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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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Monday, April 24, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Cowgirl Attitude

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 April 24, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Carpe Diem's "Anita".  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice that includes at least one scenic paper.   I am using a great kit by Bibi called "West Babe", which you can purchase here.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins EyeCandy Bevel Boss and Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using AKAPosse.

1.  Open a new canvas, 650x200.  Select a scenic 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 right side of canvas.

3.  Open the following elements:  wagon, COWGIRL word art, cowboy hat, at least two floral or plant elements, boots, spurs, a string/ribbon element and 1-2 sparkle/accent elements.

4.  Resize the word art to 25% and the hat to 15%.  Perch hat on corner of word art.

5.  Resize wagon to 15% and main plant elements to 10-15% depending on original size.  Place wagon in background.  Duplicate first plant element 1-3 times and place around wheels.  Duplicate second plant element 1-3 times and place at random around the scenery.  NO drop shadow on plants around wagon unless it's necessary.  [NOTE - this may be hard to see depending on the palette of your kit so don't worry if it looks very subtle.]

6.  Resize boots to 25% and spurs to 30%.  Place boots in lower left corner under word art.  Place spurs in center high up.  Lower opacity to 44% and change blend mode to Luminance(L).

7.  Take an element of choice and place in corner of banner after resizing.  Duplicate once, mirror, then merge these layers together.  Duplicate a second time and flip copy so that all four corners have the element.  Paste in string element, resize to 25%.  Rotate to vertical if needed.  Place in left corner between corner elements.  Duplicate once and mirror.

8.  Paste in accent element(s).  Resize as needed and place where preferred.

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

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

1.  Create new canvas - size 180x180.

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

3.  Paste in your tube.  Position her on the right hand side.

4.  Copy the following elements from your banner over to your avatar:  wagon, 1-2 plants around wagon, 1 of other plant element, boots, spurs.  Place in similar fashion to placement on the banner and resize as needed.  Lower opacity on spurs to 29%.

5.  Paste in accent element and place near top.

6.  Create new raster layer.   Floodfill with a color from your tube.  Select all, modify > contract by 3 and hit delete key.  Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise: 75%, uniform, monochrome UNchecked.

7.  Repeat steps 9 and 10 from banner for your initial and copyright.