Mermaids Cove

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on August 3rd 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 BigNoodleTitled and Gourami
Eye Candy 5: Impact – Glass
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask536 by Chelle
IB Anna Liwanag March 2017 BT by LHD Scraps

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Ele 32 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Cluster
Effects, Image Effects, Offset

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Ele 7 and resize to 175 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Sticks
Position on the right side of the Cluster, then move below the Cluster layer
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele 6 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wave
Position on the left side of the Cluster

When happy with the position, Duplicate
On the copy, change the blend mode to Multiply
Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Open Ele 9 and resize to 175 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Post
Image, Mirror
Position on the right side
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele 20 and resize to 150 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ring
Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees to the Right
Position in front of the post, as if it’s hanging off it

Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele 18 and resize to 150 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass
Position slightly overlapping the Ring
Add the same drop shadow

Activate Cluster
Open Ele 5 and resize to 150 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Shells
Position where it looks best on the Cluster, add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper 1
Resize to 400 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
*Optional* Image, Flip
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for WSL_Mask536 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 90%, all layers unchecked
Erase any mask from below the Cluster layer

Activate the Sticks layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position where it looks best, resizing if required, I resized by 65%, all layers unchecked
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 60 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Erase any tube that is below the Cluster
Duplicate the Tube and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 6
Change the blend mod to Overlay and reduce the opacity to about 80

Activate Cluster
Select your text tool and choose a bold style font – I used BigNoodleTitling
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your text of choice – I wrote ‘MERMAID COVE’
Position where it looks best and convert to raster, rename Text
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Add a new raster layer – name it Glass Text
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 5: Impact – Glass

Selections, None
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate Shells
Select your text tool again and choose another font – I used Gourami
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 rater
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow as used on the previous text layer

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Delete the white background layer
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 😀

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