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PSP Asylum
Artistic Dreams Imaging
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Saturday, August 13, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Ava Victoria

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 10, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice (I am using Ava by Carpe Diem, which is in part one of the Victorian Mega Collab.  You can get this collab pack FREE with $13.50 purchase here.)

-- scrap kit of choice (I used a kit by Mariel Design, also part of the Victorian mega collab.) 
-- word art of choice (I am using word art by Tweety, which is part of a collab pack to match the Victorian collab.  you can purchase here.)
-- mask of choice.  (I am using a mask by weescotslass.)
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font or alpha of choice.  I am using the alpha "name" by Toxic Desirez, included in part three of the Victorian Mega Collab, which you can get free with purchase here.

1.  Open frame of choice, duplicate and close original.  Save duplicate as your new canvas.

2.  Select two papers of differing colors/patterns.  Paste both into your canvas and send to bottom.  Select one to go under your frame.  Click on frame layer with your magic wand.  Selections > modify > expand by 10.  Return to paper layer and hit delete key.  

3.  Select other paper and apply your mask.  Merge group.

4.  Paste in your tube as the top layer and resize if needed.  Apply Jazzy's drop shadow and place where preferred.

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:

69 (sheet music) - 40%.
49 (lace gloves) -  35%.
99 (perfume bottle) - 25%.
68 (high heeled boot) - 45%.  duplicate and move copy to one side to create a pair.  merge these layers together.
75 (road) - place inside frame.  cut away excess showing outside frame with freeform tool.  NO drop shadow.
82 (dove) - 30%.
35 (carriage) - 35%.  place inside frame on road.
15 (camera) - 40%.

6.  Select your word art and place on canvas.  optional - apply a light inner bevel and drop shadow.  Resize if needed and place 

7.  Create a new raster layer for your name if using a font.  If using an alpha, transfer your letters to the canvas.  Resize to your preference, arrange them to spell out your name and then merge them down into a single layer.

8.  Go to drop shadow and apply the following settings:  2, 3, 80, 4, and a contrasting color from your tube or kit.

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