Masked Sky

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett September 25th 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 & Close Up of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Antonie
MB and SW Timeline Masks 23 & 24 by Staci
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Xero – Porcelain & Radiance

I used the awesome artwork of Rebecca Sinz
You can purchase her work and a license from Elven Star Art Tubes
Please do not use Rebecca’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 250 and flood fill with a dark color from your tube
Copy and paste your close up tube as a new layer
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the Wallpaper Rotate using the default settings
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for MB and SW Timeline Mask 23 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to canvas and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Rename Mask 1

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the Wallpaper Rotate using the default settings
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for MB and SW Timeline Mask 24 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to canvas and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Rename Mask 2

Copy and paste your close up tube as a new layer
Position on one side of the canvas
Duplicate and on the original, move down below both mask layers
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)

On the copy – Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain – use the default settings
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Radiance – use the default settings
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Reduce the opacity to about 69

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer again
Position where it looks best
Duplicate and on the copy – apply the same Gaussian Blur as used earlier
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Add a drop shadow to the original – I used:
V: 2 / H: 6 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate Mask 2
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Selections, Invert – Promote selection to layer
Selections, None
Move the promoted layer to the top – Layers, Arrange Bring to Top
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 42%
Duplicate and change the blend mode on the copy to Multiply

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Antonie
Set your foreground to null, background to the dark color your used for your original background
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Duplicate the text
On the original add the same noise as we used before
On the copy, using your manual color correction (mini tut here)
Change the color to white
Effects, Image Effects, Offset
H: -2 / V: -2 / Custom & Transparent: checked
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
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Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Add the same drop shadow as used on the tube BUT change the H to 2

Add your artists copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 😀

Another sample I made using the art of Anna Liwanag, who is licensed through CDO, you can find this tube {here}. I used the same font on this one
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