Oceanic

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on July 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
Font of Choice – I used Girl Friday
Xero – Porcelain & Radiance
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Masks0204 by SophisicatSimone
Mask1 by Tonya
IB AnnaLiwanag June2016 BT kit by LHD Scraps

I used the awesome artwork of Anna Marine
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 600 x 600 and flood fill with white
Open Ele3 and resize to 450 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Cluster
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 48 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Move the Cluster down towards the bottom part of the canvas

Open Ele29 and resize to 450 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Sand
Move below the Cluster layer on your layer palette
Now position the sand so it’s sitting below the cluster

Open Ele8 and resize to to 450 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Greenery
Position behind the cluster where it looks best
Duplicate and on the original, add the same drop shadow as used on the cluster
On the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 2
Reduce the opacity to 55

Activate the white background
Open Ele34
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Buoy
Position to the side of the Greenery where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position in front of the Buoy where it looks best
Resize if needed, I left mine at 100%
Add the same drop shadow
Erase any tube you can see below the Sand

Duplicate your tube
On the copy – Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings
Change the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 51
Duplicate again and working on the copy
Effects, Plugins, Xero – Radiance
Use the default settings
Change the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 36

Open Ele25 and resize to 300 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Barrel
Position to the left of your Buoy behind the Greenery
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the white background
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper5
Resize to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Masks0204-SophisicatSimone or a mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 85%, all layers Unchecked
Duplicate and on the copy – Image, Flip
Still on the copy, change the Blend Mode to Multiply
Reduce the opacity to 77

Open another paper of choice – I used paper3
Resize to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 2
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for TBT_Mask1 or a mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 85%, all layers Unchecked
Change the blend mode to Screen

Activate the Cluster layer, which should be your top layer
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Girl Friday
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow as used throughout

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

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