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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

CT TUTORIAL ~ Little Emotional

NOTE: you MAY link to this tut. you MAY print it out for later use offline. you MAY NOT claim it as yours or take anything else from it. this tutorial is ©Ruby/Stormlight, written February 11, 2013.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice (I used the tube Debbie by Emma of Sensual Posers.  you MUST have a license to use any her posers.  visit her site to find out more here)
-- scrap kit "Emotional" by StacieCakes.  you can purchase this gorgeous kit here.
-- the "Basic Drop Shadow" setting of 2, 2, 50, 4 and color black.
-- mask of choice.  i used one by MsKris. 
-- fonts and wordart of choice.  (wordart optional)  I used fonts Chalkie and Lipstick Traces for the center words, and A&S Rister for the name.

Let's get started! 

1.  Open up a new file 520x520, transparent background.  Floodfill with white.

2.  Open the barbwire element, and copy/paste into your file.  Resize to 75% smart size, duplicate it twice.

3.  Drag the first wire down near the bottom.  Click on first copy, rotate it 60 degrees left, and the second copy 60 degrees right.  Drag them up to form a triangle.  Merge your layers down until the wires are merged, which should look something like this:  

Shrink your triangle to 75% smart size.

4.  Open paper 15, add it to your file, and drop it under your triangle.  Select triangle layer again, magic wand inside it.  go to selections > modify > expand and expand by 3.  Selections > invert, then hit your delete key.  Deselect.

5.  Next, open up paper 4, add it in, and drop beneath frame.  Apply your mask, merge group.  Duplicate your mask layer, hit control-M to mirror, then adjust the mask layers to your liking, and merge them together.

6.  Copy/paste your tube in, resize it if needed, move over to the right.  Apply basic drop shadow.

7.  It's element time!  make sure to apply the basic drop shadow and sharpen (adjust > sharpen) if needed after each element is placed!  

First open up the stargems of your choice (I used 1 and 3).  Resize to 40% smart size, duplicate each once and attach them at random around the wire frame.

8.  Open kiss1, resize 40% smart size, drop layer before wire frame but above paper.  Change the blend layer to luminance L, 66%

9.  Open dangle3, resize 30% smart size, sharpen.  Dupe three times, move around various places on frame.  Merge down til the dangles are one layer.  Drop this layer beneath the frame layer, and repeat step 4's magic wand/delete instructions.  It should look something like this now:

10.  Open flower4, resize 35% smart size, move to left corner.  

11.  Open boot1, 35% smart size, duplicate, put side by side, merge down.

12.  Open corset1, 25% smart size, move down on other side of flower.

13.  Make a new raster layer for your text of choosing (or open your wordart of choice).  Place text/wordart inside wire triangle.  If making your own text, apply the inner bevel settings below and then the basic drop shadow twice.

14.  Make a new raster layer for your name.  Apply the inner bevel settings from the step before and then the basic drop shadow twice.

15.  Make a new raster layer for the appropriate copyright/your watermark and add it in.

16.  Crop out any excess white space, save as png.  And you are done!  Enjoy your new tag!

tutorial copyright to Ruby (Stormlight), February 12, 2013.