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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Elia's Magic

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 5, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Elia Fae by Selisan al-Gaib.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using the phenomenal match kit by Kizzed by Kelz, which you can purchase here.
-- template of choice.  (I'm using a template by Millie which you can grab here.)
-- mask of choice.  (I am using a mask also by Millie, which you can grab here.)
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugin EyeCandy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  

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

2.  Paste in your tube and add basic drop shadow.  Duplicate twice and resize each copy to a different size (I used 30%, 35% and 45%).  Position the copies to your liking over the trio of center circles, then click the black center of each circle with your magic wand.  Hit your delete key to remove the black centers.  Drop your tube layers below the circle frames, then click inside each frame with your magic wand.  Selections > expand by 2, invert and, on your tube layers, hit delete key.  

3.  Choose a light colored paper from your kit.  Repeat latter half of step two to give the circles a paper background.

4.  Use your eraser to erase the overlapping frame edges so that you have three layered circles.  [optional - Go to adjust > add/remove noise and add noise of your preference.]

5.  Open 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 three shapes.

6.  Paste in a fifth paper in as your bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

7.   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:

8 (blowing leaves) - 60%.  duplicate and mirror then move so that they cross the entire bottom border of your canvas.
103 (colored leaf patch) - 40%.  duplicate several copies and arrange them to make a leaf "carpet".  merge together.
2 (mushroom) - 35%.
7 (mouse) - 15%.  seat on mushroom cap.
11 (porcupine) - 30%.
127 (flower swirl) - NO drop shadow.
90 (blowing leaf swirl) - place behind tube-circled layers.
114 (pair of thin toadstools) - 35%.
115 (bird) - 25%.
50 (faery dust) - NO drop shadow.

8.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  Go to Inner Bevel and apply the following settings:

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

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