Just Be Goth

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 4th 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 Pussycat
Eye Candy 6: Text Selection – Glass
Mask18, Mask133 and Mask134 by Millie
PinUp Toons Tube/Scrap Bundle pkg 265 by Kizzed By Kelz

I used the awesome artwork of PinUp Toons
You can purchase his work and a license from CDO
Please do not use Rion’s work without purchasing a license first.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with grey #575B52
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper (8)
Resize to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for MPM_mask18 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 90%, all layers unchecked

Open another paper of choice – I used Paper (6)
Resize to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 2
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for MPM_mask133 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Apply the mask again with the same settings
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Open another paper of choice – I used Paper (9)
Resize to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 9
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for MPM_mask134 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Apply the mask again with the same settings
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Change the blend mode to Overlay

Open Frames (5) and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Image, Free Rotate, Right by 10 degrees
Open Elements (3)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame Fill
Move below the Frame and position so the inside of the frame is filled
Grab your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Activate the Frame and select inside
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate Frame Fill and press delete
Selections, None
Activate the Frame again and add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 4 / H: 5 / Opacity: 70 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Elements (6)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ribbon
Position along the top of the frame
Add the same drop shadow

Open Wordart (4)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wordart
Position over the top of the ribbon towards the right end
Add the same drop shadow

Open Elements (9) and resize to 45%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 1
Position on the right side of the Frame, towards the bottom of the Ribbon

Add the same drop shadow

Open Elements (59) and resize to 45%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Skull
Position to the left of Flower 1, overlapping a little
Add the same drop shadow

Open Elements (57) and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 2
Image, Mirror
Position below Flower 1 and part covering the Skull
Carefully erase the stem and add the same drop shadow

Open Elements (54) and resize to 75%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 3
Position on the left side of the frame, where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 55%, all layers unchecked
Position where it looks best
Duplicate and on the original, add the same drop shadow
On the copy – Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 67

Duplicate Mask 1
On the copy – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Pussycat
Set your foreground to a dark color, background set to null
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
Do Not Convert to Raster
Duplicate and on the copy – Convert to raster
Rename Name Outline

On the original, click the +/arrow on your layer palette
Now right click on the indented layer and select Properties
Turn off your foreground color and set the background color to one of choice
Click OK and then convert to raster
Rename Name Fill

Working on Name Fill
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Add a new raster layer and name it Name Fill Glass
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 6: Text Selection – Glass

Change the blend mode to Screen

Activate Name Outline
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 10%
Add Noise again but with these settings:
Uniform: Checked / Noise: 25%
Duplicate this layer
On the original – Add the following Drop Shadow
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 48 / Blur: 10.89 / Color: #DEDFE0 / Shadow on new layer: Checked
On the shadow layer – change the blend mode to Hard Light and reduce the opacity to 65
On the Copy of Name Outline
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 2

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

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