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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CT TUTORIAL ~ Winter Blush

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 December 11, 2013.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice (I used a beauty by Danny Lee--you can buy her at Scraps N Company.)
-- the plugins Lokas and Visman.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3.
-- template of choice with three similar shapes (i.e. the three vertical rectangles).  (I used a template by Ali.  her blog is no longer up, unfortunately.)
-- two textures of choice.  I used a package from devianttales.  (Their site appears to be gone, but you can find lots of great textures on deviantart.)
-- mask of choice.  I used a mask by WeeScotsLass.
-- font of choice.

Now let's create! 

[special thanks to fellow S&CO CTer Carol for this tutorial's name!!]

1.  Open template, duplicate, close original.  Save the copy you made.

2.  Open your first texture, paste onto canvas.  Click your magic wand around the first shape and hit delete.  Repeat this step twice more to get the texture on each rectangle.

3.  Click on bottom (circular on my chosen template) shape.  In your plugins menu, go to Visman > Instant Art > Pipeline to Siberia with the following settings:

4.  Click the background accent shape.  In your plugins menu, go to Lokas > Aqua and apply the following settings:

5.  Apply Jazzy's basic drop shadow.

6.  Paste in your tube.  Resize if needed (I resized 50%).  Move to center left.  Apply basic drop shadow.

7.  Paste tube again (or paste closeup if your tube has one).  Move to where the face of tube is positioned to your liking over the center shape.  Apply basic drop shadow.  Click your magic wand outside the shape, return to the closeup tube layer and hit delete key.

8.  In your layer palette, lower opacity to 58% and choose blend mode overlay.

9.  Open and paste in your second texture.  Apply mask, merge as group, and in your layers palette, hit arrange > send to bottom.

10.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Apply the Lokas Aqua settings from step four, then apply basic drop shadow twice.

11.  Create new raster layer for your copyright/watermark.  Use small font, such as Arial Narrow at 10 point to add the copyright info.

12.  Create one more new raster layer, floodfill with white and send it to the bottom.  Crop out any excess white space if needed and save as png.

And you're all done...enjoy your new tag!