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Sunday, March 8, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Soft and Sexy

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 8, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  I am using Amanda by Souldesigner.  You can purchase her at S&CO.)

-- scrap kit of choice (I used the made-to-match kit "Try a Little Tenderness" by Disturbed Scraps.  you can purchase this beautiful kit here.) 
-- the plugin EyeCandy (Gradient Glow).
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- mask of choice.  I used a mask by Kris.
-- font of choice.  I used Terpsichore.

Now, let's create!

1.  Open a circular frame element, duplicate, and close original.  Resize if needed and save as your canvas.

2.  Paste your tube in under your frame.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow, resize if needed and position to your liking.  Use your freeform tool to cut away any excess tube outside the frame edges.

3.  Choose two similar colored papers from your kit.  Paste the first one underneath your tube layer.  Return to your frame layer and click outside the frame with your magic wand.   Selections > modify > expand by 9.  Return to the paper layer and hit delete.

4.  Paste in your second paper as the bottom layer.  Apply 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:

6 (peach rose) - 60%.  place in center along the frame bottom.
1 (purple rose) - 40%.  place along left hand side.
8 (pink rose) - 55%.  place along left hand side.
4 (indigo flower) -  place behind purple and pink roses.
18 (pillow) - 25%.  place on lower right hand side.
48 (cupcake) - 45%.  place next to pillow.
68 (string swirl) - place under tube layer.  use freeform tool to cut away any excess that shows outside the frame.  change blend mode to burn.  NO drop shadow.
13 (floating petals) - 75%.  place under flower layers.
34 (bird) - 40%.  perch on edge of cupcake.
42 (sparkle bow) - 45%.  place along top of frame.

6.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  In your effects menu, go to 3D effects > inner bevel and apply the following settings:

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 now you're done.  Enjoy your new tag!