Sweet Dreams

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on November 28th 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 Baby Brooklynn Regular and Graphitel
MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
Mask451 by Vix
Mask12  by Tonya
IB-MollyHarrison-Nov2019-BT by LHD Scraps

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 550 x 550 and flood fill with grey #C0C0C0
Open Ele26 and resize to 75%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Moon
Duplicate and on the Copy of Moon
Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 5
On the original Moon layer
Effects, 3D Effects, Inner Bevel

Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 5 / H: -3 / Opacity: 37 / Blur: 14.85 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate the grey background layer
Open Ele13 and resize to 35%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Moon Flower
Effects, Plugins, MuRa’s Meister – Copies
Choose the Encircle preset with these settings:

Duplicate and on Copy of Moon Flower
Working on the copy, grab your Freehand Selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Point to point / Mode: Add (shift) / Feather & Smoothing: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select the top 3 flowers

Press delete, Selections, None

Still working on the copy – Image, Free Rotate, 25 degrees to the Right
Hide the copy for a moment
Activate the original Moon Flower layer
Now erase the middle right 3 flowers
I selected the area to be deleted

Unhide and activate Copy of Moon Flower
Layers, Merge, Merge Down – rename Moon Flower (if needed)

Still on the Moon Flower layer
Erase any flowers on the inside of the Moon
Again I selected the area to be deleted

Add the same drop shadow as used on the Moon

Activate the grey background layer again
Open Ele18, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 1
Image, Flip
Position at the bottom of the Moon

Add the same drop shadow
Don’t worry about anything being below the moon, we will clean all that up later

Open Ele10 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 2
Position to the left of Flower 1, overlapping it, but still partially hidden by the Moon

Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele22 and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 3
Position in the middle of Flower 1 and Flower 2
Add the same drop shadow

Open Ele15 and resize to 55%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 4
Position towards the right bottom end of the Moon, but do not go past the end point of the Moon

Add the same drop shadow

Grab your Freehand Selection tool again, with the same settings
Carefully draw around the bottom of the Moon

Press delete on Flower 1, Flower 2, Flower 3 and Flower 4 layers
Selections, None

Activate the grey background layer
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 75%, all layers unchecked
Position your tube where it looks best
Select any part of your tube you want in front of the Moon, I selected the ear

Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original tube layer – press delete
Selections, None
On the Promoted Selection – rename Top Tube
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Apply the same drop shadow to both Tube and Top Tube layers
Clean up stray drop shadow from Top Tube
I selected the area to be deleted

On the original tube erase any tube that is outside the Moon

Activate the grey background layer
Open a paper of choice, I used Paper4
Resize to 550 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 1
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for TBT_Mask12 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Duplicate this layer and rename Top Mask
Layers, Arrange, Bring to Top
Change the blend mode to Soft Light

Activate Mask 1 again
Open another paper of choice, I used Paper2
Resize to 550 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask 2
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for Vix_Mask451 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group

Activate Top Mask, this should be the top layer
Select your preset shape tool with these settings:
Shape: Ellipse / Anti-Alias & Create as Vector: Checked / Line style: Solid / Width: 4.00
Set your foreground to a random color I used: #14AE2F
Background set to null
Draw an ellipse round the shape of the moon

Select your text tool and choose a font – I used Baby Brooklynn Regular
Set your foreground to null, background to a color of choice
Create as vector and Anti-Alias both checked
Place your cursor over the edge of the vector shape
You will get a +A) or +T) symbol
Click and add your text of choice, I wrote ‘sweet dreams’
I repeated mine as I wanted it in 2 places on the circle
This is what I have

On your layer palette, click the + sign on the vector layer
Now hide the Ellipse layer, leaving just the text
Now convert to raster – rename Wordart
Erase any text you don’t want (if you added extra like I did)
Effects, Plugins, Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow

Add the same drop shadow

If like mine, you now have text over your tube
Grab your Selection tool with these settings:
Selection type: Rectangle / Mode: Add (Shift) / Feather: 0 / Anti-Alias: Checked
Select round the text – Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original wordart layer, press delete
Selections, None
Move the promoted selection below the tube on your layer palette
I also reduced the opacity of this later to 50

Activate the Wordart layer
Select your text tool again and choose another font – I used Graphitel
Keep your settings the same, changing the background if needed
I set my background to the color I used for the glow on the wordart
Add your name and position where it looks best
When happy, Convert to raster – rename Name
Add the same gradient glow, changing the color (I used the color of the wordart) and removing the second node

Add the same drop shadow

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

You can find matching snags, desktop and cellphone wallpapers {here}

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