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Friday, May 26, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Dark Sided

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 May 25, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Danny Lee's "Baddest Female", part of the Dark Side collab at S&CO.  The collab comes in two parts; each is FREE with purchase of $13.50 or more and you can get them here:  part one and part two.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using a great kit by ChaChaz Creations, also part of the collab.
-- template of choice.  I am using a template by Missy.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Kris.
-- wordart of choice.  I am using wordart by Tweety, which also comes in the collab.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins EyeCandy Chrome and Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using BadAngelSinner.

1.  Open your template, duplicate and close the original.  Save copy as your new canvas.  Delete any creator/copyright layer.  If using the same template, delete the word art layers and the middle bar layers.

2.  Open two papers of choice and paste into your canvas.  Match the first one with the rectangles layer and the other with the pair of circles.  On each, select all > float > defloat > invert and hit delete key.  

3.  Select the back rectangles and, using manual color correction, change their color to a color from your tube.  Use a different shade of the same color on each one.

4.  Paste in another paper as your bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

5.  on the dotted shape and lower rectangle layers, repeat step 3 with light colors from your tube or kit.

6.  Select the small rectangle layers and merge them together.  Go to Blinds and use the following settings:  11, 50, light from left/top and color a light color from your tube or kit.

7.  Paste in your tube and apply drop shadow.  Duplicate and resize copy to 70%.  Place over the circle layers.  on the circle's paper layer, select all > float > defloat > invert, then return to each tube layer and hit delete key.  

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

31 (moon) - 55%. place behind circle layers.  NO drop shadow.
29 (cloud) - place to cover most of moon.
41 (tree) - place next to moon and cloud layers.
46 (skull) - 60%.
34 (candlebra) - 65%.
2 (bracelet) - 30%.
23 (jewelry box) - 30%.
24 (butterfly) - 25%.
5 (chalice) - 35%.
28 (raven) - 55%.
19 (flower) - 35%.
12 (blood vial) - 25%.
15 (chalice) - 40%.

9.  Select one of the word arts from the word art file.  Place where preferred near the top of the tag.

10.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  In plugins menu, go to Eye Candy > Chrome and apply the Blue Steel preset but change the tint color to a color from your tube or kit.

11.  In plugins menu, go to Gradient Glow and apply the following settings:

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