5 O’Clock

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on May 16th 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 Diamonds & Riztteen
BigMask006 by Vix
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
IB-DestinyLauritsenMay2018-BT kit by Foxys Designz

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 550 x 500 and flood fill with grey #929292
Open Frame1 and resize to 425 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame

Open Element12 and resize to 450 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tree
Position on the left side of the frame so the top of the tree is just a little higher than the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 60 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: #131313 / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if required, making sure all layers is unchecked
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Tree
Grab your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the bottom part of your tube that is over the frame

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original tube layer, press delete
Selections, None
Move the Promoted Selection below the Frame layer
Erase any excess tube from below the tube
Repeat the same step for the Tree too

Open Element18 and reisze to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Sun
Position behind the head of the tube
Move below the Frame layer

Activate the Frame layer
Grab 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 10 pixels
Add a new raster layer and name it Frame Back
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper2
Copy and paste into the selection
Selections, None
Move this layer below the Frame layer but above the Sun layer
Activate the frame and add the same drop shadow as used before

Activate Frame Back
Open Element4 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rocks
Position where it looks best in the background
Add the same drop shadow
Erase any rock that is outside the frame

Open Element16 and resize to 150 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower
Position where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow and erase any that is outside the frame

Activate the Grey background layer
Open another paper of choice, I used Paper4
Resize to 550 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_BigMask006 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Activate the Frame layer, which should be your top laper
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Diamonds
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type your message of choice and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow

Select your text tool again and choose another font – I used Riztteen
Keep your settings the same, changing the color if needed
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Add the same drop shadow, changing the color if needed
Add the same drop shadow

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

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