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Thursday, February 26, 2015


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 February 26, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice with a close-up included.   I used Danny Lee's Angry Leprechaun, which you can purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice (I used the made-to-match kit of the same name by Bibi's Collection.  you can purchase it here.) 
-- template of choice.  I'm using a great tempate by Dens Designz, you can find all her templates here
-- mask of choice.  I used a mask by Vaybs.
-- the plugins EyeCandy, Crescent Moon and Tramages.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Bad Acid.

Now, let's create!

1.   Duplicate template and save copy as your canvas.  If using the same template, delete the layer called "shape".

2.  Choose a dark paper from your kit and paste it in as your background.  Apply mask and merge group.

3.  Select the shape called "back" (or the bottom most shape of your template).  Go to adjust > color balance > manual color correction.  For "source", select the shape's original color and choose a color from your tube or kit for the "target" color.  

4.  In your plugins menu, go to Crescent Moon > Cut Glass and apply the following settings:

5.  Choose two lighter color papers from your kit.  Select the white square layer of the template, click outside it with your magic wand and paste in the first paper.  Hit your delete key.  Repeat this step with your second light-colored paper and the black rectangle/next succeeding shape.

6.  Choose a dark patterned paper and repeat step five by applying it to the next succeeding shape or shape set (pink ovals).

7.  Repeat step 3 on the pink stars or top shapes layer.  In your plugins menu, go to Tramages > Hex Lattice and apply the following settings:

8.  Repeat step 3 on any accent layers (the small dots in an arrow shape).  Apply a light noise to them.

9.  Paste in your tube and tube's close-up (or two copies of your tube) and resize as needed.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow to both.  Move the main tube/first copy and position to your liking.  Position the close-up over the center rectangle and select the rectangle layer.  Click outside the rectangle with your magic wand, then return to the tube layer and hit delete.  [optional - change blend mode to hard light]

10.  Time to get your elements on!   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: 

39 and 40 (thorn vines) - 35%.  position to your liking and merge together.  make sure they do not cover your tube close-up.  drop behind your main tube layer.
65 (ivy patch) - 25%.  place at tube's feet and behind tube layer.
23 (mixed color rose) -  30%.  duplicate and resize second copy again by 80%.  place in random spots on the thorn vines.
6 (spiky petaled flower) - 25%.  repeat the above step.
120 (glitter trail) - 55%.  NO drop shadow.
140 (candles) - 40%.  
77 (bottle) - 30%.  place next to candles. 
151 (skull) - 25%.  place next to candles and bottle.

11.   Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  In your effects menu, go to Inner Bevel and apply the following settings, except change the color to gray and lower the shininess to 39:

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

13.   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!