Be The Queen

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on May 2nd 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
Fonts of Choice – I used Big Time, KH Scat Cat Medium and Stephanie Script
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Be You kit by Chaos Priestess

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 Frame7 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Grab your selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select round the edge of the Frame
Add a new raster layer, name it Frame Back
Move below the Frame
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper9
Copy and paste into selection
Keep Selected

Copy and paste El20 as a new layer – rename Frame Back 2
Position the part you want within the Frame
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Selections, Invert and press delete
Selections, None

Open El41 and resize to 350 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename BG
Move this below the Frame Back layer

Open El28 and resize to 350 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Image, Mirror
Position on the right side of the frame where it looks best
Move below the BG layer
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: -7 / H: 3 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 10.89 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate Frame Back 2
Open El01 and resize to 150 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 1
Position in the bottom left corner of the Frame
Add the same drop shadow
Grab your selection tool, with the same settings
Select the flower part that is covered by the Frame
Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original, press delete
Selections, None
On the Promoted Selection, rename Flower 1 Top
Move above the Frame

Open El46 and resize to 350 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Swirl
Adjust, Brightness and Contrast, Brightness/Contrast
Brightness: -255 / Contract: 0 / Linear Mode: Checked

Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Random & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 50%
Add noise again with these settings:
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 75%
Add the same drop shadow
Move this layer above the Ribbon layer
Erase any Swirl that is below the Frame

Open El49
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon 2
Leave at 100% and in the middle of the canvas, above the Swirl layer
Add the same drop shadow

Activate Frame Back 2
Open El39 and resize to 175 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Bottle
Position slightly behind Flower 1
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the Frame
Open El43 and resize to 100 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 2
Position along the base of the Frame in front of Flower 1 and the Bottle layers
Add the same drop shadow

Activate Frame Back 2
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position where it looks best and duplicate
On the original, add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 0 / H: -10 / Opacity: 50 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 59

Grab your selection tool with the same settings as used before
Activate Tube
Select the top part of your tube that is covered by the Frame
Selections, Promote Selection to Layer – rename Top Tube
On the original Tube layer, press delete
Keep Selected
Activate Copy of Tube – Selection, Promote Selection to Layer – rename Copy of Top Tube
On the original Copy of Tube, press delete
Selections, None
Move both Top Tube and Copy of Top Tube above the Frame
Ensure Copy of Top Tube is above Top Tube
Activate Copy of Top Tube, change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 59
Erase any tube that is below the Frame

Activate the top layer on your layer palette, which should be Flower 2
Select your text tool and choose a script style font – I used Big Time
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out your main word of choice, I wrote ‘Queen’
Position towards the top of your frame
When happy, convert to raster
Duplicate and activate the original
Using your Manual Color Correction tool (mini tut here)
Recolor to Black
Effects, Image Effects, Offset
H: 3 / V: 2 / Custom & Transparent: Checked
Activate the copy – Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Rename Queen (or whatever word you picked)

Select another font, I used KH Scat Cat Medium
Keep the settings the same but change your background color to White
Add the first part of your text, I wrote ‘Be the’
Position just above the Queen test and convert to raster
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Keep the same font and settings
Add the rest of your text, I wrote ‘you were BORN to be!’
Position slightly below your Queen text
Add the same Gradient Glow

Select another font – I used Stephanie Script
Keep the settings the same, but change the background color to Black
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster – rename Name
Duplicate and on the original
Use the Manual Color Correction tool again, set this to the same color as your top Queen text
Effects, Image Effects, Offset – use the same settings as previously used

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

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