I’m Not Broken

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on September 4th 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 Bleeding Cowboys
Xero – Porcelain
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask457 by Vix
Broken Promises by Curious Creative Dreams

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 650 x 650 and flood fill with white
Open Ele2, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Heart Frame
Open Ele10 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 1
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 4 / Opacity: 28 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Ele8, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Heart
Position below the Flowers 1 so the heart is showing on the right side
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele60, resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 2
Position below the Heart layer
Move so the flower is at the top of the Heart and Flower 1

Add the same drop shadow
Erase any stem your can see below the Heart/Flower 1 layers

Activate the white background layer
Open Ele63, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Heart Frame Fill
Position so it fills what you can see of the Heart Frame
Activate the Heart Frame and select 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 Heart Frame Fill and press delete
Selections, None
Activate Heart Frame and add the same drop shadow

Open Ele4, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 3
Position at the top right of the Heart Frame
Move below the Heart Frame Fill
You only want some of Flower 3 visible

Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele14, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaf
Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees to the Left
Position on the left side of the Heart Frame
You want part of the Leaf hidden behind the Heart Frame Fill
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele29, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Fan
Image, Free Rotate, 90 degrees to the Right
Position at the top of the Heart Frame, between Leaf and Flower 3
Add the same drop shadow

Activate Flower 1, which should be your top layer
Open Ele3 and resize to 45%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 4
Position over the left end flower of Flower 1

Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele27, resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Clock
Position to the left of Flower 4, overlapping slighty
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele28 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Scroll
Image, Free Rotate, 25 degrees to the Right
Position along the base of the Clock
Add the same drop shadow

Open Wor1, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wordart
Image, Free Rotate 90 degrees to the Right
Position along the right edge of the tag
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 16 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate Flower 1
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 85%, all layers Unchecked
Position your tube where it looks best
Duplicate and on the original, add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 6 / Opacity: 46 / Blur: 9.90 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
On the copy – Effects, Plugins, Xero – Porcelain
Use the default settings
Erase any bits of both Tube and Copy of Tube that you don’t want
I selected the area of my tube to delete

Activate the white background layer
Open a paper of choice – I used Paper2
Resize to 650 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_Mask457 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize by 85%, all layers unchecked
Reposition if needed

Delete the white background layer
Crop away all excess canvas
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible to a new layer rename Blur
If you do not have this option – Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer – rename Blur
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top

Increase the canvas size to 650 x 650, central placement selected
On the Blur layer – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Change the blend mode to Overlay and reduce the opacity to 70

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Bleeding Cowboys
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
Duplicate and on the original – Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 4
On the copy, add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 2 / Opacity: 95 / Blur: 1.98 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Add your artists copyrights, scrap credits and your own taggers watermark as a new layer
Crop away any exess canvas
Save as a jpg/png
All Done

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