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Sunday, September 21, 2014

CT TUTORIAL ~ Angel Heart

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 September 21, 2014.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice (I used Carmen by Pandora Creations.  You can purchase her at Pics For Design.)

-- scrap kit of choice.  I used the made-to-match kit "Naughty Angel" by Disturbed Scraps.  You can also purchase this kit at PFD.
-- the plugin EyeCandy Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- alpha or font of choice.  I used the alpha that came with the scrap kit.

And now let's create!

1.  Open a frame of choice (I chose element 80 - the heart-shaped frame).  Duplicate, close original and save as your new canvas.

2.  Duplicate your frame.  Resize one frame copy to 60% bicubic and the other to 70%.  Position your frames so they look like this:

3.  Open a light paper of choice from your kit and paste it under the bottom frame layer of your template.  

3.  Click your magic wand on the frame's outside.  Modify > selections > expand > expand by 2 if you have a thin frame, 5 or 6 if you have a thick frame.  Return to paper layer and hit your delete key.  Merge your paper layers together.

4.  Paste in your tube.  Apply the basic drop shadow.  Resize as needed if your tube is extra large (make sure your resample setting is set to bicubic).  Position in the center between your frames.

5.   Time for some elements!  Names/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:

19 (tassel with key) - 50%.  place on top edge of one of your frames.
40 (white rose) - 40%.
45 (black rose) - 40%.
56 (cherries) - 30%.
69 (star pendant) - 45%.  hang the pendant from one of your frames. 
51 (clock) - 50%.  drop this layer under your frame layers and place inside one of your frames.  Lower opacity to 60% and change blend mode to darken.
47 (heart lock) - 80%.  repeat above step, but use blend mode hard light.
43 (white branch) - 45%.  drop below rose layers and rotate 35 degrees left.  place to create leaves behind roses.

6.  Open element 70 (gold glitter) or a glitter element of choice from your kit.  Duplicate once and move the layers to create a background.  Merge these layers together and drop beneath your framed papers.

7.  Open element 64 (black butterfly beads) and paste in this layer on top of the glitter layer.

8.  if your kit comes with sparkle elements, open one and paste it in as your top layer, making sure that the sparkles do not cover the tube's face.

9.   If you're using an alpha - copy letters of choice from the alpha file, paste onto canvas.  Resize if needed and merge these layers together.

10.  In your plugins menu, go to EyeCandy > Gradient Glow and apply the following settings to your alpha layer:

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

And you're now done!  Enjoy your new tag!