The Perfect Place

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on April 4th 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 KG Beneath Your Beautiful Chunk and Amellya Script
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask80 by Zuzzanna
IB_CuddlyRigorMortis_April2018_BT kit 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 Kristin’s work without purchasing a license first.
The tube I used in the current (April 2018) bonus tube from Cuddly Rigor Mortis

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with grey #C0C0C0
We can resize later
Open Paper2, Right clik on the layer in your layer palette and Promote Background to Layer
Image, Free Rotate, Right 90 degrees
Open ZuzzannaMask80
On your paper layer – Layers, New Mask Layer, From Image
In the Source Window, choose ZuzzannaMask80 from the drop down menu
Source luminance: Checked

Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 65%, All layer checked
Copy and paste as a new layer onto your grey canvas
Rename Mask
You can close the paper now

Working on your Mask layer
Image, Free Rotate, Left by 90 Degrees
Open Bush2 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Bush
Position within the masked area towards the bottom
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 30 / Blur: 5 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Water and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Water
Position covering some of the bush, where it looks best

Open Rocks and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rocks
Position on the right edge of the water and add the same drop shadow as used before
Erase any rocks you don’t want

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 45%, all layers Unchecked
Position sitting within the bush, slighlty overlapping the rocks where it looks best

Add the same drop shadow

Open Flower 2 and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 1
Position so your tube is just visible behind it
You want the flower to be covering the bush
Add the same drop shadow
Activate the Bush layer and erase you can see below the Flower1 layer

Open Flower4 and resize to 65%
Activate Tube layer
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 2
Position behind Flower 1 where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Activate Flower 1 which should be your top layer
Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Ellipse / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 4.00
Draw an oval that follows the top shape of your mask

DO NOT CONVERT TO RASTER

Add a new raster layer, name it Delete Me
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used KG Beneath You Beautiful Chunk
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Position your mouse curser over the edge on the vector shape, so you get a +A) or +T) symbol
Click and add your text of choice
I wrote ‘the PERECT place to hide
Position so it’s running nicely along the top

(ignore the fact that my text is black in the screen shots please)
When happy, convert to raster and rename Top Text

Activate your preset shape tool and activate the vector layer
Image, Flip
Now drag it out so it’s almost as wide as your canvas

DO NOT CONVERT TO RASTER
Activate the Delete Me layer
Select your text tool again and repeat the above step
I changed my background color slightly too (although it’s still black in the scrteen shot below)
This time I wrote ‘to watch the world go by’
Position so it’s running nicely along the bottom of your tag

When happy, convert to raster and rename Bottom Text
Activate the Delete Me layer and delete it
Activate the vector layer and delete it

Activate Top Text
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow

Select your text tool again and choose another font – I used Amellya Script
Keep your foreground on null, background set to a color of choice
All other settings the same
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Add the same gradient glow, changing the color if needed
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Add the same drop shadow

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

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