Aphrodisiac

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on July 11th 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 Gloomy
Karmalized_Mask033 by Karma
Xero – Porcelain
DSB Flux – Bubbles
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
IB_EliasChatzoudis_185-1 by LHD Scraps

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 450 x 450 and flood fill with white
Open Ele1 and resize to 325 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Splat
Move up and to the left slightly
Duplicate and on the original – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode on the copy to Luminance

Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Ellipse / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 5.00
Set your foreground to white, background set to null
Draw a circle in the middle of the Splat

Objects, Align, Center in Canvas and convert to raster
Rename Frame

Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Uniform & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 20%

Open a paper of choice – I used Paper1
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame Back
Move below the Frame layer
Position the part of the paper inside the Frame
Activate the Frame layer and 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 2 pixels
Selections, Invert and activate the Frame Back and press delete
Selections, None

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position the face within the Frame
Duplicate and on the copy apply the same gaussian blur
Change the blend mode to Overlay
On the original, change the blend mode to Hard Light
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 0 / Opacity: 59 / Blur: 10.89 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate the Frame Back
Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Press delete on both Tube and Copy of Tube layers
Selections, None
Activate the Frame and add the same drop shadow as used on the tube

Activate Copy of Tube
Open Ele26, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Sparkle
Image, Flip
Position along the top of the tube where it looks best
Erase any that is outside the frame

Activate the Frame
Open Ele9 and resize to 325 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers
Image, Free Rotate, Right 90 degrees
Position along the right side of the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 59 / Blur: 10.89 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Ele15 and resize to 120 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Position at the base of the flowers where it looks best
Carefully erase the chain from the ribbon
Apply the same drop shadow as used on the Flowers

Activate Copy of Splat
Open Ele19 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Scatter
Position where it looks best on the bottom left side the Frame
Erase any that is to the top right of the frame
Duplicate and Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice, I used Paper1 again
Resize to 450 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Karmalized_Mask033 or mask of choice
Source lumiance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 85%, all layers unchecked

Delete the white background layer
Crop away all excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer – rename Bottom
Layers, Arrange, Send to Bottom

Increase the canvas size to 450 x 450 pixels, central placement Selected
Working on the bottom layer
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings
Repeat the Porcelain with the same settings
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Duplicate and rename the copy Top

Activate Bottom again
Effects, Plugins, DSB Flux – Bubbles

Activate the Top layer – Layers, Arrange, Send to Top
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Activate Flowers
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Gloomy Day
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 35 / Blur: 3.96 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

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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