She’s Like The Wind

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on July 23rd 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 806 Typography, Archipelago and Araura
WSL_Mask223 by Chelle
Sheena Pike Pkg 12 Bundle with scraps by Hungry Hill

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open the Window element and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Window
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 48 / Blur: 3.96 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Wild Roses 4 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Roses
Position along the top of the Window
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 48 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Succulents and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass
Position along the bottom left of the Window
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Roses

Activate the Window layer
Open Pottery and resize to 100 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Pottery
Position so it’s behing the Grass layer
Add the same drop shadow BUT change the V&H both to 4

Open the Birdcage and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Birdcage
Position on the right side of the Window
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Pottery

Open Flora 43 and resize to 125 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower
Position in front of the Bird Cage where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow BUT change the H to 1

Activate Rose layer
Open Flutterby 1 and resize to 125 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flutter
Position towards the top of the tag area where it looks best
Add the drop shadow as used on Pottery

Activate the Window again
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed – I resized by 50%, all layers unchecked
Duplicate the Tube
Working on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Overlay

Open Rainbow 2 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rainbow
Position across the top of your tube
Change the blend mode to Screen

Activate your white background layer
Open paper 1 or one of choice
Resize to 400 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for WSL_Mask223 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Activate Grass
Select your text tool and choose a bold font – I used 806 Typography
Set your foreground to null, background set to white
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out ‘WIND’
Position along the top of the canvas, use the nodes to stretch if required
When happy, Convert to raster
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Add a new raster layer

Open Rainbow 2 again
Using your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the middle area of the rainbow
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Edit, Copy
Back to your main tag, Edit, Paste into the selection
Selections, None
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Rename Text 1

Select another font – I used Archipelago
Keep the settings the same as before
Type out ‘she’s like the’
Position where it looks best and convert to raster
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 2 / Opacity: 100 / Blur: 5 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Select another font – I used Araura
Keep all the settings the same
Add your name and position where it looks best
Use to nodes to stretch/angle if required
When happy, convert to raster and apply the same drop shadow as just used

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

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