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Pics For Design
Scraps n Company
Scraps and the City
PSP Asylum
Artistic Dreams Imaging
The PSP Project
Artistically Inclined Licensing

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Keith Garvey
Kathy Cyr

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Saturday, July 9, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Alisha Love

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 July 7, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  I am using Alisha Love by Oky Draft.  You can purchase her here.)

-- scrap kit of choice (I used the made to match kit by Tammy's Welt, which you can find here.) 
-- template of choice.  (I'm using #3 template by Pooker.  Check out her blog for this template and lots of others to choose from.)
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Brutal Designs.
-- the EyeCandy plugins Marble and Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Grasshopper.

1.  Open template, duplicate, close original and save the template copy as your new canvas. 

2.  Select three papers from your scrap kit, including at least one that is scenic or patterned and paste them in as new layers.

3.  Select the center shape ("doilie" shape if you are using same template") and move your scenic/pattern paper directly above this layer.  Go to your selections menu: select all, float, defloat, invert and then select the paper and hit the delete key.

4.  Repeat step 3 on the circle layer with your second paper.

5.  Select the bottom-most shape ("floret" layer on same template).  Select all > float > defloat and floodfill with a color from your tube.  In your plugins menu, go to Marble and select the "green marble" preset, but change the bedrock color to the original floodfill color and the vein color to a contrasting color from your tube.

6.  Move your last paper down to the bottom layer.  Apply mask, merge group.  Duplicate your mask layer and merge down.

7.  Paste in your tube and apply basic drop shadow.  Duplicate and resize one copy if needed.  Place the other copy in the center.  Repeat step 3 on the center shape for tube copy, then change blend mode to overlay in layer palette and lower opacity to 45% or lower.

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:

28 (purple rose) - 65%.  place behind main tube layer.
49 (shoe) - 35%.  duplicate once and move copy slightly down and to left.  merge these layers together.
39 (perfume) - 35%.
17 (bracelets) - 40%.
4 (small pink rose) - 50%.
57 (gray rose) - 55%.
74 (LOVE sign) - 60%.
32 (polish) - 25%.
21 (lipstick) - 25%.
75 (phone) - 65%.
67 (sparkle arc) - NO drop shadow.  duplicate once and flip to create an arc of sparkles both along the upper curve of the template and the lower curve.

9.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and place it to your liking.  Repeat the Marble settings from step 5, then apply the following Gradient Glow settings:

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