Sweet Moments

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on November 21st 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 Simple Game
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Maniac Mask by Karma
CDO Christmas/New Year Collab 2018 – Portion by Chaos Priestess

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with grey #929292
Open Frame2 and resize to 450 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame

Open El06
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Baubles
Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees to the left
Position so the baubles are on the right side of the Frame

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 46 / Blur: 3.96 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Move the Baubles below the Frame layer
Erase any ribbon you can see below the frame

Open El02 and resize to 40%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Clock
Position on the left side of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the Baubles layer
Open El01 and reszie to 85%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Greenery
Position along the top of your frame where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow again

Activate the Frame layer
Open El20 and resize to 400 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Squiggle
Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees to the right
Position along the bottom edge of the frame where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Open Wordart and resize to 40%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wordart
Position where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the Greenery layer
Copy and paste your tube/image as a new layer – rename Center
Position part within the center frame

Activate the Frame and gran your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the center frame
Selections, Modify, Expand 3 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate Center and press delete
Selections, None

Copy and paste tube/image as another new layer – rename Left
Position part within the left frame
Repeat above step
Repeat for the right frame

Activate the Frame again
Select inside all 3 frames
Selections, Modify, Expand by 3 pixels
Activate the Grey Background layer
Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
Selections, None
On the promoted selection – rename Frame Back
Move this up below the bottom tube/image
If you wish to change the grey to another color, do so now using your Manual Color Correction tool (mini tut here)

Activate the Left tube/image
Change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)
Activate the right tube/image
Change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy)
On the center tube/image, duplicate
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – raduis set to 2
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to about 65%
Activate the Frame and add the same drop shadow

Activate the grey background layer
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper4
Resize to 600 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Karmalized_Mask000_Maniac or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 65%, all layers unchecked
Move over to the left side of the tag
Duplicate the Mask and working on the copy
Image, Mirror, then Flip
Reposition both mask layers if they need it

Hide the grey background layer and crop away all excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer – rename Blur
Layers, Arrange, Send to Top
Increase canvas size to 600 x 600, central placement selected
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 8
Change the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to about 69

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Simple Game
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
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow as used throughout

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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