Poison

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on March 30th 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
Fonts of Choice – I used Paranoid, CustomCraft and Darkstar
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
RD_Mask702 by Rachel
IB_EnysGuerrero_March2018_BT kit by Chaos Priestess

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 550 x 500 and flood fill with grey #C0C0C0
Open El07 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wire
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 3 / Opacity: 66 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Frame3 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Position down and to the right slightly

Activate the Wire
Open El011 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename BG
Positon to the bottom right of the Frame

Move the BG below the Wire layer

Open a paper of choice – I used Paper6
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame Back
Position where it looks best within the Frame
Erase the paper that is outside the Frame
Frame back should be between the BG and Wire layers

Keeping the Frame Back layer the active one
Open El022 and resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Top Edge
Position along the top edge of the frame with some behind the frame
Erase any Top Edge you can see inside the Frame
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Wire

Activate the Frame layer
Open El016 and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Bottom Edge
Image, Free Rotate. 90 degrees to the Left
Position along the bottom edge of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Open El013 and resize to 100 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Bottles
Position on the bottom right corner of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Open El015 and resize to 250 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Candle
Move below the Bottles layer
Position so you can see the candle behind the bottles
Add the same drop shadow
Erase any candle you can see below the bottles

Activate the Wire layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position where it looks best within the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 5 / Opacity: 66 / Blur: 19.80 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Erase any tube that is outside the Frame

Activate the Bottles layer
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Paranoid
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type your text of choice, I wrote ‘POISON’
Position along the top edge of the frame
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 85 / Blur: 2.97 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Select another font – I used CustomCraft
Keep your settings the same, changing the background color if required
Type your text, I wrote ‘running through my veins’
Position above or below the previous text and convert to raster
Add the same drop shadow as just used

Open a paper of choice – I used Paper1
Resize to 450 pixels wide
Activate the Grey background layer
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RD_Mask702 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Duplicate and on the copy – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Change the blend mode to Screen and lower the opacity to 34

Select your text tool again and choose another font – I used Darkstar
Keep your settings the same, changing the background color if needed
Add your name and position where it looks best
Convert to raster, add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 90 / Blur: 3.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

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

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