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Saturday, August 29, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Silk and Rouzy

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 August 28, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Rouzy by Toriya.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using a gorgeous matching kit by Chili Designs, "Silk n Feathers", which you can purchase here.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Mura Meister (Copies) and Lokas (Aqua).
-- font of choice.  I am using Walzer.


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

2.  Paste in your tube and resize as needed.  Apply drop shadow and place on right hand side of canvas.

3.  Open a large decorative element and paste behind tube.  Resize 70% and apply drop shadow.

4.  Open two flower elements and a leaf element (if included) of choice.  Paste the first flower and leaf in, resize each to desired size and merge the layers together.  Go to Mura Meister > Copies and apply the duplicate cross preset, default settings.  paste in the second flower and leaf, resize each five degree smaller than the previous size and merge together.  Repeat the Copies step.  Then, using your freeform tool, draw around the smaller flower and cut it from the layer, repasting as a new layer.  Move next to first flower.  It should now look something like this:

5.  Select a ribbon/string/rickrack element from your kit.  Paste below tube and flowers and lower opacity to 20-30%.

6.  Paste in a second decorative element of choice.  Resize 50% and change blend mode to hard light.  NO drop shadow.

7.  Paste in a sparkle element of choice and position to your liking.  NO drop shadow.

8.  Open a straight ribbon or lace element from your kit.  Resize to 30% and paste in along the bottom.  Duplicate this layer and move where desired to create a border.  Merge these layers together and duplicate once, then hit control-I (flip) so that the border runs along the bottom and top of your banner.

9.  [optional]  If your kit comes with word art, paste in word art of choice opposite your tube.  Resize as needed and drop shadow.

10.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  Go to Lokas > Aqua and apply the following settings:

11.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow but raise opacity to 80 and choose a contrasting color from your tube for shadow color.

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

1.  Create new canvas - size 180x180.

2.  Paste in a paper of choice as your background.

3.  Paste in your main tube layer.  Resize as needed and position in center.

4.  Paste in the lace/ribbon border layer.  Resize 65% and position along bottom.  Repeat duplicate step from banner directions to have both top and bottom borders.

5.  Paste in two background elements of choice from banner and position to your liking behind tube layer.

6.  Repeat steps 10-12 for your initial and copyright.