, I wrote ‘Memories’
Position along the base of your tag
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: 73 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Reduce the opacity to about 80

Change your font to a script style font – I used Condiment
Keep your other settings the same BUT change the background color to the color you used for the glow
Position just overlapping the bottom of your previous text
Apply the same Gradient Glow but use your previous text color as your glow color
Add the same drop shadow but change the opacity to 55

Change your font again (if required) I used Dewi Script
Keep your settings the same as used on your previous text
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Add the same gradient glow and drop shadow as just used

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

Here is another sample I did, using the awesome bonus tube for March from Maryline Cazenave. You can buy Maryline’s work from CDO and you can find out more about this bonus tube {here}. Font used on this sample are Aprilla Script and Aidan Script.
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