Cherished Memories

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 18th 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 Cherishing Moments
RD_Mask749 by Rachel
AoRK-Mask-138 by Rene
Filters Unlimited 2 – Paper Textures
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Miss You FTU kit by Chaos Priestess

I used the awesome artwork of PinUp Toons
You can purchase his work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Rion’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 500 x 500 and flood fill with Grey #C0C0C0
Open FrameEl_03 and resize by 75%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Grab your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside both sections of the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Add a new raster layer – name it Frame Back
Move below the Frame layer
Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection – I used Paper3
Selections, None

Open WireEl and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wire
Move above the Frame layer
Position so it covers the whole bottom frame and the bottom corner of the top frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 3 / Opacity: 60 / Blur: 2.97 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open FoliageEl and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Foliage
Position over the middle of the two frames
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 3 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 7.92 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open ClockEl and resize to 75%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Clock
Position the Clock so the bottom is just lower than the bottom of the frame

Add the same drop shadow as used on the Foliage

Open KeyEl and resize to 75%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Key
Position the bow part of the foliage so the key is just hanging over the clock
Add the same drop shadow as just used

Activate the Frame Back
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized by 65%, all layers unchecked
Select your Selection Tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select any parts of your tube you want in front of the frame

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer – rename Top Tube
On the original Tube layer, press delete
Selections, None
Move the Top Tube above the Frame layer
*Optional* I also selected part of the arm on the Top Tube layer, promoted that section and moved above the Clock layer

Erase any tube you don’t want, I selected the area to be deleted
Now add the same drop shadow BUT change the H to 8 and check the Shadow on new layer box
Erase any shadow that you shouldn’t be able to see

Activate the grey background layer
Open a dark paper of choice – I used Paper1
Resize to 500 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RD_Mask749 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 90%, all layers unchecked

Open a lighter paper of choice – I used Paper3
Resize to 500 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for AoRK-Mask-138 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Apply the same mask again with the same settings
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 85%, all layers unchecked

Hide the grey background and crop away any excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer – rename Top
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Increase canvas size to 500 x 500, central placement selected
Working on the Top layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 15
Effects, Plugins, <I.C. Net Software>, Filters Unlimited 2 – Paper Textures
Choose a texture of choice, this is what I used

Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 40

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Cherishing Moments
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 with the size and position, convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow as used on the tube but unchecke shadow on new layer

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

 

 

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