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Thursday, February 11, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Sweet Valentine

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 10, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used the tube My Sweet Valentine by Di Halim.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice.  I'm using Bibi's match kit for this tube, available here.) 
-- mask of choice.  I'm using a mask by Gabee.
-- the plugin Eye Candy Glass and Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color white.
-- font of choice.  I am using Cheri.

1.   Open a frame from your scrap kit.  Duplicate, close original and save as new canvas.  Resize canvas if needed.

2.  Paste in a patterned paper of choice from your kit under the frame.  Click outside frame with magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 6 > hit delete key.

3.  Paste in a contrasting/non-patterned paper of choice below this layer.  Apply mask and merge group. 

4.  Paste your tube under the frame.  Resize if needed and apply drop shadow.  Repeat latter half of step 2 to remove excess.

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:

67 (open box) - 70%.  place on lower left side.  [optional - choose 3-4 flower or plant elements to fill the inside of the box.  use eraser and freehand tools to cut away excess sections of element to "fit" your chosen items inside the box]
65 (ribbon twist) - 55%.  place under box.  duplicate once and resize duplicate another 85%.
33 (butterfly) - 40%.
102 (disco ball) - 20%.  place partly behind tube.   choose a thin bead element as the "chain" to "hang" it from the frame.
98 (martini) - 50%.  place to left of box.
82 (candle) - make 3-5 duplicates of this layer.  resize them between 60-80 percent and arrange in a cluster.  merge these layers.
66 (puppy in devil costume) - 40%.

choose 2-4 accent elements of choice and add in.  NO drop shadow on these.

6.   Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  Go to Eye Candy > Glass and apply the Sage preset, but change the main glass color to the color you have chosen and the bevel profile to flat.

7.  Go to Eye Candy > Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

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