Memories

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on September 15th 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 Argo, Elastic and Magnolia Sky
Filter Factory E – Gradient Blocks
Xero – Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
RD_MaskSet76_Mask2 by Rachel
Template 31 by Elegant Inspirations

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

Let’s Start
Open El_Template31 and press shift + D to duplicate
Close the original
Resize the template to 350 pixels wide
Image, Canvas size, Increase to 400 x 400, central placement checked
Delete the following layers: CR Info, Wordart, Reindeer, Stamp Frame, Stamp Fill and Strip Shape

Activate Raster 1 and flood fill with white
Activate the Dark Circle and duplicate
On the original – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5

Activate White Circle
Using your manual color correction tool (mini tut here)
Recolor the white to a color from your tube

Duplicate this layer
On the copy – Effects, Plugins, Filter Factory E – Gradient Blocks
m-01
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)

Activate Rectangle
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 25%

Activate Strip
Using your manual color correction tool again, recolor to another color from your tube

Activate your Stamp Square
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position in the selected are
Selections, Invert and press delete
Keep Selected

Selections, Invert
Selections, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Activate Stamp Square and press delete
Selections, None
Move Stamp Square above the Tube layer
Recolor to black using the manual color correction tool
Duplicate and apply the same Gaussian Blur as used before

Activate the Tube layer
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings
Duplicate the tube, working on Copy of Tube
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 3
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Activate the white background layer
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with a color of choice
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RD_MaskSet76_Mask2 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 65%, all layers unchecked

Duplicate your mask layer
Image, Mirror
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Duplicate and apply the Gradient Blocks with the same settings as before
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Reduce the opacity to 65
Effects, Edge Effects, Enhance

Activate Stars
Recolor using your manual color correction tool
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
m-02
Duplicate on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 2

Activate the Dots layer
Select your text tool and choose a bold font – I used Argo
Set your foreground to null, background set to a dark color or black
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your text of choice – I wrote ‘memories’
Use the nodes to stretch so it’s the same width as your tag
When happy, Convert to Raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
m-03
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 0 / Opacity: 75 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Reduce the opacity to 67

Still with your text tool, change to a scripty font – I used Elastic
Keep your settings the same but change your background a light color of choice from your tag
Type out your text again
Position overlapping the previous text layer
Again stretch if required
When happy, Convert to raster
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: – 2/ Opacity: 75 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Still with your text tool, again change the font if required – I used Magnolia Sky
Keep the settings the same but change the background color if required
Ass your name and position where it looks best
When happy, Convert to raster
Add the same drop shadow

Add your artist coprights 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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