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PSP Asylum
Artistic Dreams Imaging
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Monday, March 30, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Bridal Beauty

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 March 30, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used Di Halim's lovely Bride, which you can purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice (I used the made-to-match kit by Bibi's Collection called Promise.  you can purchase it here.) 
-- two stock photos of choice.  (Lots of great photos can be found at morguefile)
-- mask of choice.  I used a mask by Chas.
-- the plugin Eye Candy (Bevel Boss and Gradient Glow).
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using A&S Rister.

It's time to create! 

1.  Select two frames from your kit.  Duplicate one and close the original.  Expand your canvas to 800x800.  Resize the frame in the canvas to between 50-65% (depending on size of original).  Copy and paste your second frame choice into the new canvas and resize as well.  Rotate one frame 20 degrees left, the other 20 degrees right and place them diagonal to each other.  Your canvas should look something like this:

2.  Paste in your first stock photo.  Resize as needed and position the section of your liking inside one of your frames.  Click outside frame with magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 6.  Return to photo layer and hit delete key.  Repeat this step with your second photo and frame.

3.  Paste in your tube.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow.  Resize as needed and position to your liking.

4.  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:

1 (pink flower star) - 30%.  drop under tube layer and place where frames overlap.
36 (shoes) - 45%.  place on right hand side of canvas.
87 (silk ring pillow) - 35%.
7 (pair of rings) - 20%.  place on pillow.
8 (champagne flute) - 45%.
94 (jeweled clip) - 60%.  place next to shoes.
24 (butterfly) -  30%.  perch on frame edge.
105 (white kitty) - 30%.
108 (pink sparkles) - 80%.  NO drop shadow.

5.  Choose a paper and paste in as the bottommost layer.  Apply your mask and merge group.

6.   Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  In your plugins menu go to EyeCandy > Bevel Boss and apply the "ridged carve" preset. [optional - under the "lighting" tab, change the shadow color to a dark color from your tube or kit]

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

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

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