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Sunday, June 18, 2017

CT TUTORIAL ~ A Dream Is A Wish

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 June 18, 2017.

Supplies needed:
-- PSP
-- main tube of choice.   I am using Cinderella by Lysisange, part of the new S&CO Fairytale Mega Collab.  This tube is in part two of the collab, FREE with purchase of 13.50 or more and you can get it here.

-- scrap kit of choice.  I'm using a beautiful kit in the collab by Disturbed Scraps called Our Fairytale.
-- template of choice.  I am using template #68 by Rachel.
-- mask of choice.  I am using a mask by ButterflyFlutterby.
-- word art of choice [optional].  I created my own specifically for this tut.
-- Jazzy's basic drop shadow setting of 2, 2, 50, 3 and color black.
-- the plugins Tramages Hex Lattice, Eye Candy Bevel Boss and Gradient Glow.
-- font of choice.  I am using Mofishine Script.

1.  Open template file, duplicate, close original and save copy as your new canvas.  Delete credit layer.

2.  Open four papers of choice and paste into your canvas.  Match the first one with the large oval layer, the second with the large side rectangle and the third with the skinnier side rectangle.  On each, select all > float > defloat > invert and hit delete key.  

3.  Using the manual color correction tool, change the color of the center horizontal rectangle shape to a color from your tube or kit.  

4.  In your plugins menu, go to Tramages > Hex Lattice and apply the following settings:

5.  Repeat step 3 on the oval and large rectangle border shapes.

6.  Apply your mask, merge group.

7.  Paste in your tube and apply drop shadow, place where preferred.

8.   Let's add 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:

66 (lacy pattern) - place just above mask layer.  NO drop shadow.
43 (hummingbird) - 25%.
11 (flower stem) - place inside large rectangle.  lower opacity to 80%.
4, 14, 15 (blossoms) - 40-60%.
55 (kitty) - 45%.
58 (flower petals) - 90%.
40 (cloth and charm) - 90%.
30 (potion bottle) - 40%.  change drop shadow color to white.
34 (butterfly) - 30%.  place on center rectangle shape.  duplicate enough times to make a line of butterflies along the shape.  merge these layers together and drop down to just above the shape layer.

9.  If using word art, paste in your word art and position to your liking.  Apply any plugins you wish.  I have used a light inner bevel and very light gradient glow on mine.

10.   Create a new raster layer for your name.  Type your name and position to your liking.  In plugins menu, go to Bevel Boss and apply the Soft Emboss preset but change bevel placement to Inside Marquee.

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.