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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Vintage Katherina

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 September 7, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  I am using Katherina by The Hunter.  You can purchase her here.)

-- scrap kit of choice (I used the made to match kit by Devilish Dezines, which you can find here.) 
-- template of choice.  I'm using FB template #31 by Millie.  Check out her blog for her awesome selection of FB cover templates.
-- the plugins Toadies Blast 'em and EyeCandy Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Khanza Script.

1.   Open template, duplicate, close original and save as a new canvas.  Delete the word art layers if using the same template.  resize dotted circle by 115%, reposition to center of pink circle.

2.   Open two papers of your choice and paste both in.  Move one to the bottom as the background layer.   

3.  Select shape 2 layer.  Go to your selections menu: select all, float, defloat, invert and then select the second paper layer and hit your delete key.   Repeat with the same paper and layer 8.  

4.  Select layer 7 and floodfill with a light layer from your tube.  Go to Toadies > Blast 'em! and apply the following settings:  diffuse - 76, transparency - 197.

5.  Return to layer 8 and paste in your tube and apply basic drop shadow.  Resize if needed and position inside layer 8.  Repeat step 3 to remove extra parts of your tube. 

6.  And now time for some elements.   Numbers/names 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.  Any directions for placement of elements are optional - you can follow them or or place where preferred.  Remember to apply Jazzy's basic drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

34 (decorative disc) - 35%.  position behind tube.
2 (rose branch) - 40%.  place just below layer 7.  duplicate and mirror copy.  Change blend mode in layer palette to soft light.
17 (leaves) - 20%.  place behind layer 5.  duplicate two or three times and position copies to your preference.
19 (clouds) - 50%.  drop down to background layer.  optional - change blend mode to luminance legacy.
23 (charm ring) - 30%.
25 (black rose) - 35%.  place at bottom edge of tube/circle.
36 (bird) - 25%.

7.  Floodfill the border layer with a light color from your tube.  Repeat step 4 except change the diffuse to lower than 30.

8.   Create a new raster layer for your name.  Use your gradient as the text color.  Type your name and place it to your liking.  In your plugins menu, go to Gradient Glow and use the following settings:

9.  Create a new layer for your copyright/watermark and add it on along the top.  *Remember that you cannot use urls on Facebook due to their rules, so the next best alternative is to credit the artist's or store's FB page - for S&CO tubes, I put @ScrapsNCompany*

10.  Delete the black square that marks the profile photo area. 

Profile Photo:
1.  Open a new canvas, 180x180.  Copy paper of choice and paste into canvas.

2.  Paste in the decorative disc element to use as your background.  Paste in the clouds element and adjust opacity to liking.  

3.  Paste in your tube and resize to 80%.  Paste in rose and repeat.

4.  Choose a rectangular or square frame from your kit and paste in.  Resize to liking until just the edge of four (square) or two (rectangular) sides show.

5.  Repeat steps 8-10 from banner directions for your initial and copyright.