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Thursday, April 30, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Reminiscence

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 29, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used Audrey by Ishika Chowdhury.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice (I used a great made-to-match kit by Disturbed Scraps.  you can get this kit here.) 
-- mask of choice.   I am using a mask by Brutal Designs.
-- the plugin EyeCandy Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- alpha or font of choice.  I am using the alpha "Ellen" by Designz by Sue.  you can purchase this alpha here.

Now, let's create!

1.   Create a new canvas 700x700.  Floodfill with white.

2.  Select two or three long thin elements of choice.  Paste these into your canvas and arrange them to make a frame.  Merge these layers together.

3.  Paste your tube under your frame layer and resize as needed.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow.  Use your freeform tool to cut away excess.

4.  Paste in a paper of choice under your frame.  Click around frame with magic wand.  

5.  Paste in another paper of choice as the bottom layer.  Apply your mask and merge group.

6.   Now 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:

25 (strappy heel) - 45%.  duplicate, move copy slightly to the right and merge down.  place pair in lower left corner.
10 (lipstick) - 30%.  place next to heels.
24 (ring) - 20%.  place by toe of heels.
14 (mini candy dish) - 30%.  place in lower right corner.
34 (open flower) - 40%.  place by candy dish.
37 (daisy) - 40%.  place by candy dish.
38 (tall fan stems) - 75%.  place inside frame and under tube.  change blend mode to difference.
65 (star scatter) - place under frame but above tube layers.  NO drop shadow.  cut away excess outside frame with freeform tool.

7.  Create a new raster layer for your name if using a font.  If using an alpha, transfer your letters to the canvas.  Resize to your preference, arrange them to spell out your name and then merge them down into a single layer.

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

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