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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Paradiso



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 May 27, 2015.



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

-- scrap kit of choice (I used a beautiful match kit by Disturbed Scraps called Saree's Paradise.  you can find this kit here.) 
-- mask of choice.   I am using a mask by TCD.
-- the plugins Lokas Drop and EyeCandy Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Jawa Palsu.




 1.  Open a frame of choice from your kit.  Duplicate, close original and save as your canvas.  Resize frame if needed and expand canvas if needed as well.

2.  Select a scenic or patterned paper from your kit.  Paste underneath your frame.  Click outside your frame with magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 8.  Return to paper and hit the delete key.

3.  Select a second paper of a contrasting color.  Paste as bottom layer.  Apply your mask and merge group.

4.   Paste in your tube and move to right hand side of canvas.  Apply basic drop shadow twice.

5.  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:

27 (set of steps) - 85%.  place inside frame.
29 (Ganesha statue) - 50%.  seat him on the steps.
11 (cornucopia) - 20%.  place on steps.  duplicate once, mirror copy and move to a random spot on the opposite side of the steps.
19 (thin amphora) - 20%.  place at foot of steps on left.
17 (lidded basket) - 15%.  follow the steps for the cornucopia element.
13 (bundle of flowers) - 12%.  place on steps.
12 (pears) - 10%.  duplicate twice and place each copy at random spots on the stairs.
2 (rose) - 10%.  repeat above.
7 (cream flower) - 12%.  repeat above.
1 (lotus) - 11%.  place on steps.
50 (leopard) - 45%.  place opposite tube outside the frame.


6.   Choose a sparkle element.  Place on your canvas in a place on your choice.  Resize if preferred.  NO drop shadow.

7.   Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking. In your plugins menu, go to Lokas > Drop and apply these settings:



8.  Next go to EyeCandy in your plugins menu.  Go to Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:





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


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