Juicy Apples

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 8th 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 King Basil
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Xero – Clarity
DSB Flux – Blast
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask 3 and GothicMask7 by Tonya
Maryline Cazenave Tube/Scrap Bundle pkg 97 by Creative Scraps by Crys

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.

Note: This tutorial is for making a wallpaper, instructions for turning that into a tag are at the end of the tutorial

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 750 x 750 and flood fill with white
Open Spray1 and resize to 575 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Spray
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 15
On the original – Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 75 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: #C13C3F / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Splatter1, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Splatter
Duplicate and apply the same Gaussian Blur to the copy
On the original – Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Frame1 and resize to 450 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 5 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Flower7 and resize to 125 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers 1
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the Encircle preset with these settings:

Add the same drop shadow as used on the Frame

Open Flower5 and resize to 125 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers 2
Repeat the same MuRa’s Meister Copies with the same settings
Image, Free Rotate, Left by 25 degrees
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Clarity
Use the default settings

Activate Copy of Splatter
Open Leaves and resize to 500 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves
Position behind the frame on the top left

Duplicate and on the copy – Image, Mirror then Image, Flip
Add the same drop shadow to both Leaves layers

Activate Copy of Splatter again
Open Flower4 and resize to 150 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flowers 3
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the Encircle preset with these settings:

Duplicate, on the original add the same drop shadow
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Effects, Plugins, DSB Flux – Blast

Repeat the Blast BUT change the direction to Right
Change the blend mode to Burn and reduce the opacity to 70

Activate Copy of Leaves
Select your Magic Wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 8 pixels
Add a new raster layer – name it Frame Fill 1
Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection – I used Paper5
Keep Selected
Add another raster layer – name it Frame Fill 2
Copy and paste another paper into the selection – I used Paper1
Selections, None
Reduce the opacity of Frame Fill 2 to 61

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position within the Frame where it looks best
Duplicate the Tube and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 15
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 75
Erase any tube that is outside the Frame

Activate Flowers 2
Copy and paste the Apples from the tube – rename Apples
Resize to 55%, all layers unchecked
Position where it looks best
Duplicate and Image, Mirror
Position the duplicate where it looks best
Add a drop shadow of choice to both Apples layers- I used:
V: 2 / H: 5 / Opacity: 60 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Wordart1 and resize to 400 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wordart
Position where it looks best
Duplicate the Wordart
On the original – Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 40%
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow as used on the Apples layers

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice, I used Paper9
Resize to 750 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for TBT_Mask3 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Open another paper of choice, I used Paper3
Resize to 750 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for TBT_Gothic_Mask7 or one of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Press Shift +D to duplicate
Minimise the copy

On your main canvas
Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Increase the canvas size to your desktop size, central placement selected
Activate the white background layer
Copy and paste a paper as a new layer – I used Paper1
Position in the top left corner

Duplicate and Image, Mirror
Line the copy up with the right edge
Duplicate the copy and Image, Mirror
Line this up with the previous edge
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Repeat the Merge Down
Now duplicate and Image, Flip
Line this up with the bottom edge
Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Thats it!! – Save as a jpg/png

To Make A Tag
Open the image we minimised
Resize to 550 pixels wide or a size you want for a tag- All layers checked
Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used King Basil
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position were it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Duplicate and on the original
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 40%
Add the same drop shadow as used on the Wordart layer

Delete the white background layer
Crop away any excess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done 🙂

Here is the desktop wallpaper I made, in 4 sizes

I also made a matching cell phone wallpaper too, in 2 sizes

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