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Scraps and the City
PSP Asylum
Artistic Dreams Imaging
The PSP Project
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Wicked Alice

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 3, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.  I am using Lady Mishka's Cute Alice 5.  You can purchase her here.)

-- scrap kit of choice.  I'm using the kit Punked Girl 2 by Scrappin With Lil Ole Me, which you can get here.) 
-- template of choice.  (I'm using a template by Designz by Ali.)
-- mask of choice.  (I am using a grunge-lace mask by Kisses n Dreams.)
-- the plugins Mura Meister Copies and Eye Candy Bevel Boss/Gradient Glow.
-- Jazzy's "basic" drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- font of choice.  I am using Nerve Tonic.

1.  Open template, duplicate, close original and save the template copy as your new canvas.

2.  Select 3-4 papers of choice.  Select the bottom-most shape (Shape 1 on my template).  Select all, float, defloat and paste in paper.  Invert, then hit your delete key.  Repeat with the next two shapes and your second and third papers.

3.  Paste your fourth paper in as your bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

4.  Select the frame borders (top shape).  Select all, float, defloat.  In your effects menu:  artistic effects > enamel and use the "blurred red line" preset.

5.  Paste in your tube.  Apply drop shadow, resize if needed and position where preferred.

6.  Let's add in your 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:

4 (kitty) - 55%.
119 (skull) - 50%.  place inside square of template.  Return to square layer, select all, float, defloat, invert, delete on element layer to trim off excess.  Change blend mode to dodge.  Duplicate and mirror to other side, changing blend mode to darken.
75 (flower) - 40%.
115 (red flower) - 45%.
16 (pocket watch) - 50%.
45 (key) - 45%.  rotate 90 degrees right.
65 (book) - 55%.
104 (candles) - 30%.
18 (vines) - 40%.  Apply Mura Meister copies encircle preset, count 22.  drop to bottom and reduce opacity to 48%.
9 (notebook) - 40%.  rotate 45 degrees left.
89 (vial) - 35%.
59 (star gem) - 20%.  Apply Mura Meister copies star shower preset, count 50.  drop below top frames layer.

7.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  Go to Eye Candy > Bevel Boss and apply the Picture Frame preset, but change the bevel placement to inner marquee.

8.  Go to Eye Candy > Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

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