Sweetness

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on April 29th 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/Close Up of Choice
Font of Choice – I used Dr Carbfred
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
MaskSet1-2, MaskSet2-1 and MaskSet9-4 by Rachel
Shabby Chic kit by Karmalized Scraps

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 450 x 450 and flood fill with white
Open Frame_01 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame

Open Element_02 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers 1
Position along the top left of the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 3 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 2.97 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element_07 and resize to 250 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers 2
Position along the bottom left of the frame
Move below Flowers 1 on the layer palette
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element_41 and resize to 200 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers 3
Position to the right of Flowers 2
Move below Flowers 2 on the layer palette
Add the same drop shadow BUT change the opacity to 22

Open Element_57 and resize to 150 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Key
Position on the right side of the frame, overlapping Flowers 3 and Flowers 2
Add the same drop shadow as used on Flowers 1

Activate the white background layer
Copy and paste your tube/close up as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if required
Position where it looks best within the Frame
Add the same drop shadow as used on Flowers 1 BUT change the V to 8

Select your Selection Tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the top part of your tube that is hidden by the Frame and Flowers 1

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original layer, press delete
Selections, None
On the Promoted Selection – rename Top Tube
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
On the original Tube layer, erase any tube you can see below the Frame/Flowers layers

Activate the Frame and add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 7 / Opacity: 56 / Blur: 2.97 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper_04
Resize to 450 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RR_MaskSet_2_1 or a mask of choice
Source Lumaince, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Open another paper of choice – I used Paper_05
Resize to 450 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 2
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RR_MaskSet_1_2 or a mask of choice
Source Lumaince, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Open Another paper f choice – I used Paper_03
Reszie to 450 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 3
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RR_MaskSet9_4 or a mask of choice
Source Lumaince, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top and change the blend mode to Soft Light

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Dr Carbfred
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 a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 2.97 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Add your artists copyrigths, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Delete the white background
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 😀

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