Across The Moon


This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on September 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 X9 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Fonts of Choice – I used RetroSans, Rebel and Another Birdhouse
Eye Candy 5: Impact – Gradient Glow
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Cloud Tube of Choice – I used one that came with a version of PSP (not sure which version)
RR_MaskSet51_Mask3 by Rachel
ScrapLHD_PinUpToons-Package-250 by LHD Scraps

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Paper 9 and resize to 400 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RR_MaskSet51_Mask3 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Rename Mask

Open Ele22 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Planet
Position in the top left of your masked area or where it looks best

Open Ele32 and resize to 45%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Stars
Position over the top of the Planet layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 2

Open Ele21 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Sun
Position on the right side of the masked layer
Open Ele23 and resize to 30%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Satelitte
Position over the planet layer
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 2 / Opacity: 62 / Blur: 10.89 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Masked Tube
Position on the right side
Duplicate and hide the copy
On the original Masked Tube layer
Apply the same mask as used before with the same settings
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Unhide the Copy of Masked Tube
Grab your eraser tool with these settings:
Shape: Circle / Size: 94 / Hardness, Density, Thickness & Opacity: 100 / Step: 10 / Rotation: 0
Carefully erase the top and bottom of your tube so you can see the masked tube beneath
Here is a Before and After shot
Open your cloud tube of choice
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Cloud
Move down so it’s above the Sun layer
Resize if needed, mine didn’t need resizing

Open Paper 6 and Paper 12
Copy and paste paper 12 onto paper 6
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Set this aside for a moment

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used RetroSans
Set your foreground to null, background to black
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out your main word – I wrote ‘CLOUDS’
Position along the base of the tag
Use the nodes to stretch if needed
When happy, Convert to raster

Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Add a new raster layer – name it Main Text
Active the paper we put to one side
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Back to your tag
Edit, Paste into Selection
Selections, None
Delete the original black text layer

Working on your Main Text layer
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 5: Impact – Gradient Glow
Reduce the opacity to 75

With your text tool still active, choose another font – I used Rebel
Keep your settings the same, changing the background color if required
Add the remainder of your text – I wrote ‘across the moon’
Position overlapping your Main Text
When happy, convert to to raster
Rename Second text
Reduce the opacity to about 77

Still with your text tool, choose another font – I used Another Birdhouse
Keep the settings the same, again changing the background color if needed
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used the same as before

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

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