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Monday, May 30, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Rock Butterfly

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 29, 2016.

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

-- scrap kit of choice (I used the made to match kit by Rieneke, which you can find here.) 
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by ButterflyFlutterby.
-- the plugins Lokas Metal and Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using .

1.  Open a new canvas, 750x750.  In your preset shapes menu, choose the rounded rectangle shape.  Select a color from your tube for the stroke (top) color and unselect the fill (bottom) color.  Set line width to 12 and draw yourself a frame.  

2.  In your layer palette, convert from vector to raster layer.  In your plugins menu, go to Lokas Metal and use the following settings:

3.  Paste in two papers of choice.  Drop both beneath the frame layer.  Select the frame with your magic wand, selections, expand by 5, then select the first paper and hit your delete key.

4.  Select your other paper.  Apply mask and merge group.

5.  Paste in your tube and apply the basic drop shadow.  Place on left hand side of frame.

6.  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:

46 (grass) - place inside frame and duplicate.  move duplicate layer so both layers create a layer of grass inside the bottom of the frame, then merge these layers together.  use freeform tool to cut away excess showing outside the frame.  NO drop shadow.
55 (tree) - 65%.  duplicate twice and resize one of the duplicates another 85%.  arrange in a group on right hand side of frame as seen in finished design.  use freeform tool to cut away excess outside the frame.
57 (blue flowers) - 65%.
24 (wagon) - 35%.  place under trees.
21 (tall flower) - 35%.  place by tube.
18 (barrel) - 45%.
56 (jar of fireflies) - 40%.
54 (fox) - 15%.  place inside framed scene.
6 (owl) - 30%.  
3 (butterfly) - 10%.  
42 (sparkle swirl) - NO drop shadow.

7.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and place it to your liking.  Repeat step 2.  Apply a drop shadow with the following settings:  2, 4, 65, 2.2 and an opposing bright color from your tube or kit.

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