Unusual Friends

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 Holiday
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask349 by Vix
Cuddly Rigor Mortis Tube/Scrap Bundle pkg112 by Foxys Designz

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Element 10 and resize to 325 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wall
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 4 / H: 5 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 11.88 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element 28 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rock
Position on the left side of the wall

Add the same drop shadow

Open Element 27 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass
Position along the base of the Rock
Duplicate, leave the copy on top of the original

Open Element 43 and resize to 150 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mushroom
Image, Mirror
Position on the left brick that sticks out

Move below the Wall layer
Add the same drop shadow again

Activate Grass layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if required, I resized by 45%, all layers unchecked
Position where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow as used before

*Optional*
I had an extra tube with my main tube
Copy and paste this if required – rename Tube 2
I resized by 50%, all layers unchecked
Position where it looks best and add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice – I used paper 2
Resize to 400 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_Mask349 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Duplicate the mask layer
On the copy, change the blend mode to Multiply
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Duplicate again, change the blend mode to Multiply on the copy
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Duplicate again, change the blend mode to Multiply on the copy
Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Delete the white background layer
Crop away all excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Edit, Paste as a new layer – rename Mask 2
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Apply the same mask as used before with the same settings
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Change the blend mode to Overlay

Activate Mask 2 layer
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Holiday
Set your foreground to null, background 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 your artists copyrights, scrap credit 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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