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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on September 2nd 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 X9 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Candy
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
RR_MaskSet8_2 by Rachel
IB-Cuddly Rigor Mortis-46-1 by Gimptastic Scraps

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 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Frame 1 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame 1
Duplicate and working on the copy
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 65 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Using your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Click outside the Copy of Frame 1
Selections, Modify, Expand by 15 pixels
Press delete on Copy of Frame 1
Selections, None

Activate your white background layer
Open Paper 6 and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame BG
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Lower the opacity yo about 70

Activate Frame 1 and click outside it with your magic wand (using the same settings)
Selections, Modify, Expand by 3 pixels
Press delete on both Frame BG and Copy of Frame BG
Selections, None

Open Ele15 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass
Positon inside the frame
Apply the same drop shadow
Erase any Grass that is outside the frame

Activate Copy of Frame 1
Open the wordart
Select your freehand selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select around the apple text
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Apple Text
Resize by 75%, all layers unchecked
Position towards tje top of the frame
Add the same gradient glow as used before
Add the same drop shadow

Open ele13 and resize to 275 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Position along the base of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Open ele20 and resize to 325 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves
Position along the right side of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Open ele2 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Low Leaves
Position along the base of the frame with the ribbon
Add the same drop shadow

Activate Leaves
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize to 50%, all layers unchecked
Position where it looks best
Apply the same drop shadow

Open ele18 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Button String
Position along the base behind Low Leaves
Add the same drop shadow
Erase any string from the bottom left of the area
I selected the area to be deleted
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Open ele11 and resize to 100 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Position where it looks best and add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background layer
Open Paper 1 and resize to 400 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RR_MaskSet8_2 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Move the mask up slightly so you can’t see as much of it below the tag area

Activate the top layer
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Candy
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
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
Apply the same gradient glow BUT change the width to 3
Add the same drop shadow

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 jpng/png
All Done 😀

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