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Saturday, July 25, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Astra Flora

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 July 25, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used the tube Astra by NataliaNZ.  She is available for purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice.  I used the kit Jairy Red by Bibi's Collection, which you can purchase here.
-- template of choice.  I used a template by Designz by Ali.
-- mask of choice.   I used a mask by zuzzanna.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- fonts of choice.  I am using Wolf in the City.

1.  Open your template, duplicate and close the original.  Save as your new canvas and resize as needed.

2.  Paste in a light colored paper as your bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

3.   Paste in a second copy of the same paper.  Select inside the "doodles" layer with your magic wand.  Selections > invert > delete.  Apply drop shadow.

4.  Paste in a colorful paper.  Select the shape 1 layer with your magic wand.  Selections > invert > delete.

5.   Paste in two copies of your tube and apply drop shadow.  Move beneath the square frames layer.  Resize one to 60-70% and place on right hand side.  Resize the other to 20-35% and place on left hand side.  Click outside the frames with magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 4.  Switch back to tube layers and hit delete key. 

6.  Time for some elements.  Names/numbers apply to the scrap kit I'm using so if you're using a different one, use the elements of your choice.  All elements are resized with the smart size setting.  Remember to apply Jazzy's basic drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

100 (chandelier) - 65%.  Drop behind frames and hang in center.
96 (silver key on chain) - 60%.  Place on left hand side.
98 (white rose) - 50%.  Place under key layer.  
45 (red leaves) - 40%.  place under rose.
31 (red daisy) - 50%.  Place on right hand side.
75 (thin branches) - 80%.  drop this layer below the framed tube images.  rotate 90 degrees left and position near lower half of images.
71 (red flower cluster) - 45%.  rotate 45 degrees left and place left to the center on branches.
102 (large red flower) - 35%.  place next to daisy.
78 (clock) - 40%.  rotate 20 degrees right.  place next to large red flower.
49 (heart scatter) - 50%.  place behind tube images.  NO drop shadow.
85 (black butterfly scatter) - 50%.  place on right hand flowers.  NO drop shadow.

7.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  Apply the following inner bevel settings to your text:

8.  Apply the following drop shadow settings:  2, 4, 80, 2.1 and a DARK color from your kit or tube.

9.  Create a new layer for your copyright/watermark and add it on.