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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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Anthony Guerra Unlimited
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Arthur Crowe
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Keith Garvey
Kathy Cyr

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Monday, December 12, 2016

CT TUTORIAL ~ Snow Sprite

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 December 10, 2016.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Xmas Deer 1 by Oky Draft.  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using the beautiful match kit by Starry Night Designz, which you can purchase here.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugin Crescent Moon Cut Glass, Eye Candy Glass and Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Frosty's Winterland.

1.  Open a new canvas, 650x200.  Select a paper from your kit and paste it as your background.

2.   Paste in your tube and resize as needed.  Apply drop shadow and place on left side of canvas.

3.  Open the following elements:  lamppost, at least two trees of choice, string of lights, at least one garland, deer, mailbox, sled, one sparkle element and one plant of choice. Place the lamppost, trees, mailbox and plant and resize each to between 20-30%, depending on preference and place them behind the tube.  Resize deer to 15% and place behind tube.  Resize garland (or second garland) to 10-15% and place on lamppost.  Resize sled to 10% and place by trees.

4.  Resize the garland to 40% and place at top of banner.  Duplicate and move to extend across whole top of banner.  Merge these layers together.  Repeat this step with the light string except place in front of tube.  [optional - add a light gradient glow to lights]

5.  Paste in sparkle, resize if needed and place where preferred.  NO drop shadow.  

6.  Create new raster layer.  Floodfill with a color from your tube.  Select all, modify > contract by 4 and hit delete key.  In plugins menu go to Crescent Moon > Cut Glass and apply the following settings:  tile size - 27, tile transparency -73, transparency - 0.

7.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position it to your liking.  In plugins menu, go to Eye Candy > Glass and apply the Glass Tubing preset.  Go to Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

8.  Create a new layer for your copyright/license and add it on.

1.  Create new canvas - size 180x180.

2.  Paste in bottom paper from banner, resize if desired and position to your liking.  Paste in your tube.

3.  Copy and paste the following from the banner: lamppost, garland on lamppost, trees, light string and sparkles.  Resize lamppost and garland to 70%, trees to 50% and light string to 65%.  Place similarly to how you have them placed on your banner.

4.  Repeat steps 6-8 for your border, name and copyright.