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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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Anthony Guerra Unlimited
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Barbara Jensen
Ismael Rac
Arthur Crowe
Sensual Posers
Elias Chatzoudis
Keith Garvey
Kathy Cyr

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

CT TUTORIAL ~ Nerdy Is Sexy

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 12, 2013.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice (I used one of AldoDark's beauties--you can buy her here at Scraps and the City.)
-- scrap kit "Azure" by A Taggers Scrap.  you can also purchase this lovely kit at SATC here.
-- the plugin MuRa Meister Copies.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3.
-- font of choice.  i used akaPosse.

Let's get creating! 

1.  Create a new canvas - size 600x250.

2.  Open paper11, paste into canvas.

3.  Open flower8 element and paste into canvas.  Resize 30% smart size.   In your plugins menu, go to Mura Meister > Copies and apply the following settings:

4.  Move your line of flowers down to the bottom of your canvas so that they create a border along it.

5.  Paste your tube onto your canvas.  If tube is overly large, move down to "create" a headshot or resize as you wish.  Add basic drop shadow.

6.  Now let's use some elements to create a shadowbox.  All elements are resized with the smart size setting.  Apply basic drop shadow after each one is placed.

Shadowbox, 50%.  Move to right hand side.

Butterfly1, 80%.  Place in center inside shadowbox.   In your layer palette, lower opacity to 52 and change blend mode to dodge.

Jar, 30%.  Place on floor of shadowbox.

Berries, 30%.  Mirror and place under jar layer.

Keys, 30%.  Hang from left hand side.

7.  Create new raster layer for your name.  Go to effects > 3D effects > inner bevel with the following settings:

8.  Apply basic drop shadow to your name but change the color to a color from your tube.  (I used the dark red of her lipstick)

9.  Create new raster layer for your copyright/watermark and add it on.  Save as png.

1.  Create new canvas - size 150x150.

2.  Paste in your paper from banner.

3.  Paste in your tube, resize if needed (I resized 75% bicubic).

4.  Open butterfly1 element again and paste it onto your avatar canvas.  Keep opacity at 100% but change blend mode to luminance legacy.  Move under tube layer.

5.  Copy flower border and add it to your avatar.  Resize 50% smart size.

6.  Repeat steps 7-9 for your initial and copyright/watermark.  Save as png.

and you're all done!  Enjoy your new forum set!