Sweet Treats 2019

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 10th 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 SugarHoneyIcedTea and Yessy
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Big Mask 018 & 019 by Vix
IB_CuddlyRigorMortis_AOTM_June2019 kit by Gimptastic Scraps

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

Note: This is the CDO Diamond Club exclusive tube for June 2019, you get this tube for free when you join the diamond club, you can find out more information {here}

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with white
Open Frame 1 and resize to 68%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Base Frame
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Back to Frame 1 – Edit, Undo and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame

Open ele15, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Drips
Move below Frame
Position along the top of the inside of the frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 6 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

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 8 pixels
Add a new raster layer – name Frame Fill 1
Copy and paste a paper of choice into selection – I used paper1

Add another new raster layer – name it Frame Fill 2
Copy and paste another paper of choice into selection – I used paper3
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Activate the Frame
Open ele18 and resize to 70%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Donuts 1
Position over to the bottom left of the Frame
Add the same drop shadow

Open ele7 and resize to 45%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Donuts 2
Position on the right of Donuts 1 slightly overlapping a little
Add the same drop shadow

Open ele17
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Chocolate 1
Position so the broken end is on top of Donuts 1

Add the same drop shadow

Open ele6 and resize to 45%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Cake
Position on the right side of the Frame
Slightly overlapping Donuts 2 and the end of Chocolate 1
Add the same drop shadow

Open ele9 and resize to 70%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Chocolate 2
Position just a little of center at the bottom of the frame

Add the same drop shadow

Open ele4 and resize to 70%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Chocolate 3
Position to the right of Chocolate 2, overlapping both that and the Cake layer
Add the same drop shadow

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 45%, all layers unchecked
Add the same drop shadow
Position your tube so he’s stood on all the chocolate and yummy treats

Open ele19, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Sparkles
Move below your tube and position over all the sweets
Activate the white background and flood fill with grey #929292
Erase any sparkles you don’t want/need

With the grey background the activate layer
Open ele12, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Heart
Position so some is visible from the left side of the frame
Image, Duplicate and move to the right side of the frame
Add the same drop shadow to both layers

Activate the grey background layer again
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper5
Resize to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_BigMask018 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 85%, all layers unchecked
Erase any mask from below the stack of treats

Open another paper, I used Paper4
Resize to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_BigMask019 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 85%, all layers unchecked
Erase any mask from below the stack of treats

Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Ellipse / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 5.00
Set your foreground to black, background set to null
Draw a circle a little bigger than the Frame

Do Not Convert to Raster

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used SugarHoneyIcedTea
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Position your mouse over the top edge of the vector circle
When you get a +A) or +T) style symbol
Click and add your text of choice, I wrote ‘Sweet Treats’
Position where you want it
On the layer palette, click the +/arrow on the layer
On the indented layer, press the eye to hide the vector shape
Convert to raster and rename Wordart
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 6 / H: 0 / Opacity: 37 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Delete the grey background layer
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible to a new layer
Move the Merged layer to the top of the layer palette – Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 70

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Yessy
Keep your settings the same, changing the background if needed
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: 3 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

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

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