This tutorial was created with PaintShop Pro X4 but can be done with other versions and/or programs.
Artist's Tube of choice: I am using the FTU work of Cris Ortega. Please Cris graciously lets us use her art as general permission. Please abide by her TOU. You can find her artwork HERE
Scrap Kit of choice: I am using the wonderful PT kit Steam Punked by Mellie Beans. You can find this kit here
Brush of choice: A cool lookin retro circle brush. All kinds found on Deviant Art!
Fonts of choice: I am using FFF Galaxy for the © and ARRR Matey BB for the name/text.
Filters of choice: Xero – Radiance and Porcelain, Penta.com - Jeans
Ok, grab a cuppa, and a munchie, and let's go!!
Please remember to SAVE your work often, RENAME your layers, and if you feel you have really messed up.... Remember that UNDO is your bestest friend!!
C/P – Copy and Paste
DS = Drop Shadow
MV – Merge Visible
Create a new image 800x800, transparent background, 72dpi/ppi. Go to Save, name and place the file wherever you wish.
C/P frame 1 as a new layer.
With your magic wand select inside the frame. Selections>Modify>Expand. Expand by 3px.
Create a new layer and drag the layer under your frame layer.
With your flood fill tool choose a color from your tube. I chose a dark muave color. Flood fill the selection.
C/P paper 4 as a new layer. Selections>Invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Invert again. Set the layers blend mode to multiply
C/P your tube as a new layer above your Paper layer. Position to your liking. Selections>Invert and hit delete on your keyboard. Apply Xero Radiance.
Close off your Frame layer and MV. Use a filter on this new merged layer, if you so desire. I used Penta.com – Jeans
C/P and paste your tube on top of the frame and position to the left.. Resize down to your choice.
Copy and paste elements 22, 28, and 29. Resize each element down to choice and layer as you like to hide the flat edge of the tube.
C/P element 20. Resize way down and with your eraser tool erase the ear stems of the glasses and position the elements as if they are resting on the chest.
C/P element and resize down to your choice. Drag the layer under the tube layer so that it sits behind the tube but on top of the frame. See my tag for position. Selections>Float>Selections>defloat. Click on your tube layer to make it active and with your eraser tool erase a bit of the tube to make it look like the chain is coming over her left side. Using the selection will stop your from erasing bits that you don't want to erase.
C/P elements 4 and 13. Resize these way down and layer to your liking. Place them at the top of the chain that sits on the frame.
C/P the word art StTEAMPUNK. Resize down, and rotate. Place on top of the frame just right of the chain.
C/P elements 24 and 11. Resize, rotate and layer to your liking. Keep the compass layer above the frame and drag the flower all the way down in the layers palette so it sits under the frame. Upper right hand side.
Now, let's create a faux mask. C/P a paper of your choice. I chose paper 3. Selections>Select All. Selections>Modify>Contract by about 10 or so px. Selections>Invert and hit delete on your keyboard.
With your eraser tool choose a retro cirlcle brush of your choice. Click all over the canvas with the eraser. UMMM don't go to wild with it you want bits of the paper left. LOL.
Selections>Select All>Selections Float>Selections>Defloat
Selections>Modify>Feather about 10px or so.
Selections>Invert and hit delete.
With a soft eraser brush lightly squiggle over any sharp edges that you might still have.
I also added a motion blur and a gaussian blur to mine. If it looks too large still for your tag use your pick to and resize it down a bit. There ya go, A mask without an actual mask!
Ok, lets resize our image so that we may add our name, ©, and shadows/glows.
Go ahead, resize your image to however you like it.
Close your faux mask layer and MV apply Xero – Porcelain at default settings to whole image. Open mask layer.
Add © info and your name. Export as PNG and you are done!! Woo hoo!
This tutorial was created by me, Mary Oakes aka Ariez Moon, on 11/19/2014. Any similarity to any other tutorial is purely coincidental. Please abide by my TOU and the TOU of Artists and Designers that you may use.
I hope you all enjoyed this tutorial, and I hope that I did not do too bad of a job writing it. If you have any problems, questions, comments, or suggestions just give me a hollar in my Cbox, or connect with me on FB. I will get back to you as fast as I can.
As always, Happy PSPing.... and Photoshop too :) !!