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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CT TUTORIAL ~ Star Child

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 October 28, 2014.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice (I used Pandora-Creations' new exclusive "Finding a Star".  You can purchase her at Pics for Design.)

-- scrap kit of choice (I used a gorgeous kit by Bibi's Collection called "Boom Boom".  this kit is retired but Bibi has tons of other great kits for sale here.)
-- template of choice.  I used a template by Pooker.
-- the plugins EyeCandy Glass, EyeCandy Gradient Glow and Xenofex Television.
-- Jazzy's  basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black or white (depending on your tube and kit choices).

-- mask of choice.  I used a mask by Kris.
-- font of choice.  I used Sloop Script Two.

And now let's create!

1.   Open template, duplicate, close original and save duplicate as your canvas.  If using the same template, delete the strip1, strip 2 and three flowers layers and the center square layers. 

2.   Open a patterned paper and paste in as your bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

3.  Choose another paper of similar color from your kit.  Click on the middle shape with your magic wand, paste in the paper.  Go to selections > invert, then selections > modify > contract by 5.  Hit your delete key.

4.  Choose the large shape layer.  In your plugins menu, go to EyeCandy > Glass and select "Glass Tubing" from the settings menu.  Change the glass color to dark gray or black and hit OK.

5.  Paste in your tube.  Apply drop shadow.  Resize as necessary then return to your middle shape layer and click outside it with your magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 5, invert, then return to your tube layer and hit delete.

6.  Select the triple rectangles layer and floodfill with a color of choice from your tube.  In your plugins menu, go to Alien Skin Xenofex > Television and apply the following settings:

7.  Select the single horizontal rectangle layer and floodfill with black.  Repeat step 6.

8.  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:

62 (black ribbon strand) - 50%.  place at bottom of large shape/frame and, using your freeform tool, cut pieces out so that it appears twined around the frame.
24 (black star) - 45%.  place on left-hand end of ribbon.
58 (star bubbles) -  45%.  place near the tube on the right hand side.  NO drop shadow.
66 (purple lily) -  60%.  place on right hand side of frame.
19 (daisy) - 65%.  place next to lily. 
25 (purple leaf cluster) - 80%.  drop layer under lily and daisy and position beneath them.
53 (bubble trail) - 70%.  drop below tube layer.
54 (glitter trail) - 50%.  place over flowers.

9.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  In your plugins menu, go to EyeCandy Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

10.   Create a new layer for your copyright/watermark and add it on.  Use a small font, such as Arial Narrow at 9/10 point.

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