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This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 5th 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
Font of Choice – I used Love & Sunshine
Lokas Software – 3D Shadow
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask147 by Vix
IB Elias Chatzoudis 132-1 by Gimptastic Scraps

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 a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Frame 2 and resize to 350 pixel high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame

Open 3 papers of your choice – I used 1, 2 and 3
Resize all 3 papers to 350 pixels
Copy and paste each paper as a new layer

Move the Frame above the 3 paper layers
Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance: 20 / Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the bottom part of the frame
Click again right next to the frame to select the whole section

Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate the paper you want in the bottom section – I used paper 2
Press delete
Selections, None
Rename Frame Back Bottom

Activate the Frame again
Select inside the middle section of the frame
Click again next to the frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate the paper you want in the bottom section – I used paper 1
Press delete
Selections, None
Rename Frame Back Middle

Activate the Frame again
Select inside the middle section of the frame
Click again next to the frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate the paper you want in the bottom section – I used paper 3
Press delete
Selections, None
Rename Frame Back Top

Activate Frame Back Top
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position within the frame where it looks best
Ignore the face that the frame is covering parts
Duplicate the Tube and working on the copy
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 2.75
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to about 75

Activate the original tube
Effects, Plugins, Lokas Software – 3D Shadow

Activate the Copy of Tube
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Erase any tube that is outside the frame

Select your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the part of your tube covered by the top section of the frame

Selections, Promote selection to layer
On the original tube layer, press delete
Selections, None
Move the promoted selection above the frame

Activate Frame Back Bottom
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Activate the Tube layer
Selections, Promote selection to layer
On the original tube layer, press delete
Selections, None
Move the Promoted Selection 1 below the original tube layer

Activate Frame Back Bottom again
Duplicate and move the copy above Promoted Selection 1

Reduce the opacity on the Promoted Selection 1 to 60
Change the blend mode on Copy of Frame Back Bottom to Overlay

Activate the Frame
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Random & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 50%
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 3 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 11.88 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Ele10 and resize to 125 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tag
Position where it looks best
Image, Free Rotate, Right by 3 degrees
Add the same drop shadow as used on the frame

Open Ele1 and resize by 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Icon
Position behind the Tag, moving below the Tag layer
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele15 and resize by 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Stars
Position behind the Tag and Icon layers, moving below the Tag and Icon layer
Add the same drop shadow

Activate Copy of Frame Back Bottom
Open Ele16 and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rose
Position behind the frame between the top and middle sections

Add the same drop shadow
Erase any Rose that is outside the Frame

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice – I used paper 5
Resize to 400 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_Mask147 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Open another paper of choice – I used paper 6
Resize to 400 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 2
Apply the same mask with the same settings
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Image, Free Rotate, Right 5 degrees

Using your selection tool with the same settings as before
Select the right side of the canvas, where you can see Mask 2

Ensure you are on Mask 2 layer
Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original, press delete
Selections, None
Move the Promoted Selection below Mask 1 layer

Activate Frame Back Middle
Change the blend mode to Hard Light

Activate the top layer
Open Ele6 and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flash
Position over the top part of the phone on your tube

With the Flash layer the active one
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Love & Sunshine
Set your foreground to null, background set to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow

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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