Fall Breeze

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on November 25th 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 Falcon
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
RR_MaskSet_2_1 by Rachel
IB-Colourbelle-Nov2019-BT by Gimptastic 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 #929292
Open ele21 and resize to 90%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Heart
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 46 / Blur: 10.89 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
Move the heart down slightly so it’s not in the middle of the canvas

Open ele13 and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Log
Position along the base of the heart and add the same drop shadow

Activate the grey background layer
Open ele14, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaf 1
Image, Free Rotate, Right by 90 degrees
Position behind the heart, coming up from behind

Add the same drop shadow

Open ele5, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaf 2
Position to the right of Leaf 1, overlapping it a little and coming from behind the heart to the right

Add the same drop shadow

Activate the Log
Open ele8 and resize to 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Fruit
Position overlapping the left end of the Log
Add the same drop shadow

Activate Leaf 2
Open ele9, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tree
Position on the left side, so the tree goes behind the Fruit, Leaf and Heart layers

Add the same drop shadow
Now erase any Tree you can see below the Log/Fruit layers

Open ele16 and resize to 75%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Bush
Position in front of the Tree, behind the Fruit/Log

Add the same drop shadow

Activate the Log
Open ele11 and resize to 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mushrooms
Position at the right end of the Log
Add the same drop shadow

Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 35%, all layers Unchecked
Position on the Log or where it looks best
Add the same drop shadow

Open wordart
Grab your Selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Draw around the top part of the wordart

Edit, Copy
On your tag – Paste as a new layer – rename WA1
Position where it looks best
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Duplicate and on the copy, add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 1 / Opacity: 46 / Blur: 1.98 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked
On the original WA1 layer
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Activate Copy of WA1

Back to wordart – Selections, Invert
Edit, Copy
Paste as a new layer onto your tag – rename WA2
Image, Free Rotate, Right by 90 degrees
Position where it looks best on the right
Repeat the above step you did to WA1

Hide the grey background layer
Crop away all excess canvas
Increase the canvas size so you have 50 pixels on each side, central placement selected
These are my settings

Activate the grey background layer
Add a new raster layer – name it Mask
Selections, All
Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection – I used paper6
Selections, None
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RR_MaskSet_2_1 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize the mask to 90%, all layers unchecked

Delete the grey background layer
Activate the top layer
Layers, Merge, Merge Visible to a new layer
If you do not have this option
Edit, Copy Special, Copy Merged
Paste as a new layer – ensure it all lines up properly
Rename Mask 2
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 10
Apply the same mask BUT check the Invert box
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Change the blend mode to Overlay
Duplicate and on the copy, keep the blend mode on Overlay but reduce the opacity to 67

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Falcon
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 and rename Name
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel
Use the same settings as before
Duplicate and on Copy of Name – Add the same drop shadow as used on the wordart layer
On the original name layer, add the same Gradient Glow, using the same settings
Changing the color of the glow if needed

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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