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Monday, May 4, 2015


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 3, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used Andy Cooper's Sexy Guitar, which you can purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice (I used the made-to-match kit by Lizquis Scraps.  you can purchase it here.)
-- mask of choice.  I used mask #70 by ButterflyFlutterby.  you can find lots of great masks by her at her blog.
-- the plugins Eye Candy and Alien Skin Xenofex.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- alpha or font of choice.  I am using a great alpha by Designz by Sue called "Sexy Craziness" which you can purchase here.

It's time to create! 

1.  Create new canvas, 700x700 and floodfill white.  Open a frame of your choice.  Paste into canvas.

2.  Paste in a plain paper of choice under your frame.  Click outside frame with magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 6.  Return to paper and hit delete key.

3.  Paste in a patterned paper as bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

4.  Paste in your tube and resize/position as needed.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow.

5.  Let's add in some 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:

Speaker3 - place behind tube at foot of frame.
Headphones - 30%.  Rotate 10 degrees left and position at a spot on the frame of your choice.  Use freeform tool to erase one side of headphones so that they appear to be "hanging" on the frame.
Sunglasses - 40%.  place in front of speakers.
CDs - 65%.  place to right of speakers.
Guitar pick - 25%.  Rotate 20 degrees left and place next to CDs.
Lips - place inside frame.  Change blend mode to darken and lower opacity to 54%.
Sparkles2 (spiral) - place above lips layer.  NO drop shadow.
Ray of light - place at top of frame in area of choice.  NO drop shadow.
Light2 - place just above mask layer.  Duplicate, mirror copy and merge these layers so they form an "X".

6.  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.  Duplicate this layer and hide the bottom copy.

7.  In your plugins menu,  go to EyeCandy > Gradient Glow and apply the following settings to the top layer:

8.  Unhide the bottom copy of your name.  In your plugins menu, go to Alien Skin Xenofex > Shatter.  Select the "Pulverize" preset and adjust to apply the following settings:

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