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Thursday, July 16, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ True Romance

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 16, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used the tube Jairy Romance by Kate Miller.  She is available for purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice.  I used the match kit by Bibi, which you can purchase here.
-- template of choice.  I used template #29 by Beth.
-- mask of choice.   I used a mask by Kris.
-- the plugin Lokas Aqua.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- fonts of choice.  I am using .

1.  Open your template, duplicate and close the original.  Save as your new canvas and resize if needed.  Delete the word art layer.

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

3.  Click inside the trio of rectangles with magic wand.  Paste in a dark paper and resize 60%.  Selections > invert and hit the delete key.

4.  Repeat step 3 with the thin gray bars layer and use a light colored paper.

5.  Click inside the pair of hearts with magic wand.  Floodfill the borders with a light color from your tube or kit and the inside hearts with a bold color.  Do not deselect from the inside hearts.  In your plugins menu, go to Lokas > Aqua and apply the following settings:

6.  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 and placements are suggested.  Remember to apply Jazzy's basic drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

57 (mask) - 40%.
93 (perfume) - 45%.  
23 (champagne bottle) - 45%.
48 (tied note) - 40%.  place next to champagne bottle.
8 (white leaves) - 35%.  place in lower right corner.
6 (white rose trio) - 30%.  place on top of leaves.  [optional - colorize to a pale color from tube or kit]  
29 (string of beads) - 35%.  hang from right hand rectangle.
25 (butterfly lace scatter) - place behind tube but above rectangles.  NO drop shadow.
108 (sparkle overlay) - 60%.  NO drop shadow.

7.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  Apply the Lokas Aqua settings from step 5.  Go to EyeCandy > Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

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