Wake Me Up

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on August 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
Fonts of Choice – I used Fontana, Dr Carbfred and Doris Day
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask422 by Chelle
September Sea by Hungry Hill

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Berry Twig and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame

Open Branch 2 and resize to 200 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Branch
Image, Mirror
Image, Free Rotate, 15 degrees to the right
Position following the left branch of the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 1 / H: 3 / Opacity: 44 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Flower 1 and resize to 100 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 1
Position where it looks best at the base of the Frame
Add the same drop shadow

Open Flower 2 and resize to 200 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 2
Position in the gap between the branch and frame
Move down below the frame layer
Add the same drop shadow
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Hard Light

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if required, I left mine as is
Position so the face is within the frame
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 8
Change the bledn mode to Overlay

Activate Flower 2 layer
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper 1
Resize to 250 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame Back
Position so it sits behind the frame
Activate the original Tube layer and change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)

Activate the Frame layer
Grab your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Activate the Frame and click inside
Selections, Modify, Expand by 3 pixels
Selections, Invert
On your Copy of Tube, press Delete
On Tube, press Delete
On Frame Back, press Delete
Selections, None

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper 13
Resize to 300 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for WSL_Mask422 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 11
Resize to 300 pixels and copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 2
Apply the same mask with the same settings
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Change the blend mode to Hard Light

Select your text tool and choose a bold font – I used Fontana
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out your text of choice – I wrote ‘WAKE ME UP’
Position along the top of your tag, just below the top of Flower 2
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow
Move down so it’s between the two mask layers

Activate Flower 1, which should be the top layer on your layer palette
Select your text tool again, choose a script style font – I used Dr Carbfred
Keep your settings the same, changing the background color of required
Add your text – I wrote ‘when September ends’
Position so it sits just under the pervious text layer
When happy, Convert to raster
Add the same gradient glow but remove the second color node
Change the color if required
Add the same drop shadow

Choose another font, I used Doris Day
Keep your settings the same, changing the background color if needed
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, Convert to raster
Add the same gradient glow again
Change the color if required
Add the same drop shadow

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
If you used lyrics, ensure you add credits for those too
Delete the white background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 😀

 

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