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Sunday, October 2, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Harvest Witchery

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 October 1, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  (I used "Pumpkina" by NataliaNZ, which is part of the Pumpkins N Harvest Collab over at S&CO, FREE with purchase of 12.50 or more.)

-- scrap kit of choice (I used a kit by Joan, also part of the collab)
-- mask of choice (I am using a mask by Lemur Designs, also part of the collab)
-- plugins EyeCandy (Bevel Boss) and Mura Meister Copies.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I used CK Harvest.

Now, let's create!

1.  Select a round frame of choice from your kit.  Duplicate, close original and save copy as your new canvas.

2.  Select two contrasting colored/patterned papers from your kit and paste them in.  For the paper that will go directly underneath the frame, position to your liking.  Return to frame layer, click outside with magic wand, selections > modify > expand by 10.  Return to paper layer and hit delete key.

3.  Select your other paper.  Apply mask and merge group.  In your effects menu, go to Texture Effects > Blinds and apply the following settings:  width - 15, opacity - 70, color - color of the paper, direction - vertical, light from left/top CHECKED.

4.  Paste in your tube and resize as needed.  Apply basic drop shadow and position her to the left side of the frame.

5.  Time for some elements.  Names/numbers apply to the scrap kit I'm using so if you're using a different one, use the elements of your choice.  Placement directions are optional.  All elements are resized with the smart size setting.  Remember to apply Jazzy's basic drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

39 (bow) - 50%.
1 (curved branch with sparrow) - 75%.  place below tube layer.
35 (kitty) - 35%.
51 (pinecones) - duplicate this layer and hide copy 1.  resize 2nd copy to 35%.  go to Mura Meister > Copies in your plugin menu and choose the spiral preset, changing the number to 40.  Drop this layer to above the mask layer.  Duplicate layer, flip and mirror copy.  Unhide copy 1, resize 40%.
25 (floral branch) - 50%.
16 (flower) - [optional - duplicate and colorize one to match another shade from your tube.  resize one to 30% and one to 25%]
23 (pumpkin) - 45%.  place behind tube.
28 (leaf) - 85%.  place inside frame.  lower opacity to 40-50%.
7 (golden scatter) - place near bottom of frame.

6.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and place it within the open frame space.  In your plugins menu, go to EyeCandy > Bevel Boss and apply the following settings:

7.  Apply basic drop shadow to your name layer, but raise opacity to 85.  Repeat drop shadow once.

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