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Sunday, August 2, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Indie Star

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 August 2, 2015.

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

-- scrap kit of choice.  I used the matching kit of the same name by Designs by Claudia, which you can purchase here.
-- template of choice.  I used a template from the Creative Misfits forum.  You can check out their blog here for lots of cool templates.
-- mask of choice.   I used a mask by Vix.
-- the plugins Visman Needles and Pins and EyeCandy Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Fanzine.

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

2.  Select and open four papers from your scrap kit.  Make sure they are all different colors or that there are two light and two dark.  Paste one as your background and apply mask, then merge group.  Click your magic wand outside the circle shape and paste your second paper, then hit delete key.  Repeat the previous step with the remaining circle wedges and your remaining papers.

3.  Select the right hand strips and floodfill each with colors from your kit.  In your plugins menu, go to VM Extravaganza > Needles and Pins and set the strength to 54 on one strip and 82 on the second strip, all other settings default.

4.   Select the heart shape and floodfill with a light color from your kit.  Duplicate this layer.  On the bottom copy, go to Texture Effects > Glass Mosaic and apply the following settings:

5.  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:

7 (trophy) - 50%.  place on right hand side opposite tube.
33 (camera) - 20%.  place next to trophy base.
20 (flower) - 30%.  place behind trophy.  duplicate twice and resize copies 80%.  layer these along the edge of the circle wedges.
19 (mirror ball) - place behind tube layer.  change blend mode to luminance.
23 (shoe) - 25%.  duplicate, move to create pair and merge down.  place on right hand side of trophy.
56 (wire ball) - place behind tube on left hand side.
57 (bead spiral) - place inside heart.  change blend mode to luminance.
37 (sparkles) - place along bottom over tube.  NO drop shadow.

6.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  Go to 3D Effects > Inner Bevel and apply the following settings:

7.  In your plugins menu, go to EyeCandy > Gradient Glow and apply the following settings (but change the primary color to a dark color from your tube or kit):

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