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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Chibi Summer

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 July 8, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used the Summer Girl 4 doll by Oky Draft.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using a gorgeous kit called Summer Fun by Kissing Kate, which you can purchase here.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Disney Script.


1.  Open a new canvas, 650x200.  Select a colorful paper from your kit and paste it as your background.  

2.  Paste in your tube and resize as needed.  Apply basic drop shadow.

3.  Open a tree element (I am using element 62) and paste it in.  Apply drop shadow, resize to 20-35% and place into background opposite side of tube.

4.  Paste in another tree or similar element (I am using element 17 - the straw umbrella).  Apply drop shadow, resize 70% and drop to directly behind your tube.

5.  Paste in element 41 (surfboard) and resize to 15%.  Apply drop shadow.  Rotate 60 degrees right and place at random in background.

6.  Choose 4-5 shell or other nature elements and repeat step five [rotation optional].

7.  Using a water/splash element, resize 50% and then duplicate to create a "line" of water across the banner.  Merge these layers together.

8.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  Apply a light inner bevel with settings of your choice, then a drop shadow with the following settings: -2, -2, 90, 3.80 and a LIGHT color from your tube/kit.

9.  Create new raster layer and floodfill with a color from your tube or kit.   Click on it with your magic wand, then go to selections > modify > contract > contract by 5.  Hit delete.  In your effects browser, go to Artistic Effects > Hot Wax Coating and apply to the border. 

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

1.  Create new canvas - size 180x180.

2.  Paste in your banner paper, reposition if needed.

3.  Paste in the water wave line and position in the center.

4.  Paste in your tube.  Resize 80% and move to the right hand side.

5.  Paste in your choice of at least three elements from your banner and position to your liking.

6.  Repeat steps 8-10 for your border layer, initial and copyright.



Unknown said...

Thanks Ruby :)