The Jungle

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on July 11th 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 Butox Queen
Xero – Porcelain
Penta.com – Jeans
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
IB CuddlyRigorMortis 73-2 kit by Kizzed By Kelz

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 851 x 315 and flood fill with white
Open a paper of choice – I used (2)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename BG
Move over to the left so there is no white

Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 16
Duplicate and Image, Mirror
Move over the right so it covers the white gap

Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Open Elements (5)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass 1
Position on the right of the canvas
Duplicate and Image, Mirror
Overlap the 2 grass layers slightly in the middle area
Layers, Merge, Merge Down

Open Elements (30)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Ground 1
Position slightly over the middle of the canvas, going off at the bottom

Duplicate and move the copy to the right

Layers, Merge, Merge Down
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 3 / H: 6 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 8.91 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Elements (25)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass 2
Position on the left side, coming off the canvas at the bottom and overlapping Ground 1

Add the same drop shadow

Open Elements (9)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Palm
Position on the left side of the canvas, where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Open Elements (29)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves 1
Position on the left side of the canvas in front of the Palm
Add the same drop shadow

Open Elements (20)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves 2
Image, Mirror and position on the right of the canvas
Add the same drop shadow

Open Elements (26)
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Grass 3
Position along the bottom edge of the canvas on the right side
Add the same drop shadow

Open Elements (2) and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 1
Position in the bottom left corner
Add the same drop shadow

Back to Elements (2)
Edit, Undo then resize to 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 2
Image, Mirror
Position in the bottom right corner
Add the same drop shadow

Activate the Palm
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I left mine at 100%
Position behind the leaves a little where it looks best
Duplicate and on the original, add the same drop shadow
On the copy – Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings

Reduce the opacity to 67

Activate Flower 2
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible to a New Layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to to 12
Duplicate, on the copy reduce the opacity to 34
On the original Merged layer – Effects, Plugins, Penta.com – Jeans

Change the blend mode to Soft Light and reduce the opacity to 44

Select your Eraser tool with these settings:
Shape: Circle / Size: 85 / Hardness, Density & Thickness: 100 / Opacity: 75 / Step: 10 / Rotation: 0
Working on Merged
Carefully erase the layer on top of the Tube
You will need to change the size of your brush for some of the areas, so just take your time
Repeat on Copy of Merged too

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Butox Queen
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 a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 40 / Blur: 3.96 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Add your artist copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Add a new raster layer and flood fill with a dark color
Selections, All, Modify, Contract by 2 pixels
Selections, None
Save as a jpg/png
All Done

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