Fantastic Darling

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on September 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
Font of Choice – I used Modesty Regular
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
IB-PinUpToons-Sept-2016-bt by Gimptastic 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 ele3 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Fan
Move up and to the right on your canvas slightly
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Open ele4 and resize to 200 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 1
Position so the middle of the flower is towards the bottom right of the fan
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Duplicate and on the copy – Image, Mirror, then Image, Flip
Add a drop shadow of choice to both flowers layers – I used:
V: 0 / H: 2 / Opacity: 62 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open ele17 and resize to 175 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 2
Move up and right slightly
Add the same drop shadow

Open ele19 and resize to 150 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Watch
Position at the bottom of your flower
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Add the same drop shadow as used previously

Activate Flower 2
Open ele14 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Feather
Position so the base of the feather is behind the watch
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Duplicate and working on the original
Image, Free Rotate, 60 degrees to the left
Move left slightly
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Add the drop shadow to both Feather layers
Erase any feather from below/to the left of the Watch
I selected the area to be deleted
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Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized by 45%
Position between the feathers
Move below the Copy of Feather layer
Add the same drop shadow
Erase any excess tube from below the original feather

Open ele12 and resize to 150 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wine
Position to the left of the watch, over the feather layer
Add the same drop shadow

Delete the white background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer
Layers, Arrange, Bring to top
Image, Increase Canvas Size to 400 x 400, central placement selected

Working on the top layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Screen and reduce the opacity to 44
Move the watch layer above the merged layer (Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top)

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Modesty Regular
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and positon where it looks best
Use the nodes to angle your text if required
When happy, Convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Add the same drop shadow as used throughout

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

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