Beautiful

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on November 14th 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 Thatch
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
IB Anna Marine Nov 2018 BT kit by Chaos Priestess

I used the awesome November 2018 Bonus Tube from Anna Marine
This tube is available throughout November when you spend $10 or more (after discounts)
You can view all Anna’s tubes at CDO
Please do not use Anna’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 851 x 315 and flood fill with white
Open Frame 3
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Image, Free Rotate, 15 degrees to the right
Move over the right side of your canvas
Erase any bits you can see near the right edge

Open a paper of choice – I used Paper5
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename BG 1
Move below the Frame layer
Position to the right of the frame and erase any paper that is visible on the left side of the Frame

Open another paper of choice – I used Paper2
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename BG 2
Move below BG 1 and position so it fills the left side of the canvas

Activate BG 1
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position within the Frame on the right hand side
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: -21 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Reduce the opacity to 80
Activate the Frame and add the same drop shadow BUT change the H to -5

Activate BG 2
Open El22 and resize to 75%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Pink Flowers
Image, Mirror
Image, Free Rotate, 15 Degrees to the left
Position so it’s just behind the Frame
Adjust, Sharpness, Sharpen
Add the same drop shadow as used on the frame

Activate BG 2 again
Open El02
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Heart
Position where it looks best with part behind the Pink Flowers
Change the blend mode to Hard Light

Open Wordart
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wordart
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the [Preset Menu] [*=seamless]
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Reduce the opacity to 63

Open El20
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves
Position on the left side, slighlty away from the edge
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Frame

Open El15
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rings
Position on the left edge so just some of the rings are visible
Add the same drop shadow

Open El09
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Position the Ribbon where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Activate Pink Flowers
Open El12
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename White Flowers
Position so you can see the flowers
Add the same drop shadow

Open El07
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower
Position at the base of the Pink Flowers
Add the same drop shadow

Open El17
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Base Ribbon
Position so just the top edge is visible coming from behind Flower

Use to your Pick/Deform tool to stretch it to cover the whole canvas space on the left of your Flower
You’ll have to drag your canvas size out so you can see better

Activate your wordart and duplicate
Move the copy above your tube layer
Position where it looks best
Erase any of Copy of Wordart that is outside the frame
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 38

Activate the Frame
Add a new raster layer
Selections, All
Open another paper of choice – I used Paper3
Copy and paste into the selection
Selections, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels and press delete
Selections, None
Duplicate and working on the original
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 100 / Blur: 2 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Add the same drop shadow again, changing the V&H to -2
On the copy – Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 100%
Change the blend mode to Overlay

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Thatch
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
Duplicate and working on the copy
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 3.1: Glass

Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 55
On the original, Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 55 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Press shift + D to duplicate
Minimise this canvas for now

On your main canvas
Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a jpg/png

To Make The AV
Open the minimised canvas
Select your crop tool and set the values to 180 x 180

Position your crop where you want the AV

Crop
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible

Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Ellipse / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 3.00
Set your foreground to a color of choice, background set to null
Draw a circle that touches the edges of your canvas
I used yellow so you could see it in the screen shot

When happy, convert to raster
Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the circle
Selections, Modify, Expand by 1 pixel
Selections, Invert
Activate the Merged layer and press delete
Selections, None

Activate the Circle
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Use the same settings as before
Add this drop shadow
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 100 / Blur: 2 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Checked
Repeat the shadow changing the V&H to -2
Activate the Circle again
Click inside with your magic wand
Selections, Modify, Expand by 1 pixels
Selections, Invert
Press delete on your shadow layers
Selections, None

Add you initial or name using the same font and settings as before
Changing the background color if needed

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Save as a jpg/png

I did two different round AV’s

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