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Friday, June 24, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Cowboy Heat

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 June 24, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  I am using Shirtless Cowboy by Danny Lee.  You can purchase him here.)

-- scrap kit of choice with scenic papers included (I used the made to match kit by Disturbed Scraps called Country Cowboy, which you can find here.) 
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Mskris.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Due Date.

1.  Open a rectangular frame of choice and duplicate.  Save duplicate as new canvas and close original.  Expand canvas to 700x750.  if needed, resize frame 110% and center.  

2.  Choose two contrasting scenic papers and paste them under your frame.  Return to your frame layer and select all > expand by 10.  Hit delete key on each paper layer.

3.  Arrange the papers to your liking inside the frame.  Lower the opacity of the top paper until it blends with the lower paper to your liking (between 45-55% for most papers).

4.  Open a third paper and paste in as your bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.  Go to Texture Effects > Antique Mosaic and apply the following settings:  72 columns/rows, tile diffusion - 7, all other settings default.

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

6.  Now 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:

72 (keys) - 40%.  hang from top of frame.
2 (brown leaves) - 45%.  place underneath frame layer on left hand side.  duplicate layer and flip.  duplicate again and use move tool to move new layer down a few inches.  duplicate this layer and flip it.  You should now have a "border" of leaves.  Merge these layers together into one, then duplicate and mirror.
40 (fuzzy plant) - 60%.  duplicate the above step except along the top and bottom borders.
29 (boots) - 55%.
28 (hat) - 45%.
21 (saddle) - 40%.  place on top of frame behind tube.
70 (gun) - 30%.
51 (horseshoe) - 35%.  Use your paintbrush to create a "nail" and paint in 2-3 of the horseshoe holes.
17 (wooden sign) - 50%.  rotate 15-20 degrees right, place inside frame.

7.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and rotate the same number of degrees right and place on the sign.  if needed use the raster deform tool to fit your name on the sign.

8.  Apply the following Inner Bevel settings:

9.  Apply basic drop shadow but change to a dark color from your tube.

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