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Sunday, May 15, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Ariel's Dream

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 May 15, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  I am using Mermaid Dress by Danny Lee.  You can purchase her here.)

-- scrap kit of choice (I used the made to match kit by Blissful Designs, which you can find here.) 
-- template of choice.  (I'm using FB template #51 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 Blowbrush Regular.

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

2.  Open three papers of choice and paste them in.  Make sure one is a scenic or patterned paper.  Drop one to the bottom to use as your background layer.

3.  Select shape 3 on your template.  Go to your selections menu: select all, float, defloat, invert and then select the scenic paper and hit your delete key.

4.  Select layer 4.  Floodfill with a dark color from your tube.  Go to Alien Skin Xenofex 2 > Little Fluffy Clouds and apply the following settings:

5.  Repeat step 4 on layers 1 and 2, but change the random seed on each one.

6.  Merge layers 6-10 (the small rounded rectangles) together.  Repeat step 3 with the rounded rectangles layer and your third paper.

7.  Paste in your tube.  Resize as needed and add basic drop shadow.  

8.  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:

76 (palm tree) - 60%.  duplicate and rotate copy 15% right.  position UNDER rectangle row opposite of tube.
60 (pink scatter) - place under rectangle row and tube.  NO drop shadow.
40 (lighthouse) - 35%.  place behind rectangle row and tube on the same side as the tube.
14 (grass) - 10%.  place by boat.
3 (shell) - 5%.  place by boat.
-- choose five elements of similar size and coloring for placement inside the rectangles.  resize each as needed and apply drop shadow, then merge these layers together.  Make sure the merged element layer goes under your tube. 
8Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and place it to your liking.  In your plugins menu, go to Bevel Boss and choose the soft emboss preset, but change the bevel placement to "inside marquee" and the shadow color to the color of your text.  Go to Gradient Glow and apply 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 scenic wallpaper as background.  Resize to fit.

3.  Paste in your tube.  Resize as needed.

4.  Paste in rotated palm tree element, resize 70% and move to left side of canvas.  

5.  Paste in boat element and resize to 60%.  Put below palm tree layer. 

6.  Paste in light house element, resize to 40% and place slightly behind tube.

7.  Paste in grass and shell elements and place next to boat.

8.  Create a new raster layer and select all.  Selections > modify > contract by 4.  Paste in another paper from your cover and hit delete key to create a border.

9.  Repeat steps 8 and 9 from banner directions for your initial and artist's copyright.