Garden Of Eden

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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on October 26th 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
Fonts of Choice – I used Ballarea Typeface and Buffy
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
RD_MaskSet75_Mask3 by Rachel
Mums The Word *limited time* Fan Freebie kit by Hungry Hill

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open paper 4 and resize to 350 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RD_MaskSet75_Mask3 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Rename Mask 1

Duplicate the mask layer
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 7
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Rename Mask 2

Activate Mask 1
Open Old Paper and resize to 350 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Old Papers
Activate Mask 1 again
Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Click outside the mask area
Selections, Modify, Feather by 5 pixels
Activate Old Papers and press delete a coupe of times
Selections, None
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to about 69

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized by 55%, all layers unchecked
Position on top of the Old Papers but below Mask 2
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used
V: 2 / H: 5 / Opacity: 52 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate Mask 2
Open Old Pot and resize to 100 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Pot
Position where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Open Clock and resize to 100 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Clock
Position in front of the pot
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ivy and resize to 325 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ivy
Position so it’s trailing over the pot
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Add the same drop shadow
Move the Ivy below Mask 2
Erase any Ivy that is below the Pot
I selected the area to be deleted
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Activate the white background
Open Succulent 2 and resize to 350 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename BG

Resize the whole canvas by 90%, all layers Checked
Image, Increase the canvas to 400 x 400, central placement checked
Activate the white background layer
Flood fill again with white

Activate the Clock which should be your top layer
Select your Preset Shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Ellipse / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid
Set your foreground to any bright color – I used pink #E63B7A
Set your line width to 3
Draw an ellipse round the edge of your tag
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Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
DO NOT CONVERT TO RASTER

Add a new layer – name it Delete Me
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Ballarea Typeface
Set your foreground to null, Background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Place your mouse over the edge of the circle so you get a +A) or +T) symbol
Click and add your text of choice – I wrote ‘Lost in the garden of Eden’
Position where it looks best on your circle
When happy, convert to raster
Delete both the Delete Me and Vector Circle layers
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 52 / Blur: 3.96 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Move down below the Tube layer
Rename Outer Text

Activate your Clock layer again
Select your text tool and choose another font (if required – I used Buffy)
Keep your settings the same, changing the background color if needed
Add your name and position where it looks best
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
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Add the same drop shadow as used on the previous text layer
Duplicate and working on the copy
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 7
Change the blend mode to Overlay

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits 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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