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Scraps and the City
PSP Asylum
Artistic Dreams Imaging
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Saturday, March 4, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Crazy For You

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 March 4, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Davina 1 by Chris Pastel.  She is available to purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using the beautiful match kit by Kelz, which you can purchase here.
-- template of choice.  I used FB Template #5 by Millie.  You can get all her awesome timeline templates here.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Alphabet Pony Regular.

1.  Open template, duplicate and close original.  Save copy as your new canvas.  Delete credit layer and profile photo placement layer and hide word art layer.

2.  Open three papers of choice - make sure they are two different colors.  Paste in one paper as your background layer.  Select the center square if using same template and paste in an opposite colored paper from your background paper.  Select all, float, defloat, invert, then select paper layer and hit your delete key.  Repeat this step and alternate with your second and third papers over the remaining squares until they are complete.

3.  Select the border layer.  Change to a dark gray.  In your effects menu, go to Texture Effects > Blinds and apply the following settings:  11, 80, color - light gray to white, horizontal UNchecked and light from left/top checked.

4.  Paste in your tube.  Apply drop shadow and position just under word art layer (if using same template).

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 basic drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

119 (diamond spiral) - place just under layer 5.
52 (shoe) - 30%.  duplicate to make a pair and merge layers together.
88 (tote) - 35%.
13, 14, 28 (flowers) - 30-50%
10 (vertical heart trail) - 55%.  apply a light white gradient glow instead of drop shadow, place above flowers.
12 (mini heart infinity) - place under tube.  NO drop shadow.
5 (vertical lace heart trail) - 45%.  place to left of tube.
35 (cupid heart pair) - 25%.  place just under word art layer above tube.
120 (puppy) - 40%.
7 (jeweled rose pin) - 20%.
two scatter/glitter elements of choice.  place where preferred.  NO drop shadow.
optional - 128 (flower on ribbons) - place behind tube.

6.  Unhide the word art.  [optional - recolor word art to match your tube or kit]    In your plugins menu, go to Gradient Glow and use the following settings:

7.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and place it to your liking.  Use the following Gradient Glow settings:

8.  Create a new layer for your copyright/watermark and add it on along the top.  *Remember that you cannot use urls on Facebook due to their rules, so the next best alternative is to credit the artist's or store's FB page - for S&CO tubes, I put @ScrapsNCompany*

Profile Photo:
1.  Open a new canvas, 180x180.  Copy paper of choice and paste into canvas.

2.  Paste in a scatter element of choice from cover.  Resize if needed.

3.  Paste in your tube. Resize to 60%.

4.  Paste in two of your flower elements and the diamond spiral.  Resize each to 40%.  Duplicate the flowers a few times each and make a line along the bottom of your canvas.  Merge layers together.  Move diamond spiral to below your tube layer and place where preferred.

5.  Paste in cupid heart pair from cover.  Resize to 30%.  Place in upper left corner.

6.  Choose another paper from your banner and paste it in as the top layer.  Select all > modify > contract by 4 and hit delete key.

7.  Repeat steps 7-8 from banner directions for your initial and artist's copyright.