Fairytopia

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on September 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 Mail Ray Stuff and Bigtime
Eye Candy 6: Text Selection – Glass
Eye Candy 5: Impact – Extrude
Flaming Pear – Super Blade Pro
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask006 by Me
Dream Whispers by Foxys Designz

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 600 x 600 and flood fill with grey #929292
Open Element34 and resize to 475 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Window
Grab your Magic Wand with these settings
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside each section of the Window
Selections, Modify, Expand by 3 pixels
Add a new raster layer – name it Glass
Move this below the Window layer
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 6: Text Selection – Glass

Reduce the opacity to 57
Keep Selected

Open a paper of choice – I used Paper12
Resize to paper to 600 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Window Fill
Move this layer below the Glass layer
Position the paper behind the window where you want it

Selections, Invert and press delete
Selections, None

Activate the Window layer
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 4 / Opacity: 41 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Element33
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Fluff
Position towards the left edge of the Window

Duplicate and move over slightly
Keep duplicating until it goes the full width of the Window

Hide Window, Glass, Window Fill and grey background
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible – rename Fluff
Layers, View, View All

Ensure the Fluff layer in active
Now move the Fluff layer so it’s just above the grey background layer
Erase all the stems you can see
Duplicate the Fluff layer
On the original – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
On the Copy of Fluff, apply the same drop shadow BUT change the color to #444544
Lower the opacity to 61

Activate the Window layer, which should be your top layer
Open Element35 and resize to 500 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Branch
Position along the base of the Window
Add the same drop shadow, putting the color back to Black (#000000)

Open Element27
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Vine
Position along the base of the Window
You want the left side heart hanging off the canvas
Add the same drop shadow as used previously
Erase the left heart and part of the green base
I selected the area to be deleted

Move the Vine below the Branch layer

Open Element28 and resize to 500 pixels wide
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaves
Image, Mirror
Position along the base of the Window
Add the same drop shadow
Move this below the Vine layer

Open Element5 and resize to 375 pixels high
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower
Image, Mirror
Position on the left side edge of the Window
Add the same drop shadow
Ensure it’s below the Vine layer
Erase any stem you can see below the Vine

Activate the Leaves layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 50%, all layers Unchecked
Position your tube where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow as used throughout

Activate the grey background layer
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 JustFi_Mask006 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 85%, all layers unchecked
Move up slightly so you can see to above the Fluff layer
Duplicate and on the copy, change the blend mode to Multiply
Reduce the opacity to 65

Activate Copy of Fluff
Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Mail Ray Stuff
Set your foreground to white or a color of choice
Set your background to null
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your text of choice, I wrote FAIRYTOPIA
Position so it’s sitting below the Leaves, Vine and Branch layers
DO NOT CONVERT TO RASTER

Duplicate, on the copy – Convert to raster and rename Text 1 Outline
On the original, click the + on the layer palette
Right click on the indented layer and select Properties
Uncheck the stroke color and set to background color to any color
Convert to Raster
Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper12 again
Resize the paper to 600
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Text 1 Fill
Position where it looks best within the Text 1 Outline
When happy, Selection, Invert and press delete
DO NOT DESELECT
Duplicate Text 1 Fill
Selections, Invert
Effects, Plugins, Flaming Pear – Super Blade Pro
Choose a preset of choice – I used sg_glassy
If you do not have Super Blade Pro
You can get a similar effect with Inner Bevel, just play about with the settings
Selections, None

Activate Text 1 Outline
Adjust, Add/Remove Noise, Add Noise
Gaussian & Monochrome: Checked / Noise: 50%
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 41 / Blur: 2.97 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate Text 1 Fill
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 5: Impact – Extrude

Delete the grey background layer
Crop away ALL excess canvas
Activate the top layer – which should be your Branch layer
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible to a New layer – rename Blur
If you don’t have this option
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer – rename Blur

Image, Increase Canvas Size to 650 x 650, central placement selected
Working on the Blur layer
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reuce the opacity to 65

Select your text tool again and choose another font – I used Bigtime
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, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow as used on the Text 1 Outline

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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