Wonderful

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on July 5th 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 Nathalia Script
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
BigMask_019 by Vix
A Wonderful Thing kit by Foxys Designz

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with grey #AAAAAA
Open Element34 and resize to 500 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Dots
Select your Freehand selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw a selection round the right end (ignore the rectangle in my screen shot)

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original, press delete
Selections, None
On the Promoted Selection set the opacity to 25 and rename this layer 25

Back on the Dots layer
Select some more dots

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original, press delete
Selections, None
On the Promoted Selection set the opacity to 50 and rename this layer 50

Back on the Dots layer
Select some more dots

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original, press delete
Selections, None
On the Promoted Selection set the opacity to 75 and rename this layer 75
Hide the grey background layer and Merge Visible Dots, 75, 50 and 25
Rename Dots again if needed
Unhide the grey background

Activate Dots
Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Rectangle / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 5.00
Set your foreground to white, background to null
Draw a rectangle on the left side of your canvas
When happy with the size and placement, Convert to raster
Rename Frame

Copy and paste a paper of choice – I used Paper6
Move below the Frame
Position the part of the paper you want inside the Frame
Activate the Frame and grab 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 3 pixels
Selections, Invert
Activate the Paper and press delete
Selections, None
Rename the paper layer Frame Fill

On the Frame Fill layers
Image, Free Rotate, Left by 7 degrees
Activate the Frame and rotate using the same settings

Open Element5 and resize to 75%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Heart
Position along the left edge of the Frame
You want the heart higher then the frame a little
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 35 / Blur: 5.94 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element32 and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Love
Position along the base of the Frame
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element12 and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Rose
Position behind love with just the right rose coming from behind

Now carefully erase the cluster of 3 flowers on the left and add the same drop shadow

Open Element29 and resize to 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower
Position behind Love on the left end
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the grey background
Open Element25 and resize to 75%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Green 1
Image, Free Rotate, Left by 90 degrees
Image, Mirror
Now position along the left edge of the Frame

Add the same drop shadow
Erase any bits you can see below the Flower

Copy and paste Element25 again (still at 75%) – rename Green 2
Position coming from behind the top of the Frame
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Add the same drop shadow
Erase any bits to the left of the heart

Activate the Rose
Open Element15
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Light
Position so the heart ball in over the Rose

Add the same drop shadow as used throughout
Select the string part that is over Green 2

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original, press delete
Selections, None
Move the promoted selection below Green 2
Then erase any string that is above Green 2

Activate the grey background again
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper10
Resize to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
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

Activate Frame Fill
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Position where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow
Select the top part of your tube that is covered by the Frame and Green 2

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original, press delete
Selections, None
Rename the Promoted Selection – Top Tube
Move above Heart layer
Now erase any original tube that is outside the frame
I selected the area to be deleted

Activate the Frame and add the same drop shadow

Delete the grey background layer
Activate the Love layer (which should be the top layer)
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible to a New Layer
On the Merged layer – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 6
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 50

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Nathalia Script
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

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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