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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Golden Kiss




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 17, 2015.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  (I used Pandora's newest beauty "Kiss My Heart".  She is currently a free-with-$5-purchase gift at S&CO here.)

-- scrap kit of choice.  I used the gorgeous Bibi's Collection kit "Grecca".  You can purchase that kit here.
-- mask of choice.  I used a mask by weescotslass.  She has hundreds of awesome masks.  I am using #291.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I used BlackJackRegular.

Now, let's create!





 1.  Open a frame of choice (I chose element 68, the oval cameo frame).  Duplicate and close the original.  Save as your new canvas.

2.  Paste in your tube as a new layer.  Resize if needed and apply Jazzy's drop shadow.  Move her to the left hand side of your frame.

3.  Open up two papers of your choice.  Choose one and paste it as your bottom layer.  return to your frame layer and click outside the frame with your magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 8.  Return to paper layer and hit the delete key.

4.  Paste in the other paper beneath this layer.  Apply your mask and merge group.

5.  Let's add in a few 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:

88 (grass patch) - 60%.  place inside frame.  NO drop shadow.
73 (tree) - 45%.  place inside frame and duplicate a few copies to create a "forest" background.  resize one or two of the copies a little more if desired.  arrange and merge these layers.  resize again to 75%.  duplicate the merged copy and arrange to your liking.
72 (wildflowers) - 20%.  duplicate once and place in the grass in desired spots.  NO drop shadow.
25 (unicorn) - 25%.  place inside frame.  lower the layer opacity slightly.
102 (gold butterflies cluster) -  20%.  place inside the frame above the trees.
29 (ivy cluster) - 40%.  drape along upper right of frame curve.
120 (golden flower) - place on lower right hand side of frame.
75 (candlestick) - place on lower right hand side of frame next to flower.
133 (white flowers) - 75%.  rotate to vertical and place on lower left hand side of frame underneath tube.
[optional] - 105 (golden sparkles) - 70%.  place where desired and lower opacity to 55%.

6.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  Go to your effects menu > 3D effects > Inner Bevel and apply the following settings:




7.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow but choose a color from your tube or kit.  

8.  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!


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