Paradise

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 10th 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
3 Tubes of Choice from the same artist
Font of Choice – I used Explorado Sanserif
AAA Frames – Foto Frame
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
MB and SW Timeline Mask 23 & MB and SW Timeline Mask 27 by Staci

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 550 x 200 and flood fill with white
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube 1
Position so the text part of the tube is towards the top of the canvas

Duplicate and rename the copy Tube 2
Move over to the left to cover the white

Move Tube 2 below Tube 1

Activate Tube 1 again
Duplicate again and rename Tube 3
Position Tube 3 on the right side
Move below Tube 1
You should have something similar to this

Activate Tube 1 and select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the ‘PARADISE’ text, just the yellow part
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 20%
Selections, None

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube 4
Position on the left side of the canvas
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 11.88 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Copy and paste another tube of choice as a new layer – rename Tube 5
Or you can paste the same tube and mirror
Position on the right hand side
Apply the same drop shadow BUT change the V&H to -3 (minus 3)

Crop your canvas to 550 x 200, to get rid of all the excess tube
Image, Decrease Color Depth, 2 Colors

Edit, Copy, Edit, Undo
Now paste as a new layer – rename Color Depth
Move below Tube 5
Change the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 36

Activate Tube 5 and duplicate
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Overlay

Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer – rename Blur
Apply a Gaussian Blur setting the radius to 10
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to about 75

Layers, Merge, Merge Visible
Duplicate and on the copy
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for MB and SW Timeline Mask 27 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

On the original layer
Adjust, Hue & Saturation, Colorize

Activate the copy again
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with white
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for MB and SW Timeline Mask 23 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Effects, Plugins, AAA Frames – Foto Frame

Apply the same Foto Frame and settings to the two other layers

Activate the top layer
Select your font tool and choose a font – I used Explorado Sanserif
Set your foreground and background to the same color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Stroke width set to 1
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 as used on your Tube 5 layer

Add your artist copyrights and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 😀

Another sample using the retired art of Anthony Guerra. Font used on this sample if Fabulous.

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