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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Pink is Magic!

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 20, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used the "Witch Cat 3" doll by Lady Mishka.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice (I used a gorgeous kit called Dear Diary by Mariel Design.  you can find this kit here.) 
-- mask of choice.   I am using a mask by Chas.
-- the plugin EyeCandy Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Scriptina.

1.   Open a frame of choice, duplicate and close the original.  Resize canvas to 100-150 pixels GREATER than the frame's original dimensions (i.e. if your frame's size is 550x500, resize your canvas to 700x700).

2.  Paste in your tube and resize as needed.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow.  Position outside left side of frame for now.

3.  Choose two papers of contrasting colors.  Paste in your first paper below the frame.  Click outside your frame with magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 10.  Return to paper and hit delete key.

4.  Paste in second paper as your bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

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:

17 (stemmed blossom) - 65%.  place so blossom is facing right.
21 (rose bubble) - 35%.  move to left hand side of frame [optional - if your tube is seated, place him/her/it to sit upon the bubble]
54 (open flower) -  35%.  place partly behind bubble layer.
32 (frosted flower) - 60%.  move left edge under bubble layer and place in center.
11 (jewel) -  15%.   tuck underneath edge of frosted flower element.
68 (sparkles) - place in center of canvas.  NO drop shadow.
88 (butterfly) -  30%.  place along upper right edge of frame.

6.  Create a new raster layer.  Type the words "pink is magic!" and place in the center of your frame.  Change blend mode to burn.

7.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  In your plugins menu, go to Eye Candy > Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

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