Enchanted

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on August 19th 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 Zooky Squash
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask 56 MB & SW by Staci
IB Molly Harrison May 2017 BT kit by Foxys Designz

I used the awesome artwork of Amy Brown
You can purchase her work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Amys work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 400 x 400 and flood fill with grey #929292
Open Frame 2 and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Select your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside both sections of the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Add a new raster layer – name it FB 1
Copy and paste Paper 3 into the selection

Keep Selected
Add a new raster layer – name it FB 2 right
Copy and paste paper 4 into the selection
Keep Selected
Add a new raster layer – name it FB 2 Left
Copy and paste paper 2 into the selection
Selections, None

Activate the Frame layer
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Using your Magic Wand again, with the same settings
Click inside the right section of the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Activate FB 2 Left and press delete
Activate FB 2 Right
Selections, Invert and press delete
Selections, None

Activate FB 2 Right
Change the blend mode to Soft Light
Activate FB 2 Left
Change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)

Activate the Frame layer
Open Element 20 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Bricks
Position slightly above the top of the Frame so the right side of the bricks are next to the frame edge

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 43 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Grab your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the left side starting at the top just before it meets the top of the frame

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original layer, press delete
Selections, None
On the Promoted Selection – rename Lower Bricks
Move down below FB 1 layer
Erase any of Lower Bricks that is showing below the Frame

Activate Bricks layer
Open Element 2 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass
Image, Mirror
Position along the base of the Frame
Activate Bricks and erase any that is showing below the Grass

Activate the Frame layer
Open Element 14 and resize to 150 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Moon
Position towards the top left of the frame where it looks best
Duplicate and rename the copy Blur Moon
Move the Blur Moon below the Moon layer
Working on Blur Moon – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10

Open Element 19 and resize to to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Cloud
Position at the top of the Frame, coming from under the Bricks and overlapping the Moon layers

Duplicate the Cloud layer – rename Blur Cloud
Apply the same Gaussian Blur as before
Leave Blur Cloud above the Cloud layer

Open Element 13 and resize to 150 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Light
Position in the top right corner of the Bricks and Frame

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I left mine as is
Position where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow as used previously

Using your selection, with the same settings as before
Select part of your tube, that you want in front of the grass
I selected part of the leg

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original tube layer, press delete
Selections, None
On the Promoted Selection – rename Top Tube
Move above the Grass layer

Activate the Tube layer
Move it below the Bricks layer
Erase any tube that is to the right of the bricks or below the grass
I selected the area to be deleted

Activate Top Tube
Open WordArt1 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename WordArt
Position along the top of the tag
Duplicate and on the copy, apply the same Gaussian Blur BUT set to radius to 6

Activate the Grey Background layer
Open Paper 1 and resize to 400 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Mask 56 MB and SW or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Duplicate the Mask
On the copy, change the blend mode to Screen
Duplicate again and on this copy – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 75

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Zooky Squash
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, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow
Change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)
Move your text layer below the top mask layer

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Delete the grey background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 😀

 

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