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Monday, January 13, 2014

CT TUTORIAL ~ Vintage Floral Film

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 January 13, 2014.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice (I am using an adorable Francis Mary tube by Kathy Cyr.  You can find tons of great tubes by going to the official Francis Mary website and clicking on the "shop" link up top.)

-- a film strip tube.  there are tons around the web or you can snag the one I used here.
-- 2-4 royalty-free flower tubes or stock photos of choice.  (the site where I got mine is long gone, but PSPTubeDepot is a good royalty-free tube site.)
-- the plugin EyeCandy 4000 (Bevel Boss).
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3.
-- mask of choice.  i used a mask by Aqua.
-- font of choice.  I am using WaterbrushROB.

Now let's get creating! 


1.  Open up a large canvas (at least 550x550), transparent background.  Floodfill with white.  

2.  Place film strip tube near bottom center.  Paste in your main tube and set it so that it is "sitting" or "leaning" against the film strip.  Apply basic drop shadow to your main tube.  If needed, use your freeform tool to cut away any part of the tube that sticks below into the film's frames.

3.  Create a new raster layer, floodfill with white, and drop it under the film strip layer.  Click your magic wand inside the film frames.  Selections > modify > expand by 11, invert, then return to your new raster layer and hit delete key so that it will become the "background" of the film strip.

4.  Paste in your flower tubes/photos under the film strip layer and arrange to your liking.  Basic DS each.  Repeat second half of the previous step to cut away any excess exposed past the film strip.  Merge these layers down til they are one layer, then merge it with the background layer inside your film strip.

5.  Go to Effects > Artistic Effects > Sepia Toning and set the amount to age at 67 years.

6.  Create a new raster layer, and flood with a chosen color from your main tube.  Go to Effects > Texture Effects > Texture > and apply the following settings:

7.  Apply your mask, merge group, and move this layer below the film strip.

8.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  In your plugins menu, go to Eye Candy > Bevel Boss.  In the settings list, go to Carve with Lip and use the default settings.  Go to Effects > 3D effects > drop shadow and apply the following settings: 3, 3, 80, 2.4 and choose an opposing color from your main tube.  (i.e. if you used a dark color for your name, use a light color for the drop shadow)
9.  Create a new raster layer for your copyright/watermark.  Use small font, such as Arial Narrow at 9 point.

10.  Crop out any excess white space if needed and save as png.

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