Sweet Nala

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on April 3rd 2019
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 Mismatch
Xero – Soft Vignette
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask 61 by Sophisticated Simone
Love Is In The Air kit by Foxys Designz

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 500 x 500 and flood fill with white
Open Frame5 and resize to 325 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Back Frame
Back to Frame5 and Edit, Undo
Resize to 275 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Rename Back Frame
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 4

Back to Frame 5 – Edit, Undo
Resize to 300 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame

Open Element8 and resize to 275 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves
Image, Free Rotate, Right by 90 degrees
Position on the left side edge of the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 61 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: #0F1305 / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element9 and resize to 275 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Sign
Image, Free Rotate, Left by 15 degrees
Position it where it looks best
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 3.96 / Color: #0F1305 / Shadow on new layer: Checked
Activate Sign and select your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Click anywhere outside the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 1 pixel
Activate the shadow layer and press delete
Selections, None

Add a new raster layer – name it Sign Back
Select your paintbrush tool with these settings:
Shape: Round / Size: 25 / Hardness, Density, Thickness and Opacity: 100 / Step: 1 / Rotation: 0 / Blend mode: Normal
Set your foreground to a color of choice – I used: #A5CDCE
Color where the lettes are, making sure you don’t go outside of the frame
Move this layer below the Sign and Sign Shadow layers
Hide all layers except Sign Back , Sign Shadow and Sign
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible and rename Sign

Activate the Frame
Using your magic wand (same settings as before) click inside the frame
Selections, Modify, Feather by 5 pixels
Add a new raster layer – name it Back
Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection – I used Paper2
Selections, None
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 2
Move the Back layer below the Back Frame layer

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized by 45%, all layers unchecked
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 61 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: #0F1305 / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Select your Selection Tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select any tube you want in front of the frame

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original Tube layer, press delete
Selections, None
Move the Promoted Selection above both Back Frame and Frame

With the Promoted Selection active rename Top Tube Section
Open Element15 and resize to 275 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Feather
Image, Free Rotate, Right by 90 degrees
Position behind the Leaves where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Leaves

Activate Sign
Open Element21 and resize 150 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 1
Image, Mirror
Position where it looks best towards the base of the leaves
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element22 and resize to 150 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 2
Position slighlty overlapping Flower 1
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper2
Resize to 500 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Effects, Art Media Effects, Brush Strokes

Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for SophosticatSimone-Mask61 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 75%, all layers unchecked

Activate the white background layer and hide it
Crop away all excess canvas
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer – rename Soft Vig
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Increase the canvas size to 500 x 500, central placement selected
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 6
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Soft Vignette

Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 60

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Mismatch
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

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Delete the white background layer
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 😀

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