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Friday, June 10, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Vaquerita

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 June 9, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  I am using Vaquerita #3 by Oky Draft.  You can purchase her here.)

-- scrap kit of choice (I used the made to match kit by Tammy's Welt, which you can find here.) 
-- slat tube of choice.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Millie.
-- the plugin Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Voluta Script.

1.  Open your slat tube, duplicate and close original.  Expand canvas to 700x700 and, if needed, resize your slat tube to take up the majority of the canvas space.

2.  Paste in a paper of choice.  Return to slat tube layer - select all, float, defloat, invert.  Choose paper layer again and hit delete key.

3.  Paste in a second paper and drop to the bottom.  Apply mask, merge group.

4.  Paste in two copies of your tube.  Hide one.  Resize other 70% and position over slat tube area.  Repeat step 2.

5.  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:

66 (joshua tree) - 45%.
41 (daisy) - 40%.
12 (fence) - 70%.
57 (flowers) - 50%.  place along fence.
39 (light pink flower) - 40%.
75 (sparrow) - 15%.  place in tree.  
14 (rope) - 60%.  place by feet of tube.
27 (lantern) - 30%.

6.  Create a new raster layer.  Type your name and place it to your liking.  In your plugins menu, go to Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

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