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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

CT TUTORIAL ~ Cute 'n' Sassy

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 4, 2014.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP

-- main tube of choice (I used Kate by Tunchy Art, available at S&CO.)
-- scrap kit of choice  (I used the made-to-match kit by Disturbed Scraps, also available at S&CO.)
-- mask of choice (I used a mask by Kris.)
-- the plugin EyeCandy (Bevel Boss)
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I used Lyonesse. 

Now let's create!

1.  Open up a frame of choice (I chose Element101, the circular silver filigree frame), duplicate and close original.  Save the duplicate as your new canvas.  Resize your frame smart size 80-85% depending on original size.

2.  Open up a second frame of choice (I chose Element102, the pink film strip), copy and paste onto your canvas.  Resize to 50% smart size, rotate left 25 degrees and move to the bottom right of your canvas.

3.  Open up two papers of choice.  Select your first paper and paste it under the main frame.  Click outside the main frame with your magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 4.  Return to the paper layer and hit your delete key.

4.  Repeat step 3 with the second paper and secondary frame.

5.  Paste your tube as the top layer onto your canvas.  Resize if needed, making sure to switch resample mode to bicubic.  Apply Jazzy's basic drop shadow.

6.  Paste in a new copy of your tube, and drop it under the secondary frame.  Resize if needed and apply the drop shadow, then use the magic wand step from step 3 to crop away the excess.

7.  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:
10 (compact) - 50%.  place next to secondary frame.
11 (mascara) - 30%
12 (compact brush) - place to "lay" across open compact.
24 (pink platform heel) - 40%.  place next to secondary frame, duplicate and create a "pair".  merge the shoe layers together.
34, 35 and 38 (flowers) - resize two of the flowers to 65% and the other to 30-40%.  drop these layers below your main tube and arrange them as you like.
71 (silver ribbon) - 50%.  attach to frame.
104 (glitter swirl) - paste inside main frame.  NO drop shadow.

8.  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 > Bevel Boss and use the preset Multiple Bevels, default settings.

9.  In your effects menu, go to Drop Shadow and apply the following settings:  2, 2, 90 4 and a bright color from your tube.

10.   Choose a third paper from your scrap kit.  Drop it to the bottom of your layers and apply your mask.  Merge group.

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

12.  Create a new raster layer, floodfill with white and drop to the bottom.  Crop away any excess canvas if needed and save as png.

and now you are all done.  Enjoy your new tag!