The Look 2019

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on July 1st 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
3 Images of Choice
3 Fonts of Choice – I used Dolce Vita Heavy, London Handwriting and The Daniel Script

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with grey #AAAAAA
Select your preset shape tool with these setting:
Shape: Rectangle / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 3.00
Set your foreground to white, background to null
Draw a rectangle approx 353×67
Objects, Align, Center in Canvas
Convert to raster and rename 1

Duplicate and rename the copy 2
Effects, Image Effects, Offset

Activate 1 and duplicate again, rename the copy 3
Repeat the Offset BUT change the Vertical to -80
Hide the grey background
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible – rename Frame
Unhide and activate the grey background layer

Copy and paste your first image of choice as a new layer – rename 1
Position with the part you want inside the top section of the Frame
Select your magic wand with these settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the top section of the frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate 1 and press delete
Selections, None
Repeat the above step for your other 2 images and fill the other 2 sections of the Frame
Rename the middle section 2
Rename the bottom section 3

Activate the Frame again
Select inside all 3 sections
Selections, Modify, Expand by 2 pixels
Add a new raster layer – rename Frame Fill
Flood fill with white
Selections, None
Move the Frame Fill below the Frame and 3 image layers

Activate 3 and duplicate it
On the copy – Effects, Texture Effects, Weave

Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy) and reduce the opacity to 26
On the original, change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)

Activate 1 and duplicate it
On the copy – Effects, Texture Effects, Blinds

Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy) and redice the opacity to 51
On the orignal, change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)

Activate 2 and duplicate it
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 71
Activate Frame Fill
Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Activate Copy of 2 and press delete
Selections, None

Activate the Frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 64 / Blur: 4.95 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Hide the grey background
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible to a New Layer
Rename the Merged Layer B1
Duplicate 3 times for a total of 4 layer – rename B2, B3 and B4
Move the B layers down below Frame Fill

On B1 – Effects, Image Effects, Offset

On B2, repeat the Offset but with these settings:

On B3, repeat the Offset but with these settings:

On B4, repeat the Offset but with these settings:

Hide all layers except the 4 B layers
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible – rename Back
Adjust, Hue & Saturation – Colorize
H: 127 / S: 0
Reduce the opacity to 63

Layers, View, View All
Select your text tool and choose a bold font – I used Dolce Vita Heavy
Set your foreground to null, background set to black or a dark color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Type out your text, I wrote ‘THE LOOK’
Position where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow as used before BUT change the color to white

Still with your text tool choose a script style font – I used London Handwriting
Keep your setting the same BUT change the background to white or a light color of choice
Type out the same text again
Position over the previous text and convert to raster
Add the same drop shadow, setting the color back to Black

Select another font – I used The Daniel Script
Set your foreground to a dark color of choice, set the background to a light color of choice
Stroke width set to 1.5
All other settings the same
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Apply the same drop shadow

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

Another sample featuring the art of Simona Candini, who is also licensed through CDO. You can find Simona’s tubes {here}

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