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Sunday, April 3, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Life of the Party

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 April 2, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  I am using Aurika Pretty by Toriya.  You can purchase her here.)

-- scrap kit of choice (I used the made to match kit by Mysterfeerie, which you can find here.) 
-- template of choice.  (I'm using FB template #37 by Millie.  Check out her blog for her awesome selection of FB cover templates.)
-- the plugin Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using SloopScriptTwo.

1.   Open template, duplicate, close original and save as a new canvas.  Hide the word art layers if using the same template.

2.   Open four papers of your choice and paste them in.  Choose one and drop it to the bottom to use as the background layer.   

3.  Select shape 7 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 3, your third paper and layer 4, and your fourth paper and the smaller layer 3.

5.  Delete layer 1 shape.

6.  Paste in your tube.  Apply drop shadow and position over shape 7 layer.  Repeat step 3 directions.

7.  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:

18 (flower) - 60%.
32 (drink) - 50%.  place to right of tube.
77 (rose) - 30%.  place next to glass.
55 (star scatter) - rotate 90 degrees and place in center.  drop layer to below shape that encloses tube.
36 (bow) - 20%.  place to "tie" rose to glass.
28 (petals) - duplicate and place below shape 4 layer.  NO drop shadow.
79 (star dangle) - 20%.
53 (mirror) - 40%.
56 (bottle) - 20%.
10 (hair comb) - 25%.
16 (lipstick) - 25%.

8.   Unhide the word art and place it on the upper half of the large flower element.  [optional - recolor word art to match your tube or kit]  Apply basic drop shadow to each layer.

9.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and place it to your liking.  In your plugins menu, go to Gradient Glow and use the following settings:


10Create 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*

11.  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 star scatter and petal scatter elements.  Resize each to between 55-70%. 

3.  Paste in your tube and resize to 75%.

4.  Paste in the star dangle and place in upper right corner.  Resize 60%.

5.  Open element 70 and paste as top layer.  Resize 75%.  position so that the hearts do not cover the tube's face.

6.  Choose another paper from your banner and paste it in as the top layer.  Select all > modify > contract by 4 and hit delete key.

7.  Repeat steps 9-11 from banner directions for your initial and artist's copyright.