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Friday, May 19, 2017


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 19, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Ismael Rac's "Sexy Ella".  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice.   I am using a beautiful match by Mariel Design of the same name, which you can purchase here.
-- template of choice.  I am using a template by Beth.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by Kris.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Lokas Gel.
-- font of choice.  I am using Foglihten No 07.

1.  Open your template, duplicate and close the original.  Save copy as your new canvas.  If using the same template, merge the trio of circles together.

2.  Open 4 papers of choice.  Use your magic wand to click inside each of the circles.  Paste in your first paper.  Float > defloat > invert, then hit delete key.  

3.  Paste in your other two papers.  match them with a shape layer.  On each, select all > float > defloat > invert and hit delete key.

4.  Circle on the circle borders.  Floodfill with a dark color from your tube or kit.  Add noise: 52%, uniform, monochrome UNchecked.

5.  [optional if using same template] Select the treble clef layer.  Select all, float, defloat.  Floodfill with a light color from your tube or kit.  In plugins menu, go to Lokas Gel and apply these settings (make sure the base color matches the color you've chosen!):

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

7.  Paste in your tube as the top player and resize as needed.  Apply drop shadow.

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:

64 (Eiffel Tower) - place just above paper layer inside circles.  Select all, float, defloat, invert, hit delete key.
59 (flowers) - 40%.
12 (champagne bucket) - 40%.
34 (champagne glass) - 30%.
8 (heel) - 15%.  duplicate, rotate one 90 degrees left, merge together.
11 (lipstick) - 15%
46 (hair comb) - 25%.
39 (red flower) - 25%.
14 (butterfly) - 30%.
9, 9-1 (heart scatters) - place just above mask layer.  NO drop shadow.
13 (clock) - 70%. place inside empty circle.  use freeform tool to remove wall bar.  in layer palette, lower opacity to below 50%.  NO drop shadow.
80 (pastry) - 25%
15 (newspaper) - 35%.
55 (puppy) - 30%.
19 (lovebirds) - 20%.
32 (birds in flight) - 30%.

9.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  Repeat the Lokas Gel step from step 5.

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

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