Closed On Monday

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on August 20th 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 The Queen and Glitter Shine
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
DSB Flux – Bubbles
TBT Mask 1 and 4 by Tonya
RD Mask 749 by Rachel
Maryline Cazenave Tube/Scrap Bundle pkg 81 by LHD Scraps

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 550 x 550 and flood fill with white
Open Ele18, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Clock
Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Ellipse / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 10.00
Set your foreground to any color, background set to null
Draw a circle round the clock, ensure the circle fully covers the edge of the clock

Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
Convert to raster – rename Circle

With the Circle layer active
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Open the Wordart
Copy and paste as a new layer – position so it fills part of the selected area
Copy and paste again as a new layer – filling a different part

When the selected area is fully filled
Selections, Invert – press delete on the wordart layer
Selections, None
Delete the Circle layer
Hide the white background and Clock layer
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible – rename Frame
Layers, View, View All

Activate the Frame, if not already the active layer
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Duplicate and on the original – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 4
On the Copy of Frame, add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 0 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 16.83 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open the Wordart again and resize to 50%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename WordArt
Position along the bottom of the Clock/Frame where it looks best
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 5 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Checked
Click back on the Wordart layer
Add the same drop shadow BUT change the H to -5 (minus 5)
Now on both the shadow layers, reduce the opacity to about 70

Activate the Wordart layer again
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 40%, all layers unchecked
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: 6 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 16.83 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate the white background layer
Open Ele20
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers
Position so the flowers are behind the frame
Duplicate and on the copy – Image, Mirror
Position where it looks best on the other side
I moved the copy down slightly
Now add a drop shadow of choice to both Flowers and Copy of Flowers – I used:
V: 0 / H: 2 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Now erase the barrels from below the Wordart
I selected the area to be deleted on the screen shot below

Open Ele8 and resize to 25%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Black Flower
Don’t worry that you can’t see it
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the Encircle preset
Note: You may need to adjust the Shift X & Shift Y settings depending on the size of your Frame and how much of the flowers you want on show

Add the same drop shadow as used on Flowers

Open Ele7 and resize to 25%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Cream Flower
Repeat the MuRa’s Meister – Copies with the same settings
Image, Free Rotate, 15 degrees to the Left
Add the same drop shadow as just used

Activate the top layer on your layer palette (should be your tube)
Select your preset shape tool again with the same settings
Set your foreground to any color and background to null
Draw a circle a little bigger than your Frame

DO NOT CONVERT TO RASTER
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used The Queen
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Position your mouse over the vector circle, until you get a +A) or +T) symbol
Click and add your text, I wrote ‘CLOSED ON MONDAY’
Position where it looks best on the circle
Happy?
Over to layer palette and click the + symbol on the vector layer
This will open the layer up, you will see 2 more layers
– will say whatever you have written
– the second will be the circle

Click the eye to close the circle layer
Now convert this layer to raster – rename Text 1

Duplicate and rename the copy Text 2
Activate Text 1, press Shift + G to open your Gamma Correction tool
Set all 3 values to 0.50

Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 2
Duplicate and on the copy change the blend mode to Mulitply

Activate Text 2
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Duplicate and click back on Text 2
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Uniform & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 100%
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: -2 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
On Copy of Text 2, change the blend mode to Screen

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice and resize to 550 pixels – I used Paper9
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for TBT_Mask1 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 95%, all layers unchecked
Rename Mask 1

Open another paper of choice and resize to 550 pixels – I used Paper12
Copy and paste as a new layer
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
Rename Mask 2

Open yet another paper of choice and resize to 550 pixels – I used Paper7
Copy and paste as a new layer
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for TBT_Mask4 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 95%, all layers unchecked
Rename Mask 3

Delete the white background layer
Crop away all excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer – rename Blur
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Increase the canvas size to 550 x 550, central placement selected
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to about 80

Select your text tool again and select a font – I used Glitter Shine
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, convert to raster rename Name 1
Duplicate and rename the copy Name 2
On Name 1, open your Gamma Correction (Shift + G) use the same settings as before
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 2

Activate Name 2
Apply the same Inner Bevel as used on Text 2
Duplicate and on the Copy of Name 2 change the blend mode to Screen
On the original Name 2, apply the same Noise as used on Text 2
Add the same drop shadow too

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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