Fall Friends

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on November 26th 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 Omiwa and Everything Calligraphy
Eye Candy 4000 – Motion Trail & Gradient Glow
Hello Autumn 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 cavas 400 x 400 and flood fill with white
Open Frames (2) and resize to 70%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Blur 1
Duplicate and rename Blur 2
Duplicate again and rename Blur 3

Activate Blur 1
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Motion Trail

Activate Blur 2, repeat the Motion Trail BUT change the direction to 180
Activate Blur 3
Press Shift + G to open your Gamma Correction tool
Set all 3 values to 0.66

Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5

Activate Frames (2) again, click Undo
Resize to 60%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Grab your Magic Wand with the settings:
Mode: Add (shift) / Match Mode: RGB Value / Tolerance & Feather: 0 / Contiguous & Anti-Alias: Checked
Select inside the Frame
Selections, Modify, Expand by 5 pixels, Invert
Activate Blur 1 and press delete
Activate Blur 2 and press delete
Selections, None
Activate Frame again
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 3 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 10 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Elements (64) and resize to 45%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Leaf
Position towards the base of the Frame

Add the same drop shadow as used on the Frame

Open Elements (18) and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Tree
Position on the right, so the base of the Tree is on the level with the top part of the leaf

Duplicate and on the original Tree layer, add the same drop shadow

On the Copy of Tree
Image, Mirror
Resize by 85%, all layers unchecked
Move down on the canvas

Apply the same drop shadow again
Move this layer below the Leaf layer on the layer palette

Activate Tree
Open Elements (15) and resize to 45%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Wisp
Position over the Tree where it looks best
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V&H: 1 / Opacity: 75 / Blur: 0.99 / Color: #950301 / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Open Elements (36) and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Hedgehog
Position so it looks like he is sat on the leaf

Erase the 2 leaves on the bottom left, I selected the area to be deleted

Add the same drop shadow as used on the Frame (V&H: 3 / Opacity: 45 / Blur: 10 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked)

Open Elements (8) and resize to 45%
Select the top nut
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Nut
Position to the left side of your Hedgehog
Add the same drop shadow

Copy and paste your tube of choice as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 35%, all layers unchecked
Position your tube so he’s sat on the nut
Add the same drop shadow

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Omiwa
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Add your text, I wrote ‘FRIENDS’
Move down so it’s just above the Hedgehog layer
Convert to raster
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow

Select your text tool again and choose another font – I used Everything Calligraphy
Set your foreground and background to the same color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Stroke width set to 2
I also turned the Bold on
Add your text, I wrote ‘fall’
Move to the top of the canvas and position over the previous text
When happy, convert to raster
Add the same Gradient Glow, changing the glow color if needed and removing the second node

Add the same drop shadow

Select your text tool again, choose another font, I used Everything Calligraphy again with the same settings, changing the color
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, convert to raster
Add the same Gradient Glow again changing the color if required
Add the same drop shadow

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

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