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Scraps n Company
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PSP Asylum
Artistic Dreams Imaging
The PSP Project
Artistically Inclined Licensing

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Monday, May 1, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ Spring Tidings

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 1, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Mariel's "Sweet Spring".  You can purchase her here.

-- scrap kit of choice [optional - kit should include one scenic paper].   I am using Suzie Q's beautiful match of the same name, which you can purchase here.
-- template of choice.  I am using template #76 by Ali.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by SophisticatSimone.
-- a basic sparkle tube.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Lokas Plastic and Eye Candy Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using VanRose.

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

2.  Open 4 papers of choice, including your scenic paper if using this option and paste them into your canvas.  Select the bottom template shape, go to Select all > float > defloat > invert.  Select your scenic or first paper and hit delete key.  Repeat with the smaller shapes and your other three papers.

3.  Paste a fifth paper as your bottom layer.  Apply mask and merge group.

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

5.  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:

51 (grass) - 30%.  duplicate 2-3 times and place around feet of tube.
1, 2, 8 (roses) - 30-35%.
15 (tall flowers) - 35%.
6 (butterfly) - 30%.
57 (dragonfly) - 15%.
33 (sunflower) - 25%.
44 (flower) - 15%.  duplicate twice.  [optional - use manual color correction to change the copies to another color in your tube.]
54 (toadstools) - 12%.
21 (kitty) - 20%.
27 (bird) - 15%.

6.  Create a new raster layer.  Use your sparkle tube and place sparkles to your liking in size 20-35 between 10 and 15 times.

7.  Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  in your effects menu, go to Inner Bevel and apply these settings:

8.  Apply drop shadow, changing opacity to 80, blur to 2.4 and the shadow color to a dark color from your tube.

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