Bad Apple

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on March 26th 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 Halimun
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Miz_Mask160 by Miztiquee
Deliberate Descent (FTU) by Chaos Priestess

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 450 x 450 and flood fill with white
Open FrameEl03 and resize to 400 pixels wide
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 the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Add a new raster layer, name it Frame Back
Open a paper of choice, I used Paper07
Copy and paste into the selection
Selections, None

Move the Frame Back below the Frame layer
Activate the Frame layer and add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 13.86 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

With the Frame active
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized by 65%, all layers unchecked
Position in the middle of the Frame, with the head above the top of the Frame
Add the same drop shadow
Don’t worry about the bottom of the tube we will sort that later

Open FlowerEl01
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rose
Position on one side of the Tube
Move below the Frame layer
Erase any Rose that is outside the Frame

Activate your Frame layer again
Open StringEl01 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Position at the top of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the Tube
Open AppleEl and resize by 60%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Apple
Position at the bottom of the Frame on the left side
Add the same drop shadow

Open ClusterEl01 and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Cluster
Position on the right side of the Frame
Add the same drop shadow

Open PetalsEl01 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Petals
Image, Mirror and position along the base of the frame
Covering any of the tube coming below the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Activate your tube layer
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Erase any of both tube layers that you can see below the Petals/Frame

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice, I used Paper01 and resize to 450 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Miz_Mask160 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Duplicate the mask
On the copy – Layers, Arrange, Send to Top
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 59

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Halimun
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
Convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow

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

 

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