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Saturday, April 1, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Denim Darling

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 31, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice with a close-up layer.   I am using Denim Relaxed by Andy Cooper.  She is available to purchase here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using the awesome match kit by Suzie Q, which you can purchase here.
-- template of choice.  I used a template by Ali.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Edith's Creations.
-- the plugins Lokas Plastic and Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Morning Sunset.

1.  Open template, duplicate and close original.  Save copy as your new canvas.

2.  Copy and paste your papers into your canvas.  Choose the bottommost shape.  Select all > float > defloat > invert.  Select your first paper and hit delete key.  Repeat this step with your second and third papers and the middle circle and trio of small circles.

3.  Paste in your tube close-up and place in the middle circle just under the circle frame layer.  Position where preferred and then click inside frame with magic wand.  Invert, then return to tube layer and hit delete key.  In your layers palette, change the blend mode to Luminance (L) and lower opacity to between 70-75%.

4.  Apply a light inner bevel around each of the circle frames.

5.  Paste in a fourth paper as your bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

6.  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 my placements or or place where preferred.  Remember to apply Jazzy's basic drop shadow after each element is placed unless otherwise marked:

12 (heart candle) - 35%.
11 (jar) - 25%.
32 (clock) - 55%.  place behind tube close-up and lower opacity to 40%.
28 (apples) - 30%.
19 (cup) - 25%.
31, 53, 62 (butterflies) - 15-20%.
33, 34, 35 (makeup items) - 25-30%.
16 (gift box) - 35%.
63 (bow) - 10%.  place on belt loop.
30 (music bar) - 80%.  place just above mask layer.
27 (sparkles) - NO drop shadow.

7.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  In your plugins menu, go to Lokas > Plastic and apply the following settings:

8.  In your plugins menu, go to Eye Candy Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

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