Let’s Stay Home

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on March 21st 2018
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 Miracle Place
RD_MaskSet111_Mask4 by Rachel
CuddlyRigorMortis Tube/Scrap Bundle pkg124 by Creative Scraps by Crys

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 550 x 550 and flood fill with grey #AAAAAA
Open Frame4 and resize to 400 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Add a new raster layer – name it Frame Back
Move it below the Frame layer

Activate the Frame and select your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 7 pixels
Activate the Frame Back layer
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper3
Copy and paste into the selection
Selections, None

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I left mine at 100%
Position so the top of the tube is above the top of the frame
Add a drop shadow to your tube – I used:
V: 3 / H: 6 / Opacity: 60 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Using your Selection Tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the top part of your tube that is covered by the frame
Selections, Promote Selection to layer
On the original tube, press delete
Selections, None
Move the Promoted Selection above the Frame
On the original tube, erase any tube that is outside the frame

Activate the original tube layer
Open Grass2 and resize to 400 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass
Position at the bottom of frame
Add the same drop shadow as used on the tube
Erase any grass you can see outside the frame

Activate the Promoted Selection
Open Roses and resize to 400 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Roses
Image, Mirror then Image, Free Rotate, 90 degreed to the right
Position along the right edge of the frame
Add the same drop shadow BUT change the H to 3

Open Flower2 and resize to 175 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Daisy
Position on the left side of the frame
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Roses

Open Stump and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Stump
Position on the right side of the frame, so it covers the stem of the Roses
Add the same drop shadow

Open Planter and resize to 100 pixels high
Copy and paste as a ne wlayer – rename Planter
Image, Free Rotate, 75 degrees to the right
Position on top of the stump
Add the same drop shadow

Open Wordart
Using your freehand selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the top part of the text
Copy and paste this top section of the wordart as a new layer – rename Wordart
Position where it looks best and add the same drop shadow
I rotated mine by 25 degrees to the left

Activate your grey background layer
Add a new raster layer and name it Mask 1
Add another new layer and name it Mask 2
Activate Mask 1
Selections, All
Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection – I used Paper8
Activate Mask 2
Copy and paste another paper of choice into the selection – I used Paper3
Selections, None

Activate Mask 1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RD_MaskSet111_Mask4 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Apply the same mask with the same settings to Mask 2
Erase part of the 2 mask layers so you have blue at the top and green at the bottom
With Mask 2 active – Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 3

Activate the Wordart
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Miracle Place
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
Duplicate and on the original – Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Flood fill with a complimentary color of choice
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Uniform & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 35%
Selections, None

Activate the copy
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Add the same drop shadow

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

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