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Sunday, March 27, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Valeria Mosaic

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 March 27, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice with a close up (optional).   I am using Valeria by Pandora, which you can purchase here.

-- a slat tube of choice.  
-- a candle tube of choice.
-- a multicolored texture of choice.  I am using textures by icmdesigned and Vix.
-- the plugin Lokas Gel.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- masks by ButterflyFlutterby and Vix.
-- font of choice.  I am using Briella.

1.  Open your slat tube, duplicate and close original.  Expand canvas to 750x750.  If necessary, resize slat tube by 150%.

2.   Click on the slat layer with your magic wand and paste in texture.  Resize/position as needed and hit your delete key.

3.  Paste in your tube close-up (if you have one) on the right hand side.  Position as preferred.  Apply drop shadow.  Click on the slat layer with your magic wand, then select your tube layer and hit delete key.

4.  Paste in a second tube of your tube (or the non-close up) and position on opposite side.  Resize if needed and apply drop shadow.

5.  Paste in the texture again and resize until it is about the same size as your slat tube.  Apply BF mask and merge group.  Move this layer up to just below the tube layer and repeat step 2.

6.  Paste in the second texture as your bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group. 

7.  Paste in your candle tube and position across from main tube.  Resize as needed.  apply basic drop shadow.  in the default tube tool, select the flame tube and size to 15.  Place a flame on each candle.

8.  Return to the textured-slat layer and duplicate it.  On the bottom copy, in your effects menu, go to textured effects > mosaic - glass and apply the following settings:  columns - 56 (symmetric), glass curvature - 6, edge curvature - 3, grout width - 3,  and set the grout diffusion to between 30-45.

9.  Create a new vector layer. Draw a large circle with your ellipse tool.  Switch to your font tool and type your name, placing it on the ellipse.  Once it is placed to your liking, go to your layer palette, hide the circle then convert the layer to raster form.

10.  In your plugins menu, go to Lokas > Gel and apply the following settings:

 11.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow to the name layer but change opacity level to 90.

12.  Create a new layer for your copyright information and watermark.