Summer Flowers

This tutorial was written by Fi Pomfrett on June 17th 2020
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 Fortunates December
Eye Candy 4000 – Gradient Glow
RD_Mask708 by Rachel
IB-CartoonPink-Jan2019-BT by Chaos Priestess

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

Let’s Start
Open a new canvas 550 x 550 and flood fill with Grey #929292
Open El12 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename BG
Open Frame1 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Frame
Position so it’s slightly off center
Grab 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
Add a new raster layer and name it Frame Back
Copy and paste a paper of choice into the selection – I used Paper3
Keep Selected
Activate BG – Selections, Promote Selection to Layer
On the original BG layer – press delete
Selections, None

Move Frame Back below the Frame layer
Move the Promoted Selection above Frame Back
Change the blend mode to Luminance (legacy) and reduce the opacity to 59

Open El10 and resize to 65%
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename RikRak
Position along the base of the Frame
Add a drop shadow of choice – I used:
V: 2 / H: 3 / Opacity: 41 / Blur: 6.93 / Color: Black / Shadow on new layer: Unchecked

Activate the Frame
Open El17, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 1
Position down the left edge of the frame

Add the same drop shadow
Erase any stem that you can see below the RikRak

Open El02, copy and paste as a new layer – rename Flower 2
Position over the top Flower 1

Add the same drop shadow
Again erase any stem that you can see below the RikRak

Activate Promoted Selection
Copy and paste your tube as a new layer – rename Tube
Resize if needed, I resized to 65%, all layers unchecked
Position where it looks best within the frame
Duplicate and on the copy – Adjust, Blur, Gaussian Blur – radius set to 8
Set the blend mode to Overlay, lower the opacity to 46
On the original, change the blend mode to Luminance (Legacy)
Activate Frame BG – Selections, All, Float, Defloat
Activate Tube and press delete
Activate Copy of Tube and press delete
Selections, None

Activate the grey background layer
Open another paper of choice – I used Paper6
Resize to 550 pixels
Copy and paste as a new layer – rename Mask
Layers, Load/Save Mask, Load Mask from Disk
Look for RD_Mask708 or mask of choice
Source luminance, Fit to layer and Hide all mask: Checked
Layers, Merge, Merge Group
Resize to 90%, all layers unchecked
Duplicate and on the copy, change the blend mode to Multiply

Activate the top layer and select your text tool
Choose a font – I used Fortunates December
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 2
On the copy, add the same drop shadow as used before

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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