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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on March 16th 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 Bilius
Xero – Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
IB-DirkRichter-18-2 by Foxys Designz

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Element 9 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grid
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used
V&H: 0 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 2.97 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element 2 and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves
Image, Free Rotate, Left by 90 degrees
Position on the left side of the grid
Apply a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 3 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate the Grid layer
Open Element 5 and resize to 450 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Position so the left loop of the ribbon is to the left of the leaves
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Erase all the ribbon from below and to the left of the leaves
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Add the same drop shadow as used on the leaves

Open Element 13 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Diamonds
Move below the Ribbon layer
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 0 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 2.97 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element 3 and resize to 175 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower
Move to the top of the layer palette – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Position over the stem of the leaves, overlapping the bottom leaves too
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 3 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings

Activate Leaves
Open Element 15 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Sparkles

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I left mine as is
Position so the top of the tube is just above the top of the ribbon
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Lower the opacity of the tube to about 50, so you can see the ribbon
Grab your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection round the ribbon that is below your tube
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Ensure you are on the Ribbon layer – Selections, Promote selection to layer
On the original, press delete
Selections, None
Move the promoted layer above the tube layer on your layer palette
Put your tube back to 100% opacity

Activate your tube and add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 5 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Select your Freehand selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection round the bottom part of your tube
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Ensure you are on the tube layer and press delete
Selections, None

Duplicate your tube and working on the copy
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings
Apply the Porcelain again with the same settings
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 8
Change the blend mode to Screen and reduce the opacity to 50

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Bilius
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name
Position where it looks best and convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Duplicate and apply the same gaussian blur as used on your tube
Change the blend mode to COlor (Legacy)

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

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