Autumn Fox

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on October 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 X8 but any version will do
Tube of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Australian Script
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
CDO Autumn Collab 2016 – I used Hungry Hills portion

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Vine Heart and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees to the left

Using your Freehand selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw around the Frame
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Add a new raster layer – name it Frame Back
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper 5
Copy and paste into Selection
Selections, None

Open Trees and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tree
Position so just the leaves are inside the Frame
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Activate Frame Back
Grab your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Click outside the frame back
Activate Trees and press delete
Selections, None
Change the blend mode of the Trees to Overlay

Activate Frame Back
Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 45%, all layers unchecked
Position so its sitting behind the Trees
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Activate the Trees
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Activate your tube layer
Selections, Promote Seleciton to layer
On the original, press delete
Selections, None
On the promoted layer, reduce the opacity to about 55
Rename Base Tube

Duplicate your Trees layer
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Activate your Tube layer
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 3 / Opacity: 47 / Blur: 5 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Using your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the top part of your tube that is hidden by the frame
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Selections, Promote Selection to layer
On the original, press delete
Selections, None
Move the promoted layer above the frame layer
Rename Top Tube
On the original Tube layer
Erase any tube that is outside the frame at the bottom
I selected the area to be deleted
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Activate the Top Tube layer – this should be the top layer on your layer palette
Open Trim 3 and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Branch 1
Position on the left side of the frame
Add the same drop shadow as used on your tube

Open Trim 1 and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Branch 2
Position on the left side of the frame, overlapping Branch 1
Add the same drop shadow

Open Trim 2 and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Branch 3
Position on the left side of the frame, overlapping Branch 1 & 2
Add the same drop shadow

Open Bow and resize to 150 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Bow
Position towards the bottom of the Branch layers
You want the locked to cover the branch ends
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Add the same drop shadow

Open Rose 2 and resize to 100 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rose
Move below the Bow layer
Position just behind the Bow
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper 1
Resize to 375 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_BigMask001 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to canvas and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Delete the white background layer
Crop away all excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer – rename Blur
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Increase the canvas size to 400 x 400, central placement selected
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Reduce the opacity to 73

Select the text tool and choose a font – I used Australian Script
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Mine is a fine script font, so I had the foreground set to the same color as my background
Stroke width was set to 1
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, Convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Move below the Blur layer

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 😀

Another sample using the art of PinUp Toons, who is also licensed through CDO, you can find this tube {here}. Font used is Legacy.
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