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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Sweet 'n' Steampunk

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 12, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used the tube Sweet Steam by The Hunter.  She is available for purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice.  I used the matching kit of the same name by Bibi, which you can purchase here.
-- template of choice.  I used template #744 by Millie.  you can check out all her great templates at her blog.
-- mask of choice.   I used a mask by Kris.
-- the plugins Tramages Downstairs and Pool Shadow.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Time To Get a Watch.

1.  Open your template, duplicate and close the original.  Delete layers 7 and 8 (trio of framed squares).  Save as your new canvas and resize as needed.

2.  Choose four papers from your scrap kit: one light, two dark and one patterned.  Click outside layer 3 (black rectangle) with magic wand.  Paste in the light paper and hit delete key.  Repeat this step with one of the dark papers on layer 4 (thin lavender rectangle) and the patterned paper to layer 5 (purple square).  Repeat this step one more time with layer 6 (thin black rectangle) and your second dark paper.   

3.  Paste in one of your dark papers as bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

4.  Select layer 2 with your magic wand.  Floodfill with a color from your tube.  Go to Tramages > Downstairs and set all parameters to 155.  Deselect.

5.   Paste in your tube.  Apply drop shadow and move to left of center, next to word art.  Drop tube just below word art layer.

6.  Time for some elements.  Names/numbers apply to the scrap kit I'm using.  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:

101 (banner strip) - 75%.  place at feet of tube.
37 (glasses) - 45%.  place on left hand side of banner.
66 (phone) - 30%.  place on right hand side.
12 (gear clock) - 40%.  rotate 25 degrees right, lean on phone.
16 and 17 (rusty gears) - 20% each.  drop below tube layer and overlap with one another.  Merge together and duplicate twice.  Drop copies to bottom layer and place one in upper left corner and another in upper right.  See finished tag for reference.
22 (flowers and gears) - 40%.  place behind phone element.
6 (lantern) - 25%.  place behind word art on far left.

7.  Choose a sparkle element of choice.  Resize 45% and place around lower half of tube.

8.  Select word art layer.  Using the color replacer tool, change the black text to a light color from your tube or kit.  Click with magic wand inside the letters of the word "time" and floodfill with a dark color from your tube or kit.  Go to Tramages > Pool Shadow and apply the following settings:

9.  Apply a light inner bevel to your word art layer, then basic drop shadow twice.

10.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  Apply the same light inner bevel used in the previous step.

11.  Go to EyeCandy > Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

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