Morning Routine

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on August 16th 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
Fonts of Choice – I used Ayuenda Shadow and Ants Valley
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Splattered Overlays by A Little Impish

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 350
Resize your tube to approx 270 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tube
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 5 / Opacity: 44 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Set your foreground to a dark shade from your tube – I used: #514744
Set your background to a light color from your tube – I used: #D1AFA6
Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Rectangle / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 10.00
Turn off your background color
Draw a rectangle round your tube, you want it not quite as tall and wider than the tube

When happy, Convert to raster and rename Bottom Frame
Duplicate and rename the copy – Top Frame
Move the Bottom Frame below the Tube layer
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Monochrome & Gaussian: Checked / Noise: 5%
Add the same noise to the Top Frame

With the Top Frame the active layer
Select your eraser tool with these settings
Shape: Square / Size: 15 / Hardness, Density, Thickness & Opacity: 100 / Step: 10 / Rotation: 0
Carefully erase the parts of the Top Frame that are covering some parts of your tube

Activate Bottom Frame
Using 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 4 pixels
Activate Raster 1, which should be empty
Set your foreground to a fore/back gradient mix
Style: Linear / Angle: 136 / Repeats: 0
Flood fill with the gradient
Selections, None
Rename this layer – Gradient

Open imp-op-splattered-02 and resize to 600 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Overlay 1
Image, Free Rotate, Left by 90 degrees
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Open imp-op-splattered-04 and resize to 600 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Overlay 2
Change the blend mode to Burn
Activate Gradient layer – Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Press delete on both Overlay 1 and Overlay 2 layers
Selections, None

Activate the Gradient layer again
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer again – rename Back Tube
Position to one side of your tube
I actually used a cup from a different tube by Maryline
Change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy) and reduce the opacity to 57
Activate Gradient layer – Selections, All, Float, Defloat, Invert
Activate Back Tube and press delete
Selections, None

Activate the top layer, which should be Top Frame
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible to New Layer
Rename the merged layer Blur
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Copy and paste imp-op-splattered-04 as a new layer – rename Top Overlay
Selections, Invert and press delete on Top Overlay
Selections, None
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 40

Activate the Blur layer
Image, Increase Canvas Size – set this to 650 x 650, central placement selected
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 59

Activate Bottom Frame
Select inside with your magic wand – same settings as before
Selections, Modify, Expand by 4 pixels
Add a new raster layer – name it Shadow
Move this below the Bottom Frame layer
Flood fill with Black #000000
Selections, Modify, Contact by 6 pixels and press delete
Selections, None
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Ayuenda Shadow
Set your foreground to your gradient, background set to null
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your text of choice, I wrote ‘MORNING ROUTINE’
Position where it looks best, above or below the tube/frame area
Do Not Convert
Duplicate and on the copy – Convert to raster and rename Text Outline
On the original and still vector layer
Click the + sign on the layer palette
Right click on the indented layer and select Properties
Turn off the stroke color
Set the background to the same gradient BUT check the Invert box
Click ok and then convert to raster – rename Text Fill

On the Text Fill layer
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Activate the Text Outline
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 11%
Then add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 1 / Opacity: 44 / Blur: 1.98 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Checked

Activate Top Overlay
Select your text tool and choose another font – I used Ants Valley
Set your foreground to null, background to your dark color
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster and rename Name
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
Use the same settings as before
Add the same drop shadow as used on Text Outline BUT change the H to 3

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

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