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Sunday, April 5, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Bunn-esque

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 April 5, 2014.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used Bunny Black by Andy Cooper.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice (I used a great made-to-match kit by Ginnibug Designz.  you can purchase this kit here.) 
-- template of choice.  I'm using FB template #53 by Millie.  Check out her blog for her great selection of FB cover templates.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using AtalantikTSO.

Now, let's create!

1.   Open template, duplicate, close original and save as a new canvas.  Delete the word art layers.

2.  Select a large patterned paper from your kit and paste in as your background.  Resize/drag as needed.

3.  Select layer 7.  Select a paper of a contrasting color/pattern and paste into your canvas.  Magic wand around layer 7 outside, return to paper layer, hit delete key.

4.  Paste in your tube.  Duplicate and hide the original.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow to your copy and move to the left hand side of layer 7.  Duplicate the tube copy twice and line them up, moving each copy to show a different area of it.  Merge these layers together.  Repeat the latter half of step 3 and change blend mode on the tube copies to lighten, opacity 57%.

5.  Unhide your main tube layer and place on the right hand side of your banner.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow (but change the color to white if your background paper is a dark color/pattern).

6.  Time to get your elements on!  Numbers/names 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:

43 (glittery ribbon) - drop under layer 7 and position so that the most amount of ribbon curl shows.
19 (dangling light string) - 50%.  position just under main tube layer.
75 (long-stemmed leaves) - 20%.  position on the left hand side of the banner.
20 (flower) - 20%.  position on leaves.
63 (heart paddle) - 35%.  place to right of tube layer.
45 (bunny) - place to liking.
1 (petal scatter) - 55%.  rotate 90 degrees, place to liking.

7.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and place it to your liking.  Place the letters at random on the right hand side of your tube in a stair-step look (see final tag for example).  In your effects menu, go to 3D effects > inner bevel and apply the following settings:

8.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow.

Create a new layer for your copyright/watermark and add it on.  *Remember that you cannot use urls on Facebook due to their rules, so the next best alternative is to credit the artist's or store's FB page - for S&CO tubes, I would put @ScrapsNCompany*

9.  Delete the black square that marks the profile photo area. 

Profile Photo:
1.  Open a new canvas, 180x180.  Paste in background paper from your cover canvas.  Resize to 40% and position to your liking to show preferred pattern area.  

2.  Copy the dangling lights element.  Resize to 50% and hang from top.

3.  Copy glitter ribbon.  Resize 55% and place along bottom.

4.  Copy the heart paddle.  Resize 60% and place so it is visible in the center left of the canvas.

5.  Copy and paste in your tube.  Resize if needed and mirror to the right hand side of canvas.

6.  Create a new raster layer and floodfill with a color from your tube or kit.  Click your magic wand inside the layer and go to selections > modify > contract by 5.  Hit your delete key.  Repeat step 9's inner bevel directions to give the border definition.

7.  Repeat steps 7 and 8 from banner directions for your initial and copyright. 

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