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Friday, May 29, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Star Stunned



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 29, 2015.



Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used Megan by Carpe Diem.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice (I used a beautiful match kit by Designs by Joan of the same name, which you can get here.) 
-- template of choice.  I am using an awesome template by Millie (#762), which you can get here.
-- mask of choice.   I am using a mask by weescotslass.  she has tons of masks at her blog.
-- the plugins Mura Meister, Tramages and Alien Skin Xenofex 2.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- alpha or font of choice.  I am using the alpha Last Night by Designz by Sue, which you can purchase here.




1.   Open your template, duplicate and close original.  Delete credit layer and save as your canvas.

2.  Click on layer 1 of the template.  Floodfill with a color from your tube or kit.  In your plugins menu, go to Tramages > Heightline and apply the default settings. Since this will turn your layer monochrome, go to adjust > color balance > manual color correction and reselect your chosen color as the "target" color (make sure your "source" color is chosen from the monochrome!)

3.  Select layer 2 and click outside with your magic wand.  Select a dark paper from your kit and paste in.  Hit delete key.

4.  Repeat this step with layers 3 and 6, using contrasting colors or shades so that your layers are layered dark-light-dark or vice versa.  So far, your template should look something like this:



5.  Paste one of your papers as the bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

6.  Select layer 4 and floodfill with a light color from your tube.  In your plugins menu, go to Alien Skin Xenofex 2 > Television and choose the preset "Bad Reception".

7.  Paste in your tube and apply Jazzy's drop shadow.  Resize as needed and position to the right of center on the template.

8.  Time for 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:

84 (Corvette) - 50%.  place partly behind tube.
2 (leaf branch) - 50%.  In your plugins menu, go to Mura Meister > Copies and choose the cards preset.  Drop this layer behind layer 2 and move it so that it makes a "fringe" behind layer 2.
34 (floral-leaf branch) -  45%.  place at foot of tube.
43 (platform heels) - 40%.  place to right of tube.
66 (cologne bottle) - .  place next to heels.
90 (flower branch) - 60%.  drop behind tube layer. and position at upper right.
64 (gold butterfly) - 45%.  place at the top of your canvas, slightly left of center.  Duplicate this layer and resize copy 40%.  Go to Mura Meister > Copies and choose the spiral preset.  Drop this layer to beneath the tube and the car element.

9.  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.

10.  In your plugins menu, go to EyeCandy > Gradient Glow and apply these settings:



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


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