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Sunday, September 13, 2015

CT TUTORIAL ~ Blue Seduction

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 September 13, 2015.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I used the tube Ellen by Ishika Chowdhury.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice.  I'm using Bibi's match kit for this tube, available here.) 
-- mask of choice.  I'm using a mask by Kris.
-- the plugins Alien Skin Xenofex 2 (Classic Mosaic) and EyeCandy (Gradient Glow).
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Walzer.

1.   Open a frame from your scrap kit.  Duplicate, close original and save as new canvas.  Resize canvas if needed.

2.  Paste in a dark colored paper from your kit under the frame layer.   Click outside frame with magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 5 > hit delete key.

3.   Paste tube inside frame.  Resize as needed and add basic drop shadow.  Use your freeform tool to remove any excess tube outside the frame.

4.  Paste in a paper of choice below this layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

5.  And now time for some elements.   Numbers/names 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.  Any directions for placement of elements are optional - you can follow them or or place where preferred.  Remember to apply Jazzy's basic drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

90 (glittery wreath) - place behind frame layer.
89 (clump of flowers) - 50%.  place behind previous element.  duplicate and merge layers.  duplicate again and flip.
31 (curled ribbon) - NO drop shadow.
3 (branch of leaves) - 55%.  
61 (bottle) - 60%.
46 (rose) - 30%.
80 (glass candle) - 40%
40 (kitten) - 60%.
74 (butterfly scatter) - place on edges of frame.
42 (heart scatter) - place behind tube.  NO drop shadow.

6.   Create a new raster layer for your name.  Select a light color from your tube or kit.  Type your name and place it to your liking.  In your plugins menu, go to Alien Skin Xenofex > Classic Mosaic and apply the following settings: 4.00, 60, 55 and a DARK color from your tube/kit for the grout color.

7.  Go to EyeCandy > Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

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