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Pics For Design
Scraps n Company
Scraps and the City
PSP Asylum
Artistic Dreams Imaging
The PSP Project
Artistically Inclined Licensing

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Keith Garvey
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Waiting For Fall

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 18, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Autumn Lady by Fiodorova Maria.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using the beautiful match kit by Bibi, which you can purchase here.
-- template of choice.  (I'm using a template by Sarah - download from here.)
-- mask of choice.  (I am using a mask by Kris.)
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Xenofex Burnt Edges and EyeCandy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using .

1.  Open template, duplicate, close original and save the template copy as your new canvas.  Delete credit layer and leaf shapes.

2.  Choose three papers from your kit, at least one patterned.  Paste them in and arrange in the order you prefer.  Choose the bottom right circle shape layer.  Select all > float > defloat > invert.  Select the paper you would like on this layer and hit your delete key.  Repeat this step with your second paper and the bottom left circle shape, then your patterned paper and the pair of squares.

3.  Merge the smaller circle layers into one layer.  Select all > float > defloat.  Floodfill with a color from your tube.  Go to Xenofex > Burnt Edges and apply the default settings.

4.  Select the center circle layer.  Select all > float > defloat and floodfill with a light color from your tube.  In your effects menu, go to textures > glass mosaic and apply the glass cubes preset.

5.  Paste in a paper on the bottom.  Apply mask, merge group.  Repeat the glass mosaic texture to mask layer.

6.  Paste in your tube, resize if needed and apply drop shadow.  Position to your liking in the middle.  Select center circle layer again.  Select all > float > defloat > invert and hit delete key.

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:

102 (swirl) - 40%.  send to bottom, move to upper right corner as seen in tag design.  duplicate three times and mirror/flip the duplicate copies to place element in each corner.  merge these layers together.
117 (harlequin mask) - 30%.
101 (leaf) - 15%.
52 (leaves) - paste in under center circle layer.
88 (flowers) - 25%.
77 (gauze swirl) - 70%.
5 (butterfly) - 20%.
53 (leaf branch) - 35%.
34 (red leaves) - 30%.

8.  Select the black layer of the wordart and change to a color from your tube or kit.  Apply a light inner bevel to the wordart.  [optional - Select the white back layer of the wordart and apply a light noise.]  merge the wordart layers together.  Use your freehand tool to separate the words and move them to the right hand side of your canvas.

9.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  Apply the same light bevel used in the previous step.

10.  Go to Gradient Glow and apply the following settings to your name [optional - change dark colored areas to a color from your kit]

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