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Sunday, March 16, 2014

CT TUTORIAL ~ Helen's Clover

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 March 16, 2014.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice (I
am using Helen by the phenomenal Pandora.  You can find her for purchase at S&CO.)
-- scrap kit of choice.  (I am using "Lucky Clover" by MistyLynn.  you can also purchase this kit here.)
-- the plugin EyeCandy 4000 (Glass and Gradient Glow).
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color dark green or black.

-- mask of choice.  I used a mask from a Creative Misfits collection.   hop over to their blog to get tons of great ones.
-- font of choice.  I used .

Let's get creating! 

 1.  Open a new canvas 600x600.

2.  Choose a patterned paper from your scrap kit (if using the same kit I am, I chose paper06).  Paste it into your canvas.

3.  Choose a frame from your kit (if using the same kit, the frame I chose is element37).  Paste into your canvas.  Resize 55% smart size, duplicate and mirror the copy.  Merge the frames together.

4.  Click outside the frames layer with your magic wand.  Go to selections > modify > expand > expand by 3.  Hit your delete key.

5.  Copy and paste in your tube.  If it is large like mine, you may need to resize it.  I resized mine to 45% bicubic.  Position so she is sitting/leaning against the frames.

6.  Select a solid color paper from your kit (if using the same kit, it is paper08).  Paste as the bottom layer.

7.  Apply your mask as a new layer to the solid color paper.  Merge group in your layer palette.

8.  Time for some elements.  Numbers 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.  Remember to apply Jazzy's basic drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

36 (clover) - 50% - place inside one of the frame circles
27 ("Lucky Irish" button) - 50% - place inside other frame circle
59 (horseshoe) - 50%
17 (flower) - 40%
60 (clover bouquet) - 45% [optional: if your chosen tube has an open hand, you can position this element and then use your freehand selection tool to make it look like the bouquet is being "held".]
48 and 49 (ribbons) - 70%.  place at tube's feet.
70 (sparkle burst) - place inside frames.  NO drop shadow.

9.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position it to your liking.   In your plugins menu, go to EyeCandy 4000 > Glass and use the following settings:

10.   Next, go to EyeCandy 4000 > Gradient Glow and use the following settings:

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