Cutest Smile

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on July 6th 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 KG Skinny Latte
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
BigMask018 & 019 by Vix
CRM Tube/Scraps Bundle pkg132 by Karmalized 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.

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with grey #7A7A7A
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper_02
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 to 85%, all layers unchecked

Open another paper of choice – I used Paper_07
Resize to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 2
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 to 90%, all layers unchecked

Open Element_14
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Back Flowers
Duplicate and rename Front Flowers
Working on Back Flowers – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Activate Front Flowers
Resize to 95%, all layers unchecked
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 5 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element_47, copy and paste as new layer – rename Pink Flower
Position towards the top of the mask layers

Move below Back Flowers and add the same drop shadow

Open Element_41, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Lollypop
Position on the left side of the flowers
Move below the Pink Flower
Add the same drop shadow

Activate Front Flowers
Open Element_03 and resize to 30%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Small Pink Flower
Position between the yellow and pink flowers of Front Flowers

Duplicate and move the copy between the pink and white flowers

Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Add the same drop shadow
Move between Back and Front Flowers

Activate Front Flowers again
Open Element_37 and resize to 45%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Macaroons
Position so it sits overlapping the yellow flower
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element_30 and resize to 45%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Doughnut
Position over the top of the Macaroons so the purple one is still visible

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
Position so your tube is sat/stood on the doughnut
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element_43 and resize to 30%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Vase
Position to the right side of the Doughnut and your tube
Add the same drop shadow

Open Element_59 and resize to 25%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Top Small Flower
Position between the Vase and Doughnut where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Open Wordart_02 and resize to 15%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wordart
Position along the top of your tag
Using your Manual Color Correction tool (mini tut here)
Recolor to a color of choice, these are my settings

Grab your Selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select ONE of the words, I selected SMILE
Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original layer, press delete
Selections, None
On the Promoted Selection, recolor to another color, these are my settings

On the original – Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

On the Promoted Selection, apply the same Gradient Glow, changing the second color tab

Still on the Promote Selection – Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Apply the same drop shadow

Delete the grey background layer
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible to a New Layer
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
On the Merged layer, apply a Gaussian Blur with a radius of 10
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 75

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used KG Skinny Latte
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as a vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position were it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Apply the same drop shadow as used on the wordart changing the color if needed
I set my glow to white (on both tabs)
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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