Bottom Of The Garden

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on April 20th 2017
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 Adefebia and Aidan Script
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
SheenaPike-Package-18 Tube/Scrap Bundle by Foxys Designz

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with grey #AAAAAA
Open Frame1 and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Add a drop shadow of choice, I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 30 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element49 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass
Position so the base of the grass is sitting on the top of the bottom heart in the frame

Activate Frame and erase any frame from below the Grass

Open Element10 and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tree
Move below the Frame layer
Position so the tree top adds a nice background

Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 8
Change the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 65
Erase any of the Tree layers from below the grass

Activate the Frame
Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 45%
Position behind the grass where it looks best in front of the frame
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 8
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 65
On the original, add the same drop shadow as used on the frame
Erase any of tubes from below the grass layer

Activate the Grass layer
Open Element53 and resize to 175 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tower
Position on side of the tube
Add the same drop shadow as used before

Open a paper of choice – I used Paper6
Resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tower Fill
Move below the Tower layer
Position behind the Tower with part inside the Tower
Select your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Click inside the window of the tower, click again to select the drop shadow area

Selections, Modify, Expand by 4 pixels
Activate Tower Fill and press delete
Selections, None

Open Element55 and resize to 75 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Bottle
Position next to the Tower and add the same drop shadow

Hide the grey background layer
Crop away all excess canvas
Image, Canvas Size, Increase to 400 x 400, central placement selected

Activate the Tree layer
Open Element41 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Blur
Move up slightly and then move below the Tree layer

Activate the Bottle layer
Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Ellipse / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 5
Set your foreground to a color of choice, background set to null
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Hold your shift key and draw a circle round your tag

Add a new raster layer, name it Delete Me

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used: Adefebia
Set your foreground to null, background set to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Position your mouse over the edge of the vector circle
Click and add your text of choice
Position along the top of the circle

Convert the text to raster – rename Circle Text
Delete the Delete Me and Vector Circle layers

Activate Circle Text
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow and reduce the opacity to 85

Keep your text tool active, choose another font – I used: Aidan Script
Keep your foreground on null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position were it looks best
Convert to raster
Add the same gradient glow, changing the color if needed
Add the same drop shadow

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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